...... J UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
AgricUtural Research Administration
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Washington 25, D. C.
February 7, 1949
B.E.P.Q. 403, Revised, Supplement No. 2
PLANT QUARANT INE !MPOR RESTRICTIONS
REPUBLIC OF FRANCE
Ministerial Order of November 19, 1948
Ministers of Agriculture and of Finance and Economic Affairs
Published in the Official Journal December 4, 1948
SAN JOSE SCALE REGULATIONS
The above order is concerned mainly with imports of living plants and parts
thereof, including fresh fruits, which may carry San Jose scale. Shipments
of lily bulbs from Japan are also included and Japanese beetle mentioned.
There is very little change in orders which have already been made availabl
by the Ministry of Agriculture regarding shipments of plants and fruit from
the United States, It supplements the information on pages 2 and. 8 of
B.E.PQ. 403, Revised.,
LIVING PLANTS AND PARTS THEREOF
Article 1. The importation into France is prohibited of living plants
and parts thereof (trees;. shrubs, nursery products, cuttings and other
plant parts) originating or coming from the following countries where the
presence of Quadraspidiotus perniciosus- (San Jose scale) has been estab-
lished: South AfAic,'aAlgeriA, Germny, Argentina, Austria, Australia,
Canada, Chile, China, Spain, the United. States of America, Hungary, Hawaii,
Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Rumania, Switzerland, the Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics, Uruguay, Yug6slavia and New Zealand. This prohibi-
tion applies to containers which are used for transporting the above items.
Article 2. The entry into France of fresh fruits originating in, or
coming from, countries infested by the San Jose scale, is authorized,
....1, That the entry is made through the customs offices listed in the Order
of June 18, 2948 (See Supplement No. 1 to B.E3P.Q. 403, Revised) or
other ports subsequently designated.
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2. That the shipments be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate in
Form 1 (Identical with EQ-926) issued by competent authorities of the
country of origin guaranteeing that the fruits are not carriers of
San Jose scale.
3. That sanitary inspection be effected at the customs by an agent of the
Plant Protection Service who will grant free entry if the fruits are
found to be healthy, or order their destruction or return abroad in the
Article 3. Deals with regulations affecting countries free from San Jose
Article 4, Derogations to the terms of Article 1 may be made as follows:
1. Under specified conditions, permits may be granted by the Minister of
Agriculture, for the import of live plants or parts thereof, for study
2. Lily bulbs from Japan,
-Article 5. Transit through French territory,
1. Imports must be through customs stations as above.
2. Shipments must be securely packed to prevent leakage, e.g. cases,
barrels, light wooden boxes.
3. Transfers from ship to shore will be under the supervision of the
Plant Protection Service.
Article 6. Refers to countries free from San Jose scale.
Article 7. All previous regulations governing the entry into and. transit
through France of live plants and parts thereof, including fresh fruits,
which may differ from the present Order, are hereby rescinded.
Article 8. Designates responsible officers and states that the Order will
be effective 90 days after its publication i the Official Joutrnal, -The
effective date is therefore March 4, 1949.
Acting Cilefj Bureau of E/omology
and Plant Quarantine