The Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement of WTO
envisages application of Phytosanitary measures based on scientific
justifications therefore it is imperative to conduct all Plant
Quarantine inspections as per the International Standards/guidelines.
National Standards for Phytosanitary Measures for
some of the important PQ activities have been developed and adopted
including the Guidelines for Development of National Standards for Phytosanitary Measures. The Standards which are critical for our
exports have been prioritized. These Standards have been developed in
line with the International Standards for phytosanitary measures to
strengthen the implementation of Phytosanitary measures in the
accredit treatment facilities and to identify pest-free
areas by survey & surveillance methods to enhance the market access
for export of pest-free Indian agricultural commodities.