Message From General Director Message From General Director



 

May peace be upon you.

Welcome to the official website of Department of Quarantine and Inspection Services Malaysia (MAQIS).
Beginning of the year 2011, MAQIS will be operating as a sole department which will be responsible for the quarantine services and inspection at the entry ports, quarantine stations and quarantine premises. Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Act 2010 is predicted to be approved in the year 2011. The functions of MAQIS is to enforce all written laws that are related to ensure that the plants, animals, carcass, fish, agricultural produce, soils, microorganisms and food that are imported into and exported out of Malaysia complys to the health aspect of human, animals, plants, fish and food safety.

MAQIS will also function to issue permits, licenses and certificates for imports and exports to ensure that all plants, animals, carcass, fish, agricultural produce, soils, microorganisms and food are graded, packed and labelled, to establish and manage the quarantine stations, participate in the inspection and certification of premises of the exporting country, to give feedback and recomendations to agencies or to departments that are related to import and export and to facilitate and to provide advisory services regarding compliance requirements of import and export to the importer, exporter and to agents who are involved in the import and export of plants, animals, carcass, fish, agricultural produce, soils, microorganisms and food.

MAQIS will continue the roles that have been executed by the department/agencies before and will continue to increase its excellence in quarantine and inspection services for plants, animals, carcass, fish, agricultural produce, soils, microorganisms, and food that are imported into and exported out of Malaysia so as to comply with the health aspects of human, animals, plants, fish and food safety.

Thank you
MOKHTARUD-DIN BIN HUSAIN
Director General
Department of Quarantine and Inspection Services Malaysia (MAQIS),
Ministry of Agriculture and Agro - Based Industry Malaysia.

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