Objectives, Functions & Powers Objectives, Functions & Powers

  1. To ensure that the Nation agricultural industry is free from the threats of pest, disease free, and contaminations free towards plants, animals and fish by quarantine activities, inspections, and more effective enforcement;
  2. To ensure that the plants, animals, carcass, fish, agricultural produce, soils, microorganisms, and food imported into and exported out of Malaysia abides the human health aspects, animals, plants and fish and food safety through the written laws of the enforcement which are related at the entry points, quarantine stations and quarantine premises..
  3. To help exporters in all issues related to marketing access and comply to the requirements of the exporting country through an integrating service ; and
  4. To improve the service delivering system to customers by the usage of a more efficient and integrated source.
  1. To enforce all relevant written laws at the entry points, quarantine stations and quarantine premises to ensure that plants, animals, carcasses, fish, agricultural produce, soils, microorganisms and food which are imported into and exported out of Malaysia comply with the health aspect of human, animals, plants and fish and food safety.
  2. To issue permits, licences and certificates for the purpose of import and export of plants, animals, carcasses, fish, agricultural produce, soils and microorganisms.
  3. To ensure that all plants, animals, carcasses, fish, agricultural produce, soils, microorganism and food which are imported into and exported out of Malaysia are graded, packaged, and labeled in accordance with the relevant written laws.
  4. To establish and manage the quarantine stations.
  5. To participate in the inspection and certification of the premises of the exporting country together with.
  6. To participate with the relevant agency or department at the international level in matters relating to the quarantine and import and export of plants, animals, carcasses, fish, agricultural produce, soils, microorganism and food, if necessary.
  7. To give feedback and recommendation to the relevant agency or department on any matter relating to the import and export of plants, animals, carcasses, fish, agricultural produce, soils, microorganism and food .
  8. To facilitate and provide advisory services on the compliance of import and export condition for plants, animals, carcasses, fish, agricultural produce, soils, microorganism and food to importers, exporters and agents involved in the import and export of plants, animals, carcasses, fish, agricultural produce, soils, microorganism and food.
  9. To do such other things as are necessary for the effective implementation of Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Act 2010.

(The functions shall be carried out in accordance with the policy, directive and requirement as determined by the relevant agency or department).
  1. To quarantine and inspect any plants, animals, carcass, fish, agricultural produce, soils, microorganism, premises, conveyance or any other article at the entry points, quarantine stations and quarantine premises for the purpose of determining whether pset, disease or contaminant is present and to ensure compliance of any plants, animals, carcasses, fish, agricultural produce, soils and microorganism with the import and export conditions as specified in the permit, licence or certificate issued under Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Act 2010.
  2. To inspect food and enforce matters relating to food at the entry points in accordance with the Food Act 2010.
  3. To impose and collect fees or any other charges the Director General thinks fit for the perpose of carrying out his functions under Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Act 2010.
  4. To place any plants, animals, carcass, fish, agricultural produce, soils, and microorganism under quarantine control at a quarantine station or quarantine premises for a period of time as Director General may determine.
  5. To register all importers, exporters and agents involved in the import and export of plants, animals, carcasses, fish, agricultural produce, soils and microorganism.
  6. To issue permits, licence and certificates for the purpose of the import and export of plants, animals, carcasses, fish, agricultural produce, soils and microorganism.
  7. To declare any permises as quarantine premises for the purpose of the quarantine and inspection of plants, animals, carcasses, fish, agricultural produce, soils and microorganism.
  8. To carry out quarantine procedures on any plants, animals, carcass, fish, agricultural produce, soils, microorganism, premises, conveyance or any other article within a period of time as a Director General may determine.
  9. To refuse entry at the entry points any plants, animals, carcasses, fish, agricultural produce, soils and microorganism.
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