Exporting cut flowers, vegetables and fruit to the United Kingdom - company control system recognition

Posted by Marcel van Leeuwen on January 17, 2024 · 1 min read

As of January 31, 2024, some cut flowers and cut greens must have a phytosanitary certificate. These products can be found on the website: UK country requirements for cut flowers.

This means that you must register your shipments containing these products in e-CertNL so that they can be inspected and provided with a phytosanitary certificate.

Fruit and vegetables do not (yet) have to have a phytosanitary certificate. With the exception of: ware potatoes, Ullucus tuberosus and Momordica. For a number of products, a quality check must be carried out on the ready shipment by an inspector from the KCB. Inspections in 3 ways

The inspections can be carried out in the following 3 ways:

  • The Quality Control Bureau (KCB) inspection service inspects your shipment in the regular manner.
  • The KCB inspects the stock at your company. As a company you need approval for the use of a stock register.
  • Phytosanitary inspection staff from your own company or from linked companies carry out the inspection. As a company, you need an accredited business control system.

If you have any further questions/comments about this, please send an email to: [email protected]

Marcel van Leeuwen

Marcel van Leeuwen was there from day 1 – he experienced all the challenges that Brexit brought and took all the colleagues by the hand in the joint efforts that were made. Marcel also has a long number of Years of experience especially in the Fresh Produce sector as declarant. First at Amsterdam Airport, later with a Transport Organisation and the last 4 Years with LBP Rotterdam BV as senior declarant. At RCS Marcel is the Operations Manager managing the day-to-day business.

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