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Plant Health Law (PflGesG).

Type of law

This Law is enacted in light of implementation of the EU regulations in the field of plant health. The Law provides for implementation of regulations regarding the measures to be taken against plant pests, official controls and activities to ensure the application of life and feed law, the regulations on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products. The federal research institute for culture plants (Julius K hn Institute) is in charge to publish guidelines on control of certain pests, for the passage management of phytosanitary procedures and measures to be taken to combat the pests. The Law provides for regulations on removal, transport, import, export and placing of the plants in the market with the purpose of combating against pests and protecting plants. The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture is empowered to issue regulations in this respect. The Law provides for payment of compensation to farmer s in cases that the plant products against provision of this Law are destroyed. The customs authorities are responsible for surveillance the import, transit and export of harmful organisms and infested objects. The Law further provides for obligation to provide information to natural and legal entities carrying out operations in this sector and the Law determines fine regulations for commitment of administrative offences. The Law consists of 3 Articles, 6 Sections and 18 Subsections. The Sections are S1. General provisions; S.2 Implementation of phytosanitary measures; S3. Damages payment, subrogation, costs; S.4 Authorities, surveillance; S.5 Disclosure requirements and transmission of data; S.6 Fine regulations and final provisions.
Long title of text
Law on the Implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 and Regulation (EU) 2017/625 in the Field of Plant Health.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Law comes into force on 13.07.2021.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Gesetz zur Durchf hrung der Verordnung (EU) 2016/2031 und der Verordnung (EU) 2017/625 im Bereich Pflanzengesundheit (Pflanzengesundheitsgesetz - PflGesG).