Surveillance and Inspectorate Unit
The aims and objectives of the Inspectorate and Surveillance Unit (Plant Quarantine) are:
Preventing the entry of harmful organisms through examining imported consignments from third countries through identity and physical checks, and accompanying documentation.
Monitoring and surveillance of
a. intra-trade EU commodities (plant and plant products) and
b. Local production of plants and plant products (surveys regards EU obligations, plant passports, etc..) to maintain the plant health status of Malta.
This unit also helps traders and local producers obtain export certification and facilitate export of their produce.
The role of the Inspectorate and Surveillance Unit, as regards interception and routine sampling of plants and plant products, is basically the stepping-stone to diagnostic investigations in the virological, bacteriological, mycological and entomological fields.
The Inspectorate and Surveillance Unit (Plant Quarantine) in collaboration with available diagnostic facilities, is expected to promote quality phytosanitary standards and boost agricultural trade in and out of Malta.
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