UNITED STATES DEPARTMElT OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of ELtomology and Plant Quarantine
Washington, D. C.
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PL.AT-QUARANTI1E IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
OF T iE
BRITISH GOLD COAST COLONY
This summary of the plant-quarantine import restrictions of
the Gold Coast Colony has been prepared for the information of
nurserymen, plant qu-,rantine officials, and others interested in the
ex-portation of plants and plant products to that country.
It was prepared by Harry B. Shaw, Plant Quarantine Inspector,
in Charge of Foreign Service Infdrmation, Division of Foreign Plant
Quarantines, from the Plants (Injurious Pcts) Ordinance, No. 37,
of December 29, 1923, and Orders promulgated thurender, and
reviewed by the 'Director of Agriculture of the Colony.
The information contains d 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
AVERY S. HOYT,
Acting Chief, Bureau of Entomology and Plant QRuarantine.
PLANT-QUARA.NTIiE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
OF TH E
BRITISH GOLD COAST COLONY
The Plants (Injurious Pests) Ordinance, December 28, 1923.
CONC I SE SU>,&LARY
IMPORTATION PROHIBITED: Nothing.
I1APORTATION1 CO1i DITIONAL
ANY PLANT from Central and South America and the West Indies: Impor-
tation subject to a license from the Director of Ariculture
(Order ITo. 20 of 1930), to prevent the introduction of
FUsarium cubense '. F. Sm., Panwama disease, and Marasmius
perniciosus Stahel, witches' broom.
COCOA (Theobroma cacao L.), COTTON (Gossy-rium spp.), and RU3BER
(:Hevea spp.): Im)ortation from any source subject to a
license from the Director (Ordinrance No. 37 of 1923) to pre-
vent the introduction of Marasmius perniciosus Stahel,
witches' broom; -ieliothis obsoleta Fab., corn ear worm;
diseases likely to affect cocoa.
COLA (Cola spp.), and BANANAS (Musa spp.): Importation from any
source subject to a license from the Director (Order No.
44 of 1926) to prevent the introduction of Fusarium vas-
infectum Atk.; Fusarium cubense 2. F. Sm., and diseases
likely to affect cocoa.
IO1M?.TAT ION UNRES2RI CTED
ALL NIRSERY STOCK, OTHER PLANTS, SEEDS, BULBS, FRUITS AiD VEGETABLES,
other than those above specifically mentioned, may be imported
into this Colony from any country without plant quarantine
ORDINANCE FOR T11 PtEVEITT!ON T.EATL!ENT,
OF PESTS INJURaIOU$ TO PLTTS
(The Plants (Injurious Pests) Ordinance, December
S TORT TITLE
Section 1. This Ordinance may be cited rs "The Plants (In-
jurious Posts) Ordinance, 1923" nd shall become effective January
Sec. 2. "Plant" includes tree, shrub, and any other vegetable
growth, as also any part the.reof.
"Declared plat" .includes cocoa (Theobroma calcao L.), cotton
(GossYTium sp.), n.nd rubber (Hevea sop.) plants, as also any other
plTa)nt vq ;ich may be declared under section 3 to. be a. declared plant;
"Injurious pest" includes any disease, oest, fungus, panrasite,
insect, or animal, 0.eclared under scction 3 to be an injurious pest;
"Prescribed port of entry" includes the ports of Accra and
Seccondee, as also any other Port declared uner section 3 to be a
Tprescrib ed port of entry.
POVER Oil GOVERNOR TO DECLARE PLANTS
Sec. 3. It shall be lavrful for the Govurnor by Order under
hi s hand:
(1) To declare any. plant to be a "declared plant";
(2) To declare any disease, pcst, fuigus, parasite, insect,
or animil, to be an injurious ocst;
(3) To declare any port of the Colony to be a "prescribed
Dort of entry";
(4) To prescribe any treatment of an injurious pest and any
treatment or destruction of a declared plAnt to be a
"prescribed treatment", for the purposes of this Ordinance.
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Sc.e. 4. No person shall import into the Colony any declared
plant except at a prescribed Tort of entry, namely, Accra Pnd Seccon-
Scc. 5. (i) No person shall import into the Colony any of
the following articles or materials except under license of the
Director of J.;riculture:
(a) Declared plants;
(b) Wrapings, cases, packages, or other coverings
which contain or have contained declared plants;
(c) Soil or earth;
(d) Wrap 4ngs, cases, packages, or other covering hich
contain or have contained soil or earth;
(e) Aiiy article or material of ,;'hatever kind packed
with such soil or plant.
Paragraphs 2 anO. 3 relate to the character of licenses and
authorize the seizure of shipments imroorted contrary to' the regula-
Secs. 6 to 14. Insular administration of the Ordinance,
GCV-T7iO2 E &U-REOY _D TO fA:I.K PGUL TONSOS
Sec. 15. It shall oe lawful for the Governor in Council to
make regulations for the further, better, or more convenient effectua-
tion of any of the provisions or -purposes of this Orcdinance.