Plant Quarantine Wing, Department of Agricultural Extension,
Ministry of Agriculture,
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh &
NPPO of Bangladesh
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 the case of safeguarding 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 the importing country in accordance 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 the Plant Quarantine Wing is to implement the Plant Quarantine Act, 2011 & Plant Quarantine Rules 2018.