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Country: Bangladesh (BD)
Scientific Name: Cicer spp
Group: Grains / Seeds
End Use: Consumption
NPPO Details:
Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Extension, Plant Protection Wing (Plant Quarantine), People's Republic of Bangladesh
Relevant Web Addresses:

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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. The import permit number must be quoted on the phytosanitary certificate.

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.

  • 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 specific additional declaration for a certain pest or disease, the phytosanitary certificate is to be issued with nil additional declaration. 
  • If the import permit requires certification in relation to extraneous material, the exporter must provide evidence that the extraneous material is not above 1% through laboratory test results. Certification can be provided on a Certificate as to Condition (GX46) if requested.
  • Import of food products into Bangladesh requires 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.
Explanation of the endorsements:

EXDOC Endorsement 5936
  • If the import permit requires an additional declaration stating that the consignment is free from soil, EXDOC Endorsement No 5936 must be selected.
EXDOC Endorsement 5964
  • 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. Alternatively Visual inspection by the Authorised Officer may be used for endorsing freedom from the following quarantine weed seeds.
NoWeed SeedNoWeed Seed
1Crow garlic/ Wild garlic (Allium vineale)20Florida snake cotton (Froelichia floridana)
2Prostrate pigweed (Amaranthus blitoides)21California sunflower (Helianthus claifornicus)
3Sea ambrosia (Ambrosia maritima)22Texas blueweed (Helianthus ciliaris)
4Ambrosia artimisiifolia23Blue heliotrope (Heliotropium amplexicaule)
5Perennial ragweed (Ambrosia psilostrachya)24Cut grass (Leersia japonica)
6Giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)25Scentless chamomile (Matricaria performate)
7Loose silky bent grass (Apera-spica-venti)26Corn poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
8Rye brome (Bromus secalinus)27Parthenium weeds (Parthenium sp)
9Cardaria draba28Canary grass (Phalaris minor)
10Cenchrus tribuloides29Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum
11Diffuse knapweed (Centaurea diffusa)30Devil's claw (Proboscidea louisianica)
12Spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa)31Horse nettle (Solanum carolinense)
13Yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis)32Common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)
14Dwarf chicory (Cichorium pumilum)33Solanum carolinense
15Spiny chicory (Cichorium spinosum)34Witch weed (Striga hermonthica)
16Black sage/Wild sage (Cordia curassavica)35Field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)
17Australian dodder (Cuscuta australis )36Austral toadflax (Thesium australe)
18Hound's tongue (Cynoglossum officinale)37Dwarf thesium (Thesium humiale)
19Common fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)38Field pansy (Viola arvensis
NON-GMO requirements:
  • If stated on the import permit, the exporter is responsible for ensuring that the consignment is accompanied by a Non-GMO Certificate attesting that the seed has not been genetically modified.
  • If requested, a Declaration and Certificate as to Condition (EX188) may be issued for the consignment if specifically supported from information supplied by Office of Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) and where it is a government requirement of the importing country for Non-GMO certification (refer to import permit/NPPO Notification).


Treatment is only to be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate when the import permit specifically states this requirement. Consignments are to be fumigated with an appropriate fumigant at recommended manufacturer's requirements.

When an import permit is presented with no treatment requirement, a phytosanitary certificate will be issued without a treatment endorsement.

The exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the treatment and present it to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.


  • When treatment is undertaken onshore prior to loading, details of treatment to be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate in the treatment section.
  • Treatment details for treatment occurring off-shore will not be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate.

When an import permit allows in-transit phosphine fumigation, the licensed fumigator/exporter is to provide the department with:
  • Permit issued by the APVMA allowing use of fumigant in-transit
  • Monitoring probe locations and depths
  •  Fumigation monitoring points and locations
  • Procedures for recording monitoring results
  • Recirculation method
  • 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 a licensed fumigator must be presented prior to the issuance of any government certificates and must contain:

  • Dosage, temperature and duration of treatment in accordance with Bangladeshi import conditions
  • Vessel name, destination and holds loaded
  • Commodity and quantity
  • Signed by a licensed fumigator with contact details provided.

A Certificate as to Condition can be issued stating: "The phosphine fumigation of [enter vessel name and voyage number] was conducted in-transit by a licensed fumigator in accordance with Bangladesh import conditions".


  • Refer to the import permit to determine the approved treatment options.
  •  In-transit phosphine fumigation can only be undertaken when stated on the import permit. The Authorised Officer must still inspect the consignment for compliance with all required tolerances including freedom from live injurious insects.

Additional Declaration/Endorsements

Option 1 (EXDOC Endorsement No 4660)

1) A representative sample was found free through laboratory testing of Bacterial blight (Pseudomonas syringae).

Option 2 EXDOC Endorsement No 5936)

1) The consignment is free from soil.

Option 3(EXDOC Endorsement No 5964)

1) The consignment is free from soil.

2) The consignment is free from quarantine weed seeds.


Import permit dated 26 January 2020.

Latest updates

Initial Uploaded: 29/07/2014
Reviewed Uploaded: 21/04/2021