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United Kingdom's plant biosecurity legislation after Brexit

United Kingdom's plant biosecurity legislation after Brexit

Black, Robert ORCID: 0000-0001-6596-882X (2018) United Kingdom's plant biosecurity legislation after Brexit. In: Delivering Brexit: Legislative Marathon or Sprint?, 20-12 September 2018, St Helier, Jersey. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The current legislation for plant health will be examined primarily in the context of the EU Plant Health Directive (2000/29/EC) deriving authority in the UK from Plant Health Act (Great Britain) 1967 or Plant Health (Northern Ireland) Act 1967 and s.2.2 of the European Communities Act. The overall context is the EU Withdrawal Bill currently before Parliament, with the provision for ‘correcting’ legislation, but with the Agriculture Bill yet to make its appearance. To be considered are: how EU plant health legislation underlies the single market and the EU’s farm-to-fork food strategy; how UK legislation after Brexit will need to incorporate the International Plant Protection Convention not achieved by the Plant Health Acts; the mode of certification of plant health status for exports and re-exports of plant material into the EU including the Republic of Ireland when UK leaves the single market and the Customs Union; the unique plant health status of the island of Ireland; and the future status of devolved responsibilities for plant health. Reference to the wider context of plant health will also be made through the post-Brexit control of invasive alien species under the Regulation (EU) 1143/2014 as retained legislation and whether regulation of plant protection products will remain hazard based as under Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 or revert to being risk based as previously under Directive 91/414/EEC.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organiser: Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel (CALC)
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 16:37
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/22083

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