Invasive exotics

Invasive exotics are plants that are brought by people to the Netherlands, either deliberately or unconsciously. These exotics can survive in nature and cause damage there. For example, the exotic plants may grow so rapidly that native species are forced out and may even die out.

The exotic species may no longer be cultivated, traded, imported or transported within the EU, because they form a threat to the local biodiversity (starting from the dates mentioned in the overview). This restriction applies to all auctions including Veiling Rhein-Maas.

Product name Product code(s) Date no longer cultivated, traded or transported within the EU
Eichhornia crassipes 9323 and 42512 4-8-2017
Baccharis halimifolia 20382, 20383 and 20384 4-8-2017
Cabomba carolinea 321929 4-8-2017
Lysichiton americanus 44658 4-8-2017
Myriophyllum aquaticum 49561 4-8-2017
Pennisetum setaceum 51151 2-8-2018
Gunnera tinctoria 43140 2-8-2018

Additional information about invasive exotics can be found on the websites of the NVWA and RVO.