In recent time, Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service has grappled with forgery and other sundry challenges facing the hard-copy Phytosanitary certificates due to the neferous activities of some unscrupulous exporters. To checkmate this, the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service has put in place an electronic platform that is designed to address the issue of forgery, capture applications from exporters for sanitary and phtosanitary certificates(SPS) electronically and manage such applications. This allows an exporter to apply for an SPS certificate online and at their convinience; schedule and carry out inspections filing their result online and; to issue and manage certificates electronically and print where necessary.
The first phase of this platform has run since 2014. The second phase which is more robust and inclusive, will be deployed soon.
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Fig1 Sample of Phytosanitary Certificate