Plant-quarantine import restrictions of the colony of the Bahama Islands, B.W.I

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Plant-quarantine import restrictions of the colony of the Bahama Islands, B.W.I
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United States -- Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
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UNITED STATES DEPARTINT OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
I7ashington, D. C.


B. E. P. Q.--378


July 10, 1935.


PLANT-QUARANTINE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS

OF THE

COLOrNY OF THE BAHAA ISLANDS, B. "7. I.

















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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
'Jashington, D. C.







B. E. P. Q.--378 July 10, 1935.



PLANT-QUARANTINE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS

OF TIMHE

COLO nY OF THE BAHAMA. ISLANDS, B. 7. I.


This summary of the plant-quarantine import restrictions of the
Colony of the Bahama Islands, B. U7. I., has been prepared for the in-
formation of nurserymen, plant quarantine officials, and others in-
terested in the exportation of plants and plant products to that
Colony.

It was prepared by Harry B. Shaw, Pathologist in Charge, For-
eign Service Information, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine,
from the texts of the Plants Protection Act, 1916, and of the Rules
promulgated thereunder, and reviewed by the Agricultural Instructor,
Agricultural and Marine Products Board, of the Colony.

The information contained in this circular is believed to be
correct and complete up to the time of preparation, but it is not in-
tended to be used independently of, nor as a substitute for, the
original texts, and it is not to be interpreted as legally authori-
tative. The original legislation should be consulted for the exact
texts.




LE A. STRONG,
Chief, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine.







PLANT-QUARANTINE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS


0F IEE

COLONY OF TH3 BAHAA ISLANDS, B. T. I.


C0ITCISE SIM-.IRY

Under the provisions of the Plants Protection Act, 1916, the
Governor in Council, upon recommendation of the Board, may absolutely
or conditionally prohibit the importation of any plant material from
any country or place.

The Proclamation of January 22, 1917, prohibits the importa-
tion of pineapple slips (Ananas sativus Schult.) from the islands of
Cuba and Jamaica. (See p. 5.)

The Proclamation of April 30, 1918, prohibits the importation
into the Colony of plantain and banana plants (Musa spp.) from any
source. (See p. 5.)

Plants, fruits, and vegetables from the State of Florida, U. S. A.,
must be accompanied by a certificate issued by the United States Fed-
eral Department of Agriculture affirming that the products concerned
were produced and packed in an area in which no Mediterranean frait fly
has been found. (See p. 5.)

Except as indicated above, the importation of fruits and vege-
tables for consumption as food is not restricted.

All plants (as defined in section 2 of the Act), offered for
entry into the Colony, shall be delivered to the Comptroller of Customs
for examination by an inspector, with treatment according to the find-
ings. However, inspection may be waived if the plants are accompanied
by a certificate issued by a State authority at the place from which the
plants were exported, affirming that the place from which the plants
have come is free from any harmful or dangerous disease.



BASIO LEGISLATION

Plants Protection Act, 1916. (Aug. I, 1916)

Section 1. This Act may be cited as the Plants Protection Act.


DEFINITIONS

Sec. 2. The following definitions are included In this sec-
tion:






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(a) "Plant" includes tree, shrub, herb, or vegetable; cut-
tin[s, bulbs, seeds, berries, buds, and grafts; the fruit
or product of any plant; the root, trunk, stem, branch, or
leaf of any plant; and the whole or any part of any grow-
ing, dying, or dead plant, including emptied pods, husks,
or skins; but it shall not be deemed to include imported
vegetables or fruit intended for consumption as food and
not for propagation.

(b) "Plant disease" means any deterioration or destruction of
plants or parts of plants capable of being communicated to
other plants or parts of plants, whether such deterioration
or destruction be due to disease, insects, blight, ifungus,
or any other cause.

(c) "Packages" includes boxes, coverings, wrappers, earth,
soil, or anything whatsoever in which plants are imported.

(d) "Board" means the Board established under the Agricultural
and Marine Products Board Act, or any Act constituting such
a board.

Sec. 3. Empowers the Governor to appoint inspectors.


PLATS MAY BE IMPORTED ONLY SUBJECT TO 'IZ UJLES

Sec. 4. No plants whatsoever, nor the packages thereof shall be
imported into the Colony except under and subject to the rules.


GOVERNOR EIMO1TERD TO RESTRICT OR PROHIBIT EMTRY OF PLAITS

Sec. 5. The Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the
Board established under the Agricultural and Marine Products Board Act
may by proclamation absolutely or conditionally prohibit the importa-
tion, directly or indirectly, from any country or place, of any plants
or any article packed therewith, or any package which in the opinion
of the Governor in Council are, or are likely to be, means of introduc-
ina any plant disease ;nto the Colony; or prohibit for such time as may
be named in the proclamation the importation of any plants or the pack-
ages thereof at any ports of the Colony therein named.


BOARD AUTHORIZED TO MAIK RULES

Sec. 6. The Board, with the approval of the Governor in Council,
may make rules in respect of the importation, detention, examination,
removal, and treatment before, at, or after importation or landing of ax






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plants or articles packed therewith, or anypackages to which this Act
applies; the cleansing, disinfection, purification, and treatment of the
same; the destruction of the same before, at, or after the landing of
the same, if such destruction be necessary in the opinion of the Board.



RULES PROMLGATED UNDER MHE AUTHORITY

OF THE PLANTS PROTECTION ACT

(Approved by the Governor in Council Oct. 2, 1916)


CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Article 1. No plants whatsoever, as defined by the Act, nor the
packages that contain the same, shall be imported into the Colony except
under the following conditions:


AUTHORIZED PORT OF ENTRY

(a) All such plants and packages shall be landed at the
port of Nassau, except when permission has beeti obtained
from the Board to land the same at any other port or
place in the Colony, upon such conditions as may be de-
termined by the Board.


SHIPIMETS TO BE DELIVERY TO COMPTROLLER OF CUSTOMS

(b) All such plants and packages shall be delivered up by
the importer to the Comptroller of Customs, who shall
cause them to be conveyed to such place as shall be
determined by the Board, and the Comptroller may also
for such purpose take charge of any such plants and
packages immediately on their arrival in the Colony,
and prior to the delivery thereof to the importer.
Upon such delivery the Comptroller shall give to the
importer a receipt showing the time and date of such
delivery.


DISINFECTION M1AY BE WAIVED IF PTYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE PRESSITED

Art. 2. If the importer of any plants imported under these rules
produces to the Board a certificate of a recognized State authority at
the place from which such plants .core exported that the nursery, planta-




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tion, field, or land from which the plants have come is free from any
harmful or dangerous disease, such plants and the packages that con-
tain the same will be delivered to the importer without undergoing any
process of fumigation or disinfection[, unless the Board deem it other-
wise necessary. If no such certificate is produced, it shall be the
duty of the inspector to examine such plants and packages, and if he
is satisfied that they are free from any harmful or dangerous disease
he shall, on obtaining the authority of the Chairman of the Board, de-
liver the same to the importer.


IMPORTED PLANT MlATERIAL MAY BE DISINFECTED

Art. 3. If the Board deem it necessary, any plants and pack-
ages imported under these rules may be fumigated, disinfected, cleansed,
purified, and treated in such manner and under such condition as the
Board may consider adequate for the destruction of any vegetable or
insect pests that may possibly be on or among such plants and packages.
No liability shall attach to the Board in respect of any damage occa-
sioned by such treatment.

Art. 4. All plants and packages imported under these rules may
be seized by and forfeited to the Board, and may be destroyed or other-
wise dealt with as the Governor in Council may direct.

Art. 5. All plants and packages shall be moved from any place
of fumigation or other treatment by the importer within 24 hours after
he has been required by the Board to remove the same. Failing such re-
moval, the Governor in Council shall be at liberty to order the destruc-
tion of such plants and packages or deal otherwise with them at the
discretion of the Board.


PROCEDURE FOR MAIL SHIPMNTS

It is required that the importer of plants shipped to the Colony
by mail shall at once notify an inspector and the postal official also
shall notify the inspector within 24 hours of the arrival of the ship-
ment. The importer shall not take possession of such a shipment until
an inspector's certificate has been issued. Mail shipments of plants
shall be treated in accordance with the provisions of article 3, if deer
necessary,
S


CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN REQUIRED FOR PLAIT ILTIAL FROM FLORIDA

(Proclamation gazetted Oct. 12, 1929)

Whereas the Proclamation of July 31, 1929, prohibited the impor-




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station of plants, fruits, or vegetables into the. Colony from the State
of Florida, U. S. A., until October 31, 1929, the said prohibition is
hereby varied to the extent "that until further notice the importation
into the Bahama Islands, directly or indirectly, from any port or place
in the said State of Florida, of the said products is prohibited unless
they are accompanied by a certificate issued by. the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture affirming that they have been produced and packed
in an area in which no Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata Wied.)
has been found.


IMPORTATION OF PINEAPPLE SLIPS PROHIBITED

FROM CUBA AND JAMAICA

(Proclamation of Jan. 22, 1917)

The importation of pineapple slips (Ananas sativus Schult.)
from the islands of Cuba and Jamaica is hereby absolutely prohibited
to prevent the introduction of the pineapple weevil (Metamasius ritchiei
Marshall).


IMPORTATION OF BANANAS AND PLAICTAINS PROHIBITED

(Proclamation of Apr. 30, 1918)

The importation of plantain and banana plants (Musa spp.) into the
Colony is absolutely prohibited to prevent the introduction of the banana
root borer (Cosmpolites sordidus Germ.).