Import & Export Procedure

'Import Procedure'

This involves two phases:-

  • Issue of Import Permit: An Importer intending to import agricultural commodities has to apply in advance for the issue of Import Permit in respect of the commodities listed in Schedule V and VI of PQ Order, 2003 in the prescribed form. The procedure to be followed has been shown in the flow chart at Annexure-II
  • Inspection of imported agricultural commodities on arrival at the port of entry for preventing the introduction of exotic pests and diseases inimical to Indian Fauna and Flora through implementation of DIP Act, 1914 and Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) Order, 2003 issued thereunder.

          The import clearance involves various steps from receipt of reference from Customs until recommendation for its release or otherwise to the Customs including sampling, detail testing viz., bacteriological, mycological, entomological, nematological, etc., besides the post entry quarantine (PEQ) testing at the importers premises under the PEQ facility.  The flow chart for import inspection and clearance is attached (Annexure-III). The post entry quarantine inspections which are required in case of cuttings, saplings and bud woods are carried out by the Designated Inspection Authorities constituting mainly the head of the Department of Entomology/Plant Pathology of the Sate Agricultural Universities/ICAR Institutions.

  • Undertaking Post Entry Quarantine Inspection in respect of identified planting materials:

              In line with the New Policy on Seed Development, 1988 and the provisions of PQ Order, 2003, the specified planting material for propagation (viz., cuttings, saplings, bud woods, etc.) require growing under Post Entry Quarantine for a specified period.  The import permit for such planting material is granted based on a certificate from Designated Inspection Authorities of the concerned jurisdiction stating that the importer possesses the post entry quarantine facility for the imported planting material.  Such consignments are released with the intimation to the concerned Inspection Authorities for conducting further PEQ inspections and the final clearance is granted based on the PEQ Inspection Report.

 

More details could be seen at http://plantquarantineindia.org/impo.htm

Export Procedure

Inspection of agricultural commodities meant for export as per the requirements of importing countries under International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) 1951 of FAO as per the model certificates prescribed under IPPC and issue Phytosanitary Certificate:

The export inspections are carried out to facilitate certification of exportable plants and plant material as per the requirement of importing country in line with the above Convention. The export inspections involves sampling and detailed laboratory tests in case of seeds and planting material for propagation whereas visual examination with hand lens and washing tests, etc are carried out for plant material meant for consumption. The export inspections are conducted at exporters’ premises also to facilitate exports for agricultural commodities meant for consumption. The flow chart for various steps involved in export certification is at Annexure-V.

More details could be seen at http://plantquarantineindia.org/expo.htm

Annexure-V

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Annexure-II

 

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Annexure-III

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Annexure-IV

List of Inspection Authorities for Certification of Post entry quarantine facilities and inspection of growing plants

S. No.

(1)

State/Union Territory

                      (2)

Jurisdiction

       (3)

Designated Inspection Authorities.

                                       (4)

1.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Entire Union Territory

Officer-in-charge,

Indian Council of Agricultural Research,

Research Complex, Port Blair.

 

2.

Andhra Pradesh

Entire State

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University,

Hyderabad.

 

3.

Arunachal Pradesh

Entire State

Joint Director,

Indian Council of Agricultural Research,

Research Complex for North-Eastern Hill Region,

Arunachal Pradesh Center,

Basar, Arunachal Pradesh.

 

4.

Assam

Entire State

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat.

 

5.

Bihar

Except North and South Chota Nagpur, Santhal Region

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Rajendra Agricultural University,

Pusa, Bihar.

 

6.

Bihar

North and South Chota Nagpur, Santhal Region.

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Bisra Agricultural University,

Ranchi, Bihar.

 

7.

Chandigarh

Entire Union Territory

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Punjab Agricultural Universitgy, Ludhiana..

 

8.

Daman & Diu

Entire Union Territory

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Gujarat Agricultural Universitty, Banaskantha.

 

9.

Delhi

Entire Union Territory

Head, Division of Plant Pathology and Mycology,

Indian Agricultural Research Institute,

New Delhi –110012.

 

10.

Goa

Entire State

Officer-in-charge,

Indian Council of Agricultural Research,

Research Complex for Goa, Ele

 Farm, Ele, Old Goa-403 402.

 

11.

Gujarat

Entire State

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Gujarat Agricultural University, Dantiwada.

12.

Haryana

Entire State

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar.

 

13.

Himachal Pradesh

Entire State(Agriculture)

Dead, Division of Plant Pathology,

Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya,

Palampur.

 

14.

Himachal Pradesh

Entire State (Horticulture and Forestry)

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan.

 

15.

Jammu & Kashmir

Entire State

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Sher-e-Kashmir Agricultural University of Science and Technology,

Srinagar/Jammu

 

16.

Karnataka,

Shimoga, Chitterdurga, South Kanada, Chickmaglur, Kolar, Bangalore, Hassan, Coorg, Mandya, Mysore

 

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

University of Agricultural Sciences,

Bangalore 560067.

17.

Karnataka

Belgaon, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Dharwar, Gulbarga, Raichur and Uttar Kannada

 

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

 Dharwar University of Agricultural Sciences,

Dharwar.

18.

Kerala

Entire State

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur.

 

19.

Laskshadweep

Entire Union Territory

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur.

 

20.

Madhya Pradesh

All districts of state except Raipur, Durg, Rajnandgaon, Bilaspur, Rajgarh, Surguja and Bastar

 

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Jawahar Lal Nehru Krishi Vishva Vidyala,

Jabalpur.

21.

Madhra Pradesh

Raipur, Durg, Rajnandgaon, Bilaspur, Rajgarh, Surguja and Bastar

 

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya,

Raipur.

22.

Maharashtra

Konkan and Revenue Division of Bombay

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli.

 

23.

Maharashtra

Revenue Division of Pune and Nasik

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Mahatma Phule Agricultural University,

Rahuri.

 

24.

Maharashtra

Revenue Division of Aurangabad

(7 districts)

Head Division of Plant Pathology,

 Marathwada Agricultural University,

Parbhani.

.

25.

Maharashtra

Revenue Division of Nagpur and Amravati

Head Division of Plant Pathology,

Punjab Rao Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola.

 

26.

Manipur

Entire State

Indian Council of Agricultural Research,

Research Complex for North-Eastern Hill Region,

Manipur Center, Lamphelpat, Manipur.

 

27.

Meghalaya

entire State

Indian Council of Agricultural Research,

Research Complex, Meghalaya.

 

28.

Mizoram

Entire State

Indian Council of Agricultural Research,

Research Complex for North-Eastern Hill Region, Mizoram Center, Kelasib, Mizoram.

 

29.

Nagaland

Entire State

Indian Council of Agricultural Research,

Research Complex for North-Eastern Hill Region, Nagaland Center, Jharnapani, Nagaland.

 

30.

Orissa

Entire State

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar.

 

31.

Pondicherry

Entire Union Territory

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,

Coimbatore.

 

32.

Punjab

Entire State

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Punjab Agricultural University,

 Ludhiana.

 

33.

Rajasthan

 Entire State

Head Division of Plant Pathology,

Rajasthan Agricultural University,

Bikaner.

.

34.

Sikkim

Entire State

Head, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Research Complex for North-Eastern Hill Region, Sikkim Center, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim.

 

35.

Tamil Nadu

Entire State

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

 

36.

Tripura

Entire State

Officer-in-charge, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Research Complex, Agartala, Tripura.

 

37.

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Jhansi, Agra and Allahabad Division

Head Division of Plant Pathology,

Chandrasekhar Azad University of   Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur.

 

38.

Uttar Pradesh

Kumaon, Garhwal, Rohilkhand, Meerut Division.

Head Division of Plant Pathology,

G.B. Pant University of   Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar.

39

Uttar Pradesh

Faizabad, Gorakhpur and Varanasi Division

Head Division of Plant Pathology,

Narender Dev University of   Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad.

 

40.

West  Bengal

Entire State

Head, Division of Plant Pathology,

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya, Kalyani, Mohanpur, Nadia (West Bengal).

 

41

Karnataka

Entire State

Head, Division of Plant Pathology, IIHR, Hessarghata, Bangalore, Karnataka.

 

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