Import Policy for Hosts of Phytophthora ramorum from Europe
Propagative Plant Material that has been identified as a host of Phytophthora ramorum originating from Europe must be inspected and from a nursery identified as free from Phytophthora ramorum. All Propagative Plant Material entering the United States requires a phytosanitary certificate (PC) and for Phytophthora ramorum host material an additional declaration is required:
"The plants in this shipment originated in a nursery that is inspected and tested annually and found free of Phytophthora ramorum and the plants have been inspected prior to export and found free of Phytophthora ramorum."
To allow National Plant Protection Agencies sufficient time to meet this requirement, new listings to the Phytophthora ramorum quarantine list shall not require the additional declaration until three months have lapsed from the date when the host was listed. For example, if Leucothoe axillaris was listed on January 2006, the required certification shall commence after May 1, 2006.
The three month period after posting of new hosts to the P. ramorum quarantine list allows notification time for the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of the exporting country to comply with this requirement.