UNIED~ STATES DEPARTM1E1T OF AGRICULTURE
Agricultural Research Administration
Bureau of Entomology and Plant.Quarantine Washington, D. C.
August 18, 1947
B. E. P. Q.-.-519, Supplement No. 2, Revised
PLA NTQUARANTINE IMPORT RESTRICTIQNS
REPUBLIC OF CUBA
RESTRICTIONS GOVERNING TBE IMPORTATION OF SEED POTATOES
Presidential Decree No. 235, published in the Official Gazette, March 6. 1947, revokes Decree No. 3495 which formerly regulated the importation of seed potatoes into Cuba.
Decree No. 235 permits the importation of potatoes for seed from Canada and the United States only.
The importation of the following varieties of potatoes is authorized for seed purposes at present: Red Bliss Triumph, Pontiac, White Bliss Triumph, Iish Cobbler, Green Mountain, ebago, Houma, Earline, and Chippewa.
Importation of seed potatoes free from custom duties is permitted only for five months beginning September 1 and ending January 31 of the following year, in accordance with orders of the Minister of Agriculture, who is also authorized to fix the toler. once of potato diseases allowed in such importations.
Seed potatoes may be imported through the ports of Habana, Cardenas, Matanzas, Caibarien, Nuevitas, Gibara, and Santiago de Cuba.
Seed Potatoes in Cuba
Ministry of Agriculture, Resolution No. 151
Official Gazette No. 54, March 6, 1947
Authorized dates for importations of seed potatoes:
(a) From September 1, from Louisiana and any other seed which on 4that date has been harvested more than 45 or less than 120
days at the place of production.
(b) From September 15, seed potatoes from South and North Dakota and any other which are harvested at the place of production
commencing usually between Atgust 25 and September 1.
(c) From October 1, seed potatoes grown in Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, or any other place where harvesting commences
usually between September 1 and 15.
(d) From October 15, seed potatoes grown in Prince Edward Island or any other place where harvesting commences usually between
September 15 and October l.
Applications for permits to import seed potatoes must be sub.
mitted to the Bureau .of Grains and Tubers of the Ministry of Agriculture. Inspections of permitted importations will be made by the Division of Plant Sanitation.
Documents Required with Imports of Seed Potatoes
I. (a) A copy, legalized by a Notary Public and visaed by a Cuban consul, of the certificate issued by the. Government,
State, or association of growers 'attached to an Agricultural
College, specifying the percentages of diseases observed by the inspectors on +heir first and second field inspections, as well as those noted at the time of packing and loading. The number of days elapsed after harvest shall
also be noted on the certificate.
(b) A copy of the invoice from place of origin giving the"
price at origin, transportation costs to the port of shipment, ocean freight and maritime insurance, the net weight
of each container, and the name of the grower.
II. In cases in which the above cannot be fulfilled, the following
documents will be required:
(a) A notarized copy of the certificate, visaed by a Cuban
consul, issued by the shippers, specifying the selling
price, transportation costs to the port of shipment, maritime
freight and insurance charges, the number and initials of
the car in which the shipment is made, the date thereof, the quantity, variety, date of harvest, name and address
of the grower, number of the field, net weight of the contents of each container, classification of the seed or
grade, percentages of diseases observed in the field where
the seed potatoes were grown by inspectors duly authorized
by the Government, State, or Association of Growers attached
to dn Agricultural College.
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