The phytosanitary certificate accompanies plants and plant products on export or re-export. It certifies that the plants and plant products have been declared compliant with the phytosanitary regulations of the importing country.
If the plants or plant products are exported from Luxembourg, the phytosanitary certificate is issued by the Administration of Agricultural Technical Services (ASTA).
When certain plants and plant products circulate within the European Union (EU) in order to be used in the EU, a plant passport is needed.
If these products circulate between countries of the EU in order to be exported to third countries, an intra-EU phytosanitary communication document is necessary.
To issue these phytosanitary documents, the ASTA must have the opportunity to perform a phytosanitary control of the goods.
Some plants and plant products (plants, raw fruits and vegetables, etc.) need a phytosanitary certificate/plant passport for international transport when required by the destination country.
For example: frozen vegetables and chopped fruits are not concerned by the phytosanitary certificate.
Some wood packaging materials, such as pallets, need a phytosanitary certificate, which is generally replaced by the ISPM 15 seal.
Requests for phytosanitary certificate/plant passport are available on the Guichet.lu website:
- request for a phytosanitary certificate for the export or re-export of plants, plant products and wood
- request for a plant passport for the transport of plants and plant products within the European Union
- request for an intra-EU phytosanitary communication document for the transport of plants and plant products within the European Union in order to export them to third countries.
The following procedures may also interest you:
- request for a CITES permit for the import or export of protected species
- request for a letter of authorization for the introduction or movement of plants and plant products for trials or scientific purposes.
The Administration of Agricultural Technical Services delivers these certificates in Luxembourg.