Plants

What You Need to Know before Exporting

Step 1. Find out about import health requirements of the countries you are exporting to

Find out the import requirements of your country of destination. Usually, you can find the import requirements from the website of the relevant government authority of your country of destination.

Step 2. Apply for Phytosanitary Certificate

AVA provides phytosanitary certification services to facilitate your exports.

If field inspection is required, your application for a Phytosanitary Certificate must reach AVA's office 24 hours before the date of inspection. You can apply for the Phytosanitary Certificate online at the LicenceOne (AVA e-Licensing) website. Please note that you will have to log in to the LicenceOne (AVA e-Licensing) website and locate "Phytosanitary Certification".

Step 3. Participate in the Assurance Certification Scheme (ACS)

Members of this scheme enjoy the privilege of not having every consignment inspected by AVA before a phytosanitary certificate is issued for export.

You can participate in ACS for the export of their plants and plant products. Members of this scheme enjoy the privilege of not having every consignment inspected by AVA before a phytosanitary certificate is issued for export.

Step 4. Participate in the Treatment Provider Scheme (TPS)

This is a voluntary scheme applicable to all treatment providers who wish to be accredited by AVA to carry out phytosanitary treatment to:

  • meet export certification requirements
  • biosecurity conditions of entry

Fees & Charges

Description Rate
Inspection fees for Phytosanitary Certificate and Post-Entry inspection i. For Flowers or Plants (a) S$12for 24 stalks or 10 numbers
(b) S$50 for above 24 stalks or 10 numbers

ii. For Plant Produce (a) S$12.00 for 5 kgm
(b) S$50.00 for above 5 kgm

Endorsement of Phytosanitary and Fumigation Certificates S$15 per set
Replacement of Phytosanitary Certificate S$12 per set

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