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Posted Tue, 15 Dec 2020 17:36:29 GMT by Sal_Essential
My supplier of bulk dried herbs & spices in NL is saying they will need to provide a phytosanitary certificate for each order (or line?) from the 1st Jan - is this correct?
Posted Fri, 18 Dec 2020 15:44:28 GMT by HM Government Admin1
Thank you for your post.

No. Typically, if the herbs or spices are processed in some way e.g. dried, treated or crushed, they will not require a phytosanitary certificate as processed herbs usually do not pose a plant health risk so are outside the scope of plant health legislation.
If they are unprocessed, they will be subject to plant health controls and must follow the requirements set out in phased import regime here

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