In Switzerland, outbreaks of harmful organisms to plants are increasingly frequent. The main reasons for this are the increasing international trade and climate change. Outbreaks of harmful organisms can cause severe economic losses in the agricultural and horticultural sector or threaten important ecosystem functions delivered by forests. In order to face these risks, a new plant health legislation will enter into force on 1 January 2020. New and targeted measures accompanied by additional instruments aim at preventing the introduction and spread of particularly dangerous pests.
Information on the most important changes in comparison with the current legislation can be found here: