Importing and exporting plants and plant products



The importation and exportation of plants and plant products into Northern Ireland is regulated.

‘Plant’ means a living plant (including trees) or a living part of a plant (including a living part of a shrub), at any stage of growth.

‘Plant product’ means products of plant origin, unprocessed or having undergone simple preparation, in so far as these are not plants, including wood and bark.

This guide provides advice on importing plants from countries outside the EU, importing plants from countries within the EU, exporting plants and how to get a Phytosanitary Certificate.