Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.
Extraneous materials should not exceed 3% or 1% (REFER TO IMPORT PERMIT FOR EXTRANEOUS MATERIALS PERCENTAGE).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.Explanation of the endorsements
If the the import permit requires an additional declaration stating that the consignment is free from soil and quarantine weed seeds.Endorsement 5964:
1) Visual inspection by the Authorised Officer is sufficient to endorse freedom from soil (as per normal tolerances).
2) 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
Import of food products into Bangladesh requires Radioactivity Statement 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.