The UK may be leaving the European Union.
EU exit (also known as Brexit) may have an effect on life in Scotland.
It may also have an effect on forestry and the trading of wood and timber.
EU exit has not happened, and many of the details are not yet known or are regularly changing. This page gives the most up-to-date information, but it will be added to and changed over time, so please keep checking back for updates.
Importing and exporting wood and timber products
If you import or export certain wood or timber products to or from the UK, you'll have to follow plant health regulations, restrictions and requirements. It is unlikely these rules will change in the event of a 'no deal' EU exit.
These are in place to make sure each country's natural environment and plant-based industries are protected from any harmful organisms that may be found in wood, including certain types of:
The UK Government has more information and guidance on important and exporting wood and timber products.
Forest Reproductive Materials
Forest Reproductive Materials (FRM) is the name given to materials used when setting up a forest, including:
- planting stuck
FRM is regulated under the Forest Reproductive Material (Great Britain) Regulations 2002.
The Scottish Forestry website has more information.
The content on this site is correct as of today's date and is based on the information available at this time. Regular updates will be made as the EU Exit process develops. In the event of a 'no deal', additional advice and information will be given on this site. Please continue to check back for updates.