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Export Requirements

All individuals desirous of exporting fresh produce from Guyana to Barbados must complete the following:

1. Acquire an Import Permit (if applicable) (some products require import permit to enter Barbados) from the Ministry of Agriculture, Barbados. The Import Permit is obtained by the importer and will then be provided to the Exporter. The Import Permit will state the conditions of which commodities are admissible. Exporters must also inform their buyer/consignee in Barbados to visit the Barbados Plant Health Department and be assigned a GUY number.  (This number must be placed on all packages when shipping).  Additional information can be had by contacting the Barbados Plant Quarantine office.  Click here....

Exporters should ensure that they are familiar with the Bi-Lateral Trade Agreement (Trade Protocol) between Guyana and Barbados. It is important that exporters follow the guidelines provided in this document.

2. Register as an Exporter with the Guyana Marketing Corporation and the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO), National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. Tel: 220-5858 Fax: 220-5858 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

3. Acquire a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)- This can be obtained from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Customs & Trade Administration Department. The following documents must be presented for registration:

  • Personal Identification: (ID card or Passport) Note: both the original and a photocopy of your ID card or passport are required.
  • Proof of residence (GPL or GT&T bills, etc)
  • In the case of a business, the business registration must be supplied with identification of a representative(s).

4. Decide on mode of shipment (air or sea)

5. Prepare Export Documentation - Customs documentation is required for all commodities being exported from Guyana.  Guyana Marketing Corporation has a Customs Brokerage Service which is available to all exporters.

6. Source Produce from Certified Farms - exporters should ensure that their produce are sourced from certified farming areas and farmers.

7. Prepare produce at Certified Packaging Facilities. Guyana Marketing Corporation has two (2) Certificated Packaging Facilities:

1. Central Packaging Facility.

2. Parika Agro Packaging Facility

Persons using the packaging facilities must complete and submit a request to use the packaging facility at least three days before the date required to use the facility.

Contact us for any additional information you may require.