1 Title and commencement

These Regulations—

(a)    may be cited as the Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012; and

(b)    come into force on 13th February 2012.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 13 February 2012: see para (b) above.

2 Amendment of the Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) (England) Regulations 2010

2Amendment of the Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) (England) Regulations 2010

For Schedule 2 to the Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) (England) Regulations 2010, substitute—

“SCHEDULE 2
Import Inspection Fees (Reduced Rates) Regulation 4(1)(a)(ii) and (2)(b)
Column 1
Genus
Column 2
Quantity
Column 3
Country of Origin
Column 4
Fee for each consignment (daytime working hours) (£)
Column 5
Fee for each consignment (non-daytime working hours) (£)
Cut Flowers
Dianthus—up to 20,000 in numberColombia0.711.06
Ecuador1.422.14
Kenya0.711.06
Turkey3.575.35
—for each additional 1,000 units or part thereofColombia0.005
Up to a maximum of 5.71
0.007
Up to a maximum of 8.56
Ecuador0.01
Up to a maximum of 11.42
0.02
Up to a maximum of 17.13
Kenya0.005
Up to a maximum of 5.71
0.007
Up to a maximum of 8.56
Turkey0.03
Up to a maximum of 28.57
0.04
Up to a maximum of 42.85
Rosa—up to 20,000 in numberColombia0.420.63
Ecuador0.420.63
Ethiopia0.711.06
Kenya0.711.06
Tanzania1.422.13
Uganda3.575.35
Zambia3.575.35
—for each additional 1,000 units or part thereofColombia0.003
Up to a maximum of 3.42
0.004
Up to a maximum of 5.13
Ecuador0.003
Up to a maximum of 3.42
0.004
Up to a maximum of 5.13
Ethiopia0.005
Up to a maximum of 5.71
0.007
Up to a maximum of 8.56
Kenya0.005
Up to a maximum of 5.71
0.007
Up to a maximum of 8.56
Tanzania0.01
Up to a maximum of 11.42
0.02
Up to a maximum of 17.13
Uganda0.02
Up to a maximum of 28.57
0.03
Up to a maximum of 42.85
Zambia0.02
Up to a maximum of 28.57
0.03
Up to a maximum of 42.85
Citrus—up to 25,000 kg in weightEgypt2.143.21
Israel1.422.14
Mexico2.143.21
Morocco0.711.06
Peru3.575.35
Turkey0.420.63
Uruguay2.143.21
USA2.143.21
—for each additional 1,000 kg or part thereofEgypt0.080.12
Israel0.050.08
Mexico0.080.12
Morocco0.020.03
Peru0.140.21
Turkey0.010.02
Uruguay0.080.12
USA0.080.12
Malus—up to 25,000 kg in weightArgentina1.422.13
Brazil2.143.21
Chile0.711.07
China7.1410.71
New Zealand1.422.13
South Africa0.711.07
USA3.575.35
—for each additional 1,000 kg or part thereofArgentina0.050.08
Brazil0.080.12
Chile0.020.04
China0.280.42
New Zealand0.050.08
South Africa0.020.04
USA0.140.21
Passiflora—up to 25,000 kg in weightColumbia1.421.42
Kenya1.422.13
South Africa7.1410.71
Zimbabwe4.997.48
—for each additional 1,000 kg or part thereofColumbia0.050.08
Kenya0.050.08
South Africa0.280.42
Zimbabwe0.190.28
Phoenix—up to 100 kg in weightCosta Rica4.997.49
—for each additional 100 kg or part thereofCosta Rica0.49
Up to a maximum of 39.98
0.74
Up to a maximum of 59.97
Prunus—up to 25,000 kg in weightArgentina4.997.48
Chile1.422.13
South Africa1.422.13
Turkey1.422.13
USA1.422.13
—for each additional 1,000 kg or part thereofArgentina0.190.28
Chile0.050.08
South Africa0.050.08
Turkey0.050.08
USA0.050.08
Pyrus—up to 25,000 kg in weightArgentina1.422.13
Chile3.575.35
China4.997.48
South Africa1.422.13
—for each additional 1,000 kg or part thereofArgentina0.050.08
Chile0.140.21
China0.190.28
South Africa0.050.08
Solanummelongena—up to 25,000 kg in weightTurkey1.422.13
—for each additional 1,000 kg or part thereofTurkey0.050.08”.
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 13 February 2012: see reg 1(b).

Signature

Taylor of Holbeach

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

14th December 2011

We consent

Michael Fabricant

Brooks Newmark

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

12th January 2012

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) (England) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/2693) (“the principal Regulations”).

The principal Regulations implement Article 13d of Council Directive 2000/29/EC (OJ No L 169, 10.7.2000, p1) (“the Directive”) which requires Member States to charge fees to cover the costs of documentary, identity and plant health checks of certain imports of plants, plant products and other objects from third countries set out in Annex V, Part B of the Directive.

Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations sets out reduced rate fees for certain plants and plant products subject to reduced frequency inspections agreed under the procedure provided for in Articles 13d(2) and 18(2) of the Directive. These Regulations substitute a new Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations to give effect to the latest agreement by the EU Standing Committee on Plant Health in respect of reduced rate fees. The inspection rate for Malus from China has increased from 25% to 50% with a matching increase in fees. Mangifera from Brazil and Citrus from Honduras are no longer eligible for reduced rate fees since these are subject to 100% inspection frequency and accordingly the fees in Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations are applied for these consignments. All other inspection rates and accordingly fees have decreased.

It is foreseen that these Regulations will have an impact on the private or voluntary sectors, but a full impact assessment has not been produced as they implement annual changes in fees in line with a predetermined level rather than fundamental changes to the regulatory regime itself.