Sanitary and Phytosanitary & Veterinary regulation
What is subjected to the Sanitary Inspection
Importers of plants, plant products or other articles have to be registered as such with the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
The importing of plants or plant products referred to in the attached Annex III into the Republic of Albania is prohibited where they originate in the countries listed in the Annex..
Laws and Regulations
Phytosanitary rules in the Republic of Albania are provided for in Law No. 9362 “On Plant Protection Service,” and Council of Ministers’ Decree No. 750 “On implementing phytosanitary quarantine inspection rules.”
Where is Phytosanitary Inspection Conducted
Import, export , and transit, in the territory of the Republic of Albania of plants, plant products and other related articles can be done only at customs Offices where the phytosanitary inspection is operating and whre they where they are subjected to Phytosanitary Control.
Import / Export / Re-exsport / Transit procedure
The movement in the territory of Albania of plants, plant products or other articles produced in Albania and listed in Annex V, Part A is allowed only if they, their packaging, and, if necessary, their vehicles have been subjected to phytosanitary inspection. Plants and plant products produced in Albania and other articles referred to in Annex V, Part A, must have the attached Domestic Phytosanitary Certificate.
Supporting documents, Forms
Any plants, plant products and other articles specified in the attached Annex V that are being imported are required to possess a Phytosanitary Certificate issued by the Phytosanitary Authority of the country of origin.
Phytosanitary Certificates or Phytosanitary Certificates for Re-Export are required to contain information in compliance with the Model Phytosanitary Certificate of the International Plant Protection Convention and be in at least one of the official languages of European Community. The botanical name of the plant(s) is required to be presented in Latin.
Phytosanitary Certificates or Phytosanitary Certificates for Re-Export must be issued no earlier than 14 days before the plants, plant products or other articles are subjected to phytosanitary inspection at customs entry points.
You can find information on Phytosanitary Quarantine Inspection service fees here.