Brexit and horticulture

The government has indicated an intention to use the Great Repeal Bill to translate into UK law items of EU law, where applicable. However, it is important to note that until Article 50 is triggered and the withdrawal process starts, it is impossible to know with certainty what the consequences of Brexit will be on horticulture.

The HTA (Horticultural Trades Association) has published a summary statement highlighting possible implications on the horticultural trade:
https://hta.org.uk/policy/brexit-implications-for-the-hta.html

The following links contain more information on topics relevant to Collection Holders:

Plant Health:
http://www.ahdb.org.uk/documents/Horizon_Brexit_Analysis_january2017.pdf

Invasive species:
http://www.wcl.org.uk/uk-adopts-eu-legislation-to-tackle-invasive-species.asp

Protected species legislation :
CITES: http://annamiticus.com/2016/08/02/cites-brexit-prepare-mighty-migraine/
Nagoya Protocol: http://www.cipa.org.uk/_resources/assets/attachment/full/0/13371.pdf

Plant Variety Rights (PBR/PVR)
http://www.plantsforeurope.com/2016/05/possible-implications-of-brexit-in-the-uk-and-in-other-countries/
http://cpvo.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/News/documents/20160919_Brexit_note.pdf

More information will be added as it becomes available.

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