Regulated forestry plants, wood and wood products are subject to inspection and certification in order to prevent the introduction of pests into the European Union. Importers and exporters of these regulated commodities into and out of the EU must register with the Department.
UK imports and exports
The introduction of forestry plants, wood and wood products from the UK into the EU is regulated under EU plant health legislation in the same manner as for other Third Countries.
In the case of imports from the UK, coniferous forestry plants, sawnwood and roundwood with bark are regulated commodities. Certain hardwood species are also regulated:
On completion of the registration process, an importer will be notified of their unique Plant-Health Registration Number (F No.). This unique Plant Health Number will be required to be referenced by an importer/exporter in all applications for importation/exportation of forestry plants, wood and wood products.
Depending on the nature of the registration, the applicant may be required to register on the Department’s Corporate Customer System (CCS) and Single Sign-On systems. Details will be provided following receipt of the Plant Health Registration Application.
How to register
To register, complete the form below and return it by post or email to: