2012-11 - Plant Exports - Vietnam - Import Permit required for Plant and Plant Product Imports
1 March 2012
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has been advised that an import permit is required for all plant and plant product imports into Vietnam.
To avoid delays in the clearance of plant and plant product consignments exported from Australia, it is recommended that exporters obtain a copy of a valid import permit.
From the 1 April 2012, an officially translated copy of the import permit or evidence in writing issued by the Vietnam National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) that an import permit is not required for the particular commodity, will be mandatory and must be presented to the DAFF Biosecurity inspector at the time of inspection. An inspection will not proceed if a copy of one of these documents is not presented.
MICoR Plants database will be updated to reflect the changes to conditions.
A/g Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations