Malaysian Quarantine Inspection Services was established under the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Malaysia as a Department to provide intergrated services relating to quarantine, inspection and enforcement at entry points, quarantine station, premises quarantine and certification for the import and export of plants, animals, carcasses, fish, agricultural produce, soils and microorganism and include inspection of and enforcement relating to food and for matters related to it.
The aim of MAQIS establishment:
- to ensure that the Nation agriculture industry is free from pest, diseases, and contaminations towards plants, animals and fish by quarantine activities, inspection and a more effective enforcement;
- to ensure that plants, animals, carcasses, fish, agricultural products, soils, microorganisms and food that are imported to and exported from Malaysia comlpy with the health aspects of human, animals, plants and fish and food safety by written enforcement laws that are related to entry points, quarantine stations and quarantine premises.
- to assist exporters in issues pertaining to market access and to comply with the requirements of the importing country through integrated services; and
- to improve the delivery service to customers by using more efficient and integrated sources