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.