A Phytosanitary Certificate is an official document issued by the plant protection organization of the exporting country to the plant protection organization of the importing country. It certifies that the plants or plant products covered by the certificate have been inspected according to appropriate procedures and are considered to be free from quarantine pests and practically free from other injurious pests, and that they are considered to conform with the current phytosanitary regulations of the importing country. The Phytosanitary Certificate facilitates trade but it is not a trade document.
- Notice to exporters: changes to Canadian phytosanitary certificates
- Changes to Canadian phytosanitary certificates – questions and answers
- D-99-06 - Policy on the issuance of Phytosanitary Certificates
- International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) #12 - Guidelines for Phytosanitary Certificates
- Area and Regional Offices
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) website provides you with a list of most of the national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) that are involved in the issuance of Phytosanitary Certificates.
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