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(b) Phytosanitary certificates, or their electronic equivalent where accepted by the importing contracting party concerned, shall be as worded in the models set out in the Annex to this Convention. These certificates should be completed and issued taking into account relevant international standards.
(a) Contracting parties shall not, under their phytosanitary legislation, take any of the measures specified in paragraph 1 of this Article unless such measures are made necessary by phytosanitary considerations and are technically justified.
(c) lists of regulated pests whose entry is prohibited or referred to in Article VII paragraph 2(i) to all contracting parties and regional plant protection organizations;
1. If there is any dispute regarding the interpretation or application of this Convention, or if a contracting party considers that any action by another contracting party is in conflict with the obligations of the latter under Articles V and VII of this Convention, especially regarding the basis of prohibiting or restricting the imports of plants, plant products or other regulated articles coming from its territories, the contracting parties concerned shall consult among themselves as soon as possible with a view to resolving the dispute.
2. If the dispute cannot be resolved by the means referred to in paragraph 1, the contracting party or parties concerned may request the Director-General of FAO to appoint a committee of experts to consider the question in dispute, in accordance with rules and procedures that may be established by the Commission.
2. Any contracting party which has communicated to the Director-General of FAO a declaration in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article may at any time communicate a further declaration modifying the scope of any former declaration or terminating the application of the provisions of the present Convention in respect of any territory. Such modification or termination shall take effect as from the thirtieth day after the receipt of the declaration by the Director-General.
2. As soon as this Convention has come into force in accordance with Article XXII it shall be open for adherence by non-signatory states and member organizations of FAO. Adherence shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument of adherence with the Director-General of FAO, who shall notify all contracting parties.
3. Notice of any proposed amendment of this Convention, other than amendments to the Annex, shall be transmitted to the contracting parties by the Director-General of FAO not later than the time when the agenda of the session of the Commission at which the matter is to be considered is dispatched.
6. Proposals for amendments to the model phytosanitary certificates set out in the Annex to this Convention shall be sent to the Secretary and shall be considered for approval by the Commission. Approved amendments to the model phytosanitary certificates set out in the Annex to this Convention shall become effective ninety days after their notification to the contracting parties by the Secretary.
7. For a period of not more than twelve months from an amendment to the model phytosanitary certificates set out in the Annex to this Convention becoming effective, the previous version of the phytosanitary certificates shall also be legally valid for the purpose of this Convention.

Model Phytosanitary Certificate

No. _________________

Plant Protection Organization of _________________________________________________
TO: Plant Protection Organization(s) of ___________________________________________


I. Description of Consignment

Name and address of exporter: __________________________________________________
Declared name and address of consignee: _________________________________________
Number and description of packages: _____________________________________________
Distinguishing marks: _________________________________________________________
Place of origin: ______________________________________________________________
Declared means of conveyance: _________________________________________________
Declared point of entry: _______________________________________________________
Name of produce and quantity declared: __________________________________________
Botanical name of plants: ______________________________________________________

This is to certify that the plants, plant products or other regulated articles described herein have been inspected and/or tested according to appropriate official procedures and are considered to be free from the quarantine pests specified by the importing contracting party and to conform with the current phytosanitary requirements of the importing contracting party, including those for regulated non-quarantine pests.

They are deemed to be practically free from other pests.*


II. Additional Declaration
[Enter text here]

III. Disinfestation and/or Disinfection Treatment

Date ________ Treatment ___________ Chemical (active ingredient) ___________________
Duration and temperature ______________________________________________________
Concentration _______________________________________________________________
Additional information ________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________


Place of issue ________________________________

(Stamp of Organization)

Name of authorized officer____________________________

Date _______ ________________________________

(Signature)


__________________________________________________________________________

No financial liability with respect to this certificate shall attach to ____________ (name of Plant Protection Organization) or to any of its officers or representatives.*



Model Phytosanitary Certificate for Re-Export

No. _________________

Plant Protection Organization of ________________________ (contracting party of re-export)
TO: Plant Protection Organization(s) of ________________ (contracting party(ies) of import)


I. Description of Consignment

Name and address of exporter: __________________________________________________
Declared name and address of consignee: _________________________________________
Number and description of packages: _____________________________________________
Distinguishing marks: _________________________________________________________
Place of origin: ______________________________________________________________
Declared means of conveyance: _________________________________________________
Declared point of entry: _______________________________________________________
Name of produce and quantity declared: __________________________________________
Botanical name of plants: ______________________________________________________

This is to certify that the plants, plant products or other regulated articles described above ________ were imported into (contracting party of re-export) ________ from ___________ (contracting party of origin) covered by Phytosanitary Certificate No. ________, *original 
certified true copy of which is attached to this certificate; that they are packed repacked in original *new containers, that based on the original phytosanitary certificate and additional inspection , they are considered to conform with the current phytosanitary requirements of the importing contracting party, and that during storage in _______________ (contracting party of re-export), the consignment has not been subjected to the risk of infestation or infection.

* Insert tick in appropriate  boxes


II. Additional Declaration


III.Disinfestation and/or Disinfection Treatment

Date ________ Treatment ___________ Chemical (active ingredient) ___________________
Duration and temperature ______________________________________________________
Concentration _______________________________________________________________
Additional information ________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________


Place of issue ________________________________

(Stamp of Organization)

Name of authorized officer____________________________

Date _______ ________________________________

(Signature)


__________________________________________________________________________

No financial liability with respect to this certificate shall attach to ____________ (name of Plant Protection Organization) or to any of its officers or representatives.*