Changes made to the EU list of regulated pests
The EU list of regulated pests included in the Annexes I to V of Council Directive 2000/29/EC has recently been modified and published in the Commission Implementing Directive 2017/1279 of 14 July 2017. This Directive entered into force on the 18th of July 2017. The EPPO Secretariat has summarized below the main changes.
Additions to Annex I/A1
- Bactericera cockerelli
- Keiferia lycopersicella
- Saperda candida
- Thaumatotibia leucotreta
Addition to Annex I/B
- Globodera rostochiensis
Additions to Annex II/B
- Paysandisia archon
- Rhynchophorus ferrugineus
- Thaumetopoea pityocampa
- Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni
- Potato spindle tuber viroid is transferred from Annex I/A1 to Annex II/A2
- Xylella fastidiosa is transferred from Annex I/A1 to Annex I/A2
Taxonomic revisions or changes in nomenclature
- Elm phloem necrosis mycoplasm is renamed ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi’ and moved from Annex I/A1 to Annex I/A2.
- Guignardia citricarpa is renamed Phyllosticta citricarpa and moved from Annex II/A1 to Annex I/A1.
- Xanthomonas campestris (all strains pathogenic to Citrus) is removed from Annex II/A1, and Xanthomonas citri pv. aurantifolii and Xanthomonas citri pv. citri are added to Annex I/A1.
Other changes made to the EU Annexes mainly relate to the delimitation of protected zones within the EU territory, regulated host plants, and revision of special requirements for wood to align them with ISPM 15.
Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2017/1279 of 14 July 2017 amending Annexes I to V to Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX