Import Recommendation for Fish and Fishery Products

Category Import
Picture Import Recommendation for Fish and Fishery Products
Summary Procedure for obtaining Import Recommendation for fish and fishery products from the Department of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.

Department of Fisheries

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

Procedure for the Importation of Fish and Fishery Products

Step (1)

A person importing fish and fishery products for human consumption shall apply import recommendation certificate to the Department of Fisheries (DOF) along with the following supporting documents -

  1. Application letter with Company letterhead that mentioned import country, product, mode of transportation
  2. Copy of Health Certificate issued by the overseas Competent Authority
  3. Country of Origin (copy)
  4. Sanitary Certificate (copy)
  5. Proforma Invoice (origin)
  6. Packing List (origin)
  7. Sale Contract (origin)
  8. Copy of company registration issued by Directorate of Investment and Company Administration
  9. Export/Import License Copy (to present after importation)

Step (2)

The Quality Control and Research Section (QCRS) under the Department of Fisheries shall check and review on the completeness of the application and register the documents. For the incomplete and incorrect application, QCRS informs the importer with reason. The importer corrects, completes and resubmit the documents. If application is rejected, the process ends here. For the complete and correct application, the QCRS shall issue the Import Recommendation letter and use in Trade Net 2.0 system.  After receiving the import recommendation letter from the DOF, the importer shall continue to apply the import license at the Ministry of Commerce. The DOF will send recommendation letter to the Department of Trade, Ministry of Commerce.

Step (3)

Upon the arrival to the designated port or border gate of Myanmar, the importer shall submit the Import Declaration and relevant documents to the Customs Department by using the Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS) and the importer will send the sample fish and fishery products to the DOF for physical and laboratory examination. The QCRS officials will test the sample according to the guidelines.


Step (4)

If the test report from the laboratory is provided with the result free from the pathogens or harmful diseases, DOF shall issue the result to the importer via the MACCS by sending the “Agree” notice. The cost of lab testing shall be borne by the importer. If necessary, the QCRS officials will communicate with the overseas Competent Authority for the results.


  • *The overall application process will take 5 or 7 working days.
  • *The lab test for the microbiological test of five pathogens shall take 5 working days.
  • *The laboratory testing fees shall be cost 50,000 Kyats (Fifty thousand kyats) but if the imported products are needed to test of another pathogens, the cost will be more.



The following form/s are used in this procedure.

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