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Update on new biosecurity measures - New National Measures (April 2020) - Confor

On Tuesday 31st March Defra introduced legislation which implements new measures for Xylella, as well as new measures for emerald ash borer, canker stain of plane and elm yellows.

The new legislation is summarised here with further details provided in an annex. We recognise the challenges that the horticultural sector and individual businesses are facing at the current time due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and we have reflected carefully on the timing of these new regulations, but believe it is important to proceed now to protect the UK’s biosecurity. These new measures will come into force on 21st April 2020.

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