More EU interceptions wood packaging material in 2016

31 August 2017

EUROPHYT - Interceptions is the EU plant health interception, notification and rapid alert system. The Annual Report 2016 was published in July 2017. For interceptions due to the presence of Harmful Organisms (HOs), the main commodities intercepted were fruit and vegetables (66.7%), WPM - Wood Packaging Material (14.4%), cut flowers (9.3%) and planting material (6.2%).
The marked increase in WPM interceptions was mainly attributable to reasons other than the presence of HOs (in particular inappropriate or absence of the ISPM 15 mark). This increase is almost exclusively attributable to an on-going surge in Latvian, and to a lesser extent Lithuanian, interceptions of Russian consignments.
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