UJNITM STATES D19ARTWITT OF AGRICTITTTJF
~Aericul~tural Rosaarch Adrn*'iistration
*Bureau of'ntolg and -Plant qgxarantine
WashfIngton"25, D.' C.
February 9, 1946
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P DTJBL I OF CU3A
RESTRICTIONS GOVTP1ING T-171 IMPORTATION~ OF SEZD POTATOES
According to Decree No. 31495, published in the O;'ficial Gnzette 'of-November 25, 19145, andeffective January 1, 19146, regulaiions governing the importation of seed rctatoes (Solanum, tubercswn L.) into Cuba (see B.E.?.%.--5l9, -P. 11) haver( been amended to read as follows: (From Foreign T:-rif-fs nnJ Trade Controls of the United States Dr-partment of Commerce for week ending January 21, 1914 )
I,,jport Pormit Rrouired
1. I-morters desiring to inToort whole nctatoes into Cuba for uge as seed are required to obtain a inermit from the Pilnistr7y of Ari culture. The petition must state the quantity and variety of
-potatoes and the ports of shipment and. 9ostination. Thre seed 'notatoes may be imnoorted through the, Customs only with tho -permission of' the Ministry of A:'riculture.
Sped potatoes may be im-oorteO. only by fooOdstuffs importers who hav,,e been established for at leas-t on,, year, cor-oora-tion's, co-op erat ives, or asgociptions acting for growers; or by grcwors; or by growers for
their own use or for thn us(- of their own ernplo-yecs.
Authorized Portg of 7'ntry
2. Sped Potatoes may be imnorted into C,_%a only through the -orts of' THwana, Cr-rdenas, II&-tanzas, C'-ibarian, Noievitas, Cribara, and Snntipago dec Cuba.
Varietal, Phytosanitary Crtificate and Ms-rking R-auirement s
3. a. Sped potatoes may be imnorteOd on~ly from the United_ St tes
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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b. The only varieties which may be imported are Rod Bliss
Trium6h, Pontiac, White Bliss Triumph, Irish Cobbler, OGreen Mountain, Katahdin, Sabago, Houma, Earline, and
c. Imports of seed notatoes must be accomanied by an insnection certificate issued by the Federal or State inspector or by a Growers! Association attached to any agricultural
college. The certificate shall show the percentage of
diseases noted by the inspector during his first and second field inspection trips and those noted at the time of packing and shipping. The time elapsed -ince harvesting must
also be shown. This document must be certified by a notary
public and.by a Cuban Consulate located in the country of
d. Every. container of seed potatoes must bear an official card
st aIng the scurce, number of the abo-n mentioned inspection cerifi e, z:ntme of the grower, not wn;ht of the contents,
an'd the n!riber of days of germinative inactivity, or the date.
AVERY S. HOYT
Acting Chief, Bureau of Ent6mology and Plant Quarantine.