Phytosanitary Certificate

All cannabis seeds for export and import between non-EU countries will require a phytosanitary certificate prior to shipping and customs clearance.

It’s an important official certificate which shows authorities that the goods for export and import have been tested, and confirmed to be free of harmful pests and plant diseases.

All seed orders for export from CannaEx Trades are required to have either a phytosanitary certificate, or seed purity certification.

For cannabis seed export and import between EU member states, a Seed Purity Certificate is required instead – see here for more information..

The Phytosanitary Certification Process


The Animal and Plant Health Agency will visit our premises and conduct a site inspection. Seeds are taken back to APHA for testing and returned to us with certification once complete.

This takes around 7 working days from site visit to the return of seeds.


Our Charges

CannaEx Trades charges a flat £38 per strain for testing.

Together with a site inspection, admin & courier fee of £275. The issue of the phytosanitary certificate is £40.


For countries exporting and importing cannabis seeds between EU countries, you will need a Seed Purity Certificate.

We're Here to Help!

The purchase, export and import of cannabis seeds and products can be a mine field for those without prior experience, but we are here to help in any way we can.

For enquiries about any of our products or services, get in touch with us below.