The Plant Protection Act 2006

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The characteristics of the Regulation

Type of regulation:
Certificate of Phytosanitary - required
Description of the regulation:

Phyto-sanitary Certificate (Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork)

Official text describing the regulation:
plant_imppermit.pdf
PCCI-straw-othmaterials.pdf
Partner countries to which it applies:

All countries

Authority who issued the regulation:
National Plant Protection Office (NPPO)
Agricultural Services, Réduit.
(230) 465 4902
http://agriculture.govmu.org/
Contact: 

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How is the regulation enforced?

Authority enforcing the control:
National Plant Protection Office (NPPO)
Agricultural Services, Réduit.
(230) 465 4902
http://agriculture.govmu.org/
Contact: 

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The process in order to get compliance

Process for complying:

Fill out prescribed form attached and submit it to NPPO (Reduit) - Processing of application based on assessment of risk by NPPO.

Plant Import Permit is required.
        (PIP) - To minimise risks of introduction of pests and diseases through imported commodities which are potential pathways for their introduction and spread.

 

Cost estimate to get compliance:

Fees Payable: Rs 50 (commercial permit); Rs 10 (non commercial permit)
Plant Import Permit: Rs. 50.00
Processing fee: Rs 500 per consignment.
Phyto-sanitary clearance fee: Rs. 100 per consignment.

Once I have it, what do I have to do:

Agricultural Clearance for Imported Plants and Plant Products at Port of Entry -
   Applicant calls at NPPO office to request for an appointment with NPPO Officer - NPPO Officer verifies document and issues a Certificate of Inspection after Inspection of product/consignment .
   After Clearance obtained if full compliance with Import conditions: Certificate of Inspection forwarded to (MRA) Mauritius Revenue Authority through importer / agent - If Import comply Partially with Import Inspection; Consignment is put in Quarantine for:-
        a) Heat Treatment ( Rs 350 /- m3)
        b) Pesticide Treatment (Rs 10 non-commercial ; Rs 75 commercial)
        c) Post Entry Quarantine in Green House or growers premises (3 months to 18 months depending on crop)

  In Import Consignment do not Comply with Import Conditions: Goods are either Re-Ship or Destroyed; (Incinerator destruction  Rs 5 per Kilo).

Required Documents to process:

Documents Required to be produced for Clearance; - Plant Import Permit; - Phyto-sanitary Certificate; - Air Way Bill; - Packing List.

Authority delivering compliance:
National Plant Protection Office (NPPO)
Agricultural Services, Réduit.
(230) 465 4902
http://agriculture.govmu.org/

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