Finalisation examen règlement santé des plantes pour le Conseil “Agriculture et pêche”, 18/07/2016

Niveau juridique : Union européenne

Voir détails (en anglais ci-dessous) : finalisation de la procédure pour le règlement Santé des plantes ( "Mesures de protection contre les organismes nuisibles aux végétaux"). Le conseil a validé le 18 juillet une version définitive. Pour conclure la procédure, le texte doit encore être approuvé par le Parlement Européen en seconde lecture.

Le conseil s’attend à ce que cette réglementation entre en application début 2017 et deviendra applicable après une période de 3 ans suivant cette entrée en application.

Extrait :

«  On 18 July 2016 the Council formally adopted new rules which will offer better protection against plant pests.

The new regulation will help fight plant pests and diseases through better surveillance and early eradication of outbreaks of new pests. The most dangerous pests ('quarantine pests') will be better defined and divided between ‘priority pests’ which will be subject to stricter rules on eradication and information to the public, and therefore be eligible for greater EU financial support, and other quarantine pests.

The new rules will extend, simplify and harmonise the existing plant passport scheme which is needed for all movements between professional operators inside the EU. They will also require relevant professional operators to be registered in order to guarantee easier controls and better traceability.

The new regulation will also include measures to tackle pests introduced from outside the EU, focused on a risk-based approach.

The Council position adopted at first reading confirmed the agreement reached with the European Parliament in December 2015 and approved by Coreper in May 2016. To conclude the procedure, the legal act must still be approved by the European Parliament at second reading. The regulation is expected to enter into force at the beginning of 2017 and will become applicable after a three-year period following the entry into force »