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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)
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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 endoesement

Endorsement 5883:
Applies to consignments if the import permit requires an additional declaration stating that the consignment is free from soil, Stem and bulb nematode (Ditylenchus dispaci), Bean weevil (Bruchus lentis) and Pea seed-borne mosaic virus (PSbMV). The exporter must provide evidence attesting to the endorsement and present to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.

Endorsement 5936: 
Applies to consignments 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).

Endorsement 5964:
Applies to consignments if 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 (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).

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

Treatment is only to be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate when the import permit specifically states this 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) and Pea seed-borne mosaic virus (PSbMV).
3) The consignment is free from soil.

Option 2 (EXDOC Endorsement 5936)
1) The consignment is free from soil.

Option 3 (EXDOC Endorsement 5964)
1) The consignment is free from soil.
2) The consignment is free from quarantine weed seeds.

Reference

Import permits dated 9 October and 10 November 2019.

Latest updates

Initial Uploaded: 29/07/2014
Reviewed Uploaded: 27/01/2021