eCert – eCertification Platform
This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to complete an application for a Phytosanitary Certificate on the eCert platform. An application for a Phytosanitary Certificate will be completed by users wanting to export agricultural products.
The eCert application can be accessed via the URL: https://app.ecert.co.za
To be able to complete a Phytosanitary Certificate Application a user must be registered on the User Authentication Service (UAS).
If you are not already registered as a user on the UAS then please do so on your platform first, for the fruit sector this will be PhytClean or via eCert (Refer to Register New User on User Authentication Service (UAS) Guide)
You will then be able to fill in an application using a wizard-like system.
To complete the agreement, use the drop-down arrows as highlighted in Figure 2.
Please note: This is a search tool that can be used to search for specific information. It is included in each dropdown.
The Agreement selected will dictate what type of documents need to be uploaded and/or printed. These documents will be printed together with the Phytosanitary Certificate.
This screen is used to capture flexible data that may be required for certain markets. Flexi Field data captured will go into the additional declarations on the Phytosanitary Certificate.
Please Note: Payment Type is a required field, please select “Account or Cash” payment type and press Next.
If the CBR Ref is missing from the drop-down list and you are the owner of the company, then you will need to register your company on the CBR first. Refer to the Register New Business on CBR User Guide on how to do this.
You can add consignment items by either using the +Add New Consignment Item tab or by Upload Excel File.
Please note: To see the Packaging section and Update you will have to scroll down.
To view all properties of the Trade Units, on the grid, use the scrollbar (pointed out in Figure 17) and scroll to the right.
Each line item that you would have had on the addendum per pallet (for fruit) would be captured as a trade unit. For example, if you have 20 pallets you will have 20 records in the grid above (Figure 17).
Please Note: Agreeing to customize the printed certificate can result in a “Rejection status” of your Phyto if any data is captured incorrectly
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Please Note: You will have to change the status of the application to Submitted so that the DALRRD Inspectors can view the application and approve or reject it.