This instrument amends the retained Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072 ("the Phytosanitary Conditions Regulation") pursuant to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020.
It will introduce measures on pests Scolytus morawitzi and Polygraphus proximus in England, Scotland and Wales (Great Britain) against the import of host plants and other relevant regulated goods. Imports of these high-risk plant goods will only be permitted under certain conditions.
It will also modify existing measures against certain pests, firstly Liriomyza huidobrensis and Liriomyza tifolii, by adding an additional option for host plants destined for final users, and Cronartium species, by excluding pest free countries from the requirements. In addition, it regulates Thaumetopoea processionea as a pest known to occur across Great Britain and adds the leek as a host plant of Leek yellow stripe virus.
This instrument will also alter the regulatory status of other pests:
− Aonidiella orientalis (a provisional quarantine pest), Diaporthe caulivora (a regulated non-quarantine pest "RNQP") and Heterodera fici (a RNQP) will be deregulated;
− The GB provisional quarantine pests Eotetranychus sexmaculatus and Platypus apicalis will be listed instead as GB quarantine pests (under official control);
− Pseudomonas avellanae, Meloidogyne arenaria, Meloidogyne javanica, and Xiphinema index (GB RNQPs) will be added to the GB provisional quarantine pest list (action taken on a provisional basis);
− Unregulated pests Meloidogyne enterolobii, Agrilus horni, Chilli veinal mottle virus, Chrysobothris femorata and Lycorma delicatula will be added to the GB provisional quarantine pest list.