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The Plant Health Order (Northern Ireland) 2018

01 November 2018
Coming into force on 1st December 2018, this new Order contains measures to prevent the introduction and spread of harmful plant pests and disease in Northern Ireland.

It consolidates and replaces the Plant Health Order (Northern Ireland) 2006 and implements Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community (The Plant Health Directive).

The Plant Health Directive sets out the plant health regime in the European Union.  It contains measures to be taken in order to prevent the introduction into, and spread within, the EU of serious pests and diseases of plants and plant produce.

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