The Plant Protection Station, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), announces the change of its paper of the Phytosanitary Certificate and Phytosanitary Certificate for Re-export (PCs). Issuance of PCs on new paper will start from October 1st, 2013. New paper will be introduced taking into security consideration. Characteristics of the new paper are as follows: - Words of ‘農林水産省植物防疫所 JAPANESE GOVERNMENT MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE FORESTRY AND FISHERIES PLANT PROTECTION STATION’ are printed with very small yellowish green letters on the whole paper. - Two paulownia crests are watermarked on the paper. - When the paper is copied, words of‘COPY 複写’will appear on the copied paper. Please note that there is no change for the format of the PCs. Current paper will be used until the issuance of PCs on September 30th, 2013. The specimens (jpeg files) of the new paper(PC) and the new paper(re-export PC) are attached for ready reference.
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