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 2019/523 of 21 March 2019. This Directive entered into force on the 31st of March 2019. The EPPO Secretariat has summarized below the main changes.
Additions to Annex I/A1
- Aromia bungii
- Neoleucinodes elegantalis
- Oemona hirta
Additions to Annex I/A2
- Fusarium circinatum
- Geosmithia morbida
- Pityophthorus juglandis
- Ceratocystis platani is transferred from Annex II/A2 to Annex I/A2
- Elsinoë spp. are replaced by Elsinoë australis, Elsinoë citricola, Elsinoë fawcettii and transferred from Annex II/A1 to Annex I/A1
- Grapholita packardi (=Enarmonia packardi) is transferred from Annex II/A1 to Annex I/A1
Additions to Annex I/B
- Liriomyza huidobrensis
- Liriomyza trifolii
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.
Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2019/523 of 21 March 2019 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.