Brexit - the impact on horticulture

The latest news on and reaction to the decision to leave the EU and how it is affecting the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks, sports turf and arboriculture.

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Brexit plant import crunch time approaching

Brexit plant import crunch time approaching

GCA plans to discuss importing Brexit, phytosanitary legislation and the peat debate

GCA plans to discuss importing Brexit, phytosanitary legislation and the peat debate

CPVO makes urgent reminder on Brexit

CPVO makes urgent reminder on Brexit

Governmental updates relating to Brexit

Brexit Tracker: LIVE TABLE

Brexit Tracker: LIVE TABLE

Our live table includes details of key Brexit-related policy, legislation and guidance documents published by UK government departments, non-departmental public bodies, devolved administrations and the European Commission and its agencies.

Edibles and ornamentals focus

Defra advises on Place of Destination registration amid garden centre concerns

Defra advises on Place of Destination registration amid garden centre concerns

UK importers say smaller garden centres are unable to deal with plant imports because they can't import to garden centres without them having Place of Destination (POD) registration, which some are not prepared to do.

Winners and losers in the horticulture week to January 22

Winners and losers in the horticulture week to January 22

New plant import pre-export certificate Brexit crisis unfolds UPDATED

New plant import pre-export certificate Brexit crisis unfolds UPDATED

Dutch export nurseries and traders that bring in plants from other EU countries now need pre-export certificates, adding a new layer of bureaucracy to international plant trade.


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