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Plant Health Guide: guidance for importers

The guide summarises the plant health controls which apply to the import into Scotland of plants, seeds, plant products, plant pests, soil and growing medium from countries outside the European Union.


APPENDIX B - ADDRESSES

1. Enquiries about plant health import requirements and restrictions in Scotland should be addressed to:

Horticulture and Marketing Unit
The Scottish Government Rural Payments & Inspections Directorate
Pentland House
47 Robb's Loan
EDINBURGH
EH14 1TY


Tel: 0131 244 6303
Fax: 0131 244 6449
Email: hort.marketing@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Those concerning import of plant pests into Scotland should be addressed to:

Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture
Roddinglaw Road
EDINBURGH
EH12 9FJ


Tel: 0131 244 8937
Fax: 0131 244 8940
Email: plant_health_licensing@sasa.gsi.gov.uk

2. Enquiries about plant health import requirements and restrictions in England and Wales should be addressed to local Fera PHSI (see http://www.fera.defra.gov.uk/contactUs/documents/phsiOfficesNew.pdf.):

Food and Environment Research Agency
Sand Hutton
YORK
YO1 7PX


Tel: 01904 465 625
Fax: 01904 465 628
Email: planthealth.info@fera.gsi.gov.uk
Website: http://www.fera.defra.gov.uk

Enquiries about the import of invertebrate plant pests into England and Wales should also be addressed to this address.

3. For assistance with the PEACH system, contact the PEACH Helpdesk:

Tel: 0845 607 3224
Email: peachenquiries@defra.gsi.gov.uk

4. Enquiries about plant health import requirements and restrictions in Northern Ireland should be addressed to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development at:

(For imports of potatoes)

Quality Assurance Branch
Room 1019
Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road
BELFAST
BT4 3SB


Tel: 028 9052 4874
Fax: 028 9052 4671
Email: qab.admin@dardni.gsi.gov.uk

(For all other imports)

Quality Assurance Branch
Horticulture Inspectorate
Magnet House
81-93 York Street
BELFAST
BT15 1AB


Tel: 028 9054 7106
Fax: 028 9054 7204
Email: qab.admin@dardni.gsi,gov.uk

5. Enquiries about the import into Great Britain of forest trees, wood, bark and invertebrate pests of forest trees under the Plant Health (Forestry) Order 2005 (as amended) should be addressed to:

The Forestry Commission
Plant Health Service
231 Corstorphine Road
EDINBURGH
EH12 7AT


Tel: 0131 314 6414
Fax: 0131 314 6148
Email: plant.health@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

6. Enquiries about the import of forest reproductive materials under the Forest Reproductive Materials (Great Britain) Regulations 2002 should be addressed to:

The Forestry Commission
Corporate and Forestry Support
231 Corstorphine Road
EDINBURGH
EH12 7AT


Tel: 0131 314 6175
Fax: 0131 316 4344

7. Enquiries about imports into Northern Ireland under the Plant Health (Wood and Bark) Order (Northern Ireland) 2006 should be addressed to DARDNI at:

Plant Health
Room 28
Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road
BELFAST
BT4 3SB


Tel: 028 9076 5311
Fax: 028 9052 4380
Email: adrienne.dacosta@dardni.gsi.gov.uk

8. Copies of plant health legislation are available on the OPSI website at www.opsi.gov.uk or can be purchased at the following addresses:

The Stationery Office
26 Rutland Square
EDINBURGH
EH1 2BW


Tel: 0870 606 5566
Fax: 0870 606 5588
Email: edinburgh.bookshop@tso.co.uk

The Stationery Office
123 Kingsway,
LONDON
WC2B 6PQ


Tel: 020 7242 6393
Fax: 020 7242 6394
Email: london.bookshop@tso.co.uk

The Stationery Office
16 Arthur Street
BELFAST
BT1 4GD


Tel: 02890 238451
Fax: 02890 235401
Email: belfast.bookshop@tso.co.uk

9. Enquiries about EU marketing requirements for seeds in Scotland should be addressed to:

Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture
Roddinglaw Road
EDINBURGH
EH12 9FJ


Tel (cereal seed): 0131 244 8856
Tel (non-cereal seed): 0131 244 8853
Fax: 0131 244 8940
Email (cereal seed): gerry.hall@sasa.gsi.gov.uk
Email (non-cereal seed): niall.green@sasa.gsi.gov.uk

10. Enquiries about EC Marketing Standards for fruit and vegetables in Scotland should be addressed to the HMU:

See contact details at the top of this section.

11. Enquiries about restrictions and prohibitions on imports of plant species which are considered endangered ( CITES legislation) should be addressed to Defra at:

Defra
Wildlife Licensing and Registration Service
1/17 Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Temple Quay
BRISTOL
BS1 6EB


Tel: 0117 372 8774
Fax: 0117 372 8206
Email: wildlife.licensing@defra.gsi.gov.uk
Website: http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-countryside/index.htm.
http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalhealth/CITES/.

12. Enquiries about controls in Scotland under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 should be addressed to:

The Scottish Government
Area 1A North
Victoria Quay
EDINBURGH
EH6 6QQ


Tel: 0131 244 0728 (Conservation issues, plants taken from the wild)
Fax: 0131 244 1621 (Controls on the release of non-native species)

13. Enquiries about the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000 and Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) Regulations 2002 should be addressed to:

The Scottish Government
CAP Reform and Crop Policy
Pentland House
47 Robb's Loan
EDINBURGH
EH14 1TY


14. Enquiries about Tariff Classification should be addressed to:

HMRC Tariff Classification helpline
Tel: 01702 366077

15. Enquiries about import duties, CAP levies and charges for goods imported from non- EU countries should be addressed to:

HMRC National Advice Service,
Tel: 0845 010 9000
Website: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/index.htm

16. Enquiries about plant health inspections at Enhanced Remote Transit Shed ( ERTS) temporary storage premises should be addressed to:

National Approval Unit Manager
2 Broadway
Broad Street
Five Ways
BIRMINGHAM
B15 1BG


Tel: 0121 697 4045
Email: nationalfrontierapprovalsunit@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
Website: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/index.htm

17. Enquiries about use of Customs Freight Simplified Procedure ( CFSP) should be addressed to HMRC:

Tel: 0845 010 9000
Website: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/index.ht

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