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United States Department of Agriculture

BUREAU OF ENTOMOLOGY AND PLANT QUARANTINE


MODIFICATION OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLE
QUARANTINE REGULATIONS

QUARANTINE NO. 56


INTRODUCTORY NOTE

Iis.-i,-rion of fruits and vegetables offered for entry from Newfoundlamd
during the period since the promulgation of Quarantine No. 56. the Fruit and
Vegetable Quarantine, effective November 1, 1923, indicates that importations
of fruits andl vegetables from Newfoundland can be safely permitted on a basis
comparable to those from Canada. The present revision of the regulations
supplemental to Quarantine No. 56 is made therefore to place The entry of
fruits and vegetables from Newfoundland and its mainland territory of Labra-
dor on the same status as those from Canada, with the exception of potatoes,
which have long been and still are excluded from Newfoundland on account
of potato wart.
Avnyr S. HoYT.
:Ar'ti,'ng Chief, Bureau of Enitomology and Plant Quarantine.


AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS SUPPLE-
MENTAL TO NOTICE OF QUARANTINE NO. 56, AS REVISED EFFEC-
TIVE DECEMBER 1, 1936, GOVERNING THE IMPORTATION OF FRUITS
AND VEGETABLES INTO THE UNITED STATES
[Approved February 24, 1940; effective February 27, 1940]
Under authority conferred by the Plant Quarantine Act of August 20, 1912
.37 Stat. 315), as amended, it is ordered that regulation 2 (Sec. 319.56-2) of
the Rules and Regulations supplemental to Notice of Quarantine No. 56 (Sec.
319.56), governing the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United
States, as revised effective December 1, 1936, be, and the same is hereby,
amended to read as follows:
Regulation 2

SEC. 319.56-2. Restrictions on entry of fruit.s and regetables.-All importa-
tions of fruits and vegetables must he free from plants or portions of plants,
as defined in regulation 1 (b) (Sec. 319.56-1 (b)).
Dried, cured, or processed fruits and vegetables (except frozen fruits and
vegetables), including cured figs, and dates, raisins, nuts, and dry beans and
peas, may be imported without permit or other compliance with these regula-
tions: Provided, That any such articles may he made subject to entry only under
permit and on compliance with the safeguards to be prescribed therein, when
It shall be determined by the Secretary if Agriculture that the condition of
drying, curing, or processing to which they have been subjected may not entirely
-limninate risk. Such determination with respect to any such article., shall
become effective after due notice.
Except as restricted, as to certain countries and districts, by special quar-
antines and other orders now in force and by such restrictive orders -q may
hereafter be promulgated, the following fruits may bie imported from all coun-
tries under permit and on compliance with these regulations: Bananas, pinl-
SSee list of current quarantlnea and othlr restrictive orders arnd miscellaneous regula-
i,,'.ns. obtainable on request from the Burpneau of Fntomrology anrid I'lnnt Quarantine.
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aqi1les, Icmons, and sour limes. GrapeI s of the luropeain or vinifera type
and any vegetable, except as restricted by special quarantine as indicated
above, may be imported from any ('country under permit and on compliance
with these regulations, at such ports as shall be authorized in the permits, on
presentation of evidence satisfactory to the United States Department of
Agriculture that such grapes and vegetable. are not attacked in the country
of origin by injurious insects, including fruit and melonflies (Trypetidae), or
that their importation from definite areas or districts under approved safeguards
prescribed in the permits can be authorized without risk.
The following additions and exceptions are authorized for the countries
concerned to the fruits and vegetables listed in the preceding paragraph:
Provided, That as to such additions and exceptions, the issuance of permits may
be conditioned on presentation of evidence satisfactory to the United States
Department of Agriculture that such fruits and vegetables are not attacked
in the country of origin by injurious insects, including fruitflies and melonflies;
or that their importation from definite areas or districts under approved
,-afeguards prescribed in the permits can be authorized without risk.
Frozen or treated fruits and vegetables from all countries.-Upon compliance
with these regulations and with such conditions as may be prescribed by the
Chief of the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, fruits and vegetables
which have been treated, or arc to be treated, under the supervision of a plant
quarantine inspector of the Department, will be permitted entry under permit
at such ports as may be specified in the permit, when, in the judgment of the
Chief of the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, such importation
may be permitted without pest risk.
Common wealth of Australia-States of Victoria, South Australia, and Tas-
mnania.-Upon compliance with these regulations, fruits other than those listed
in the second and third paragraphs of this regulation may be imported from
the States of Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania under such conditions
and at such ports as may be designated in the permits.
New Zealand.-Upon compliance with these regulations, fruits other than
those listed in the second and third paragraphs of this regulation may be
imported from New Zealand under such conditions and at such ports as may
be designated in the permits.
Japan.-Upon compliance with the regulations under Quarantine No. 28 (Sec.
319.28), oranges of the mandarin class, including satsuma and tangerine
varieties, may be imported from Japan at the port of Seattle and such other
northern ports as may be designated in the permits.
MAexico.-Potatoes may be imported from Mexico upon compliance with the
regulations issued under the order of December 2, 1913 (Sees. 321.1 to 321.8).
Argcntina.-Upon compliance with these regulations, fruits other than those
listed in the second and third paragraphs of this regulation may be imported
from Argentina under such conditions and at such ports as may be designated
in the permits.
Chile.-Upon compliance with these regulations, fruits other than those listed
in the second and third paragraphs of this regulation may be imported from
Chile under such conditions and at such ports as may be designated in the
permits.
West Indies.-Upon compliance with these regulations all citrus fruits from
the West Indies may be permitted entry at such ports as may be designated
in the permits.
Jamnaica.-Entry of pineapples from Jamaica is restricted to the port of New
York or such other northern ports as may be designated in the permits.
Canada, and Newfoaundland, including its mainland territory of Labra4dor.-
Fruits and vegetables grown in the Dominion of Canada and in Newfoundland,"
including its mainland territory of Labrador, may be imported into the United
States from these countries free from any restrictions whatsoever under these
regulations.
General.-In addition to the fruits, the entry of which is provided for in the
preceding paragraphs of this regulation, such specialties as hothouse-grown
fruits and other special fruits, which can be accepted by the United States De-
partment of Agriculture as free from risk of carrying injurious insects,
2The importation of potatoes into the United States is governed by the regulations
issued under the order of December 22, 1013 (Sees. 321.1 to 321.8).









including fruitflies (Trypetidae), may be imported under such conditions and
at such ports as may be designated in the permits.
This amendment shall be effective on and after February 27, 1940.
fyDone at the city of Washington ibthis 24th day of Felb-
ruary 1940.
Witness my hand and the seal of the United States Depar-
ment of Agriculture.
SS H. A. WALLACE,
Secretary of Agrioulture.


V. I. OVIRHENINT PRINTING OFFICEm 1940




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