Phytosanitary measures are designed to prevent the introduction and spread of plant diseases and pests to new areas, which is important to avoid unacceptable impacts on the economy, society and the environment. The Swiss Federal Plant Protection Service (SPPS) – operated jointly by the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) and the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) – is responsible for these tasks at the national level.
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To raise awareness of the growing risks posed by new plant pests and diseases, the UN has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health.
On 1 January 2020, new plant health legislation came into effect in Switzerland. With stricter regulations and stronger preventive measures, plants will now be better protected against particularly dangerous pests and diseases.
Last modification 21.02.2020
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