'Dutch poinsettia very likely to be welcomed back in UK today'

In addition to yesterday's post: it looks like poinsettias will soon be allowed to enter the UK again. The NVWA says so in a reaction, and it was also confirmed by a trader to us this morning ('95% sure').

A Defra spokesperson said: "We are not considering import bans for either poinsettia or Christmas cherry. 

“A number of poinsettia plants are currently being held after they arrived without the necessary biosecurity declarations, as is standard practice for plant imports. Those that are confirmed on official inspection as free from harmful pests will be released today.

“We are in regular contact with Dutch officials and will be issuing further guidance today to ensure future consignments are compliant and trade can resume as normal in the run-up to Christmas.”


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