Participating in the Biosecurity Assurance Arrangement (BSAA)
Import of Insects & Microorganisms of Agricultural Importance
Importers bringing in insects and micro-organisms of agricultural importance have to participate in a Bio-Security Assurance Arrangement (BSAA) with AVA.
Importers must obtain prior approval from AVA for the import of:
- insects of agricultural importance
- microorganisms of agricultural importance
For more information on importing insects, other invertebrates and micro-organisms, please refer to the sections "Insects & Other Invertebrates" and "Micro-Organisms" in Import, Export, Transhipment of Other Animals.
Import of Organic Fertilisers of Plant Origin
Importers must obtain prior approval from AVA for the import of organic fertilisers of plant origin. Only when the risk is considered acceptable will the import be granted.
These information are required in order to conduct an Import Risk Analysis (IRA):
- information on the plant materials used
- endemic pests and diseases associated with these plant materials
- manufacturing process
Import of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Before importing GMOs, importers must obtain recommendation in advance from the Genetic Modification Advisory Committee of Singapore (GMAC).
View the Guidelines on the Release of Agriculture-related GMOs and Singapore Biosafety Guidelines for Research on GMOs .