You may have seen media coverage of the new EU proposal covering protective measures againsts pests of plants. We have serious reservations regarding this regulation which may make the international trade in plants more difficult and bureaucratic, damaging consumer choice, increasing cost and not actually doing much to protect the environment. We fully support measures to protect plant health, but they must be proportionate, practical, cost-effective and not provide barriers to trade.

The Horticultural Trade Association has published an excellent lobbying document which you can read here.