In order to operate a packing house for agricultural products in the Republic of Cyprus one needs to obtain a Packing House Licence for Agricultural Products by the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.
The term “packing house” covers any premises within which sorting, classification, handling, packaging, labeling and storage of agricultural products (mainly fresh fruits and vegetables) are carried out.
The licence application or licence renewal for operation of packing house can be submitted either electronically through the PSC Cyprus or you can contact directly the competent authority:
Plant Health and Marketing Standards of Agricultural ProductsSector,
Department of Agriculture
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
1412 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel.: +357 22408630, +357408626
Fax: + 357 22408679
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
On-site inspections are carried out in order to ensure that all the prerequisites, mentioned under “eligibility criteria” section are met.
The applicant is informed regarding the authorisation decision within 3 months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted. Upon approval, the applicant needs to pay to the Plant Health and Marketing Standards of Agricultural Products Sector of the Department of Agriculture or Larnaca Port Entry Point or Limassol Port Entry Point or Pafos District office, the relevant fee: