The main tasks of the phytosanitary department are․
Detection of quarantine pests of plants in the territory of the Republic of Armenia;
ensuring the processes of import, export, storage, transportation, sale, application of pesticides and agrochemicals in accordance with the provisions established by the legislation of the Republic of Armenia;
detection and prevention of violations of the requirements established by legal acts regulating the sphere of phytosanitary.
Main functions of the phytosanitary department․
1) Organization and participation in the implementation of state control over the processes of import, export, storage, transportation, sale of pesticides and agrochemicals, as well as coordination and direction of work;
2) Organization and coordination of phytosanitary monitoring activities carried out to detect quarantine organisms in the territory of the Republic of Armenia and prevent their further spread.
3) Organization and coordination of activities to prohibit sale of unregistered, expired, low-quality and banned pesticides in the Republic of Armenia.
4) Summing up the work done by the Inspection body's marz centers, identifying problems and making proposals for their solution․