Phytosanitary certificate.

Phytosanitary certificate. A document, including electronic versions, that is related to a restricted article and is issued not more than 15 days prior to shipment of the restricted article from the country in which it was grown and that:
(1) Is patterned after the model certificate of the International Plant Protection Convention, a multilateral convention on plant protection under the authority of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO);
(2) Is issued by an official of a foreign national plant protection organization in one of the five official languages of the FAO;
(3) Is addressed to the national plant protection organization of the United States (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service);
(4) Describes the shipment;
(5) Certifies the place of origin for all contents of the shipment;
(6) Certifies that the shipment has been inspected and/or tested according to appropriate official procedures and is considered free from quarantine pests of the United States;
(7) Contains any additional declarations required in the Plants for Planting Manual; and
(8) Certifies that the shipment conforms with the phytosanitary requirements of the United States and is considered eligible for importation pursuant to the laws and regulations of the United States.


7 CFR § 319.37-2

Scoping language

The following definitions apply to this subpart:

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