Agrculurl EseachAdministrat io
Bdrauof~ Enoolg and Plant Q~arantine Washigton 25, D. 0.
B. E P. Q 593 Augizt 15, 1951
PLA3T QU&ARAIQ1TINiE II"-.PORT RMSTRI CTION~S
REUBLIC 0F IZMVON
Thi summary of' the plant quarantine import restrictions of heRepublic of Lebanon has been prepaied for tho infraion of nurserymen, plant quarantine officials, and oter interested in the exinortation of lnsan ln produts from the bnited States to Lebanon.
Lt as Drepoared by Ric'.-ard F'axon, Division of Plant Qjaratns, from a translation of thae Agricultural QJ arantinb La&ated June 10, 1948,* at Bayrouth, furni shed by Lr. Lee Ligof the F'ood and Agriculture Organization of the Uinited Naons, Rome, Italy.
Th information contained in this circular is believed to be orect and complete up to the time of preTparation, but
iti it tended to be used independently of, nor as a
subsitut f"or, the original text, and it is not to be intrprted as legally authoritative.
Aicultur Re sh A iimintetratiLo
Bureau of Entamelogy and Plant Qdarantine
2. E.Pq R 593 '
V ~ PLANT QUARASTINE IM.PORT RldTIRICTIONS
Agricultural,t mrantineLaw, June 10, .1949
Aril :Provides for the'astablishment of ,a Department
of Agricultural Quarantine. by the ministry of Agriculture under the supervision of the Director 'of the Entomological
Department. The quarantine department .is authorized:
a.. To inspect all agricultural shipments coming from
abro ad in order to determine their condition and
freedom from pets.
b. To prohibit the entry of infected shipments forbidden under existing regulations.
c. To prohibit the entrance in Lebano0 of shipments
found to be infected or infested.
d. To disinfect shipment's when disinfection is provided for in existing laws and regulations before
entry i'nto Lebanon.
e. To Aispect shipmepts ot agricultal wrodnets for
exprtand provide) the necesepty sanitary certificate reathuied by the forei an country to vbhich
the shipment pare consigned.
,f. To carry out all regulations and formalities concerning theprabcton of plants pom any peat
that.may be $2)Mrted from abroad.
Article II:* Imoortation of the following is prohibited:
b. Living insects in any stage of development.
_c, Living bacteria' and fungi harmful to ipfants.
,do' Uae, boxes and-other containers or-other material
keed In packtg the above.
The Importation of trees and other plants or patstem;, noch as fruit, seeds,' etc., alive or dry, tfeh ordida not allowed unless by special pormit from -the Mnto 7o Agriculture.
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Article III: The Ministry of Agriculture is authortzdg
a. To establish whai should be considered harmuto %
b. To forbid completely or on conditions the impora
tion of any kind of plant, seed, dates or mols1If
it seems necessary to-avoid an outbreak of any
plant disease or to prevent its spread among
c. To determine the conditions under which the i$4 t'
permit should be granted.,d. To grant import permits for soil and living, IAet.
e. Lo grant exce-Dtionally-i sental imnort peiittafo
prohibited artidles to beB used for~acientiftsz
f. To determine stenDs to be taken .regarding, agricu -2ra
abiments iin transit by lAnd, sea or air, ine
harbors and customs.
g. To establish costs and taxes -collectable fromth
imm~orter in accordance with tbis law.
DISPOSITION OF PRORjIBITE.D S-lPMANTS
Article 19V: Pro8hibited shipments or those imported ntI
.conformity with this lar mest be sent back by7 e..
impor -ter and at his expense within a maxima lii
of ten dayp beyond which the ahpea4-.vill be
The Minister of .Agricutur wil dteAcide upon apprprat measures to be taken at the expap)e.of the tranempo.
-in order to prevent an outrea ofA a poteantal ie"
pending reshipmet. The Minister may order the m mediate destruction of -the shipment if it comeitte a danger to agriculture. No recompense may be ne
by the importer. I
NOTICE OF ARRIVAL.
Article V:, All: shipping and transport agencies (air, e
land) must 'report to the AgricUltural QWrati-e partment thei arrival of all shipment* Oi4bjeot to
quarantine within twenty-four hours.
V1.6 hipmets aaln hipmente which may beaffeted .t~ atenton f pantourablie by the ktr willi thre drays
ports Pacages fli inInsetsy Shibepmenafed b y de thesuerisin1f4lat the binsetricudnisae ediseareconsideredcurableby. the i y will be etredaor
desroyd wth deay f not to exceed one week after official notfictio frm te knistry, No appeal will be granted.
@ION OF PLhTS
Artile VI~t Allhitents by sea of plants or parts thereof capbleof ropgatonexcept seeds, ilEl be fa1"migated or othervisatreaed a a pecationary measure at the expense of theimter wihot te ncestty of proving then to be contaminated. Plans b pacel ostwi1 be fumigated when deemed necessary, at he xpese f te Mnistry.
QUA1)TV OF PLANTS
Artile X: he inite: of Agriculture may seize living plants or~prtstheeof exeptseeds$ suspected of" being infected and
-01ae tem nd~'clse bservation in the A4gricultural Quara~ntine Staton~t te -lac arrival until it is proved that they are not nfeced.The initry accepts no responsibility if the
..,lans reinfctd-,inwhich. case they will be handled according to th preedin reg ltons.
ArtcleX1.Allagrculural shipments coming from abroad must e ackd s tht tey an be easily inspected and disinfected. heywillbe pene onthe responsibility of the importer and at hs exens. Noplat material may be used as packing, ex,06P wod (avigs)andsawdust or any other stuff accepted by
Thereminig atices rovide for the transfer of shipments, Penltio ad te Pbliation of the regulations in the Official
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