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Plant Protection Act 1995.

Type of law

An Act to prevent the introduction of harmful organisms into plants and plant products. The Act contains at the outset a definition clause relating to the various terms therein employed, such as "plants", "plant products", "harmful organism", "member countries", etc. Article 3 indicates the national and regional competent authorities; all of them form the Official Austrian Plant Protection Service. The definition of a "protected area" in the European Union is set out in article 4. Part 3 governs the introduction of plants affected by one of the harmful organisms as set out in Annex 2 into member countries. Import from and export to third countries are treated, respectively, in Part 4 and 5. Finally, Part 6 prescribes the penalties in case of violation, and other provisions. The Act consists of 47 articles divided into 7 Parts and 4 Annexes.
Long title of text
Federal Act on forbidding the introduction of harmful organisms into plants and plant products.
Date of text
Annexes are omitted on the file.
Serial Imprint
Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich, Text No. 532, 10 August 1995, pp. 6799-6890.
Source language


Legislation status
Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bundesgesetz über Maßnahmen zum Schutz gegen das Verbringen von Schadorganismen der Pflanzen und Pflanzenerzeugnissen (Pflanzenschutzgesetz 1995)