Swiss Federal Plant Protection Service (SPPS) - Plant health

The main purpose of phytosanitary measures is to prevent the introduction and spread of particularly harmful pests and diseases that affect plants and plant products. The Federal Plant Protection Service (FPPS) is responsible for the implementation of this task. It is run jointly by the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) and the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). The FPPS collaborates with Swiss and foreign authorities, international organizations as well as associations and farmers in Switzerland. The legal basis for phytosanitary measures in Switzerland is the Plant Protection Ordinance.

Plant protection with regard to agriculture and horticulture

Special conditions and legal regulations apply for the import and export or production of fruit-, and ornamental plants, hedge shrubs, vine, herbaceous plants and plug onions.

Plant protection with regard to forest plants and forestry

Special conditions and legal regulations apply for the import and export of forest plants, wood and wood products. The production of forest plants also needs to be protected from the spread of harmful plant pests.

FOEN: Forest Plant Protection

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Last modification 04.07.2018

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Contact

Federal Office for Agriculture FOAG Swiss Federal Plant Protection Service (SPPS)
Schwarzenburgstrasse 165
3003 Bern
Tel.
+41 58 462 25 50
Fax
+41 58 462 26 34

phyto@blw.admin.ch

Customs offices SPPS

Zurich airport

Tel.
+41 58 464 33 93

Zurich

Geneva international airport

Tel.
+41 58 464 33 88

Geneva

Cadenazzo (Ticino)

Tel.
+41 58 461 81 03

Cadenazzo

Structure of the Swiss SPPS (PDF, 18 kB, 27.07.2016)

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