Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The upcoming Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order (Northern Ireland) 2019 comes into force on 1 December 2019.
This relates to Regulation (EU) No. 1143/2014 on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species (”the Principal Regulation”) which came into force on 1 January 2015.
It imposes strict restrictions on a list of species known as ‘species of Union concern’. These are species whose potential adverse impacts across the European Union are such that concerted action across Europe is required.
The restrictions mean that (subject to certain defences, or exemptions through permits or licences) species of Union concern cannot be imported into the EU, kept, bred, transported, placed on the market, used or exchanged, allowed to reproduce, grown or cultivated, or released into the environment.
There are currently 66 species on the Union list: 30 animals and 36 plants.
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