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Phytosanitary export services
Program information
The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) works in cooperation with the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS,) Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) departments of USDA, to protect the agriculture health of Oregon, and the United States, and countries with which we trade.
ODA assists Oregon producers and exporters by providing phytosanitary inspection and certification of many agricultural commodities that are exported to foreign countries. The documentation we provide certifies that products have been inspected and are free of regulated pests and diseases and meet the requirements of the importing countries.

Phytosanitary certificates
The Oregon Department of Agriculture, Commodity Inspection Program utilizes the web based APHIS Phytosanitary Certificate and Insurance Tracking System (PCIT) to issue Phytosanitary Certificates for the export of seed, hay and straw, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and logs.  Customer must first be "eAuthenticated" and then log into PCIT (36KB pdf) to submit a request for a certificate.
Most submitted Phytosanitary Certificate requests that are received by 9am are completed that same day.  Phytosanitary Certificates can be processed more efficiently if the following steps are taken:
  • Double check that the information is accurate and complete before submitting the request.
  • Make sure that the "Salem - Commodity Inspection Program" is listed in the system as the issuing office.
  • Attach all support documentation in PCIT including Import Permits, Inspection Documents, and letters of certification.
  • Provide easy contact information and clear shipping instructions.
Requirements to export to a country are also listed in PCIT under the tab "Phytosanitary Export Database" (PeXD).
Please call the Commodity Inspection Program with any questions concerning submitting requests for Phytosanitary Certificates or the requirements to ship to a given country.