- Capsicum (sweet and Chili peppers)
- Lagenaria (bottle gourd)
- Momordica L (bitter gourd)
- Solanum L. (including aubergines), other than S. lycopersicum L (tomato)
As a result of a significant reduction in the interception of harmful organisms on Indian material and evidence of improvements to the phytosanitary control of exports from India, it is proposed to let the current EU legislation suspending 4 products (Colocasia sp, Momordica sp, Solanum melongena and Trichosanthes sp) expire at the end of 2016.
Restrictions on the import of curry leaves
Fresh curry leaves can only be imported from countries able to fulfil the requirements of the EU import regulations. This includes the need to originate from countries recognised as free of citrus greening disease. Currently there are no countries that have satisfied this requirement and so fresh curry leaves are not permitted to be imported into the EU. If curry leaves are imported they must be either frozen or dried at time of import.
Restrictions on trade to the Russian Federation
In August 2014 the Russian Federation introduced a ban on the import of some agricultural commodities from the whole of the EU including the UK. This includes fruit and vegetables.
The Russian Federation had extended the ban to August 2016, but the ban is now on-going.
If you are exporting products to the Russian Federation from the UK, which were originally from outside the EU, you are advised to request a phytosanitary certificate from the original country’s plant health authority before exporting the consignment to the EU - even if your product does not need a certificate to enter the EU.
Source: UK Government