Obtaining No Objection Certificate from Plant Quarantine Department

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How to obtain No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Plant Quarantine Department.

In this article, the method to get No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Plant quarantine Department for importation of some of the specific goods is explained. This information provides only basic information on how to get NOC of PQ. The importers may collect accurate information to obtain No Objection Certificat (NOC) from Plant Quarantine Department or equivalent authority of importing country.

plant quarantinePlant quarantine certification helps to minimize the risk of spreading plant diseases, pest insects, weeds etc, as the volume of trade and transport increases day by day globally. Dangerous pests are frequently found in many countries. The certification from plant quarantine agency can prevent entering such dangerous pest insects, weeds etc in to the importing country. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Plant Quarantine Department is one of the requirements for importation of some of the products.

Intially the importer has to register the application to the concerned government agency of importing country.The importer or his agent shall file an application in respect of each cargo immediately upon arrival or in advance in case of perishable consignments to the officer-in-charge of plant quarantine station at the notified point of entry along with following enclosures ; Import permit original (Importer's copy) ,Phytosanitary certificate (original) issued at the country of origin or PSC- Re-export format, Customs bill of entry (duly endorsed), shipping/airway bill , Invoice and Packing list , Fumigation certificate (if required) ,Certificate of Origin and Bill of lading.

The next step is to get the product Inspection/Sampling /laboratory testing. Importer has to arrange for inspection/sampling of the consignment on the scheduled date and time at the prescribed place by the nominated plant quarantine officer as per the quarantine order issued. After the inspection, next comes the fumigation process. The importer or his agent shall arrange fumigation of consignments by an approved pest control operators at his own cost under the department supervision officer. However in case of consignments found infested with live pests the same shall be permitted for clearance only after fumigation and re-inspection. A detention order is issued in respect of consignments that are found infested or infected with quarantine pests or imported in contravention with plant quarantine regulations for arranging deportation failing which the same shall be destroyed at the cost of importer.

Export inspection and phytosanitary certification of plants and plant products is carried out in accordance with International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) to meet the legal obligations of the member countries. The Phytosanitary certificates are issued in the model formats set out under the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in consistence with current PQ regulations of the importing country. Such certificates are issued after careful inspection and treatment of plants and plant products by technically qualified and duly authorized officers at the country of export and shall include additional declarations as may be required by the importing country and also particulars of treatment, if any given by the duly authorized officer. While entering into trade negotiations (Letter of Credit (LC) or Agreement etc), the exporter should ensure to reflect in the contract which they entered with the importer about the current Plant Quarantine Regulations in respect of the Commodity being exported from the importing country or a copy of the permit issued by the importing country wherever applicable.

A brief description about the subject is explained here.   You may contact concerned government agency for latest update.      

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The phytosanitary certificate is issued as per the requirements of the importing country duly reflected in the contract or the permit issued by the importing country.

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Rajat Kanoi: Can you kindly tell me the procedure to Import from China as I am interested in importing PPGI ( Pre Painted Galvanised Iron ) coil to kolkata Port, West Bengal. So, kindly tell me the procedure and also the taxes that are applicable and is there any exemption from Import Duty.

Mudasir Bhat: Sir, I want to confirm whether the NOC from PQ is required for export or import or both of plans items? I have to Export Saffron (Kesar) to Mexico. Do I need NOC for this as well? Kindly email the answer. Thanks and Regards

Mudasir Bhat : I have recently opened an Import/ Export proprietorship firm for Exporting Saffron (Kesar). Its a stigma of a small flower. What docs I need to Export 1-5KG from New Delhi to Mexico apart from my id and iec? Do I need NOC from Plant and Quantitine department? Can I send it from India Post, Speed post? If i am giving credit of 1 month to my Importer, how do I submit remittance?

Pramod: Please guide me whether PQ is required for Seaweeds like 1. Focus vesiculosus 2. Ascophyllum 3. Furcellaria 4. Luminaria.

C.R. Ratheesan: We had one registration with PQ in Mundra. Later the company name has been changed through DGFT. When When we approached PQ office in Kolkata, they advised unless it is changed from Mundra they cannot help in this regard. How can v proceed

SIVA KUMAR: we imported sawn wood from angola on 1st August, 2017. we submitted application to PQS. They considered our application as a relaxation case and forwarded the application to their head office in Faridabad, on 18th August, 2015. But, so far, there is no reply from them. On the other hand, we have to pay huge demurrage charges for delay in clearling the consignment. We need advise in this regard.

piyush maniya : HI team i want start export some areca leaf products so i need PQIS certificate ? let me know please, thank you.

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