2015-14 - Plant Exports – Requests for Permits for Fruits and Vegetables to Malaysia

​7 April 2015


To advise industry of changes made in relation to Requests for Permits (RFPs) for fruits and vegetables to Malaysia.  


As of 1 January 2015, Malaysian Department of Agriculture requires a phytosanitary certificate to accompany consignments of citrus fruits exported from Australia, refer Industry Advice Notice 2014/44.

Existing validation rules in EXDOC made it difficult for Plant Exports to manage certification changes for Malaysian exports.

Key Points

  • An enhancement has been made to EXDOC to address the issue of providing Phytosanitary certification for citrus fruits to Malaysia and has removed existing validation rules for this market.
  • RFPs lodged for fruits and vegetables to Malaysia where phytosanitary certification is not required, ie: Export Permit only, will now only attain FINL status.
  • Requests for authorisation prior to the departure date to the applicable Plant Exports documentation office are now required to enable the RFP to be progressed to COMP status and the Export Permit issued.
  • No charge for the authorisation will apply as per Plant Exports Charging Guidelines.
  • This change becomes effective immediately.

 If you have any further enquiries, please email EXDOC Plant Programs.

Kylie Calhoun
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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