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Plant Quarantine Wing

Plant Quarantine Wing (PQW) is the most important part of DAE. Bangladesh, as one of the signatories of WTO to sustain in international trade is to abide by the WTO-SPS (Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures) Agreement to conduct importing and exporting activities of plants and plant products. This wing (PQW), in case of safeguard of Bangladesh Agriculture is involved in the ports to ensure the prevention of introduction of quarantine pests with importing plants and plants products, beneficial organisms and packing materials. It also acts as a regulating authority to boost up and maintain the export of plants and plants products, beneficial organisms and packing materials according to the phytosanitary requirements of importing country in consistence with international agreements. In order to update the plant quarantine activities of Bangladesh in international standard, the introductory work of e-phytosanitary certification system and modernization of quarantine laboratories of plant quarantine stations are being processed under the supervision of this wing. The ultimate aim of Plant Quarantine Wing is to implement The Plant Quarantine Act, 2011.




Mohammad Anwar Hossain


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Responsibilities of the wing:

  • To regulate the import of plants or plant products, beneficial organisms and packing materials for preventing the introduction of quarantine pests into Bangladesh from other countries;
  • To regulate the export of plants or plant products, pests, beneficial organisms and packing material according to the phytosanitary requirements of the importing country in consistence with international agreements;
  • To inspect and supervise the consignments of plants or plant products, beneficial organisms and packing materials which are in international traffic and may incidentally be used as carriers of pests;
  • To inspect growing plants, areas under cultivation, and plants or plant products remaining in storage or in transit and to take regulatory measures in order to prevent the outbreak and spread of pests;
  • To make arrangement for issuing phytosanitary certificates in accordance with the    
  • Phytosanitary requirements of the importing countries;
  • To conduct treatment formalities for disinfestation or disinfection of pests of the consignments of plants or plant products and their containers, packing materials, conservation stores or conveyances;
  • To regulate the introduction of beneficial organisms;
  • To declare any infected area as a “controlled area”;
  • To conduct activities regarding post-entry quarantine of plants or plant products and to implement the phytosanitary measures;
  • To conduct pest risk analysis and pest risk management;
  • To undertake regular review and revision of lists of plants or plant products, pests and beneficial organisms, the importation of which is prohibited and restricted into Bangladesh, with a view to updating and harmonizing phytosanitary measures;
  • To exchange technical information, opinion and report with recognized international, regional or other national plant protection organizations and to keep abreast of the latest advancements in the field of plant protection and quarantine;
  • To conduct activities regarding diagnosis, detection and identification of particular pests;
  • To conduct activities regarding promotion and control of integrated pest management in Bangladesh;
  • To comply with the international agreements, protocols, conventions, etc. On phytosanitary measures, of which Bangladesh is a party or a signatory country, and to conduct implementation activities thereof, and to follow, conduct and coordinate the activities regarding conservation of plant bio-diversity;
  • To undertake risk analysis of the transboundary movements of genetically modified organisms (gmos), living modified organisms (lmos) and alien invasive species and their introduction and to control them;
  • To undertake surveys and surveillance on plant quarantine pests present in Bangladesh and to conduct plant quarantine research;
  • To preserve pest related information about plants or plant products within Bangladesh, information about preventive and controlling measures of their infestation and infection and information of the matters relating thereto;
  • To take the following measures if there is reasonable grounds to believe that an offence has been, is being or is about to be committed under the ôthe Plant Quarantine Act, 2011’ or any conditions of import permit or phytosanitary certificate is being breached, such as :-
    • To collect extract from the register and record kept under the custody of the concerned person, and to seize and keep the registers under its custody for a certain period if required to prove the offence;
    • To search the body of a person, or to search, examine and seize any materials carried by the person or conveyance at the time of entry and exit of Bangladesh;
    • To prohibit the distribution, sale or use of any plants or plant products for a certain period;
  • To maintain and develop plant quarantine laboratories; and
  • To do any other act as may be assigned to it by the Government.


Plant Quarantine Stations at field level:

Category ‘A’ (12 no.)

Category ‘B’ (8 no.)

Category ‘C’ (10 no.)


Seaport, Chittagong

Landport, Darsana, Chuadanga

Landport, Kamalpur, Bokshigonj, Jamalpur


Landport, Teknaf, Cox`s Bazer

Landport, Tamabil, Sylhet

Landport, Belonia, Feni


Hajrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka

Landport, Jokigonj, Sylhet

Landport, Birol, Dinajpur


Seaport, Mongla, Bagerhat

Landport, Banglabandha, Panchagar

Landport, betuli(Phultola), Moulavibazar


Landport, Bhomra, Satkhira

Landport, Rohanpur, Chapainababgonj

Landport, Chatalpur, Moulavibazar


Landport, Benapol, Jessore

Landport, Bibir Bazar, Comilla

Landport, Haluaghat, Mymansingh


Landport, Akhaura, Brahmanbaria

Riverport, Narayangonj

Landport, Daulatgonj, Jibannagar, Chuadanga


Landport, Sonamosjid, Chapainababgonj

ICD, Kamalapur, Dhaka

Landport, Sheola, Bianibazar, Sylhet


Landport, Hili, Hakimpur, Dinajpur


Landport, Bhurungamari, Kurigram


Landport, Burimari, Patgram, Lalmonirhat


Landport, Nakugao, Nalitabari, Sherpur


Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong




Osmani International Airport, Sylhat




On Going Program/Project Under Plant Quarantine Wing:

  1. Strengthening Phytosanitary Capacity in Bangladesh Project.
  2. Special Programme on Exportable Citrus and Vegetable Production.


Useful information:

  Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) of Globodera spp, Mealybug, Cucurbits spp, cut flower & foliage Mango, Wheat, Potato, Groundnut

⇒ Report on Plant Quarantine Activities September'2014

⇒ Presentation on Plant Quarantine issues: Pest Risk Analysis (PRA)PRA for citrusPhytosanitary status of BD

 Phytosanitary Requirements of Export & Import

 Requirements of IP & PC

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