Import Recommedation for Fish Feed

Category Import
Picture Import Recommedation for Fish Feed
Summary Procedure for obtaining Import Recommendation for Fish Feed from 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 Feed

Step (1)

A person importing fish feed 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
  4. Sanitary Certificate
  5. HACCP Certificate
  6. Proforma Invoice
  7. Packing List
  8. Sale Contract
  9. Copy of company registration issued by Directorate of Investment and Company Administration
  10. Export/Import License Copy (to present after importation)

Step (2)

The Inspection and Certification Section (ICS) 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, ICS 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 ICS shall issue the Import Recommendation certificate. After receiving the import recommendation certificate 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 feed to the DOF for laboratory examination. The ICS 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.


  • The overall application process will take 7 or 10 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).



The following form/s are used in this procedure.

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