Plant pathogens

Microorganisms which are capable of causing diseases in plants.

Plant pathogens are not considered as dangerous goods.

A triple packaging comparable to the packaging required for human and animal pathogens (Biological substances, Category B) is recommended.

  • Name and address of consigner and consignee
  • If solid carbon dioxide is used: ‘Carbon dioxide, solid’, as coolant

 Additionally air transport:

  • Phone number of responsible person recommended
  • If solid carbon dioxide is used: ‘Carbon dioxide, solid’ as coolant, UN 1845, net quantity, class 9 hazard label

  • Delivery note with itemized list of contents recommended
  • Required permits

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Last edition: 19.09.2019


Swiss Expert Committee for Biosafety (SECB)
Tel.: +41 (0)58 463 03 55
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