In order to protect the Agricultural, Ornamental and Forest plants of destination countries from the threat of local plant pests and disease, travellers must adhere to the following rules and regulations:
NB* If commodities will be in an overnight transit it’s not allowed, for example. If persons are travelling to Canada/England with mangoes and have to overnight in Miami or any U.S territory the commodities will be confiscated.
The fee for the Import license and Phytosanitary Certificate (Export certificate) is $5. This fee is to be paid at the Administration office at the Department of Agriculture.
Our restrictions are based on the exporting country’s Pest status.
For example Banana and Plantain fruits are allowed once treated, tissue cultured Bananas and Plantain planting materials are allowed but the suckers are prohibited due to wide spread of Black Sigatoka in St.Vincent, St.Lucia and Dominica.
If exporting countries can successfully apply Sanitary and phytosanitary measures then commodities would be accepted.
A person who commits an offence under this Act for which no specific penalty has been assigned is liable: