The Fresh Produce Consortium has reported that Animal and Plant Health Agency in England and Wales (APHA) has published its proposed changes to its charging structure and fees.
One of the aims of the proposals is that fees will be more closely aligned to the cost of delivering services so that all eligible costs are fully recovered. Among the services covered by the proposals are:
- inspection of imported plants and plant material and sampling and testing of potatoes imported from Egypt and the Lebanon;
- seed potato certification;
- plant passporting;
- export certification;
- plant health licensing and
- certification of fruit propagating material.
The consultation can be found here and runs until 31 October 2017.