Plant-quarantine import restrictions of the British Colony of Malta

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarariti:ie
Washington, D. C.


Jly 18, 193.


PLANT-QUARANTI IMPORT RiESTRICTIONS

OF THE


BRITISH COL01i OF MALTA


B, E. P, q.--406






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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant QOuwrantine
Washington, D. C.



B.E. Pe .--406 July l1, 1936.



PLANT-QUARANTI1NE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS

OF THE

BRITISH COLONY OF MALTA


This summary of the plant-quarantine import restrictions of the
British Colony of Malta has been prepared for the information of nursery-
men, plant-quarantine officials, and others interested in the exporta-
tion of plants and plant products to that Colony.

It was prepared by Harry B. Shaw, Plant Quarantine Inspector,
in Charge of Foreign Information Service, Division of Foreign Plant
Quarantines, from the original Ordinance and Government Notices, and
reviewed by the Director of Agriculture of lalta.

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 authorita-
tive.





LEE A. STRONG,
Chief, Bureau of Entomology and Plant quarantine.









UNITED STATES DEPARTMiENT OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Washington, D. C.



PLAIT-QUARANTINE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS

OF TIM

BRITISH COLONY OF MALTA



BASIC LEGISLATION


Ordinance No. III of 1976 (June 20, 1876)


It shall be lawful for the Head of the Government, whenever,
in his opinion, there is reason to believe that any agricultural
produce in any country out of the island of Malta and its dependen-
cies, is affected with a disease which, by the introduction of such
produce into those islands, mig it be introduced into and spread
within those islamds, to prohibit, by a notice in the Goverment
Gazette, the imDortation of the said produce from the country and
from any other country into which the importation of the same produce
from the former country be not prohibited.



s in itARY

Importation Prohibited


COTTONSEED from places infected with ANTH.
of Jan. 30, 1914. p. 3.)

POTATOES FROMI FRANCE: Importation prohibited
duction of the Colorado pota to beetle,
eata Say. (Govtt. Notice of Sept. 11,


(Gov't. Notice No. 21


to prevent the intro-
Leiptinotarsa decemlin-
1922.)


PLANTS*, PARTS OF PLANTS, TOIMATOES, AND RAW VEGETABLES: Importation
prohibited from European France, North AmLerica, Belgium, and
Luxembourg, to prevent the introduction of the Colorado potato
beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say, and San Jose scale,
Asuidiotus perniciosus Comst. (Gov't. Notice No. 175 of July
28, 1923, as amended by No. 272 of Aug. 1, 1932, p. 3.)









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POTATOES FROM NORTHEMT AFRICA: Importation prohibited to prevent the
introduction of pests dangerous to the domestic potato crop.
(Gov't. Notice No. 236 of Aug. 27, 1924.)


Importation Restricted

COTTONSEED from places not declared infected with anthrax: Must be
accompanied by a certificate from the British Consular authority
or the local government authority affirming that anthrax is not
prevalent in the district in Which the cottonseed was grown.
(Gov't. Notice No. 21, art. 1 (c), of Jan. 30, 1914, p. 3.)

POTATOES: lMust be accompanied by shipper's declaration of freedom of
land where grown from potato wart, Synchytriura endobioticum,
and a certificate of competent authority to the same effect.
(Govtt. Notice No. 21, art. 1 (d) of Jan. 30, 1914, p. 3.)

PLANTS, ROOTS, OR GARDEN SOIL from any Mediterrcaean port: Must be
accompanied by an antiphylloxera certificate. (Gov't. Notice
No. 21, art. 3, Jan. 30, 1914.)

CITRUS FRUITS: Importation subject to inspection on arrival, with
action according to findings. (Gov't. Notice No. 21, art. 4,
Jan. 30, 1914, p. 4.)

SULLA SEED, Hedysarum coronarium L.: If imported after larch is liable
to seizure and detention in Government bonded store until Jan-
uary 1 of the following year, unless certified by competent
authority of country of origin that the seed is over 12 months
old. (Gov't. Notice of June 11, 1920, p. 4.)

LIVE PLANTS FROM GREAT BRITAIN: Subject to inspection on arrival; if
found infested by Colorado potato beetle, will be disposed of
as the Superintendent of Agriculture may direct. (Gov't. Notice
No. 397 of Sept. 20, 1933.)


Im-portation Unrestricted

All imports made by the Department of Agriculture. (Gov't.
Notice No. 352, Sept. 3, 1927, p. 5.)











From the foregoing it would appear that the only plant material
admissible from the United States comprises fresh fruits, including
citrus fruits; dried, desiccated, camned, candied, or preserved fruits
and vegetables; nuts, dried beans, peas, etc., seeds, and cereals, for
which neither imnort pe:r.its nor inspection certificates are required.


Import Regualations

(Government Notice No. 21 of Jan. 30, 1914)


Importation Prohibited

Article 1. The importation of the following articles is pro-
hibited:

(a) Revoked by Government Notice No. 448, October 24, 1933.

(b) Revoked by Government Notice No. 448, October 24, 1933.

(c) Cottonseed, arriving or originating from infected places,
or in any other case, unless accompanied by a certificate
from the British Consular authority, or, where there is
no such authority, from the local governemnt authority,
to the effect that anthrax is not prevalent in the district
in which such cottonseed was grown.

(d) Potatoes, less accompanied by the following documents:

(1) Statutory declaration by the shipper, naming the
place of origin ad stating that such potatoes
were not grown on lard infected with potato wart
or black scab (Snchytrium, endobioticum (Schilb.)
Perc.)

(2) A certificate from the Inspector of Agriculture
or other equivalent authority -of the place from
which the potatoes are impoorted, stating that the
locality in which the potatoes were drown is free
from that disease.

Consignments of potatoes not accompanied by the documents
above mentioned shall, on importation, be liable to be inspected,
at the expense of the consignee, by the Inspector of Agriculture,
who may give such directions and take such steps as he may consider
necessary, including the prohibition of the disposal of consignments
locally for seed purposes. (As amended by Government Notice No.
342 of Oct. 20, 1926.)












Art. 2, concerning the ir.mportation of cuttings or shoots of
grapevines (Vitis spp.) was revoked by Governmcnt Notice No. 449 of
October 24, 1933.

Art. 3. The importation of plants, r ots, or garden soil from
any port in the Meditcerrmaean is prohibited, unless the oods be ac-
companied by a antiphylloxera certificate (as a}}proved by the Inter-
national Phylloxera Conference, Berne, Nov. 3, 1981) signed by the
proper authority.

Art. 4. Citrus fruits shall, on importation, be liable to be
inspected at the expense of the consignee, by the Inspection Officer
for plant diseases, who may'give such directions and take such steps
as he may consider necessary. (As amended by Goverment Notice of
Dec. 18, 1923.)



IMPORTATION OF SULLA SEED RESTRICTED

(Government Notice of June 11, 1920)


Consignments of Sulla seeds (Hedysarum coronarium L., French
honeysuckle or sulla clover) imported after March are liable to be
seized and kept, at the expense and risk of the importer, in a
Government bonded store until January 1 of the following year, unless
the consignm ent be accompanied by a certificate from the Superintendent
of Agriculture, or from another equivalent authority in the country of
origin, that the seed is over 12 months old and is of good germinating
quality.



IMPORTATION PROHIBITED OF PLANTS AND PLANT PRODUCTS
FROM FRANCE AND NORTH AMERICA

(Government Notice No. 175, of July 29, 1923, as amended by
No. 272 of Aug. 1, 1932)


To prevent the introduction of the Colorado potato beetle,
Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say, and San Jose scale, Aspidiotus pernicio-
sus Comst., the importation into the Islands is prohibited of all
trees, shrubs, cuttings, tubers, bulbs, and flowering roots, tomatoes,
and raw vegetables from European France and North America.




UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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DEPARTVZNTAL IMPORTATIONS MNESTRICTED

(Goverr.ent Notice No. 352 of Sept. 3, 1927)


All imports to be made by the Department of Agriculture are
exempted from the prohibitions contained in all Go vornunt notices
issued in virtue of Ordinance No. III of 1976.