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Procedure NameApplication for a phytosanitary certificate
Issuing Agency: Ministryof Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development
Incumbent Office Name: Ministryof Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development
Address: The Director, Department of Agricultural Research & Technical Services, P. O Box 30779, Lilongwe 3, Malawi
Fax: (265) 788-801
Phone: (265)999 122 199, (265) 888  342 712


Steps Description Required Documents
1 Importer fills application form for phytosanitary certificate and submits to DARS   
2 DARS reviews the application if properly completed  
3 If the application if complete and correct the DARS assigns an inspector to inspect the plants to be emported or exported  
4 Inspector inspects the plants to be imported and submits results to DARS  
5 DARS reviews the inspection results  
5.1 If the plants pass the inspection DARS issues a Phytosanitary certificate  
5.2 If the plants fail the inspection the plant are quarantined  





The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Phytosanitary Application Form08-11-201508-02-2016Agriculture Research Services (DARS)This is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Phytosanitary requirements to export plantsCertification requirementAgriculture Research Services (DARS)A person will not export any plant without a phytosanitary certificate. To enforce national standards for products, commodities, materials, services, practices, and operations and to promote adoption of such standards. The whole procedure is also found in the rule. Plant Protection Act- MoAIWD31-12-9999Good