The proposed training course aims to provide clear and harmonized understanding of survey practical issues: objectives, implementation and reporting as well as application, documentation and reporting requirements for the Commission Work Programme. It would be a useful supplement for those services that need to plan large scale surveillance for organisms with potential to create plant health crisis.
The specific objective of plant health rules is to protect the living products of EU agriculture, horticulture and forestry, public and private green and the environment by preventing the entry and spread of non-native pests. Plant health rules secure safe trade by imposing EU import requirements and conditions for the movement of plants and plant products within the EU. A second objective is to ensure that healthy plant material is used at the beginning of the chain of plant production, by preventing the spread of pests in seeds and planting material.
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