ITATE PLANT HOAM
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Washington, D. C.
B. E. P. Q.--390, Revised July 1, 1939.
PIAT-QUARATI3 ILO0T RESTRICTIONS
BRITISH COLONY AIXD PFDTEOTORATE OF SIERRA LEONE
UNID STATES lARMENITT OF AGRICULTJRE
3ureeu of Entomology and Plant %aarantine
Tashington, D. 0,
B. Z. P. q. 390, Revised. June 16, 1939.
PLANT-UARA TI IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
BRITISH COIIY AND PROTECTORATE OF SIERRA LEONE
This revision of the digest of the plant-quarantine import
-eztrictins of the Brltish Clor and Protectorate of Sierra
ILeone-was rendered necessary by the promlgation of- Order -iaC-oun-
ciil No. 5 of April 11, 1936. It has been prepared for the in-
,form-tion of mrserymen, plant-quarantine off icials, and others-
interested in the exportation. of plants aad plant products to
It was prepared by Farry B. Shaw, Plant Qiarantine Irn-
spector, in Charfe of Foreign Service Information, Division of
Foreign Plant Qiarantines, from the original text of the De-
structive Pests Ordinance, 1924, revision of 1925, and Order
in Council No. 5 of 1936, and reviewed by the Director of Agri-
cuilture of Sierra Leone.
The information contained in this circular is believed to
be correct and complete up to the time of preparation, but it
is not intended to be used independently of, nor as a substitute
for, the original texts, and it is not to be interpreted as legally
Chef. Bu a ofntfom.olo It Qgarutio.
The Destructive Pests Ordinance of February 19, 1912, revision of 1925
(Order in Council No. 5, April 11, 1936)
Short Title of the Order
Article 1. This Order may be cited as the Plant Pests
(Import) Order in Council, 1936.
Art. 2. In this Order the term:
"Plant" includes everything in the nature of a plant
and the fruit, leaves, cuttings, bark, or any
part thereof, whether living or dead, severed or
attached, but shall not include seed, unless spe-
cifically mentioned, nor manufactured products of
plants, nor anything mentioned in this definition
which has been cooked.
"Pest" includes any insect or other invertebrate animal
in any stage of development which may be injurious
to agricultural or horticultural crops; any disease
caused by any fungus, bacterium, virus, or other
organism which may be injurious to agricultural
or horticultural crops.
AL PLANT ARD
Authorized Port of Entry
Art. 3. No person shall land or cause to be landed in
Sierra Leone any plant, including seed, whether by mail or other-
wise, except through the port of Freetown, or such port of en-
try as the Director of Agriculture may allow by permit.
Entry of Soil Prohibited
Art. 4. The landing in Sierra Leone of soil or earth, wheth-
er attached to plants or not, is prohibited except with the written
permission of the Director of Agriculture.
Inspection on Arrival
Art. 5. (1) Any plant or seed, except seed of vegetables
and ornamental plants and builbs, corms, and tubers from temperate
countries, and bananas, cassava, cocormts, coffee, grapes, groundnuats
(peamts), koln., onions, plantains, potatoes, pulses (legmes),
milled rice, sweetpotatoes and yams for consumption, and any
accompanying container landed in Sierra Leone shall, before
being delivered to the consignee or addressee, be detained
and examined by an inspector to determine as far as possible
whether or not any pest is present. Any shipment of plants or
seeds may7 be treated if deemed necessary or, if actually found
infected., may be treated or destroyed without compensation,
Art. 6. Relates to place for inspection or treatm-nt
of imported plants or seeds.
Phytosanitary Certificate Required
Art. 7. All consigr-ments of plants or seeds, from countries
other than Gambia, Gold Coast, and Nigeria, except seeds of vege-
tables and ornamental plants and bulbs, co-ns and tubers from
temperate countries, and bananas, cassava, cocomts, coffee,
grapes, grond-.ts (peanuts), kola, onions, plantains, potatoes,
pulses (legumes), milled rice, sveetpctatoes, and yams for con-
-ption, shall be accompaied by a certificate from the recognized
agricultural authority of the cantry in which the plants or seeds
were grown, certifying freedom from any pest and giving details
of place of origin, field inspection (if agy), treatment (if any),
examination, and descriptions, and consignments not accompanied
by Tach a certificate may, at the discretion of the inspector, be
destroyed without pa$ment of compensation.
-e required certificate shall, so far as practicable, .
'be in the form set forth below, or in a form accepted by the
director of Agricultare as being sbstantially to the like effect.
This is to certify that Othe plants
*a representative sample of the plants
incl-ded in the consignment, of vhich particulars are given below,
were/was thoroughly oxa;.ained on (date) by (nae of inspector)
a duly authorized official of the (name of official organization)
and found to be healthy, no evidence of the presence of any injuriras
insect, pest, or disease destructive to agricultural or horti-
cultural crops having been found in/on them and that the
consignment (including the packing) covered by this certif-
icate has/has not been treated in the following manner (e.g.
fumigated with disinfected with )
* prior to nspection, and that
the plants were inspected in the field by a duly
authorized inspector, on (date)
No. and description of packages
Description of plants
Stated to be grown at
Name and address of consignee
Name of vessel or particulars of route
Date of shipment
Port or place of entry
Additional certificate (if any) attached.
*Strike out words not applicable.
Conditions of Importation
Art. 8. Subject to the provisions of this Order, the
importation of plants and seeds (except seeds from temperate
countries, and bananas, cassava, coconuts (without husk), coffee,
kola, plantains, pulses (legumes), milled rice, sweetpotatoes,
and yams for consumption) shall further be subject to the follow-
From Gambia, Gold Coast, and Nigeria:
(a) Importations of plants and seeds of avocado, cotton
(free from lint), sugarcane, all species of Musa, shall
be permitted only under permit signed by the Director
of Agriculture first obtained, and in accordance
with any special conditions which may be stated
in such permit.
(b) Importation of plants and seeds of cacao, citrus,
guinea corn, maize, mango, millets, rice, tobacco,
shall be restricted to such importations as may be
made for scientific purposes by the Department of
From other countries:
(c) Importations of plants and seeds of cassava, cocont,
kola, sweetpotato, yam, rubber, shall be permitted
only under permit signed by the Director of Agriculture
first obtained and in accordance with any special
conditions which may be stated in such permit.
(d) Importations of plants and seeds of plants set out
below shall be restricted to such importations as
may be made for scientific purposes by the Department
of Agriculture: Avocado, cacao, citrus, coffee, cotton,
ginger, guinea corn, maize, mango, millets, oil-palm,
pineapple, pulses (legumes), rice, sugarcane, tobacco,
all species of M.isa, all'plants from Central America,
South America, West Indies, and other countries in
which witchbroom disease of cacao is known to occur,
which countries may be specified by the Governor by
a notice in the Gazette.
Permits under Articles Three and Four
Art. 9. The Director of agriculture may is'.ae a permit
under article 3 or 4 in such casea as he shall think fit, having
regard to the moans of inspection, treatment, and quaxantinc of
plant imports existing at the port in question.
Issuance of other Permits
Art. 10. The Director of Agriculture shall issue per-
mits under article 8 subject to such conditions and to the taking
of such precautionary measures as he shall deem necessary to
prevent the introduction of any pest, in all cases in which
he is satisfied that the plant or seed in respect of which appli-
cation for a permit has been made is free, or may be rendered
free, from any pest.
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