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Phytosanitary Export Certification

UKZUZ performs phytosanitary export certification of plant commodities. Phytosanitary certificate provides requested phytosanitary guarantees related to consignment to importing plant health service. The certification is based on international agreement IPPC (International Plant Protection Convention).

Phytosanitary certificate (PC):

  • PC is a specified form of communication between governmental authorities of exporting and importing plant protection services only. In case of electronic form it may not be available to operator nor any other institution.
  • PC is strictly focused on phytosanitary purpose only, including attachments, and cannot provide nor include any information related to other interests.
  • PC’s content and declaration is dependent on phytosanitary import requirements of importing country regulation and cannot be modified on request of operator.
  • PC’s scope is defined by IPPC and completion is harmonized with international standard ISPM 12.
  • ePhyto – the Czech Republic does not currently provide nor accept electronic certificates.

The necessary documents:

  • Import permit.  - depending on importing country
  • Phytosanitary requirements of importing country. - if not available to UKZUZ.
  • A former original PC.  - in case of re-export of a consignment
  • A government stamp of 500 Kč.

Procedure of inspection

  • The notification of exported consignment is to address to ÚKZÚZ  at least two days in advance. – electronic way is possible
  • The consignment has to be presented for inspection at place of shipment before loading. The means of conveyance has to be available for inspection too.
  • Exporter provides appropriate equipment and facilities and other collaboration to inspector at the place of shipment.
  • Samples can be taken from packages of the consignment.


  • Registration of exporter is NOT necessary.
  • Certification is NOT a formal process available without submission of a consignment
  • PC can NOT be issued retrosectively
  • Other documents can NOT be linked to a phytosanitary certificate.
  • PC can NOT be issued for consignment to other EU countries.

Other aspects if phytosanitary export certification

  • The export inspection and issuance of a PC is charged 500 Kč in form of government stamp to cover administrative costs only.
  • To keep validity of an issued PC the consignment should leave the Czech Republic within two weeks.
  • The necessary changes or corrections of entry in an issued PC can be done and has to be verified by UKZUZ inspector only.
  • There is an electronic database of the consignments operated by UKZUZ. The issued PC can be on-line verified at import check.
  • In case the requirements for a commodity require a former inspection of plants during growing season or laboratory sampling, these steps are conducted in advance on request of exporter and can be charged separately
  • In case of export from another EU member state of plants planted in territory of the Czech Republic, UKZUZ issues an Intra EC phytosanitary communication document. It is a harmonized form for commodities which are not accompanied with an EU plant passport.

Queries for additional explanation can be address to odv@ukzuzcz

In English call Mr. Michal Slanina: +420 606 792 116


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