Phytosanitary requirements concerning exports are defined by the destination country and depend on the type of vegetal material and its origin.
… to countries outside of the E.U.
The export of vegetal material to a non-EU country normally requires a phytosanitary certificate and sometimes an import permit unless importation into the destination country is forbidden. The export of goods packaged in wood is subject to specific regulations.
… to non-commercial consignees within the E.U.
If the consignee is non-commercial, no documentation is normally required, except for citrus plants and palms trees.
For the purposes of scientific exchanges as well as for consignments to diagnostic laboratories of plants that are susceptible to contamination by quarantined organisms (or of which the contamination is well-known), the E.U. requires an import authorisation letter, written by the phytosanitary department of the destination country.
…to commercial consignees within the E.U.
If regular commerce of multiplication material requiring the plant passport is proposed, registration with FOAG (Federal Office of Agriculture) is required. In the case of an exceptional export, a specific solution must be found with the phytosanitary inspectorate.
Material not requiring the plant passport does not need other phytosanitary documents.