STATE PLANT UNITED STATES IMPARTVENT OF AGRICULTURE
A Pc LANT B$OARD, AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH A3DVUNISTRATIO0T
Bureau of Entom6logy ani Plai't Quararitne
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December 3, 1943
B.EjP.Q.-411, Supplement No. 3 (Revised) "'
PLArTT-QUARJATTIE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
REPUBLIC OF MEXICO0
EXTERIOR QUARAITTIIES iTo. 2 (COFFEE) ATD 1o'.- 7 (BA1TA1TA) REVISED
Exterior Quarantines No. 2 and No'. 7., as revised by orders of the
Secretary of Agriculture and Development,, dated March 19, 1941, were
amended January It, 1943, and April 12, 1943, respectively, by Secretarial
order to read, in effect, as follows:
EXTERIOR QUARAITTIIZ No. 2.--COFFEE PLATTS, etc., on account of the
coffee berry borer, S;tephanoderes coffeae Hag. (S. hampei Fen.).
Article 1, An absolute prohibitoryy) quarantine is hereby estab-
lished on coffee plant and parts thereof, including beans, originating
in. foreign. countries.
Article 2. Accordingly, the entry of aforesaid products for con-
sumption purposes is prohibited. Shipments in transit from producing
countries to consumption centers will be permitted subject to prior ap-
proval by the Director General of Agriculture and to the following conditions:
(a) Coffee shipments shall be enclosed in new bags and must,
be shipped in closed freight cars under seal.
(b) The opening of loaded cars in transit is prohibited.
Should car seals be broken in violation of this-order,
the shipment will be seized and destroyed by the Direc-
tor General without right of indemnity by the interested
(c) The interested parties will be required to deposit a
Bond of 10 centavos with the General Treasury (Tes-
oreria General) for every kilogram of coffee im-
porte'd under these regulations; said bond to be
canceled upon ultimate delivery of the coffee con-
signment at the port of exit.
\ Article 3. Entry of aforesaid products shall be permitted for the
purpose of scientific investigations.
EXTERIOR QUARAITTINE No. 7.--BAITAINA PLANTS, etc., on account of tne
Panama disease, Fusarium cubense E. E. Sinm. and Cercospera musae.
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Article 1. An absolute (prohibit6ry).Auarantine ib here'by estab.-
lisned on all species odf banana plants ori.parts thereof, including faults,
arriving from foreign countries.
Article 2. Accordingly, the entry of aforesaid products for either
consumption or transitory purposes is prohibited: Provided, That bananas
proceeding from'Guatemala may enter the country for transit to the United
States subject to prescribed conditions, as follows:
(a) Interested parties must obtain a permit from the Director
General of Agriculture to transport Guatemalan bananas
through the national territory....
(b) The bananas shall be transported only in refrigerator cars.
For every l0 such cars in transit a guard will be assigned
to take temperatures, and to open and close doors and ventila,-,
tors in order to ascertain ice requirements.
(c) A deposit of a bond with the National Treasury in the amount
of 1,000 pesos will be required for every loaded railroad car
to guaranteee exportation of the products; said bond to be
canceled upon such exportation,
(d) If the fruit matures or decays before its final exportation
for reasons beyond control, such as car derailments, floods,
or other mishaps of a similar nature, the Director General of
Agriculture will order its destruction by incineration, the
costs for the disposition to be borne by the parties concerned.
(e) The penalty for violation of aforesaid requirements shall be
confiscation for immediate disposal by the Director General
of Agriculture without right of indemnity or right of judg-
ment to the Secretaralo de Hacienda y Credito-Publico, and
without right to recover the corresponding bond,
Article 3. Entzryof aforesaid products shall be permitted for the
purpose of scientific investigations.
SAVERY S. HOYT
Acting Chief, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine.