Who We Are
The National Plant Quarantine Services Division (NPQSD) is a division under the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI). BPI, being a member of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and other international organizations, serves as our National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO).
By virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1433, known as the “Plant Quarantine Decree of 1978”, as amended by Executive Order No. 292, BPI-NPQSD was strengthened by adequate updated laws, regulations, resources and facilities to monitor and control the movement of plant pests and diseases. Since then, it aims to protect Philippine Agriculture by preventing the introduction of new pests and its further spread.
NPQSD has twenty three (23) center stations and twelve (12) sub-stations nationwide. The NPQSD-Central Office, being the center of Plant Quarantine, is composed of four(4) different sections:
Who We Work With
The NPQSD is committed to work with international and local organizations in establishing standards and effective Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures on imported and exported agricultural commodities.
NPQSD works with national and provincial government and local authorities for effective enforcement of Plant Quarantine laws and regulations, and building of technical expertise in managing pest risks.
NPQSD works with the private sector (farmers/producers, traders, exporters, and importers) to be globally competitive and provide effective SPS practices based on International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM), and proper linkage to other NPPOs to facilitate market access.
In addition, NPQSD works with the general public by encouraging them to do their responsibility in managing and protecting plant resources for a better future of Philippine Agriculture.