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Plant Export

Issuance of Phytosanitary Certificate / Phytosanitary Certificate for Re-Export

  • Application for Phytosanitary Certificate / Phytosanitary Certificate for Re-Export must be made in person at Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Plant & Pesticides Regulatory Division, 5/F., Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon.

  • Applicants are required to complete a form in duplicate obtainable from the above office and application must be submitted 7 days before the day of departure of the consignment.

  • The application form can be downloaded or obtained from the above office. Facsimile copy is also obtainable from the interactive telephone No. (852) 2708 8885.

  • The issue of Phytosanitary Certificate / Phytosanitary Certificate for Re-Export depends entirely on the sanitary condition of the consignment. Applicants are therefore advised to check and ensure that the consignment is completely free from soil, injurious pests and diseases before sending in their applications. Consignment is subject to inspection / check before a Phytosanitary Certificate / Phytosanitary Certificate for Re-Export can be issued.

  • All fees shall be paid after the application is found to be in order and rates of such charges are available at the above office. An official receipt will be issued upon collection of the prescribed fees.

  • Whether or not a Phytosanitary Certificate / Phytosanitary Certificate for Re-Export is issued, all fees paid for the inspection work conducted / Endorsement Fee are not refundable.

  • Inspection of small quantity of plant or planting materials for the immediately issue of Phytosanitary Certificate is carried out between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, excluding Public Holidays. The Phytosanitary Certificate will be ready for collection from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. If the size of the consignment is large i.e. in commercial quantity, the Plant Health Inspector will visit the applicant's premises or the place of storage for inspection / checking within 1 week from receipt of the application. A visiting charge shall be made for an inspection visit. Inspection / check is not provided on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

  • The applicant is responsible for providing the labour required to open and close the packages. He should ensure that the entire consignment is easily accessible to the Plant Health Inspector for inspection / checking.

  • The applicant is advised not to load the consignment until the results of inspection / check are known.

  • The Phytosanitary Certificate / Phytosanitary Certificate for Re-Export is valid only if issued within 14 days prior to export of the consignment.

  • Under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance, Cap.586, exportation of wild or artificially propagated endangered plant species (e.g. orchids, pitcher plants and cacti, etc) shall be covered with an endangered species export licence issued by this Department. Applications for an endangered species export licence may be made at Counter No. 7 of the same office hall. For details, please contact the Endangered Species Protection Division (Licensing Section) of this Department by phone at (852) 2150 6974 or by fax at (852) 2376 3749.

  • Further details can be obtained from the Plant & Pesticides Regulatory Division at the above address or by telephone at (852) 2150 7000 or by fax at (852) 2314 2622

 
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Last Review Date : 27 August 2013