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Procedure NameExport and Import procedures for Food



Responsible Agency       

Name: Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Light Industry

Address: Government Building IXb,

Bayanzurkh District, Ulaanbaatar 13381,

Enkhtaivnii avenue 16a,



Phone: +(976) 11 261908

Fax: +(976) 11 452554

Legal base of the Procedure

The Food Law

Law on Quarantine Control and Inspection Animals, Plants and Raw Materials of Production at the State Border




Required Documents 


Type of information



State registration certificate 

If the license applicant is a legal entity


A trade agreement directly with the enterprise of the exporting country or with its official contracted distributor



 The food to be imported must be from an enterprise that has certified the introduction of good practices or the control and Food quality management system



Two thirds of the shelf life of imported food shall be valid



To have a dedicated warehouse and vehicle that meet the requirements of standards and technical regulations, or to have a contract with a legal entity or organization that meets these requirements.

7 Requirement specified under Article 10 of the Law on Quarantine Control and Inspection If importing animals, plants, raw materials


Process Steps

Step 1

The Applicant submits a request to the Ministry of food, agrilculture and light industry along with all required documents

Step 2

The Ministry of food, agrilculture and light industry reviews the application 

Step 3

If the application gets approved, Issues the Permit



1. It is prohibitted to used internationally used identification marks, unmarked fortifiers, food additives, pure microbial culture assets if the importer is not registered in accordance with Article 16 of the Food Law.

2. It is prohibited to import food from genetically modified organisms that have not been registered in accordance with Aticle 7.2 of the Food Law.

3. Article 16 of the Food Law states that the state central administrative body in charge of food matters shall register the food produced by fortifying preparations, food additives, pure microbial cultural assets, organic and new technologies in the state registration



The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
This Form applies to the procedure related to Export and Import Permit procedure for Strategic Food, 2019 A/32919-08-202017-10-2020Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Light IndustryThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Export and Import Permit requirement for Food Permit RequirementMinistry of Food, Agriculture, Light IndustryA traders wishing to import and export the food into Mongolia. The permit must be acquired prior to the import, export of the food from the Ministry of food, agriculture and light industry.In order to Importation of Food, the permit must be acquired prior to the import and export of the food. Food shall be exported and imported only by legal entities registered in Mongolia. The Food Law, 201209-09-9999Good