Plant-quarantine import restrictions of the French colony of Algeria


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Bureau of Entomology anld Pln'ft QOur rcntine
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3. E. P. Q.--443

May 6, 1937.




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Bureeac. of Z.-toology and Plant Quarantine
IJashington, D. C.

B. E. P. Q.--443 :.I?.y 6, 1937.

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This digest of the plant-quarantine import restrictions of
the French Colony of Algeria has been prepared for the information
of nurserymen, plant-quarantine officials, and others interested in
the exportation of plants and plant products to that Colony.

It wvas prepared by Harry B. Shaw, Plant Quarantine Inspector,
in Charge of Foreign Information Service, Division of Foreign Plant
Quarantines, froram his translations of the French texts of the decrees
and orders concerned, and reviewed by the Plant Protection Service of
Algeria (La Defense des Cultures).

The information included 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 of the pertinent decrees and orders. Those documents
should be consulted for the exact texts.

?Lfl^-Q^,UX I.:rE i Y.lFCRT R.PS2TRIC 7 OS



Basic legislation -- - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Sur ry - - - - - - - - 1
Importation prohibited - - - -I- - - -- - -- -- 1
Importation restricted - - - - - - - - - - 3
Importation of -r1p-'evines prohibited - - - - - - - 7
General regulations - - - - - - - -- - - - 7
Importation of infested plants and plant products prohibited - 7
Authorized ports of entry - - - - - - - - - 8
Shipper's declaration and 1hitosanitary certificate required - 8
Packing -- -- -- -- -- -- - -- --- -- - 8
Inspection and disinfection on arrival - - - - - - 9
List of parasites - - - - - - - - - - - 9
:T.odel certificate -- - - - - - - - - - - - 10
Importation of cottonseed prohibited - - - - - - - - 11
Restrictions on the importation of potatoes - - - - - - 11
Potato wart certificate required - - - - - - - - 11
Countries contaminated with wart - -- - -- -- 12
Potato wart inspection certificate - - - - - - - 12
Importation prohibited of plants from the United States - - - 14
Importation of fresh fruits restricted -- - - -- -- 14
Phytosanitary certificate required -- - - - -- - - 14
Certificate of origin required - - - - - - - - 14
Reshipment through France -- -- - ---- - - - - 15
Importation prohibited of fresh fruits in bulk - - - --- 15
Inspection on arrival --------------------- 15
Authorized ports of entry - - - - - - - - -- 15
Restrictions on the importation of clover end alfalfa seeds - 15
Importation of dodder seeds prohibited - - - - - - 15
Special inspection for dodder - - - - - - - - 16
The sampling of seeds of forage crop plants - - - -- - 16
Coloring of imported clover and alfalfa seeds -- - - -- 16




Decree of August 23, 1898, on the government and administration
of the Colony of Algeria.

Decree of June 10, 1911, prohibiting the importation of Cuscuta
spp. into Algeria.

Law of August 14, 1919, on the control of Phylloxera vitifoliae

Order of February 14, 1932, on the phytosanitary supervision of
plants in Algeria.

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The order of February 14, 1922, which established regulations for
the importation of plants and plant products into Algeria, through va-
rious amendments, has been modified and even revoked in certain of its
provisions by other orders aend decisions.

The new texts are numerous and, at present, the importation of
plants and plant products into Algeria is regulated by the following
provisions which, apart from contingent regulations foreign to the
functions of the Plant Protection Service (Service de la Defense des
Cultures), are based upon the provisions of article 3 of the Interna-
tional Phylloxera Convention, Berne, November 3, 1881, and the Final
Act of the International Conference of Phytopathology, Rome, March 4,

N\OTE: Only the items marked by an asterisk concern the products
of the United States.

Importation Prohibited

* LI'.7IiT,' PLATTS, including the grapevine, refuse of plants, stocks, cuttings,
scions, bulbs, cut flowers, fruits, vegetables, tubers, rhizomes,
seeds, covers, wraps, packing, previously used props, vegetable
manure, soils, composts, stable manure, ond all other articles or



products the utilization of which may be dangerous from the crop
P--RASI"-S. (Order of Feb. 14, 1922, art. 1. See p. 7.)
Exceptions: By derogation, plants and plent products whose im-
portation is not permitted and which are intended for scientific
purposes, or for government experiment stations, may enter Algeria
without the prescribed documents.
Plants and plant products intended for those purposes, but
hose entry is otherwise -,rohibited, may enter the Colony only
after special] authorization by the Governor-General.

*LIVI1G PLANTS, P_ RTS OF PLA,7TS, and their fresh refuse, proceeding direct-
ly or indirectly from countries in which San Jose scale (.-soidiotus
perniciosus Comst.j is known to occur, namely, Argentina, Austria,
Australia, Canada, Chile, China, HAT.,II, Hungary, Japan, i.Iexico,
Y ew Zealand, Portugal, Rumania, South Africa, Spain, and the V ITED
SL.-c.zZ O! UTZICA. (French Decree of Mar. 8, 1932, see p. 14.)

LIVID PLANTS, tubers other than potatoes, rhizomes, bulbs, offshoots,
fresh vegetables, eggplants, proceeding from Great Britain and
Germany. (French decree of Apr. 18, 1932.)
Exception: The importation of lily-of-the-valley pips (Con-
vallaria majalis L.) of German origin is authorized. (French
1,inisterial Order of Oct. 19, 1933.)

T700DY PAUT-._ and refuse thereof: Importation from Italy prohibited to
prevent the introduction of the white peach scale ((Diaspis)
Aul-.caspis pentagona Targ.). Certain exceptions are provided for.
rdIr of Dec. 11, 192-4.)

CHES...UT ...13 SEEDS (Castanea spp.) proceeding directly or indi-
rectly from the Far East, and from any country that has not taken
measures against chestnut canker (Endothia parasitica (M aurr.)
And. and And.), and the ink disease (Blepharospora cambivora Petri).
Exceptions are provided for. (Order of Feb. 10, 1925.)

*GRAPEi:'E.3 (Vitis spp.), including stocks and cuttings, of foreign
origin. (Law of July 15, 1921. See p. 7.)

DF.-E FRUITS IN r:L}- from countries in which San Jose scale (As-pidiotus
perniciosus Comst.) occurs: Importation and transit prohibited.
(Order of Apr. 14, 1932, art. 4. See p. 15.)
Exception: The importation and transit in bulk of citrus fruits
of Spanish origin are authorized. (Order of Apr. 6, 1934.)


SEED POTAT\ S (Solanum tuberosum L.) from Germany or of German origin:
Importation prohibited to prevent the introduction of Colorado
potato beetle. (Order of Aug. 4, 1934.)

*COTTC:TSEED (Gossypium spp.): Importation from any source prohibited,
except by the Government for experimental purposes, to prevent
the introduction of the pink bollworm (Pectinophora gossjpiella
Saund.) and other cotton pests. (Order of Feb. 10, 1923. See
p. 11.)

*DC.DDER SEEDS (Cuscuta spp.): Importation prohibited. (French decree of
June 10, 1911, and order of Jan. 9, 1924. See p. 15.)

TIL.BER FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA capable of carrying the nun moth (Lvmantria
monacha L.). (Order of :.[r. 2, 1922.)

Importation Restricted

LIVI:G PLANITS (including the grapevine), refuse of plants, stocks, cut-
tings, scions, bulbs, cut flowers, fruits, vegetables, tubers,
rhizomes, seeds, covers, wraps, packing, previously used props
and supports, vegetable manure, soils, composts, stable manure,
and all other articles or products: Except as restricted or pro-
hibited by special quarantines, shipments of such products pro-
ceeding from countries adhering to the Final Act of the Interna-
tional Conference of Phytopathology, Rome, March 4, 1914, for
entry into Algeria must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certi-
ficaite and a shipper's declaration of origin, or, if they proceed
from establishments under State supervision, by a commercial in-
voice only.

Shipments of such products from nonadhering countries may
enter Algeria only after previous authorization by the Governor-
General and on presentation of a phytoaanitary certificate issued
by competent authorities of the country of origin, visaed by the
French consul, and subject to inspection on arrival. (Orders of
Feb.' 14, and Sept. 2, 1922, see pp. 7 and 9. See also special

Shipments from foreign countries unaccompanied by the required
documents will be disinfected, refused entry, or destroyed, at the
option and expense of the consignee. (Letter No. 4985, N1ov. 22,
1923, of the Governor-General.)


Cut flowers carried by hand, after inspection, may be intro-
duced without a certificate, but must be accompanied by a declara-
tion of origin which may be made by the bearer. (Letter No.
4043 of the Governor-Genera1 to the Director of Customs, Sept. 2,
1922.) Exception is made of flowers of Italian origin.

Plants from the mainland of France, unaccompanied by the re-
quired documents, after inspection on arrival by the agent of
Defense des Cultures, may be released to importers on production
of a bond under the terms of which the importer engages to fur-
nish the above-mentioned documents within one month.

The transit across Algeria of living plants and parts of
plants, including fresh fruits, from any source, must be effected
in conformity with the provisions of the order of May 7, 1934.

be imported if accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate.
(Art. 2, Order of Dec. I1, 1924.)
7_TZ CUT FLO'ERS, and the plants of carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus),
camomile (Anthemis spp.), lavender (Lavandula officinalis),
stocks (:.t thiolz spp.), and asparagus (Asparagus spp.), from
Italy may enter Algeria only from November 1 to TKy 1, and only when
accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate. (Order of Dec. 11,

FLOTZ7-.S FOR PERFUYTRy, frr-, the same country, may enter during the same
period without certificate if enclosed in sealed sacks. (Order
of Dec. 11, 1924.)

TO7ODY PLANiTS OF ITALIANIT ORIGIN may be imported from November 15 to April 15
if accompanied by a certificate, the following plants being ex-
cepted: Apricot (prunus armeniaca), almond (Amygdalus communis),
Pi-noni- spp., Catalpa spp., cherry (Prunus cerasus), spindle-
tree or burning bush (Euon;:rrus europaeus), lilac (Syring a spp.),
cherry-laurel (Laurocerasus), mulberry (ljoru-s spp.), paper mul-
berry (Broussonetia papyrifera), peach (Amygdalus persica), plum
(Prunus domestica, and Sophora spp. (Order of Dec. 11, 1924.)

CITRUS FRUITS OF ITALIAT ORIGIN must be accompanied by a phytosanitary
certificate. (Order of Dec. 11, 1924, art. 2 (1).)

CITRUS PLANTTS FROM ii^RDCCO: May be imported if accompanied by a shipper's
declaration of origin and a phytosanitary certificate issued by
the phytopathological service of that country. Precaution against
the introduction of Glover's scale ((Lepidosaphes) Mytilaspis
gloveri Pack.), and Ceroplastes sinensis Del Guer. (Decree of Jan.
12, 1933.)

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*FP-SH FRUITS from countries in which San Jose scale (Aspidiotus perniciosus
Comst.) occurs: Importation permitted only under an authorization
issued in advance, and on presentation of a phytosanitary certifi-
cate af finning freedom from injurious parasites, especially San
Jose scale. (French.decree of .Ltr. 8, 1932; Orders of Apr. 14,
.'ay 2, Aug. 12, Nov. 18, 1932; May 12, Aug. 11, 1933; and Oct. 11,
-1934. See p. 14.) Reshipments, after customs entry in France, of
fresh fruits originating in or proceeding from countries contami-
nated by San Jose scale are exempt from the certification require-
ment, but.must be accompanied by the commercial invoice or a
shipper's declaration.

*PLAITT PRODUCTS FOR CO'TSUlOPTICG1: In general, all such plant products, in-
cluding fruits, fresh vegetables, roots, bulbs, tubers other than
potatoes, rhizomes, and seeds, not otherwise restricted or pro-
hibited, may enter Al2eria after inspection on arrival, without a
phytosanitary certificate, if accompanied by a shipper's declara-
tion of origin or a commercial invoice indicating the place of
origin. (Circular of Sept. 2, 1922.)

Such products originating in I>.irocco and Tunisia may be im-
ported by land, on production of a shipper's declaration and with-
out obligatory inspection on arrival. (Decision No. 4151 of the
Governor-General, Sept. 2, 1922.)

F?7SH VZGET.-.BLES originating in and proceeding from the Netherlands, may
be imported only during the winter months, the dates being estab-
lished by an order annually.

SEEDS OF '.-.-CR'P PLANTS: Importation provided for by the decree of
June 10, 1911, and the order of January 9, 1924 (see p. 15). They
are subject, on arrival, to inspection for Cuscuta, under the
conditions prescribed by the order of October 25, 1922 (see p. 16),
Sand according to the tariffs established by the decree of February
10, 1929.

POTATOES offered for entry into Algeria must be free from earth onv
packed in clean containers that arc in good condition.

POTZ.-'ES proceeding from countries that adhere to the Final Act of the
Conference of Phytopathology, Rome, must be accompanied by phyto-
sanitary certificates indicating the places of production and
affirming that the tubers are free from Colorado potato beetle
(Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say), and potato wart (Synchytrium
endobioticum (Schilb.) Perc.).

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The certificate accompanying potatoes from countries infected
with wart disease must also declare that the tubers were gr.-wn in
land situated more than 20 km from any place where that disease
has been determined (orders of June 27, 1924; Jan. 12, 1925;
Nov. 14, 1927; May 30 and Oct. 6, 1933; and June 30, 1934). The
distance has been reduced to 5 km for potatoes from*Belgium,
Great Britain, and the Netherlands. (Letter No. 5495 of Nov. 25,
1924, of the Governor-General to the Director of Customs.)

*POTATOES from nonadhering countries may be imported only after authoriza-
tion by the General Government.

POTAIES from Belgium, Great Britain, Netherlands, and Spain may be im-
ported only after special authorization. (Ministerial order of
Jan. 17, 1933.)

C-7) POTAi'ES originating in and proceeding from Great Britain must be
accompanied by a certificate affirming:

1. That they were grown in a place situated more than 75 km
from the nearest focus of infestation by Colorado potato

2. That the shipment was inspected, found to be sound, and free
from injurious insects capable of spreading into farms and

3. The inspection must be made not more than 2 weeks prior to
shipment. (Order of June 30, 1934, of the Minister of Agri-

POTATOES (Solanum tuberosum L.), T.'ATOES (lycopersicum esculentum Mill.),
SAND EGGPL-TTS. 7 (S'1-n'rw mre:n.renm Mill.), proceeding from the
mainland of France must be accompanied by a commercial invoice or
a shipper's declaration, furnishing all the data required for
plants. These products may enter Algeria at any season if they
proceed from areas not infested by Colorado potato beetle or from
the protective zones. In the contrary case, the products are not
admitted unless shipped between September 25 and May 15.

However, potatoes from infested or protective zones may be im-
ported into Algeria outside of that period by protective syndi-
cates under the conditions prescribed by the order of October 2,


HCITEY, WAX, COLONIES OF B=S: T-7-y be imported only when accompanied by
a sanitary certificate conforming to the provisions of the order
of February 14, 1921. Packages not exceeding 4 kg are exempt
from certification. (Decision of the Governor-General, Sept. 8,

*0nly the items marked with an asterisk concern the products of the United


(Law of July 15, 1921)

The importation of grapevines (stocks and ciuttings) into France
and Algeria is prohibited as a precaution against the introduction of
phylloxera. (Extr. No. 170 from customs tariff grapevines of foreign


(Order of Feb. 14, 1922)

Importation of Infested Plants and Plant Products Prohibited

Article 1. The imp.ortation into the Colony of Algeria and -the dis-
tribution in and among the lands of the Colony, are prohibited of plants
(except grapevines, .see the Order of July 15, 1921), plant refuse, seed-
lings, cuttings, scions, bulbs, cut flowers, fruits, vegetables, tubers,
rhizomes, seeds, covers, wraps, pac:kng, used props, vegetable molds,
soils,composts, stable manure, and any other material or products named
if contaminated by any of the parasites mentioned in special orders.
(See also the Order of Sept. 2, 1922, list of parasites; Order of June
27, 1924, potato import restrictions; Order of Feb. 21, 1925, chestnut
trees and seeds; and Order of Apr, 14, 1932, plant material from coun-
tries infested with Aspidiotus perniciosus.)

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Authorized Forts of Entry-

Art. 2. The importation into Algeria of the products listed in
article 1 will take place at the ports of Alger, Bone, Bougie, I..ostaganemn
Oran, and Philippeville.

Shipper's Declaration and 7hytosanitary Certificate Required

Art. 2, cont'd. .-^ch shipment of those products must be accom-
panied by a copy of the commercial invoice or, when they do not proceed
from an establishment under the supervision of the government, by a
shipper's declaration indicating the character, number, and variety of
the products concerned; and in every case, by a phytopathological inspec-
tion certificate conforming to that adopted by the Final Act of the Inter-
national Conference of Pnytopathology, Rome, MIarch 4, 1914. (See model
certificate p. 10; note also the types of certificate prescribed by cer-
tain special quarantines.)

For the articles proceeding from countries which do not aLdhere to
that Convention, interested persons must provide themselves with an
authorization, which shall be issued by the Governor-General prior to
the clearance of the shipment on presentation of a certificate issued by
the competent phytosanitary service of the country of origin, visaed by
the French consular authority, affirming that the plants or articles are
free from the parasites declared dangerous to the cultures of the Colony.
(See list of parasites, Order of Sept. 2, 1922, p. 9.)


Art. 3. On the arrival of a shipment, the packing of the pro-
ducts mentioned in article 1 shall be of such a character as to facili-
tate inspection and, if necessary, disinfection. The containers will be
opened at the expense and risk of the consignee or holder.

Each container shall be provided with a legible label or tag

1. The full name of the shipper;
2. The place of origin of the products;
3. The character, variety, and quantity of the products;
4. The name and address of the consignee.

Plants with balls of earth ":7y proceed only from establishments
under the supervision of the government of the country oforigin. The
balls of earth ?hvll be tightly wrapped.


Inspection and Disinfection on Arrival

Art. 4. On arrival, the products in question and the accompany-
ing documents are examined at the customs office by an official of the
Plant Protection Service who, when necessary, will proceed to have the
said products disinfected.

Art. 5. Relates to procedure in connection with inspection on

Arts. 6 to 12. Distribution of imported plants in the Colony.

Art. 13. Exportation of plants from Algeria.

Art. 14. Penalties.


(Order of Sept. 2, 1922)

Article 1. The list of parasites referred to in article 1 of the
Order of February 14, 1922, against which there is occasion to protect
Algerian cultures, is as follows:

Bacteri'um citri (Hasse) Doidge, citrus canker.
Cuscuta arabica var. aegyptica Engelm., dodder.
Endothia parasitica (Murr.) And. and And., chestnut bark disease.
Synchytrium endobioticum (Schilb.) Perc., potato wart.
(Aleurodes) Dialeurodes citri Ashm., citrus whitefly.
Anthonomus rand is Boh., boll weevil.
Anthonomus vestitus Boh., cotton-square weevil.
Aspidiotus perniciosus Comst., San Jose scale.
Ceroplastes sinensis Del Guer.
Chryaomphalus and Aspidiotus species.
(Diasp is) Aulacaspis pentagon Targ., white peach scale.
(Doryph-ra Len--ti-no-tarsa deccmlineata Say, Colorado potato beetle.
Icerya purchasi Mask., cottony-cushion scale.
Iridomyrmaex humilis .Myr., Argentine ant.
Lepidosaphes beckii Newm., coccid.
(LepidosaPhes) Mytilaspis gloveri Pack., Glover's scale.
Margarodes vitium Giard., coccid.
Pseudococcus filamentosus Ckll., coccid.

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Phytosanitary Certificate Indicating Origin

Serial ITo. _____

The undersigned, (full name, official title, and address of in-
spector authorized to issue the certificate) certifies, in accordance
with the result of an inspection of products included in the'shipment,
that the plants or parts of plants contained in the shipment described
below are deemed free from injurious diseases and- pests, especially
from those hereafter nomed. (RIefer to those named in the Order of
Sept. 2, 1922, in the Order of Jan. 12, 1932, citrus plants, or in
Order of Apr. 14, 1932, fresh fruits from countries infested with San
Jose scale, as the case may be.)

Certificat Fnytosanitaire et d'Origine

No. d'ordre _____
Le soussigne,
certified, conformement aux resultats de 11'inspection des products comprise
dans 1'empedition que les vegetaux ou parties de vegetaux contenus dans
l1'envoi decrit ci-dessous sont judges indemnes de maladies et enmnemies
dangereux et, notamnent, de ceux enumeres ci-apres:

Description of the Shipment
Description de 1'Enhvoi

Quantity, weight, and kind of containers
Nombre, poids, et nature des colis

Marks and numbers on containers
Marques et numerous des colis

Description of -ulants and parts of plants
p / -s
Description des vegetaux ou parties des vegetaux

Place where grown
Lieu de culture

Full name and address of shipper
Nom, prenom et adresse de l'expediteur

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Full name and address of consignee
:To1, prenom et adresse du destinataire

Place and date of issuance of certificate
Lieu et date de delivrance du certificate




(Order of Feb. 10, 1923)

Article 1. The importation into Algeria is prohibited of cotton-
seed from any source, unless intended for experimental purposes by the


(Order of June 27, 1924, as amended by those of Jan. 12, 1925,
Nov. 14, 1927, and May 30 and Oct. 6, 1933)

Potato Tart Certificate Required

Article 1. Potatoes proceeding directly or indirectly from a
country invaded by potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum (Schilb.) Perc.)
are not permitted to enter Algeria unless each shipment is accompanied
by a certificate issued by the phytopathological service of the country
of origin in the language of that country and in French, according to
the prescribed model No. 1, affirming:

1. That the consignment is free from wart disease;
2. That the disease has not been determined within a
radius of 20 lkn from the place where the said
potatoes were grown.

The certificate shall also indicate the name of the variety of
the potatoes and state whether or not that variety is immune or is of
doubtful susceptibility.

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Countries Contaminated with W7art

The countries reported as contaminated with potato wart are
Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Danzig (Free City of), Denmark, Finland,
Germn.-y, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
Sweden, and Switzerland.

Art. 2. Potatoes from a country not invaded by wart disease, but
continuous to a country in which that disease exists (Lithuania, Luxem-
bourg) will not be permitted entry into Algeria unless accompanied by a
certificate issued by the administrative authority of the district in
which the potatoes were grown, in Trnch and in the language of the
country of origin, in accordance with the prescribed Model No. 2, affirm-
ing that the potatoes originated in that country.

Art. 3. Shipments not accompanied, according to the case, by
certificate Model 1 or U.-:,del 2, will be reladen or destroyed on the spot
at the expense of the importers.

NOTE: Potatoes m?-: be imported from Belgium, Great Britain, Netherlands,
and Spain, but only under a special authorization. (Order of
Jan. 17, 1933.) Seed potatoes are admitted from Great Britain.
order r of Jan. 17, 1933.)


Potato Wart Inspection Certificate

Serial No. ____

The undersigned, inspector of the :;hytopathological service at
certifies (1) that the potatoes comprising the
shipment described below are free from potato wart (Synchytrium endo-
bioticum); (2) that they were harvested in land situated 20 1m from any
place infected with potato wart.

These potatoes are of thL variety (name of variety), which

are immune from potato wart (Strike out the
are not immune from potato wart two points that
are of doubtful susceptibility to wart do not apply.)

Done at Si.-n-ture
Date Title


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Certificat d' Inspection Thytopathologique Relatif a la Galle Verruqueuse

ITo. d'ordre _____
Le soussigne, inspecteur du service phytopathologique a
certified (i) que les pommaes de terre faisant i'objet
de l1expedition ci-dessous decrite sont exemptes de galle verrxqoueuse,
..",'l-.ntri.L enidobiotic-mn: (2) que ces pommes de terre ont ete recoltees
dans une exploitation eloignee de 20 km de tout point infected par la
galle verruqueuse.
Ces pommes de terre appartiennent a la variety qui
jouit de l'immunite pour la
ne jouit pas de 1'immunite galle
est de susceptibilite doubteuse verruqueuse**

Fait a Signature
Le Titre official


**Biffer les deux mentions qui ne s'appliquent pas.

Description of the Shipment
Description de 1'Envoi

Name and address of shipper
Nom et adresse de l1'expediteur

1me and address of consignee
i:.r et adresse du destinataire

Marks and numbers of the various containers
Marques et numerous des different colis

Gross weight of the various containers
Poids bruts des differents colis

Locality where the potatoes were harvested
A* / .1 A
Localite ou les pommes de terre ont ete recoltees

Date of inspection
Date de 1'inspection

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AID 0{ --T17 ESm -

(French Decree of Mar. 8, 1932)

Article 1. The entry into France and Algeria is prohibited of
living plants, and living parts of plants (trees, shrubs, nursery pro-
ducts, cuttings, and other parts of plants), including fresh fruits from
the United States of A.-,erica and other countries in which the presence
of San Jose scale has been determined.


(O'rder of Apr, 14, 1932, as amended by those of May 2, Aug. 18,
and Nov. 18, 1932; ,Iay 12 and Aug. 11, 1933; end. Oct. 11, 1934)

By derogation from the provisions of article 1 of the French De-
cree of ':--ch 8, 1932, the Orders of April 14, 1932, and :Iay- 12, 1933,
provide for the importation of fresh fruits into Algeria under the fol-
lowing conditions:

Phytosanitary Certificate Required

Article 1. The importation into Algeria of fresh fruits origi-
nating in or proceeding from countries in which San Jose scale occurs
(United States of America, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile,
China, Hawaii, Hu-ngary, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Rumania,
Union of South Africa, and Spain), is authorized only when shipped
directly from the places of production and on presentation on arrival
of a phytosanitary certificate issued by the competent authorities of
the country of origin, attesting that the products concerned do not carry
dangerous parasites, especially San Jose scale.
These importations are subject to the contingent measures common
to France and Algeria. An authorization in advance is no longer required.

Certificate of Origin Required

Art. 2. (As amended by the Order of May 12, 1933.) The importa-
tion into Algeria of living plants, parts of plants, trees and shrubs,
nursery products, cuttings and other parts of plants originating in or
proceeding from countries not contaminated with Aspidiotus
is not authorized unless each shipment is accompanied by an attestation
of the competent administrative authority of the country of origin indi-
cating the place of production.

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Reshipment Through France

Art. 3. Reshipments through France of the fruits mentioned in
article 1, already cleared through the customs, are exempt from the
phytosanitary certificate, but must be accompanied by the commercial
invoice or a shipper's declaration.

Importation Prohibited of Fresh Fruits in Bulk

Art. 4. Entry into and transit through Algeria of these fresh
fruits in bulk are prohibited, but are authorized in containers, such as
cases, barrels, sacks, cartons, or other similar containers.

Inspection on Arrival

Art. 5. All fruits proceeding directly or indirectly from coun-
tries in which Sai Jose scale occurs are subjected to obligatory inspec-
tion on arrival.

Authorized Ports of Entry

Art. 6. The entry of these fruits into Algeria may be made only
through ports of the Colony open to importations of plants and in which
an official of the service of plant protection is to be found, namely,
Alger, Bone, Bougie, Lh1ustaganem, Oran, and Philippeville.


(Decree of the French Minister of Agriculture, June 10, 1911, and
the Order of Jan. 9, 1924)

Importation of Dodder Seeds Prohibited

The importation into Algeria of dodder seeds (Cuscuta spp.) is

That prohibition applies also to forage-crop seeds that, upon in-
spection, are found to contain dodder seeds; and especially to the seeds
of alfalfa (;Iedicago sativa); red clover (Trifolium pratense); white clover
(T. repens); alsike clover (T. hybridum); kidney vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria);
birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus); and timothy (Phleum pratense).

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Special Inspection for Dodder

Any mixture of seeds containing any of the above-mentioned
species is passable subject to special inspection; but if that operation
reveals the presence of Cuscuta, the entry of the mixture into Algeria
is prohibited.

The conditions under which the special inspection is effected are
established by the Order of the Governor-General of October 25, 1922.


(Order of the Governor-General of Oct. 25, 1922)

Article 1. In conformity with the provisions of article 1 of the
decree of January 13, 1911, the seeds for propagation to which article 1 of
the decree of June 10, 1911, applies, declared for importation into
Algeria, will be subject, prior to their removal, and at the expense of
the importers, to a control intended to determine whether they contain
dodder seeds.

The declarants shall state in their declarations the exact botani-
cal species of the declared seeds.

The remaining articles of this order relate to sampling and adminis-
trative procedure.


(Law of July 20, 1927, and Decree of .ov. 18, 1927)

The entry is prohibited (exclusive of warehouse and transit
entries) of the seeds of red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) and alfalfa
(':dicago s'uiva L.) that have not been artificially colored in the pro-
portion of at least 5 percent to disclose their foreign origin.

Such seeds shall not be admitted into Algeria, in bond or in
transit, unless they are colored in the minimal proportion of 5 percent
by a method approved by the Minister of A.:riculture.

By transit is understood ordinary transit or international transit
with an .Algerian customs office or warehouse as destination; consequently,
these provisions are not applicable to merchandise in direct international
transit (T. & E.) in sealed cars through Algerian territory subject to
Algerian customs regulations.

Seeds that have not been colored before shipment may be colored
under customs supervision at the expense of the interested persons.