Review of the Plant Health (Export Certification) Fees as charged by the Scottish Government

Closed 8 Feb 2018

Opened 14 Dec 2017


A recent review of the plant health export fees has established that the current charges set do not reflect the costs incurred of providing the service. There is a Government responsibility to remove the subsidy for exporters and subsequent financial cost to taxpayers. The proposed new fee arrangement looks at ways to reduce the discrepancy.

View the full consultation paper here.

An eight week consultation was deemed appropriate as it is relevant to a narrow and specific group of stakeholders.  In addition it will allow the necessary administration work to be carried out to allow any new fee structure to be in place prior to the main export season.

Why We Are Consulting

To make those individuals and businesses who pay the Fees aware of the proposed options. offer them the opportunity to raise an opinion and gather information on the potential effects on Scottish Businesses.


  • People of Scotland


  • Farming and Rural