Phytosanitary Certificate [Agriculture] Law and Legal Definition

According to 7 CFR 353.1 [Title 7—Agriculture; Subtitle B -- Regulations of the Department of Agriculture; Chapter III -- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture; Part 353 -- Export Certification], phytosanitary certificate is “a certificate (PPQ Form 577) issued by an inspector, giving the phytosanitary condition of domestic plants or unprocessed or unmanufactured plant products based on inspection of the entire lot or representative samples drawn by a Federal or State employee authorized to conduct such sampling.”