Electronic Request for Quarantine Inspection


The electronic submission of the Request for Inspection (RFI) by the nominated Customs broker, re-using the SPS Import Clearance and the Customs Import Entry Declaration (SAD) data, e.g., import entry number, manifest number, container numbers, etc., in lieu of the submission of the handwritten RFI to the respective agency Quarantine Officers at the ports.


Also, the handwritten Veterinary Quarantine and Meat Inspection and Laboratory Certificate (VQMILC), will be replaced with the eVQMILC which will automatically be transmitted by the BAI to NMIS, upon completion of the quarantine inspection at the port.


These modules will facilitate the inspection and quarantine clearance of imported agricultural commodities, as well as enhance data accuracy and integrity.