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EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1974 Num. article: 1974/07

Ammendments to fireblight regulations in Sweden

Concerning the implementation of the Order of May 28, 1959, No. 229 relating to the importation of plants etc., with amendment of June 2, 1972, No. 320 and of December 14, 1973, No. 1033.

In accordance with Section 3 of the Order of May 28 1959 (No. 229) relating to the importation of plants, etc., the National Institute for Plant Protection hereby announces the following revised directions for the application of Appendix 5B of the Circular No 1/1974.
According to the Order No 320/1972 the entrance of host plants for Fire blight from countries, or parts thereof, infested with the bacteria is not allowed. The infested areas are specified in Appendix 5B of the Circular- No 1/1974 here cited.

“Appendix 5 B
Occurrence of Fire blight
The following countries or parts of countries shall be considered infested by Fire blight:
Countries: Belgium, Denmark, England and Wales in Great Britain, Egypt, Turkey, Canada, USA Japan and New Zealand.
Parts of countries:  The coastal areas up to 150 km from the coast of Poland, Eastern and Western Germany, The Netherlands and France (the western coast north of Dieppe).”

Importation from other areas is allowed.
Consequently, this implies that no permit is required at importation from the parts of a country which according to Appendix 5 B, are considered to be free.
Concerning the cultivation district around Venlo, in the south-eastern part of the Netherlands, importation is yet allowed from the area south-east to a straight line drawn through the places Blittersvijk and Hunsel.

Edvard Sylvén
Jan Berg


National Institure for Plant Protection, Sweden (1974-06-12)