Plant-quarantine import restrictions of the British colony of Ceylon

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Plant-quarantine import restrictions of the British colony of Ceylon
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U TITED STATES DEFPRT.rET" OF AaRICULTLUJ
B.URAU OF E'TO."OLOTY AD PLA:TT QUAPRA:TIIi,
VAS.IITGTO0i, D.0.


B. B. P. Q.--428


I.:Larch 26, 1937.


PIAT-QTUARAITIi.. II.CRT FSSTaRICTIC-TS

OF THE


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This summary of the plant-quarantine
Colony of Ceylon has been prepared for
,eryrmen, plant quarantine officials, and


the exportation


import restrictions
the information of


others interested. in


of plants and. plant products to that Colony.


in Char
Quaran t


It was prepared. by Harry B.
ge of Foreign Information Se


of 1924, and the regulations promulgated
by the Director of Agriculture of Ceylon.

The information contained in this


ines,


from the text


Shaw, Plant Quarantine Inspector,
rvice Division of Foreign Plant


of the Plant Protection Ordinance iTo. 10


thereunder,


and reviewed


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


original texts of the Ordinance and regulations,
be interpreted as legally authoritative. ^-\


and it is


for, the
not to


Chief, Bureau of


B. E. P. Q.--428


the
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BRITISH COTOIif


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BASIC L ISLIOIT


The Plant


Protection


Ordinance iTo.


10, June 27, 1924.


SImportation Prohibited "
Importation prohibited.


HE-VA spp. seeds or plants from the western Hemisphere:
Importation prohibited under any circumstances, to prevent
the introduction of the South American leaf-disease


(Melanopsa nmopsi s


(Dothidella) ulei (Henn.)


Stahel).


TE SED (Thea
directly
blight (-
lations,


sinensis L.)
from India,


to


:xobasidium vexans
p. 3.)


Importation prohibited directly or
prevent the introduction of blister


~.:ass.)


(Art. 3, General Regu-


COCOiTjT PLAITTS (C
prohibited,
3. General


ocos nucifera L.):
to prevent the in
Regulations, p. 3.


.tr


Importation from any source
*oduction of coccids. (Art.


)


Importation Restricted


-4VS spp.


plants


or seeds from the Eastern Hemisphere:


Importation prohibited except under written permit


Director of Agriculture,


previously obtained.


(Art


from the
. 3, General


Regulations,


p. 3.)


LIVI TG. PLIITTS,


potatoes,


exported fro
service.


TRIES,


onions,


for consumption);


ROOTS,


BUL2S,
, 3'T:3 S)
Q 1~ .


or portions


cottonseed:


thereof


and culinary


(except
seeds imported


(only thro-ugh the port of


,..ust be accompanied


of competent authority if


)m a country with recognized plant inspection
Certificate to be affixed to mail packages.


ginger, turmeric,
coconuts in husks


Colombo); citrus fruits aind
by an inspection certificate


RESTRICTIC.S


in-










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In the absence of the


certificate,


shipments from such


countries nd those from countries not having a recognized


pla-nt inspection service, shall


accordance with the
p. 3.)


findings.


be inspected and treated in
(Art. 4, Ge-neral Regulations,


COTTON AITD


COTTONSEED


from the United States may enter the port


Colorr.bo only, and subject to disinfection at Bombay, to prevent
the introduction of the boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis Boh.).


(Regulation


of


Sett. 20,


1927,


P. 4.)


PL-T PROTECTION ORDINANCE NO.


Definitions


The following terms


are thus defined by this


Ordinance:


"Plant"


shall include


all members


whether living or dead,


or an


of the vegetable kingdom,
y part or parts of such


"Pest"t


biat sh all not
vegetables;


shall include


include


canned or preserved fruits or


any insect or animal which shall in


any stage of


its development


injure any plant;
-se" shall include


any fungus


origin which shall injure,
upon any plant.


and diseases


injurious to,


destroy,


Ordinance empowers the


for the purpose of preventing the introduc-
distribution therein of weeds, or of pests


GENERAL REGULATIONS


(Schedule under Section 9 of Ordinance No.

AUTHORIZED PORTS OF ENTRY


Article 1.
through the ports


No plants


shall be imported into


Ceylon,


except


of Colombo and Talai-Mannar.


of


10, JUinE 27,


1924


eat, destroy, or otherwise

or organism of vegetable


Section 9 of this
Council to m-ke regulati
tion into the island and


or be parasitic


Governor in Executive


or destructive


of, plants.


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Special Permit Required to


Art. 2. No person


Import


shall land or


Specimens of Live


import


a living


In


spe


any insect or invertebrate animal not already known to exi
Ceylon v.'ithout written permission previously obtained of t
of Agriculture, provided that the Director of Agriculture,


Director, Co:
required for


lombo Muaseum,


may make


such importations


as ma


sects


cimen of
st in
he Director
or the
y be


scientific investigations.


Art. 3. No person


Importation Prohibited

shall land or import:


1. Seeds or plants


of Hevea spp.


from the


Western Hemisphere


under any circumstances, and from


the Eastern Hemisphere,


except under permit
culture, previously


2. Tea seed (Thea sinensis L.)
any place in India.


in writing from the Director
obtained.


directly or


of Agri-


indirectly from


3. Coconut plants


(Cocos nucifera L.).


4. Coconuts in husk except


through the port


of Colombo.


Importation Subject


to Inspection or Disinfection


Art. 4. (1) The following imports


of customs,


be dealt with as prescribed


b


shall,
elow:


before passing out


(a) All living plants,


tubers,


roots,


bulbs,


or portions


thereof (except potatoes, onions, ginger, turmeric, and
culinary seeds and vegetables imported for consumption),


together with the packages,
which they may be packed.


cases,


pots,


or coverins.-s


All coconuts


in husks.


All citrus fruits.


Cottonseeds


(G ossypium


spp.)


Phytosanitary Certificate Required


otherwise


mail, from a country with recognized inspection servi
accompanied by a certificate issued after inspection,
than 14 days prior to date of shipment, by a duly aut


of the country
or disease.


y


of export,


affirming freedom


of the


pI


than by


ce, shall be
and not more
horized official
ants from pests


Such certificate must be produced to the Customs


Officer


at the port of entry.


(b_)
(c)
(d)


in


(2) Each importation of plants,





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(3) A copy certificate must be affixed to each mail
package, but the original need not be produced to the Customs Officer.

(4) The certificate shall be transmitted by the Customs
Officer to the inspector in charge of the Colombo Fumigatorium.


Inspection Authorized

(5) The inspector in charge of the Colombo Fumigatoriuum
may open and examine the contents of any consignment or package imported
or believed to have been imported, notwithstanding the fact that the
consiLnment may be accompanied by, or the package may have attached there-
to, the duly authorized copy certificate.

(6) In the case of the importation of plants from a
country where no recognized service of plant inspection is maintained,
and in the case of a consignment of plants which is not accompanied by
copy certificates as above mentioned, or of a package of plants imported
by mail to which a copy certificate is not attached, the plants before
passing out of the customs shall be subjected to inspection at the
fumigatorium. Whenever possible, mail packages should be packed in
wooden boxes.

A close lookout will be kept for the following pests:
Cotton boll weevil (Anthonomrus grandis Boh.), Mediterranean
fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata 'ied.), European corn borer
(PyOrausta nubilalis Hbn.), and the Japanese beetle (popillia
japonica Iaewrn.).


Infested Plants Disinfected or Destroyed

(7) Any imported plants which on inspection are found to
be unhealthy or attacked by any pest or disease shall be subjected to
fumigation or disinfection as may be deemed necessary by the inspector.

(8) Any imported plants which in the judgment of the
inspector cannot be cleaned by fumigation or other treatment shall, with
the packing and package, be destroyed at the expense of the consignee.



RESTRICTIONS ON ENTRY OF COTTON AND COTTONSEED FROM THE UNITED STATES

(Regulation of Sept. 20, 1927)

No person shall land or import any seed, unginned cotton, or lint
of any species of Gossypium from America except at the port of Colombo
via Bombay and unless accompanied by a certificate of efficient disin-
fection from the Controller of Customs, Bombay, to prevent the introduc-
tion of the boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis Boh.).