Export in Latvia is when plants and plant products are taken out from Latvia to a third country (country which is not the Member State of the European Union (hereinafter - third countries).
Re-export is when the products are imported into Latvia from a third country, then stored, split up, combined with other consignments or have its packing changed here and then exported to another third country.
There is a need for a phytosanitary certificate that confirms compliance with the importing countries phytosanitary requirements for specific plants and plant products to export them from Latvia to third countries.
Phytosanitary import requirements are country specific requirements for consignments of plants , plant products or other regulated articles (e.g. substrate attached to plants; used transport) planned to be imported into this specific country.
Phytosanitary import requirements can be found by selecting the country of interest in the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) website.
Several countries and international organizations have also created user friendly compilated lists of requirements (it is advisable to look for the most up-to-date versions of the requirements, as they may be subject to change). Here you can find:
- List of requirements prepared by the European Commission;
- List of requirements prepared by the German Julius Kühn Institute (in German).