Trading in fruit, vegetables and plant products


Within the European Union (EU), many horticultural products - including fruit, vegetables and products of plant origin are regulated or controlled by the European Commission (EC). These may be subject to EC marketing standards that provide consumers with guarantees of quality and consistency, or to phytosanitary restrictions to prevent the import of pests and diseases.

This guide shows you how to fulfil your legal responsibilities to meet EC marketing standards when you import or export fruit, vegetables or salads.

For more detailed information on this sector, seeĀ food and agriculture.