The Inspection and Certification Unit (ICU) of the Quality Control and Research Section (QCRS) of Department of Fisheries (DOF), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation is the National Competent Authority (hereafter called the QCRS) designated to verify that fish and fishery products aimed for export from Myanmar complies with relevant food safety regulatory requirements in Myanmar and in the relevant export markets. These verification activities are hereafter called official controls.
QCRS shall facilitate market access for Myanmar fish and fishery products to the international market place, specifically ensure that all operators are well informed about relevant requirements and plan and conduct the necessary official controls in a timely, transparent and cost effective manner.
Licensing Processing Factories
Licence will be issued to establishments with valid Company Registration by Ministry of Commerce and valid business license from Regional City Development Committee and which comply with food hygiene and safety criteria...
Inspections & Audits
All business operators licensed to produce and/or store fishery products in Myanmar to ensure that inspection and audits are planned to be conducted regularly and on a risk based frequency.Inspection Team to a number of business operators considering.The profile of the Team Leader and the inspectors in the team.Each operator to be under the same Inspection Team for a maximum of 2 years
NRMP / Aquaculture
QCRS implement a program for monitoring of residues of veterinary medical products and environmental contaminants in fishery products from aquaculture. The program is developed per requirement of the EU market and it is mandatory for all fish EU Approved processing factories
All consignments of fishery products for human consumption intended for export shall have a health certificate issued by the QCRS prior to export. The health certificate confirms that the products are produced in compliance under adequate hygienic conditions and fit for human consumption: EU, China, GCC.