What is Pytosanitary Certification?
Article V.2a of the IPPC (1997) states that: "Inspection and other related activities leading to issuance of phytosanitary certificates shall be carried out only by or under the authority of the official national plant protection organization. The issuance of phytosanitary certificates shall be carried out by public officers who are technically qualified and duly authorized by the official national plant protection organization to act on its behalf and under its control with such knowledge and information available to those officers that the authorities of importing contracting parties may accept the phytosanitary certificates with confidence as dependable documents." (See also ISPM Pub. No. 7: Export certification system).
Article V.3 states: "Each contracting party undertakes not to require consignments of plants or plant products or other regulated articles imported into its territories to be accompanied by phytosanitary certificates inconsistent with the models set out in the Annex to this Convention. Any requirements for additional declarations shall be limited to those technically justified."
As clarified at the time of the adoption of the IPPC (1997), it is understood that ‘public officers who are technically qualified and duly authorized by the national plant protection organization’ include officers from the national plant protection organization. ‘Public’ in this context means employed by a level of government, not by a private company. ‘Include officers from the national plant protection organization’ means that the officer may be directly employed by the NPPO, but does not have to be directly employed by the NPPO.
What does this have to do with Container Fumigation?
Much of what we fumigate contains the remnants of agriculture products. ContainerFumigaton.ca utilizes Methyl Bromide Fumigation in containers used to import or export products and must meet stringent guidelines that meet or surpass local, municipal and federal guidelines as set our in the articles of Phytosanitory Certification as it pertains to container fumigation. We will ensure that these conditions are met and follow guidelines carefully to ensure the necessary validity of documents.