2017-40 - Plant Export Operations – Update on import permit requirements for Myanmar

​​​29 September 2017


The purpose of this Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to provide further advice on Myanmar’s new import permit (import certificate for plants/ plant products) requirements following IAN 2017-37.

Summary of changes and key points

The Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoA) has advised the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources of the following:

  • Treatments listed in the Treatment Recommendations section of the import permit are not required if the phytosanitary certificate endorses that the consignment is free from the listed quarantine specific pests.
  • Import permits issued by Myanmar will be valid for three months from 1 October 2017.

MICOR Plants has been updated removing the mandatory treatment requirement for wheat to Myanmar as khapra beetle is known not to occur in Australia.


The department was advised by the Myanmar MoA that an import permit is required for all plant and plant product imports into Myanmar as of 1 October 2017. The department sought further clarification from the Myanmar MoA once new import permits were received with changes to import requirements.

Exporter’s responsibilities

Exporters are responsible for ensuring that their consignments for export from Australia meet Myanmar’s import requirements.​

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email the Grain and Seed Exports Program or the Horticulture Exports Program.


Mr David Ironside
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch​

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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