Products of plant origin

Products of plant origin (plant health, European Directive 2000/29 - Royal Decree 10/08/2005)

Import ban

Potatoes for human consumption except from Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Israel, Libya, Morocco, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Switzerland.

Seed potatoes except from Switzerland.

Soil and growing medium except from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia.

Vines except from Switzerland.

Plants of conifers except from Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Faeroe Islands, Greenland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Ukraine, San Marino, Serbia, Iceland, Belarus, Switzerland...

Palms (Phoenix) from Algeria and Morocco

Coffee plants from Honduras and Costa Rica

Maximum permitted quantity per person in so far as the products are free from harmful organismsquantities per product group apply to all varieties combined; if the maximum permitted quantity is exceeded, the total quantity will be seized.

Potatoes for human consumption

From Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Israel, Libya, Morocco, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Switzerland

3 kg

Fruit & vegetables (1) (2)

Fruit: citrus fruit (lemon, lime, orange, mandarin, pomelo, tangerine etc), apple, pear, quince, quince apple, sweet cherry, cherry, plum, peach, nectarine, mango, passion fruit, persimmon, cherimoya, soursop, guava, rose apple, berries (gooseberry, red/white/blue/black currant, blueberry, cranberry), pomegranate from the African continent, Cape Verde, Saint Helena, Madagascar, Réunion, Mauritius, Israel. 

Vegetable: bitter gourd, aubergine, paprika, peppers, basil, coriander, cassava, celery, tomato.

3 kg

Plants (2) 

All plant varieties including in vitro plants, seedlings, cuttings, grafts, buds...

5 pieces

Bulbs, tubers, tuberous roots, corms, crowns and rhizomes

All plant varieties; seed potatoes except from Switzerland

3 kg


All plant varieties (3)

5 bags/20 g

Cut flowers and ornamental foliage

Cut flowers: aster, chrysanthemum, thistle, gypsophilas, hypericum, gentian, orchid, rose, golden rod, blue throatwort

Ornamental foliage: branches with foliage and leaves

50 peduncles


All plant varieties1

5 pieces (max.1 m /piece)

(1) No maximum permitted quantity has been fixed for fruit and vegetable varieties that are not mentioned.

(2) Except for varieties subject to an import ban.

(3) Only certain varieties of plants are regulated, however determination of the plant variety is impossible for this product.

Products of plant origin (food safety)

Import ban

Emergency measures not providing for any exception for personal use and therefore always leading to seizure of the goods.


Uncultivated mushrooms

(See Annex I of

BE 1635/ 2006)


Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Switzerland


Temporary import ban

Betel leaves (until 30/06/2018)

ID 2016/ 884




Dried beans (until 30/06/2019)

IR 2016/874



Pesticides (dichlorvos)