This resource presents a guide to the establishment and operation of a phytosanitary export certification system. The main objective of this document is to provide a practical guide for managers of national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) establishing a national phytosanitary export certification system, by using appropriate procedures for credible certification and accountability. This guide also addresses aspects of the implementation of international standards for phytosanitary measures (ISPM) no. 7 (Phytosanitary certification system) by providing specific guidance for NPPOs on the requirements and components of a phytosanitary certification system and no. 12 (Phytosanitary certificates) covering the requirements and guidelines for the preparation and issuance of phytosanitary certificates (both for export and for re-export).
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Translation of this manual in Russian was possible through the project Sterngthening phytosanitary inspection and diagnostic services in Azerbaijan (MTF/AZE/007/STF) and thanks to the support of the FAO Subregional Office for Central Asia.