GUIDELINES ON THE EXPORT OF CAPSICUM
The European Union (EU) is overhauling its plant health (phytosanitary) regulations. On 14th December 2019, a new plant health regulation (EU 2016/2031) comes into operation
bringing rigorous new rules to prevent the introduction and spread of pests and diseases in the EU. This takes a much more proactive approach that will affect the European fruit and vegetable sector, as well as imports from third countries outside the EU.
This document was prepared by COLEACP for national authorities and Capsicum export sectors to help orientate the development of national action plans and dossiers to meet the
new rules. It provides a framework to guide the process, and outlines the various elements that can be incorporated into a national approach to manage the pests concerned. It
identifies the possible information to be provided, and actions to be taken, at all stages from production to export, by both public and private sectors. References and links to the
relevant ISPMs are provided.