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B.URAU OF E'TO."OLOTY AD PLA:TT QUAPRA:TIIi,
B. B. P. Q.--428
I.:Larch 26, 1937.
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This summary of the plant-quarantine
Colony of Ceylon has been prepared for
,eryrmen, plant quarantine officials, and
the information of
others interested. in
of plants and. plant products to that Colony.
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
from the text
Shaw, Plant Quarantine Inspector,
rvice Division of Foreign Plant
of the Plant Protection Ordinance iTo. 10
circular is believed to be
correct and complete up to the time of preparation, but it is not
be used independently of, nor as a substitute
original texts of the Ordinance and regulations,
be interpreted as legally authoritative. ^-\
and it is
Chief, Bureau of
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PL~T-QI~A~IT T:T~ IL~CR RISTRI OTICITS
BASIC L ISLIOIT
10, June 27, 1924.
SImportation 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.)
TE SED (Thea
Importation prohibited directly or
prevent the introduction of blister
(Art. 3, General Regu-
COCOiTjT PLAITTS (C
ocos nucifera L.):
to prevent the in
Regulations, p. 3.
Importation from any source
*oduction of coccids. (Art.
or seeds from the Eastern Hemisphere:
Importation prohibited except under written permit
Director of Agriculture,
. 3, General
LIVI TG. PLIITTS,
, 3'T:3 S)
Q 1~ .
(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.
coconuts in husks
Colombo); citrus fruits aind
by an inspection certificate
In the absence of the
shipments from such
countries nd those from countries not having a recognized
pla-nt inspection service, shall
accordance with the
be inspected and treated in
(Art. 4, Ge-neral Regulations,
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.).
PL-T PROTECTION ORDINANCE NO.
The following terms
are thus defined by this
whether living or dead,
of the vegetable kingdom,
y part or parts of such
biat sh all not
canned or preserved fruits or
any insect or animal which shall in
any stage of
injure any plant;
-se" shall include
origin which shall injure,
upon any plant.
Ordinance empowers the
for the purpose of preventing the introduc-
distribution therein of weeds, or of pests
(Schedule under Section 9 of Ordinance No.
AUTHORIZED PORTS OF ENTRY
through the ports
shall be imported into
of Colombo and Talai-Mannar.
10, JUinE 27,
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
Special Permit Required to
Art. 2. No person
shall land or
Specimens of Live
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,
Art. 3. No person
shall land or import:
1. Seeds or plants
of Hevea spp.
under any circumstances, and from
the Eastern Hemisphere,
except under permit
2. Tea seed (Thea sinensis L.)
any place in India.
in writing from the Director
3. Coconut plants
(Cocos nucifera L.).
4. Coconuts in husk except
through the port
to Inspection or Disinfection
Art. 4. (1) The following imports
be dealt with as prescribed
before passing out
(a) All living plants,
thereof (except potatoes, onions, ginger, turmeric, and
culinary seeds and vegetables imported for consumption),
together with the packages,
which they may be packed.
All citrus fruits.
Phytosanitary Certificate Required
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
ce, shall be
and not more
ants from pests
Such certificate must be produced to the Customs
at the port of entry.
(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.
(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
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
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.).