In order produce, export and/or import, store plants and plant products in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to register in the Official Plant Registry according to National Legislation and the EU Directives 2000/29EC, 92/90/EEC and 93/50/EEC, by the Plant Health and Marketing Standards of Agricultural Products Sector, Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.
The term "plants" applies for fruits, vegetables, tubers, corms, bulbs, rhizomes, cut flowers, branches with foliage, cut trees retaining foliage, leaves, foliage, plant tissue cultures, live pollen, bud-wood, cuttings, scions, any other part of plants which may be specified in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 18(2) of the EU Directive 2000/29/EC. In parallel, the term "plant products" refers to products of plant origin, unprocessed or having undergone simple preparation.
The "Application for Registration to the Official Registry" can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the competent authority:
Plant Health and Marketing Standards of Agricultural Products Sector
Department of Agriculture
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
Tel.: +357 22408626/628/629
Fax: +357 22408679
The application should be accompanied by a copy of company registration certificate.
On site inspections are carried out by authorized officers in order to ensure that all the prerequisites, mentioned under “eligibility criteria” section, are met.
The applicant is informed regarding the registration decision within three months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted; given that the above mentioned criteria are fulfilled and no changes are recommended.
Obligations and Supervision