UNITED STATES DEPARTiVENT OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant quarantine
B. E. P. Q. --- 391, Revised
February 19, 1938.
PLANT-QU ,T INE IMvPORT RESTRICTIONS
ERITISH GOLD COAST COLIY
(Applicable also to British Togoland)
UJ CITED STATES DEPA:TIMqNT OF AGRICULTJRE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
B.E.P.Q.--391, Revised February 19, 1938.
PLANT-QJUARAI.T TINE Ii0ORT RESTRICTIONS
BRITISH GOLD COAST COLON',Y
This digest of the plant-quarantine import restrictions of
the Gold Coast Colony has been prepared for the information of nursery-
men, plant-quarantine officials, and others interested in the exporta-
tion of plants and glant products to that country.
The present revision of the ori-ginal Su:rary of March 19, 1936,
became necessary to umbody thu provisions of new legislation, namely,
the Inortation of Plants Regulation Ordinance, No. 18 of March 28,
1936, and the imortet'in of Plants Regulations, No. 25 of May 6, 1936.
This digest has been reviev:ed by the Director of Agriculture of the
Gold Coast Colony.
The information herein contained is believed to be correct
and complete up to the time of preparation, but it is not intended to
be used indepeni-ntly of, nor as a substitute for, the original texts
and it is not to be interpreted as legally authoritative.
LE A. STRON-
Chief, Bureau f Entomology an Plant Quarantine
PLAL1T-.4U,1_.PATiiE I2 0T RESTRiCTIONS
BRITISH GOLD COAST COLO]Yf
(Applicable also to British Togoland)
BASIC LEGI SLATION
Importation of Plant Regulation Ordinance, No. 18 of March 28, 1936.
Section 1. This Ordinance mny be cited as the Importation of
Plents Ruolation Ordinance, 1936, and shall apply to the Gold Coast.
Sec. 2. D finitions.
"Plant? includes everything in the r~ture cf c. oi-nt, ,-,nd the fruit,
leaves, cuttings, bar_, or any ,)rrt thereof ;.h-atsoever, living
or dead, severed or attached, b.it does not i nude seed, unless
sf r, cifically nor .ntio.a, n'r .a. lectured pro-.ts of plants, nor
an-ything mentioned in this d~flltion that &as been cooked.
"Pest" --res any insect o&r- other invortebrate animal that may be
i n.arious to 'riculturai or horticult r'jI czos.
"Plant dise& so" raE ns a .-y disease caused by fungv, bacte-rium, virus,
or other orgnism thot may bm injurious $o aricultural or
Suc. 4. E~izcnv- rs the Govurnor in Council to make regulations for:
(a) Prohioiting, rstrictin,, or regulating the i'portation into the
Gold Coast of plants, seeds, soil, manure, containers, straw, and
other packing material or any other similar goods or things.
RE G-LAT i0 NS
(Yo. 25 of May 6, 1936)
Article 1. These regulations may be cited as the Importation of
Plants Regaltions, 1936.
Plant Interchenge Schedule
Art. 2. (1) In these regulations "The Plant Interchange Schedule"
means a list of West African countries in respect of which agreements have
been made with the Government of the Gold Coast concerning the making and
enforcement in such countries and the Gold Coast of regulations governing
the interchange of plants end. seeds of plants.
Authorized Ports of Entry
Art. 3. No oerson shall import or cause to be imported into the Gold
Coast any pl'..nt or seed except by mail or through the following ports
of entry: Accra, linneba, Cap3 Coast, Stltpond, Takoradi.
Art. 4. The following plants, produce, and seeds shall not be imported
into the ColI Coast:
(E) All plants in soil or in any material of which soil forms a part.
(b) All plants from Central America, South America, and Trinidad, and
other countries in which witchjsi-broom disease of cocoa (Marasmius
Perniciosuz) is known to occur, which are specified by the Governor
by a notice ir i he Gazette, except plants required and imported by the
Department of Atpriculture for scientific purposes.
(c) Zll coconuts in husk from Centr)l and South Aerica, Trinidad and
Tobago, Grenada, and St. Vincent (West Indies).
(d) All coffee in cherry unless acco,panied by a certificate 6f freedom
from mealy-.pod disease issued by the Government agricultural authority
of the country of export.
(e) All cottonseed except such as may be required and imported by the
Depart;.ient of Agriculture for scientific purposes.
Plnts :nd PlFbnt Products Subject to Examiliation.
Art. 5. (1) Any plant or seed, except seeds, bulbs, tubers, or
corms of vegotahles or orimenta.1 pl.Iants from temperate countries, or
dry hulled rice, coffee or pulses (legumes) for consumption, end '7ny
accompanying container brought to the Gold Coast by steamer, mail, or
axiy other channel imy, before being delivered to the consignee or
addressee, be ex:.mined by a customs officer to determine Vhether the
plant or sd a p3ars to be one whose importation is forbidden or
subject to preca utions in accordance with these regulations.
Disposa,,ol of Inf :cted Plants
Art. 5 (3) Akiy plrnt or seed found actually infected by eny pest
or plant disoase shll, togeth .r with ll other articles in the same
receptacle, ,-.nd .ll pceckin mterial, be destroyed oy the inspector
without delay, but if the inspector considers th' t such plants, seeds, etc.,
con be so treated as entirely to eradicate the post or plant disease he
may ceuse such treatment to be a,)plied at the consignee's e:pense.
Provisions Governing the imortation of Plints -,nd Seeds'
Art. 3. Subject to the Jprovisions of the regulations, the importa-
tion of plaints _nd seeds of plants shall be governed by the following
(&) l:porttiJns of plants and seeds of Schedule I, group A, namely,
cocoa, cotton, ccssw, oil p.rims ,nd all s,)cies of Musa and of
Citrus shall be per::mitted from countries included in the Plant
Interchan e Schedule ox- ly under permit signed by the Director of
Agricalturt first obtained, ,nd in accordance with -ny special
conditions viAch may be stated in such permit.
ILport Permit Required
(b) Importations of plants and seeds of Schedule !, group A, namely,
cocoa, cotton, cassava, oil palms, all species of Musa and Citrus
and of Sciedale I, group B, namjly, coconut, cola, coffee (except
hulled end dried berries for consumption), ground nuts (peanuts),
yami-s, rice (except hulled rice for consumption), pulses (except dry
shelled seeds for consumption guinea corn (broomcorn), millets,
maize, and r-ibber, from countries other than those of the Plant
IntercLaene Schedule, shall be permitted only under permit signed by the
Director of Agriculture first obtained and in accordance with any
special conditions stated in the permit.
Sich ... r' shll be granted for plan ts of cocoa, cotton,
cassava, oil '(aims and ell species of Musa and _Citrus only when
needed for special scientific purposes and when the Director of
Agriculture is satisfied that the plants will be grown under the
observation of a person with special knowledge of the pests and
diseases of plants end under sach conditions as should preclude
any possibility of the introduction of any dangerous pest or
(c) Importations of plants and seeds of plants of group B,
Schedule I shall be permitted from countrLs included in the
Plant Interch1ange Schedule.
Art. 7. Aaolications for permits shall be made in writing to the
Director of Agriculture in advance of the shipment in order that the
conditions of entry may be ascertained and, where necessary, transmitted
to the shipper.
Art. 8. Pertains to the form in which permits are issued.
Phytosanitary Certificates Ma.y Be Prescribed
Art. 9. Health certificates required from govormment agricultural
authorities to acco:..pany imports by azy per,-,it issued under these
regulations shall so far s practicable be in the form set out hereafter,
or in C form accepted by the Director of Agriculture as being
substantially to the like effect.
This is to certify that the living pl-nts or olent products
a representative simple of the
living plants or plant products included in the consignment, of which
particulars are given belowv were/was thoroughly examined on (date)
by (name) a duly authorized official of
and found to be healthy, no
evidence of the presence of any injurious insect, pest, or disease
(destructive to vegetation) (destructive to agricultural crops)
having been found inon them end thct the consignment (including the
packing) covered by this certificate has/ has not been treated in the
following manner (fumigated -iith (agent) or disinfected
with (agent) prior/immediately subsequent to inspection)
(Inspected in the field by a duly authorized inspector,
on (date) Signature
Description of Shipment
No. and description of packages
Dist inuishing marks
Description ',f living plants or plant products or parts thereof
Stated to be grown at
Name nd ad dress of consignee
Name of vessel or particulars of route
Date of shipment
Port or p'Ua1ce of entry
Additional certificate (s) attached
(Give here details of any special certificate or certificates
issued in reso ct of i:-iports -pecifically scheduled by the
imuor ting country.)
Not,: Strike out the alternative words that re not applicable.
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