Notice - Notification of WTO Members: Amendment of the Ordinance of the EAER and the DETEC on the Plant Health Ordinance (PGesV-WBF-UVEK, SR 916.201).
||Amendment of the Ordinance of the EAER and the DETEC on the Plant Health Ordinance (PGesV-WBF-UVEK, SR 916.201).
This notification concerns the amendment of an existing ordinance (PGesV-WBF-UVEK, SR 916.201) which specifies the provisions of the Ordinance on the Protection of Plants against Particularly Dangerous Harmful Organisms (Plant Health Ordinance, PGesV, SR 916.20, which was notified under G/SPS/N/CHE/83) to maintain the harmonization with the European plant health legislation in accordance with the bilateral agreement on trade in agricultural products (agricultural agreement) between Switzerland and the European Union. The amendments are mostly formal and linguistic in nature.
The main changes are the amendment of the list of regulated quarantine organisms (five species were added), the lifting of the fire blight protection zone in the Canton of Valais, the listing of the United Kingdom as a "third country" due to its withdrawal from the EU, the change of a few tariff numbers due to the revised nomenclature of the Harmonized System HS) and the amendment of the types and species of plants for which no exception can be made in the plant passport concerning the traceability code (alignment with EU legislation).
||HS Code(s) 2017: 06, 07, 08 and 44; ICS Code(s): 55 and 65