Plant-quarantine import restrictions of Jamaica, British West Indies


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Plant-quarantine import restrictions of Jamaica, British West Indies
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B.E.P.Q. ;
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United States -- Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Administration, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
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Plant quarantine -- Law and legislation -- Jamaica   ( lcsh )
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"August 20, 1952."

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Agricultural Research Administration
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Washington 25, D. C.

B.Z.P.QT-547, Revised August 20, 1952




tie revised emummary of the plant-quarantine import restrictions of
Jamaica, British West Indies, became necessary as a result of new
regulations issued by that country and has been prepared for the
information of nurserymen, plant quarantine officials, and others
interested in the exportation of plants and plant products to Jamaicao

It was prepared by R. G. Oakley, Supervisor of Export Certification,
Division of Plant Quarantines, from the Customs (Importation)
(Prohibition) (Fruit, Plant and Vegetables) Proclamation, 1949, and
orders remaining in force contained in Bulletin No. 33 entitled "A
Summary of the Legislation of Jamaica Relating to Agriculture and
Forestry," issued by the Department of Science and Agriculture,
Jamaica, in 1944. It was reviewed by the Director of Agriculture
of that country.

he information included in this circular is believed to be correct
and complete up to the time of preparation, but is not intended to
be used independently of nor as a substitute for the original texts,
and it is not to be interpreted as legally authoritative. The
original orders and proclamations should be consulted for the exact

Acting Chief, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine

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'Cap. 350, The Protection from Disease (Plants) Law 1925,' empowers
the Governor to promulgate orders prohibiting or regulating the
importation of plants, articles, or things likely to be the means
of introducing or spreading plant disease in the island.

Law 34 of 1939 (The Customs Law, 1939), Section 38, empowers the
Governor to prohibit or regulate the importation of goods by procla-
mation. Section 39 of this law, which is subject to amendment by
proclamation under Section 38, describes the goods the importation
of which is prohibited.



Shipments of fruits and vegetables (except onions, seeds, and dried
products which require no certification).must be accompanied by a
Federal pbytosanitary certificate. (See paragraph 2,)

Import permits must be obtained in advance for importation of bees,
honeyq,..unhusked coconuts, cottonseed, plants and parts of plants
(except seeds) for propagation. (See paragraphs 4, 5a, and 8.)


1. The importation of the following articles is prohibited by the
laws cited:

a. CITRUS CATES used as containers for bottles or other
merchandise. (Proclamation of December 18, 1939.)

b. COFFEE (Coffea spp.) beans or ground coffee, roasted
or unroasted, except.roasted coffee by a permit from
the Collector General. (Proclamation of December 18,

co COP09, except by permission of the Colonial Secretary.
(P.i. & 3 1945, p. 99 (April 26, 1945.) )

1/ This swumary omits certain import restrictions of Jamaica which
are not applicable to importations of plants or plant products
from the United States*

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d. COMB&fAL. (Proclamation of August 15, 1939.)

e, UitPROCESSAD PIA1iT PARTS or of ARTH or SOIL except
as permitted by the Proclamation of October 11, 1949.
(See regulations below,)

(Customs (Importation) (Prohibition) (Fruit, Plant and Vegetables)
Proclamation of October 11, 1949.)

Fruits and Vegetables

2, The importation from the United States of all fresh fruits and
vegetables for consumption in the Island (except citrus fruits or
any parts thereof) (see paragraph 2b) shall be allowed, subject to
the following conditions:

Phytosanitary Certificate Required

a. Shipments must be accompanied by a certificate issued
by the United States Department of Agriculture, eating
they are hume grown, fresh, clean, and believed to be
free of pests and diseases.

bo Citrus fruit for consumption at the United States bases
in the Island may be imported if certified as coming
from the United States and believed to be free of pest
or disease, but is otherwise prohibited.


c, Certificates for potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L,) must
also state that the potatoes are not infested by potato
Swart (Synchytrium endobioticum (Schllb.) Perc.), and
that this disease does not occur within five miles of
their place of origin; also that the potatoes are not
S infected by bacterial ring rot (Cor!nebacterium
S sepedonicum (Spiekezrmann de Kotthoff) Skaptason &'
Burkholder)7 'Note: The ring rot disease ts widespread
in the United States and inspection methods usually
employed at ports may not reveal its presence, con-
sequently the required certification is equivalent to
an embargo except as follows:

Provided, that potatoes for conception at the United
States Bases need not be specially certified with
regard to potato wart or bacterial ring rot.



Inspection Bequired.

d. Importers of the produce referred to in sub-paragraph
(a) must notify the Director of Agriculture prior to
or within twenty-four hours of its arrival and the
produce shall be subject to inspection and if infected
with pest or disease may be treated to destroy such
pest or disease or may itself be destroyed without

e. The Director of Agriculture may import samples of
fruits and vegetables for scientific and experimental
purposes, notwithstanding above regulations

Dried Fruit and Vegetables,
Grain, Seeds, Onions, etc.

f. Dried fruit and vegetables, grains, seeds, and onions
(Allium sppo) may be imported without a permit, or

Seed Potatoes

3, Seed. potatoes may only be imported into :the Island by the
Commissioner of Commerce and Industries and the Irish Potato Growers
Co-operative Limited, and shall be subject to the same conditions as
set out in paragraph 2c of these regulations.

Coconuts and Cottonseed

4&. Coconuts in the husk and cottonseed may only be imported into
the Island by permission of the Director of Agriculture and under
such conditions heas he'may impnose

Plants or Parts Thereof

5, Plants or plant parts (any tree, plant, root, herb, grass,
cuttings, buds, or grafts, or part thereof respectively, or any soil,
article, coverings or packages in which the same may be enclosed,
packed or otherwise contained) from the United States are only per.
emitted entry at the port or airport of Kingston, provided that:

a, A written permit granted by the Director of Agriculture
is required prior to importation. The permit shall be
in the form of a label and shall be forwarded by the
importer to the supplier or shall be previously obtained
by the importer if accompanying the plants or plant
parts on arrival and shall be attached to each package
containing the plants or plant parts.

b. All plants or plant parts shall be subject to inspection
on arrival and to such fumigation and disinfection as



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may be considered necessary by the Director of Agriculture
or his representative and shall be destroyed without comr.-
pensation if necessary to prevent the spread of pests and

a. Any plants or plant parts imported contrary to these
regulations may be destroyed*

Fodder and Litter

6. Fodder and litter may be imported in accordance with the provisions
of the Animal Diseases (Importation) Control Regulationas, 198.

Hay and Straw

7. Hay, straw, and other unprocessed plant materials used for packing
may be imported subject to inspection, but may be destroyed without
compensation if in the opinion of the Director of Agriculture or his
representative they are considered liable to introduce pests or
diseases or noxious weeds.

Bees and Honey

(Cap. 345, The Bees Importation, Protection and Transportation Lw
and Proclamation of March 12, 19142.)

8. The importation of bees, honey, or beekeeper's stock Is prohibited
without a written permit from the Director of Agriculture*