Import of Wild Plants

Before filing your application for a permit to import plants, you must email the export permit, and/or any other relevant documents from the country of export of the plants you wish to import, to: import@npa.org.il
After the documents are received and approved in principle by the permits department, you may continue the process of filing your application, as detailed below:

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馃尶Application process:

  1. You must first obtain a permit for commerce through the permits portal to register as an authorized importer by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.
  2. Along with obtaining the permit for commerce, you must email a typed application to import@npa.org.il. Attached is the import permit application form. When you fill out the form, make sure to provide the details of the supplier, quantities and the complete scientific names of the species
  3. A single import permit is limited to a maximum of 20 species. You may apply for a number of permits for the same shipment.
  4. Assessment and issuing of the permit will take up to 30 days.
  5. An import permit for Wild Plants does not require payment of a fee.
  6. The import permit is valid for six months and for a one shipment only.
  7. When you receive the import permit you must contact the Plant Protection Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, to determine whether an additional permit is needed: refaelg@moag.gov.il
  8. Forty-eight hours before the shipment arrives, you must inform the INPA’s representative by email or text of the flight details of the shipment. Contact information appears on the permit.
  9. After the shipment arrives or the permit expires you must report to the permits department on the quantities that were actually imported (and also report non-use of the permit).