Publication - Consultation paper

Scottish Government plant health (export certification) fees: review

Published: 14 Dec 2017
Directorate:
Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate
Part of:
Economy, Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781788515009

A review of fees charged for plant health export certification as current fees do not fully cover the cost of the service.

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Contents
Scottish Government plant health (export certification) fees: review
Annex B – Proposed Fees

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Annex B – Proposed Fees

Proposed Fees

Service   New Fee Existing Fee
1 Consideration of an application for the issue of a certificate for the export of grain. £25.00 £45.00
2 Soil sampling for potato cyst nematode ( PCN):

The taking of one sample from a field, or part thereof, comprising not more than 4 hectares, or from a glass-house or container.
£40.00 £69.00 or £32.00
3 (a) Pre-export inspection of and the issue of a certificate for the export of a consignment of bulbs, malt barley, oil seed rape, plants and plant products, ware potatoes and used agricultural machinery, where an inspection at the premises of the grower is necessary where: Not directly comparable*
(i) the value of the consignment is up to and including £250.00. £40.00
(ii) the value of the consignment is more than £250.00. £70.00
(b) Charge for second or subsequent certificate for the export of a consignment of equal or lesser value where an inspection is carried out at the same location on the same day. £25.00 £11.00
4 Pre-export inspection of and the issue of a certificate for the export of a consignment of bulbs, plants and plant products other than seeds delivered to the Scottish Government’s Horticulture and Marketing Unit, or for botanical research. £35.00 Not directly comparable*
5 Issuing a certificate for the export of a consignment containing plant products which are either dried, frozen or processed. £25.00 £17.00
6 Pre-export consignment testing of one soil sample for the presence of potato cyst nematodes and for the issue of a certificate for the export of seed potatoes where such testing is necessary. £40.00 £30.50
7 Growing season inspection fee (per day) applied when no other inspection charge is made, or replaces a lower charge for an inspection carried out at the same time and location.

(a) Outdoor plants:
(i) first 0.5 ha, or part thereof;
(ii) each additional 0.1 ha.
£40.00
£5.00
£45.00
+ £23.00 for an additional 0.4 ha
(b) Indoor plants:
(i) first 5,000 or part thereof;
(ii) each additional 1,000, or part thereof, up to 70,000 per day.
£40.00
£5.00
£5.00
+ £23.00 for an additional 5,000 plants
(c) Bulbs:
(i) first 0.5 ha or part thereof;
(ii) each additional 0.1 ha, or part thereof.
£40.00
£5.00
£45.00
+ £23.00 for an additional 0.5 ha

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Pre-export testing of potato tuber samples
(a) for potato brown rot and ring rot:
(i) Brown rot visual test.
(ii) Brown rot latent test.
(iii) Ring rot latent test.
(iv) Ring rot and brown rot latent test.
£55.00
£158.00
£158.00
£170.00
£45.00
£135.00
£135.00
£140.00
(b) for gangrene. £95.00 £62.10
(c) for potato viruses:
(i) Direct Tuber Test ELISA:
200 tubers tested up to 2 viruses
200 tubers tested up to 8 viruses
220 tubers tested up to 8 viruses

(ii) Growing-on ELISA Test
200 tubers tested for 1 virus
200 tubers tested for 2 viruses

(iii) Direct Tuber Test PCR
150 tubers for 3 viruses

£180.00
£200.00
£220.00

£240.00
£260.00

£190.00

Not directly comparable*
9 Pre-export testing for potato spindle tuber viroid ( PSTVd) (per hour) £50.00 £51.93
10 Pre-export laboratory testing for grain, malt barley or oil seed rape (per hour). £70.00 n/a
11 Any other pre-export laboratory testing, other than seed testing or testing for the commodities listed in 10 (per hour). £45.00 £40.64
12 Consideration of an application (including certificate processing, growing crop inspection and pre-export seed testing work) for a phytosanitary certificate in respect of seed samples (for one hour or any part thereof). £70.00 £69.00
13 Issue of an IPC document for the movement of a consignment to another EU member state. £25.00 n/a
14 Issue of a phytosanitary certificate for re-export or a duplicate phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export where the original has been lost, stolen, destroyed or materially damaged. £15.00 £5.00
15 Amending a certificate at the request of the exporter after issue. £15.00 n/a

* Existing Fees can be viewed at www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi?title=export%20certification


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