- What is the procedure for obtaining a license for import of specific seeds in Macedonia?
Import of seeds and propagating material in Macedonia may be performed exclusively by subjects certified for such activities and recorded in the registry of importers of certain types of seed and propagating material at the Seed and Propagating Material Directorate. Only seed and propagating material of the agricultural plant varieties recorded in the national variety list may be imported. Import is performed exclusively through certified representatives for the appropriate type of seed and propagating material in the Republic of Macedonia. The permit is issued at the importer's request by the Seed and Propagating Material Directorate and is only valid for that particular seed or propagating material of agricultural plant varieties. More details are available on the following link: http://ceftatradeportal.com/macedonia/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=17&Itemid=64&lang=en
- I would like to import cherry plants in Macedonia from Croatia. The exporter has already provided a certificate for the health of the plants from the respective authority in Croatia. I would be interested to know if that certificate is valid in Macedonia or there is a need to obtain a certificate from the Macedonian authority?
The import of plants is a subject of phytosanitary regulation in the respective country. Phytosanitary control is mandatory for any respective import in the country. The certificate for the health of the plant is part of the import documentation, but not substitute of the control. The Republic of Macedonia does not require additional certificates or sanitary registrations for products confirmed to be safe by recognized international authorities.