Plant Health

Information for Phytosanitary Measures

Standard Operational Procedure for Import/ Export of Plants and Plant Products

  1. Import Procedure
  2. Procedures for inspection of commodity at arrival
  3. Export Procedure
  4. Re-export Procedure
  5. In-transit export Procedure

SPS related Websites

  1. IPPC website – ippc.int/en
  2. WTO website – wto.org/
  3. Myanmar Trade Portal website – myanmartradeportal.gov.mm/en
  4. Myanmar Law Information System – mlis.gov.mm

Standard Operating Procedure – SOP for Plants and Plant Products Importer

The importers should apply Import Certificate for the plants and plant products that have been allowed. The list is available both at Plant Protection Division (PPD) notice board and www.ppdmyanmar.org The import Certificate must be sent to NPPO of exporting country where issues Phytosanitary Certificate.

Documents need for applying Import Certificate

  • Apply with completed application form of Department of Agriculture (DOA)
  • PPD and original payment receipt of bank – Approved letter of company (if company assigns representative for application)
  • Register maximum (2) representatives per company
  • If the import is for planting;
  • Sugarcane – A letter from Sugar Crops Division
  • Perennial Crops – A letter of Perennial Crops Division
  • Other agricultural crops – A letter of Seed Division
  • Forest plants – A letter of Forestry Department
  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation

Estimated time for Import Certificate

  • 3 office days (excluded official non-working public holidays)

Fees for Import Certificate 30000 kyat

Import Certificates can be applied at Plant Quarantine, land border entry/exit inspection points

Procedures for inspection of commodity at arrival (MACCS)

  • Inform to DOA-PPD with OGA test application for getting inspected
  • Submit original Phytosanitary Certificate
  • Inspect whether Phytosanitary Certificate complies with Import Certificate, visual inspection of 0.005-0.01% of imported commodity, laboratory test (if needed)
  • If pest free and Phytosanitary Certificate is in comply with Import Certificate then agreed in MACCS.
  • If pests found, disinfest or destroy the import commodities by exporters’ cost

The application will be registered if the above necessary documents are completed.

Standard Operating Procedure – SOP for Plants and Plant Products Exporters

Application • Apply before shipment • Applying after shipment will not be accepted • Apply Phytosanitary Certificate in comply with importing country requirements • Commodities to be exported should be inspected at PPD and land border entry/exit points

Documents need for applying Phytosanitary Certificate

  • Apply with completed application form of DOA-PPD and original payment receipt of bank
  • Submit representative samples of export commodities
  • Fumigation Certificate (original) issued by fumigation company which has been licensed by Pesticide Registration Board
  • Approved letter of company representative (if company assigns representative for application)
  • Register maximum (2) representatives per company – For forestry products, Certificate for legality of forest products/Specification (Measurement/packing list)
  • The application will be registered if the above necessary documents are completed.
  • If needed, laboratory test for pest and disease. If pest found, Phytosanitary Certificate will not be issued.

Estimated time for Phytosanitary Certificate

  • 3 office days (excluded official non-working public holidays)

Fees for Phytosanitary Certificate 30000 kyat

Phytosanitary Certificates can be applied at Plant Quarantine, land border entry/exit inspection points

Standard Operating Procedure-SOP for Plants and Plant Products Re-Exporters

  • Submit original Phytosanitary Certificate
  • Apply Phytosanitary Certificate in comply with requirement of importing country

Standard Operating Procedure – SOP for Plants and Plant Products in Transit

  • Commodities in transit should be inspected by Plant Quarantine, land border entry/exit inspection points
  • Original Phytosanitary Certificate
  • If pest found or re-packing or package torn, apply Phytosanitary Certificate at Plant Quarantine, land border entry/exit inspection points

Contact Person

  1. Daw Pyone Pyone Kyi
    Deputy Director
    095013611
    Email – mmplantquarantine@gmail.com
  1. Daw Khin Mar Oo
    Assistant Director
    095411132
    Email – shwemaroo@gmail.com