Food for thought

The Law Lords have given leave for SP Anastasiou (Pissouri) to challenge decisions of the High Court and Court of Appeal in which declarations were granted that, pursuant to European Directives, it was illegal to allow the importation into the UK of produce originating from north of the UN buffer zone in Cyprus unless accompanied by phytosanitary certificates issued in the Republic of Cyprus. Anastasiou, an exporter of citrus products in the Republic of Cyprus, accuses the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of wrongly permitting citrus products and potatoes to be imported to the UK.