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Phytosanitary Certificate

Phytosanitary Certificate is a certificate that certifies plant and plant products are free from regulated pests, and conforms with other phytosanitary requirements as specified from the importing country.

Approximately 10 Minutes in completing the form

What to prepare before applying

For new application
Please familiarize with the following before applying for a new certificate

Terms and conditions for submission of application for Phytosanitary Certificate  

  • All applications for the field inspection must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance.  Appointment at specific times of the day cannot be complied with.
  • Subject to the availability of manpower, all requests for field inspection with less than 24 hours notice or at specific time will incur double the charges for traveling/inspection.
  • An application is valid for one place of inspection. It can be used for a second inspection provided the consignment was not rejected before.
  • An application is valid only for a period of two weeks from the date of submission.
  • The validity period between the date of inspection and date of shipment is as follows
    1. 3 days for cut flowers, aquatic plants and other perishable items.
    2. 7 days for all plants and cuttings.
    3. 14 days for all plants produce.
  • Application made on behalf of a named exporter in Singapore requires a letter of authorization from the exporter.
  • A local company may act on the behalf of a named foreign trader without a letter of authorization. However, the company is accountable for the application.
  • This application is only for phytosanitary purposes.  It does not cover certification on quality, fitness of consumption or botanical identification of the plant and plant product.
  • Application involving identification and certification of pests require an additional minimum of 5 to 7 working days. Urgent services can be provided at double the normal charge.
  • It is an offence to give false information for the purpose of obtaining a phytosanitary certificate.
  • Others- Fees Table
Service Rendered
Fee Payable
Inspection and certification of plants, plant products or fresh cut flowers
$12 per consignment for the following:
- plants not exceeding 10 numbers or flasks; 
- plant products not exceeding 5 kg; 
- fresh cut flowers not exceeding 24 stalks

 $50 per consignment for the following:
-plants exceeding 10 numbers or flasks; 
-plant products exceeding 5 kg; 
-fresh cut flowers exceeding 24 stalks
Certification of plants, plant products or fresh cut flowers under the Assurance Certification Scheme
$32 or $12 per consignment
Laboratory examination for any pest or pathogen
$50 per pest examination 
Issuance of replacement set of phytosanitary certificate
$12 per set
Inspection service fee
$38 per hour or part thereof; 

$80 per hour or part thereof (outside office hours or on an urgent basis)

Explanatory notes and requirements for filling up the application form

1. Applicant's particulars
It is for identification of the person who is the consignor or who acts on behalf of a named company that provide the information in this application. The applicant is responsible for all the legal and financial liabilities in related to all the information declared in the application. The name and address of the applicant should be in Singapore.

2. Name and address of exporter (consignor)
This information identifies the source of the consignment to facilitate “trace back” and audit by AVA. The name and address should be located in Singapore. However if the local agent or shipper is acting on behalf of an international company with a foreign address, both the name of local agent/ shipper and the international company with the foreign address should be declared here.

3. Name and address of consignee
The name and address should be inserted here and should be in sufficient details to enable the National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) of the importing country to confirm its identity. The NPPO may require that the address be a location in the importing country.

4. Declared means of conveyance
Information on how the consignment is shipped. Please select one of the following terms: sea, air, road, mail or passenger.

5. Declared name of vessel
This is an optional field and the ship’s name and voyage number or the aircraft’s flight number should be included if known.

6. Country of destination
Please select the name of importing country (final destination) for the consignment. Please contact Import and Export Regulation Department (Tel: 67519842-3) for consignment which transits through another country before reaching its final destination.

7. Declared point of entry
Please declare the name of port or city in country of final destination. Please contact Import and Export Regulation Department (Tel: 6481 3864/4854) for consignment which transits through port or city not in country of final destination.

8. Declared date of shipment
Please indicate the date of departure of the consignment/ vessel from Singapore.

9. Category of produce
Please select the types of commodity with is closest to the description of each of the export commodity listed below.

COMMODITY EXAMPLES
ORCHID FLOWERS(STK) DENDROBIUM, ONCIDIUM, ETC
OTHER FLOWERS(STK) ROSE, CARNATION, GYSOPHILIA, ETC (DRIED/FRESH)
AQUARIUM PLANTS(NMB) CABOMBA, AQUATICA, ECHINODORUS, HYGROPHILIA
FRUITS PLANTS(NMB) DURIAN PLANTS, MANGO PLANTS ETC
FOLIAGES(NMB) FERN LEAVES, PHILODENDRON LEAVES ETC
ORNAMENTAL PLANTS(NMB) DRACAENA, CORDYLINE, SANSEVIERIA
ORCHID PLANTS(NMB) DENDROBIUM, ONCIDIUM PLANTS
OTHERS(TNE) SOIL, SAND, PEATMOSS, INDUSTRIAL FLOUR
VEGETABLE SEEDS(KGM) ALL VEGETABLES SEEDS
CANE/RATTAN(TNE) RATTAN, CANE
COCOA(TNE) COCOA BUTTER, CAKE, POWDER, BEANS, SHELL
COFFEE(TNE) COFFEE BEANS, POWDER
EXTENSIVELY PROCESSED PRODUCTS(TNE) DESICCATED COCONUT, SUGAR
FEED(TNE) WHEAT BRAN, POLLARD, TAPIOCA STARCH, FLOUR
FOOD PRODUCE(TNE) GARLIC, GINGER, ONION, POTATO, MUSHROOM, TAPIOCA, TAMARIND, SAGO, SEA WEEDS, DRIED LILY FLOWERS, VANILA POD, NOODLES, BETELNUT, WHEAT FLOUR, TAPIOCA STARCH, FLOUR, SESAME SEEDS
FRUITS(KGM) DURIAN, MANGO, PAPAYA & OTHER (FRESH/DRIED)
GRAINS(TNE) PEAS, RICE, BARLEY, DHALL, GREEN/BLACK/RED BEANS, MAIZE, CORN
GUM RESIN(TNE) GUMBENJAMIN, GUM DAMAR, ASAFOETIDA
HERBS(TNE) CHINESE HERBS, GALANGAL ROOTS
LEAVES(TNE) TEA LEAVES, PACHOULI LEAVES
NUTS(TNE) PEANUT, ALMOND, PISTACHIO NUT, CASHEW NUT
OIL EXTRACT(TNE) COPRA
VEGETABLE OIL(TNE) VEGETABLE OIL, PALM KERNEL OIL, COCONUT OIL, CANOLA OIL, SESAME & SUNFLOWER OIL
RUBBER(TNE) LATEX, RUBBER SHEET
SEED(KGM) COVER CROPS SEEDS, <st1:country-region>NIGER</st1:country-region> SEEDS, SUNFLOWER SEEDS
SPICES(TNE) PEPPER, LONG PEPPER, NUTMEGS, CANDLENUT, FENNEL SEED, CUBEB, CUMIN, CLOVES, MACE, CORRIANDER, STAR ANISEED, CASSIA, GAMBIER, BAY LEAVES, TURMERIC FINGER, CARDAMOM
TIMBER(TNE) PLYWOOD, SAWN TIMBER, WOODEN CASES, PALLET
TOBACCO(KGM) TOBACCO LEAVES
VEGETABLE(KGM) VEGETABLES, CARROT, BROCOLI

10. Name of produce/ botanical name of plants
Information provided here should be sufficiently descriptive of the commodity (which should include the commodity class, i.e. fruit, cut flower, plants for planting, etc) that can be recognized by the NPPO of the importing country. Entries should not refer to trade names, quality/ grade or other commercial purposes and terms. Botanical name of plants should be used if this is required by the NPPO of the importing country.

11. Quantity declared
Please declare the correct quantity in accordance to the unit of measurement as defined. Other quantity and unit can be declared under “Name of produce/ botanical name of plants” if necessary.

12. Number and description of packages
Sufficient details should be included in this section to enable the NPPO of the importing country to identify the consignment and its component parts, and verify their size if necessary. The following are some common description of packages: bales, boxes, bundles, cartons, containers, drums, pallets, etc.

13. Place of origin
This refers to place(s) from which a consignment gains its phytosanitary status, i.e. where it was possibly exposed to possible infestation or contamination by pests. Normally, this will be the place where the commodity originated. For consignment or parts of consignment which is/are not of Singapore origin, a separate Phytosanitary Certificate for Re-export will be issued.

14. Foreign Phytosanitary Certificate number
Applicable only to consignment or parts of consignment which is/are declared not originating from Singapore. Please provide the original phytosanitary certificate number in this section if any and also confirm the following:

  • Original or certified true copy will be forwarded to NPPO of the importing country (applicable only to consignment with phytosanitary certificate; please select “Original” or “Certified True Copy”)
  • The consignment or parts of consignment is/are packed or repacked (please select “Packed” or “Repacked”) in original or new containers (please select “Original” or “New”). This section is mandatory for all consignments not originating from Singapore.

15. Distinguishing marks
Please enter the distinguishing marks on bags, cartons or other containers that assist the identification of the consignment. If the consignment is without distinguishing marks, please enter NIL or Not Applicable in this section.

16. Disinfestation and/or Disinfection Treatment
Treatments indicated should only be those that are acceptable to NPPO of the importing country and are performed in Singapore by AVA's accredited treatment providers  or under the direct supervision of AVA. These can include fumigation, heat treatment, chemical spraying/ dipping and can include devitalization and seed treatments.

17. Additional Declaration
Additional declarations should be only those containing plant health information required by the NPPO of the importing country. It should be kept to a minimum and be concise. Examples of Additional Declaration are: phytosanitary regulation such as Pest Free Area, Free From Particular Pests and Diseases, Import Permit number or Bilateral Agreements. No trade information should be declared here.

18. Remarks/ Special Instructions
This is an optional section. Please declare all the trade information in this section if necessary. A separate attachment to the Phytosanitary Certificate will be issued on this special request.

19. Others
Should you have further enquiries, please contact us at 6481 3864/ 4854.

How to apply

STEP 1: Fill in the details in the online application form.It may take you 10 minutes.

STEP 2: Provide the required information

STEP 3: Attach soft copies of supporting documents

STEP 4: Pay the fees per certificate

After applying

  1. The Phytosanitary Certificate will be ready for collection as soon as the inspection is completed.
  2. Check the result from your application registration numbers from e-CliPS
If you have further enquiries

Please refer to the opens in a new windowFrequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Alternatively, you may call the people in charge should you require further clarification or assistance.

Names Tel No.
Gerald Neo 6753 0658
Gloria Ong 6481 4991
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