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. In-Country Livestock Biosecurity Guidelines
  2. Animal Quarantine Station Operation Manual
  3. Protocol for import of animal and poultry feeds
  4. Protocol for import of breeding animals
  5. Protocol for Import of day-old chicks and hatching eggs
  6. Protocol for import of dressed and frozen chicken
  7. Protocol for import of fresh livestock products
  8. Protocol for import of livestock for processing
  9. Protocol for import of ornamental fish
  10. Protocol-for-import-of-pet-dogs-and-cats
  11. Protocol for import of processed livestock products
  12. Protocol for import of table eggs
  13. Protocol for import of dry fish and crustacean

Plant Biosecurity

  1. Guidelines for Field and Seed Inspection
  2. Guideline on Import of Soil for Industrial & Commercial Purpose other than Agricultural Use 2019
  3. Pesticides Guidelines 2019
  4. Released varieties 2017

Food Safety

  1. Procedural Manual for Codex Bhutan
  2. BAFRA’s Licensing Process for Food Business
  3. Simplified process flow for issuance of Food Safety License
  4. Criteria for Good Hygienic and Manufacturing Practices for Licensing of Food Business
  5. Risk based Inspection and Sampling Manual for Imported Food Commodities 2019
  6. Guideline for Import of Food into Bhutan and Good Importing Practices 2018
  7. Food Recall Manual 2017
  8. Food Safety Investigation Manual 2016
  9. Food Handler Training Manual 2008
  10. Food Handlers’ Training Manual for Food Processing Units 2014
  11. Training Manual for Meat Handlers 2014
  12. Training Manual for Street Food Vendors 2014
  13. Guideline for Food Safety and Quality Management of National Food Security Reserve 2020
  14. Hygiene and Safety Guidelines for Food Business Operators and Consumers during COVID-19 Pandemic


  1. Guideline on Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants
  2. Guidelines for handling applications Edition 2014
  3. Guidelines for Inspection and Monitoring of GMOs/LMOs
  4. Manual for training workshop on GMO LMO-Handling of Applications and Inspection
  5. Risk Assessment of Food and Feed Products Derived from Genetically Modified Plants


  1. BAFRA-CS: Guideline for clients on Food Product Certification
  2. BAFRA-CS: Simplified Process flow – Food Product Certification
  3. BAFRA-CS: Guidance for clients enquiring about product certification
  4. BAFRA-CS: Guidance on use of BAFRA Standard Mark
  5. BAFRA-CS: Product certification information brochure
  6. BAFRA-CS: Procedure for use of License Certificate and Mark of Conformity
  7. BAFRA-CS: Procedure for handling complaints
  8. BAFRA-CS: Procedure for handling appeals
  9. BAFRA-CS: Procedure for termination, reduction, suspension or withdrawal of certification

BAFRA-CS: Procedure for re-certification/renewal



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