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Country: Bangladesh (BD)
Scientific Name: Brassica napus
Group: Grains / Seeds
End Use: Processing
NPPO Details:
Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Extension, Plant Protection Wing (Plant Quarantine), People's Republic of Bangladesh
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Export Criteria

Criteria Criteria Required?
Import Permit Yes
Phytosanitary Certificate Yes
Additional Declaration/Endorsement Refer below
Protocol Market No

General Requirements

Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.

A copy of the import permit must be presented to an Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.

Bangladesh import permits may be issued with varying additional declaration and treatment requirements. Exporters must refer to the import permit to verify requirements for their consignment.

Import permits supplied which require certification in relation to extraneous material, the exporter must provide evidence that the extraneous material is not above 3% OR 1% (REFER TO IMPORT PERMIT) through laboratory test results. Certification can be provided on a Certificate as to Condition (GX46) if requested.

Note:
Import permits may specify Rapeseed (Brassica sp.) as the commodity, in this case ensure that the correct product code is selected

Explanation of the endorsements

Endorsement 5964:
  • Only to be used if the import permit requires an additional declaration stating that the consignment is free from soil and quarantine weed seeds.
  • Visual inspection by the Authorised Officer is sufficient to endorse freedom from soil (as per normal tolerances).
  • Exporter must provide a laboratory analysis certificate attesting to freedom from quarantine weed seeds and present to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection. Bangladesh's list of quarantine weed seeds can be found on p.144-145 of the Plant Quarantine Rules 2018
Endorsement 3954:
  • Visual inspection by the Authorised Officer is sufficient to endorse freedom from soil (as per normal tolerances).
  • The exporter must provide a laboratory analysis certificate attesting to freedom from quarantine weed seeds and present to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection. Bangladesh's list of quarantine weed seeds can be found on p.144-145 of the Plant Quarantine Rules 2018
Endorsement 5931:
  • Only to be used if the import permit requires an additional declaration stating that the consignment is free from soil.
  • Visual inspection by the Authorised Officer is sufficient to endorse freedom from soil (as per normal tolerances).
​Import of food products into Bangladesh requires a Radioactivity Statement (GX46B) from the competent authority of the exporting country (Article 16 of the Import Policy Order 2012-2015, Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh). When requested by the exporter, a Radiation Statement may be issued.


The additional declaration is only to be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate where the import permit specifically states this requirement. If the import permit does not require a specific additional declaration, the phytosanitary certificate is to be issued with nil additional declaration. Exporters are to refer to the import permit to determine the appropriate additional declaration for their consignment.

Treatment

If stated on the import permit, consignments are to be fumigated with an appropriate fumigant at the recommended manufacturers requirements.

The exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the treatment and present it to the department at time of authorisation.

​Details of treatment to be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate in the treatment section.
 

In-transit fumigation:

In-transit phosphine fumigation details may be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate in the treatment section as follows:

The phosphine fumigation of [commodity] onboard [enter vessel name] was conducted in-transit by a licensed fumigator at (g/m3) for (days) at (℃).

The exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the treatment and present it to the department at time of authorisation.

Details of treatment to be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate in the treatment section.

For treatment, which is not undertaken onshore, prior to departure, the licensed fumigator/exporter is to provide the Grain and Seed Export Program Grain.Export@agriculture.gov.au with:

  • Permit issued by the APVMA allowing use of fumigant in-transit
  • Fumigation plan including re-circulation method and monitoring lines and their locations
  • Method of sealing holds during fumigation
  • Method of clearing the fumigant from the consignment
  • Method used to provide gas free certification
A treatment certificate from the licensed fumigator must be presented prior to the issuance of any government certificates and must contain:

  • Dosage (grm/m3), temperature (℃), and duration of treatment (days) in accordance with NPPO import conditions
  • Vessel name, destination and holds loaded
  • Commodity and quantity
  • Signed by a licensed fumigator with contact details provided
Note:
  • In-transit phosphine fumigation may only be undertaken when approved by the destination country.
  • If treatment is to be undertaken in-transit, consignment must be found free of live insects during phytosanitary inspection.
  • Fumigator must submit the Fumigation Plan to the Grain and Seed Exports Program (Grain.Export@agriculture.gov.au) for approval before undertaking in-transit phosphine fumigation to meet importing country's quarantine requirement.

 

The exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the treatment and present it to the department at time of authorisation.

​Details of treatment to be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate in the treatment section.

Note:

  • Treatment may be undertaken onshore or in-transit depending on the import permit issued for the consignment.

Additional Declaration/Endorsements

Option 1 (EXDOC Endorsement 5964)
1) The consignment is free from soil.
2) A representative sample was found free through laboratory testing of extraneous materials and quarantine weed seeds.

Option 2 (EXDOC Endorsement 3954)
1) The consignment is free from quarantine weed seeds,
2) The consignment is free from soil.

Option 3 (EXDOC Endorsement 5931)
1) The consignment is free from soil.

Reference

Import permits dated 12 November 2019, 9 March 2021, 18 November 2021 and 31 January 2022.

Latest updates

24/06/2022 - Updated general requirements to include new information regarding Bangladesh’s requirements for a Radioactivity Statement (GX46B).
10/03/2022 - Updated in-transit phosphine requirements.
03/03/2022 - Added endorsement Option 3 and updated the explanation of the endorsements based on a new import permit.
17/01/2022 - Updated in-transit fumigation details.
10/01/2022 - Updated endorsement 5964 to match update made to this endorsement in other Micor cases and added endorsement 3954 as per NPPO requirements.
18/08/2021 - Updated Micor case based on import permit dated 9 March 2021.

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Reviewed Uploaded: 24/06/2022