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Export Requirements

All individuals desirous of exporting agricultural products (fruits and vegetables) from Guyana to St. Maarten must complete the following:

1. Acquire an Import Permit:An Import permit is required for all agricultural, animal and seafood products entering St. Maarten. The required conditions for importers can be found here. A copy of the Plant and Produce Import Form can be found here or it can uplifted at Inspection Department TEZVT – LVV, Zoutsteeg nr. 3,Philipsburg,St. Maarten. Tel: +1 721 543 7820, Fax: +1 721 543 7822.

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 .

4. 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:

  • A completed TIN application form which can be uplifted from any GRA Office or it can be downloaded from
  • 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).

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

6. 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.

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

8.Prepare produce at Certified Packaging Facilities. All produce MUST be prepared at a certified packaging facility. The Guyana Marketing Corporation has two (2) Certified Packaging Facilities:

a. Central Packaging Facility.

b. 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.

Import Forms for Other Products

Fish and Seafood Products

Meat and Meat Products

Contact us for any additional information you may require.