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Receiving restrictions

In order to export plants and plant products from Latvia to countries that are not members of the European Union, a phytosanitary certificate for export or re-export is necessary. The phytosanitary certificate is a document attesting that the exported plant production has been inspected and conforms to the phytosanitary requirements of the beneficiary country prior to its export from Latvia.
The State Plant Protection Service shall:
• clarify plant and plant production phytosanitary requirements in the beneficiary country;
• carry out a plant production test (sampling and laboratory tests, if necessary);
• issue a phytosanitary certificate to the person.

Process description

  1. Service requests
    • Customer shall submit documents using an e-service in the national crop monitoring information system (KUVIS)
    • To do this, complete it and submit to the State Plant Protection Service an “application FOR CUVIS” and conclude a “contract for the provision of payment services and payment procedures” (application and contract forms are available here: http://www.vaad.gov.lv/sakums/augu-protective.aspx)
    • When a user name and password have been received after an application has been submitted, authorizes KUVIS

    The video instruction “Filling an electronic application for a phytosanitary certificate” is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3-uqD_8P9I & t = 41 s

    In person
    • customer arrives in the regional division of the State Plant Protection Service and submits documents

    • Customer sends documents to pasts@vaad.gov.lv or to an official electronic address
    • documents must be signed with a secure electronic signature

  2. Payment for service
    The service must be paid in accordance with the invoice of the State Plant Protection Service, drawn up on the basis of Regulation No 493 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 12 July 2012, Schedule of State Plant Protection Service Charge Services, Annex 2, paragraph 12 (see section “Other information” - “Regulatory enactments”)

    Service Fee Properties
    Consignee: State Plant Protection Service
    Registration No 90000042982
    Account No. LV47TREL2160320005000
    Bank: Treasury

  3. Receipt of services
    In person
    • Inspectorate of the regional division of the State Plant Protection Service shall inspect plants and plant products subject to phytosanitary control declared by the customer and issue a phytosanitary certificate