eCert – eCertification Platform
Registration link: https://app.ecert.co.za/Account/Register
Video: User Registration
Note: Please use the latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Older versions of Internet Explorer can cause issues when registering and completing your ePhyto.
Registration Link: https://cbr.ecert.co.za/
Video: Central Business Register (CBR)
Video: CBR Business Linking (Audio)
Please Note: Only businesses that have linked you to their business will be available in the drop-down menu. For each business you require in your drop-down menu, you will need to contact the admin(s) of each business. Theses admin(s) of each business in CBR will have to link you as a user in their business or link your business to theirs. Linking a business enables the drop-down to all users belonging to that business.
1.) To enable ePhyto Application users to select ‘CBR Owner Reference’ or ‘CBR Billing Reference’ on Page 4 of the ePhyto Wizard
a.) Link the Business (IE: Freight Forwarder to your business which will be responsible for ePhyto Applications) – (Security Layer 1)
b.) Add the User(s) from the Freight Forwarder responsible for ePhyto Applications under Manage Business Users – (Security Layer 2)
This provides a double layer of security.
Reason: Unauthorised Users (non-linked users) cannot select the CBR Owner Reference or CBR Billing Reference of a business they are not linked to. IE They can not run up a bill on a company they are not authorised to submit ePhyto’s for.
Video: ePhyto Application Walk Through (Audio)
Select the Application Type: Phytosanitary Certificate Agreement: Select the Agreement for the target destination Importing Country (Final Destination): Country Note: If your intended Commodity for Export is not listed please send a request for it to be added via the Support Platform.
1.) The required documents that you will need to upload will differ depending on the Agreement you have selected 2.) There is a 5MB limit for all of the documents uploaded. Please ensure your documents are compressed and are in PDF (preferred) or JPG format.
Note: Please check your documents before uploading and ensure they can be opened. Applications will be rejected if the Inspector can not open the document(s).
1.) Fill in the Flex Fields with the required information IE: Import Permit Number & Date
Consignment Items can be added by clicking on ‘+ Add New Consignment Item’ Or you can do a bulk upload using the Excel Spreadsheet Template.
Note: For Maritime & Airfreight Exports there is a 48 hour time period for Inspectors to review your ePhyto Application. For Cross Border Exports it is 12 hours. Please contact DALRRD if your ePhyto Application has not been reviewed within this period.
Please Note: Phone the Issuing Office first and ensure the system is online. You might be diverted to an alternative Issuing Office for the printing of your Government Printed Phyto Application.
Please Note: You will only need API Access if you have a Vendor System or would like to automate your requests.
1. API Access can be requested via the Central Business Register
2. Menu > API Access > Request API Access
3.) View your API Credentials by going to Menu > View API Access Details and clicking on the search icon located on the left-hand side of the Business details.
Please Note: Ensure your API Credentials are kept safe, the onus is on the Business Administrator to ensure the correct use of these credentials