For purposes of exporting plants and plant products to third countries, in cases where a phytosanitary inspection for the goods to be exported is required in order to obtain the corresponding phytosanitary export certificate, the economic operator shall contact the Official Services of Phytosanitary Inspection and request it at least two days in advance.
Considering that each third country has specific phytosanitary requirements for the import of plants and plant products, with risk to be a pathway for the entry of quarantine pests into its territory, and that those requirements are changed frequently, national exporters are advised to obtain information on official phytosanitary requirements from importers in the country of destination. If they identify a phytosanitary barrier to the export of a particular plant or plant product to a particular destination, they should follow the procedure indicated on the GLOBALAGRIMAR website at: http://www.gpp.pt/GlobalAgriMar/entraves.html
The form and annex duly completed shall be sent to the Phytosanitary Services of the Regional Directorate for Agriculture and Fisheries (DRAP) of the region where the operator performs his activity. The registration shall be carried out after a positive opinion from the DRAP following a visit to the Packing and Storing House to verify compliance with the prerequisites laid down in the approved Plant Health Plan with the importing country in question. The requirements must be complied by the CAE and Production Units throughout the production process, conservation, preparation and packaging of the fruit, and are subject to monitoring and control by the CAE and Official Services - DRAP and DGAV.
Approved phytosanitary plans / Pest monitoring plans and Manuals of Procedures in the Storage and Packing Houses: