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Lentils

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Country: Bangladesh (BD)
Scientific Name: Lens culinaris
Group: Grains / Seeds
End Use: Consumption
NPPO Details:
Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Extension, Plant Protection Wing (Plant Quarantine)
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.
 
Extraneous materials should not exceed 1%.
 
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.

Bangladeshi 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.

If the import permit requires certification in relation to extraneous material, the exporter must provide evidence that the consignment does not contain extraneous material above 1% through laboratory test results. Certification can be provided on a Declaration & Certificate as to Condition (GX46) if requested.

Explanation of the endorsements

Endorsement 5883:
  • Applies to consignments if the import permit requires an additional declaration stating that the consignment is free from soil, extraneous materials, Stem and bulb nematode (Ditylenchus dispaci), Bean weevil (Bruchus lentis) and Pea seed-borne mosaic virus (PSbMV).
  • Visual inspection by the Authorised Officer is sufficient to endorse freedom from Bean weevil (Bruchus lentis).
  • A laboratory analysis certificate is required to endorse freedom from Stem and bulb nematode (Ditylenchus dispaci) and Pea seed-borne mosaic virus (PSbMV). 

Endorsement 5936

  • If the import permit requires an additional declaration stating that the consignment is free from soil and extraneous materials, EXDOC Endorsement No 5936 must be selected.
  • Visual inspection by the Authorised Officer is sufficient to endorse freedom from soil (as per normal tolerances). If the import permit requires certification in relation to extraneous material, the exporter must provide evidence that the consignment does not contain extraneous material above 1% through laboratory test results.

Endorsement 5964

  • 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 extraneous material and 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
  • 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.


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).

NOTE:
  • 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 required by the import permit, consignments are to be fumigated with an appropriate fumigant at recommended manufacturers requirements (registered label rates). Treatment is only to be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate when the import permit specifically states this requirement.

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

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.

When an import permit is presented with no treatment requirement, the consignment does not require treatment and a phytosanitary certificate will be issued without a treatment endorsement.

Additional Declaration/Endorsements

Option 1 (EXDOC Endorsement 5883)
1) A representative sample was inspected and found free of Bean weevil (Bruchus lentis).
2) A representative sample was found free through laboratory testing of Stem and bulb nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci), Pea seed-borne mosaic virus (PSbMV) and extraneous materials.
3) The consignment is free from soil.

Option 2 (EXDOC Endorsement 5936)
1) The consignment is free from soil.
2) A representative sample was found free through laboratory testing of extraneous materials.

Option 3 (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 4 (EXDOC Endorsement 3954)
1) The consignment is free from quarantine weed seeds,
2) The consignment is free from soil.

Option 5 (EXDOC Endorsement 5931)
1) The consignment is free from soil.

Reference

Import permits dated 9 October, 10 November 2019, 10 August 2021, 8 December 2021, 28 February 2022 and 24 May 2022.

Latest updates

19/07/2022 - Additional endorsement 5931 added.
22/06/2022 - Updated general requirements to include new information regarding Bangladesh's requirements for a Radioactivity Statement (GX46B).
07/03/2022 - New option for in-transit fumigation as per NPPO requirements.
07/01/2022 - New endorsement 3954 created.
12/10/2021 - Updated Micor case based on NPPO requirements.

Initial Uploaded: 29/07/2014
Reviewed Uploaded: 19/07/2022