For International Shipments: Georgia Department of Agriculture issues Federal Phytosanitary Certificates under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) section of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
Each shipment must be inspected and an application submitted through USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine’s Phytosanitary Certificate Issuance and Tracking System (PCIT) at https://pcit.aphis.usda.gov/pcit. PCIT is a web-based certification program administered by USDA. PCIT is used to issue, store and track electronic copies of federal export certificates. Exporters use the PCIT system to submit requests for federal phytosanitary certificates. PCIT allows you to quickly create and submit applications to the Georgia Department of Agriculture for Phytosanitary Certificates for the purpose of exporting commodities.
- For instructions on creating an account through PCIT click here.
- For PCIT Users Guide click here.