Livestock farmers in the country are requested to keep a close watch on the health of their animals after feeding Karma Feeds and report any untoward incidents to the nearest DoL or BAFRA office for further investigation.


Animal Biosecurity

  1. Welfare Standards for Transport of Animals
  2. Standards of laboratory for collection and processing of semen
  3. Standards of construction and operation of designated farm
  4. Standards for pedigree and breeding parameters of livestock meant for breeding, semen and embryo production
  5. Standards for animal feeds and establishments related to production, storage and marketing
  6. Minimum standard for meat retailing and transportation
  7. Standards for Different Category of Abattoir

Plant Biosecurity

  1. Hazelnut Plant Standard
  2. Seedling Standard for Coffee
  3. Minimum Seed standards of Bhutan 2019
  4. Standards for Slip(Cardamom) and Rhizome(Ginger) standards

Food Safety

  1. Executive Order-Mandatory Food Standards
  2. Bhutan Technical Regulation for Street Vended Foods
  3. Bhutan Technical Regulation for Red Rice
  4. Bhutan Standard for Natural Mineral Water
  5. Bhutan Technical Regulation for Maize and Maize Products
  6. Bhutan Technical Regulation for Home Processed Pickles
  7. General Standard for Food Hygiene
  8. Bhutan Technical Regulation for Dried Fish and Dried Salted Fish
  9. Bhutan Technical Regulation for Chilli and Chilli Powder
  10. BhutanGAP Standard
  11. Bhutan Technical Regulation for Animal Meat and Co-products
  12. Consolidated Technical Regulations BMS 13-22 (2018)
  13. Minimum Standard Requirement for Street Food Vendors
  14. Minimum Standards for Establishment and Operation of Temporary Food Stalls
  15. Technical Regulation: BMS-012017 PESTICIDE__RESIDUES_IN_FOOD
  16. Technical Regulation: BMS-022017 VETERINARY__DRUG_RESIDUES_IN_FOOD
  17. Technical Regulation: BMS-032017 FOOD ADDITIVES
  18. Technical Regulation: BMS-042017 MYCOTOXINS_IN_FOOD
  19. Technical Regulation: BMS-052017 HEAVY_METALS__IN_FOOD
  20. Technical Regulation: BMS-062017 HONEY
  21. Technical Regulation: BMS-072017 MILK
  22. Technical Regulation: BMS-082017 BUTTER
  23. Technical Regulation: BMS-092017 LOCAL_CHEESE
  24. Technical Regulation: BMS-102017 TABLE_EGGS
  25. Technical Regulation: BMS-112017 GENERAL FRUIT JUICES AND NECTORS
  26. Technical Regulation: BMS-122017 LABELLING_OF_PREPACKAGED_FOODS
  27. Bhutan Organic Standard 2019




  1. BAFRA-CS: Food Product Certification Scheme



Import of animals/plants and their products are allowed into the country with prior approval and obtaining Import Permit from BAFRA. At arrival at the point of entry, the consignment intended for import must be accompanied with a Phytosanitary Certificate for plant consignment and Zoo-sanitary Certificate for animal consignment...more

The primary mandates of Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) is to implement effective biosecurity measures to protect the agriculture farming system including animal health, and public health from risks of entry, establishment and spread of exotic and or notifiable pests and diseases. Thus, a major role is placed...more

BAFRA facilitates the export of plant and plant products by issuing the certificates as per the requirements of the importing country following the procedure below...more

BAFRA issues food handlers license after a health interview, training on food safety, and signing an undertaking that the food handler and all those under their supervision avoid themselves from handling food under certain conditions of illness as listed below...more

A person who intends to operate a food business requires a food safety license from BAFRA. BAFRA issues food safety licence to a food business that complies with BAFRA GHP/GMP Criteria  for Licensing of food business. To obtain a food safety licence...more

To provide food testing services to the regulators, food businesses and the general public, National Food Testing Laboratory was established, and it has following testing facilities..more

BAFRA provides product certification services to support the farmers, industries and commerce in Bhutan for market access and trade facilitation. BAFRA implements product certification in conformity with ISO IEC 17065:2012 to provide a third party mark of certification. Our certification services will enable you...more


1. Bhutan Biosafety Clearing House (BBCH)
2. Regulated Plant Pests and Diseases Database
3. Laboratory Information Management System

4. Bhutan Bio-security and Food Safety System

5. SPS Portal


  1. Ministry of Agriculture and Forests
  2. Ministry of Economic Affairs
  3. Ministry of Education
  4. Ministry of Finance
  5. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  6. Ministry of Health
  7. Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs
  8. Ministry of Information and Communications
  9. Ministry of Labour Human Resources
  10. Ministry of Works and Human Settlement
  11. Royal Civil Service Commission
  12. Royal Audit Authority
  13. Bhutan Standards Bureau
  14. Drug Regulatory Authority
  15. G2C
  16. Election Commission of Bhutan
  17. Anticorruption Commission


  1. Codex Alimentarius Commission
  2. International Plant Protection Convention
  3. Internal Organization for Animal Health
  4. World Health Organization
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations
  6. World Food Programme


Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Post Box: 1071, 

Thimphu, Bhutan, Tel: +975-02-327031/325790 Fax: +975-02-327032/335540