Currently, Vietnamese fruit is diverse, but the demand for foreign fruits is increasing, many businesses import fresh fruit from abroad because of the richness of types and flavors. So how do import fresh fruit into Vietnam?

According to the provisions at point 2, Article 1 of Circular 39/2012/TT-BNNPTNT of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on promulgating the List of objects subject to plant quarantine subject to a pest risk analysis before When imported into Vietnam (Circular 39/2012), "fresh fruit" is an object subject to phytosanitary that must be analyzed for pest risk before being imported into Vietnam.

Therefore, according to the provisions of Article 10 of Decree 02/2007/ND-CP of the Government on phytosanitary (Decree 02/2007), to import fruit into Vietnam, you must meet the following requirements:

a. Having a phytosanitary certificate issued by a competent phytosanitary agency of the exporting country or a certificate of equivalent validity.

b. There are no regulated pests in the following categories: List of regulated pests; List of objects subject to phytosanitary and objects subject to a pest risk analysis before being imported into Vietnam. If there are pests, they must be thoroughly treated.

c. An import phytosanitary license is required.

d. Imported wooden packaging materials must be treated with phytosanitary measures according to regulations.

1. Procedures to be carried out to import fresh fruit to Vietnam.

Procedures for granting an import phytosanitary license:

Procedures for granting an import phytosanitary license are specified in Decision No. 48/2007/QD-BNN, dated May 29, 2007, of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Dossier for grant of import hytosanitary permit includes:

An application form for a phytosanitary import license. The document providing information to perform a pest risk analysis (Pest Risk Analysis for short) is in Appendix 2 of Decision 48/2007.

Time to return results: Depends on the type of fresh fruit you import. As follows:

• Pest risk analysis results are available and follow-up time: 3-10 days

• First time importing: 1-3 years

• New origin: 1-3 years

• Evidence of an outbreak of phytosanitary pests in the exporting country: 90 days

• Regulated pest detection: 60 days

The term of the import phytosanitary license is 01 year; consignments of the same origin and the same origin conduct a re-translation risk analysis only once and the results will apply to subsequent authorizations

Quarantine of imported plants (at least 24 hours in advance at the regional Hytosanitary Sub-Department, the border-gate hytosanitary station of the Plant Protection Department, or the provincial-level Plant Protection Sub-department approved by the Department of Plant Protection. authorization before importing fruit).

Besides, there must be a phytosanitary certificate, documents to be prepared refer to the article: -kiem-dich.html

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