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    Importing seeds from abroad


    Can you import seeds to the UK from abroad? What rules apply? Will regulations/rules be changing even for countries in Europe because of Brexit? Or this still up in the air till the new year?

    Asked by Charles on 23rd Dec 2020
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    a u design

    I hope that you are well. You can still buy foreign seeds on ebay. Due to the present situation, it is probably best to buy them early.

    All the best and have a good christmas"

    Answered on 23rd Dec 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Dream Landscapes

    "I'm not sure don't wanna give the wrong advice seek a garden centre for better help"

    Answered on 16th Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Cusco Garden & Landscaping

    "Seeds from some countries or areas are allowed without a sterilization process. Mostly though, many infections require a sterilization process that will kill the seed as well. Regulations like this do not often change, whether we leave the EU or not"

    Answered on 23rd Dec 2020 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Gwasanaeth Garddio Madog Garden Services

    "You must have a phytosanitary certificate for almost all plants and living parts of plants, including all seeds for planting, entering the UK from third countries.

    You may also need to register as an importer and pre-notify the plant health authority to import certain regulated plants, fruit, vegetables, cut flowers and other objects from outside the EU. Regulated materials that require pre-notification are:

    all plants for planting
    root and tubercle vegetables
    some common fruits other than fruit preserved by deep freezing
    some cut flowers
    some seeds, grains and leafy vegetables other than vegetables preserved by deep freezing
    potatoes from some countries
    machinery or vehicles which have been operated for agricultural or forestry purposes"

    Answered on 29th Dec 2020 - Member since Dec 2020 - report

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