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What is Phytosanitary Certificate

A phytosanitary certificate is a document, which states that the material is free from quarantine and other injurious pests and that the importation agrees to the plant import rules of the importing country. Phytosanitary certificate issued by any country should conform to the model appended to international Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). It is issued only after thorough examination of the materials. Is necessary, treatments are given to the commodity depending on the conditions imposed by the importing country. Issuance must be done within 14 days prior to shipment of the material. Issue of phytosanitary certificate dispatch of the material considered to violate international standards.

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