Are You Looking For A Phytosanitary Carrier?

September 13, 2023

AGI News

If you are looking for a phytosanitary carrier, then you’ve come to the right place! The team at AGI Bristol have a vast amount of experience in shipping phytosanitary items, so are perfectly placed to handle your cargo.

So what are phytosanitary products?

Phytosanitary products include milk, flowers, seeds and any product with an animal origin. A full list can be found below, or by clicking here:

  • Plants
  • Fruit & vegetables
  • Cut flowers
  • Plant products
  • Seeds
  • Grain
  • Bulbs
  • Potatoes
  • Machinery which has been operated for agricultural or forestry purposes
  • Vehicles which have been operated for agricultural or forestry purposes
  • Wood
  • Wood products


Products of Animal Origin (POAO)

In addition to the above list of goods, you may also need to consider if you are shipping ‘products of animal origin’ or a POAO. Sometimes the shipping of phytosanitary products is referred to as the shipping of ‘products of animal origin’, so it’s important to know what the differences are.

In international trade, POAO’s are defined as products that are derived from animals or products that have a close relationship with animals, and these include:

  • Fresh meat and offal
  • Game and poultry
  • Meat products
  • Fish, shellfish and fish products
  • Processed animal protein for human consumption
  • Processed pet food or raw material for pet food production
  • Lard and rendered fats
  • Animal casings
  • Milk and milk products
  • Eggs and egg products
  • Honey
  • Semen, embryos, manure, blood and blood products
  • Bones, bone products and gelatine
  • Hides and skins
  • Bristles, wool, hair and leathers
  • Hay and straw
  • Hunting trophies, such as animal heads and skins
  • Insect pupae

For more information on POAO, please click here.


Will I need a phytosanitary certificate?

For the export of certain plant and animal products, a phytosanitary certificate is required. The certificate is issued to ensure the transport of phytosanitary products meet strict criteria and is completed in the correct manner. It’s worth noting that a phytosanitary certificate is only valid for 14 days, so time is certainly of the essence!


Are you looking for a phytosanitary carrier?

If so, we can help! When you transport phytosanitary products, it’s quite a complicated processes and it requires lots of paperwork! For example, a Common Health Entry Document, or CHED, is a mandatory document that needs to be presented at border control. An Export Health Certificate, or EHC, will also be required. So let the team at AGI Bristol take the stress out of transporting your phytosanitary goods, and the team today!


To find out even more about exporting phytosanitary products, and the other Road FreightSea Freight, Air Freight or Express Courier solutions we offer at AGI Bristol, you can call the team on 0117 313 5098 or e-mail