A notice has been posted on the APHIS Phytosanitary Export Database (PExD) System regarding potential changes to European Union phytosanitary regulations beginning in December 2019. Changes include:
- All plant parts and plant products will require a phytosanitary certificate unless indicated otherwise in a commodity summary;
- Ananas comosus, Cocos nucifera, Durio zibethinus, Musa spp., and Phoenix dactylifera fruit will be the only commodities that will not require a phytosanitary certificate;
- The European Union additional declarations will change from their current format to plain English statements.
- Beginning in December 2020, the option to fumigate with Methyl Bromide will not be allowed for any commodity.
NAEGA is investigating the changes and may refer to the Grades and Inspections Committee for consideration.