Plant importations by mail


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Plant importations by mail
Series Title:
B.E.P.Q. ;
Physical Description:
1 leaf : ; 27 cm.
Strong, Lee A
United States -- Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Plant quarantine -- Law and legislation -- United States   ( lcsh )
Seeds -- Quarantine -- United States   ( lcsh )
Postal service -- United States   ( lcsh )
federal government publication   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )


General Note:
Caption title.
General Note:
"April 13, 1936."
General Note:
"Lee A. Strong, Chief, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine."

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 030431486
oclc - 785901177
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Full Text
Bureau f. Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Washington, D.C.

Apri, I1zl 6
B. E. P. Q.--392 pr 1,


Experience has shown that many packages containing plant ma-
terial restricted as to entry by foreign plant quarantines are daily
being received in the mails without permit authorization for such en-
try, or in violation of a prohibition against the importation. Ob-
viously, a large proportion of these packages are sent without any
knowledge of the quarantine restrictions. At the same time an in-
creasing tendency is noted toward the use of the mails for authorized

A convenient means was established several years ago for the
orderly entry under permit of restricted plant material by mail when
provision exists for entry by this means. Special mailing tags are
provided for the material under permit, and these tags are to be
transmitted to the sender. Instructions in four languages for send-
ing the packagos accompany the tags. Packages addressed by these
tags are-routed direct to the inspection station indicated on them
and, after the material has passed inspection, are released to go for-
ward to destination without the payment of additional postage.

Packages containing restricted plant material not sent forward
in this manner are liable to be returned to the country of origin. How-
ever, to accord a more sympathetic treatment toi-ard the addressee who
has a package containing material ofthis character addressed to him
but who has no permit for the entry or whose sender did not follow the
instructions and use a special mailing tag, an opportunity will be given
the addressee to apply for a permit to import such -f the material as
may be enterable by mail. Should the addressee fail to take advantage
of this opportunity, disposition will be made of the package in accord-
ance with existing postal, customs, and plant quarantine regulations
covering the procedure.

Persons importing seeds of woody perennial plants are cautioned
to apply for and receive a permit and mail tags and, in turn, supply
the sender with these tags, if they are planning to import such seeds by,
mail. Field, vegetable, and flower seeds, when free from soil, unless
prohibited or restricted entry by special quarantines, do not require
a permit for importation. Flower seeds are defined as seeds of annual,
biennial, or oven perennial flowering plants, which are essentially
herbaceous, nmely, plants which perish manually down to, and sometimes
including, the roots.

Chief, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine.


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