Plant quarantine import restrictions of Netherlands New Guinea


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Plant quarantine import restrictions of Netherlands New Guinea
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Popham, W. L
United States -- Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Administration, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine ( Washington, D.C )
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New Guinea

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

B. E. P. Q. -603 August 27, 1953




This summary of the plant quarantine import restrictions of Netherlands New Guinea has been prepared for the information of nurserymen, plant quarantine officials# and others interested in the exportation of plants
and plant products to that country.

It was prepared by R. G. Oakley, Division of Plant Quarantines, from Ordinance of September 27, 1926 (Gazette No. 427) and Decree No. l-Alg.-53-3, effective February l, 1953, and was reviewed by the UnderSecretary Head of the Department of Economic and Technical Affairs of
Netherlands New Guinea.

The information contained 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, and it is not to be interpreted as legally authoritative.

7. L. Popham
Acting Chief, Bureau of Entomolog and Plant Qurantine





Ordinanoe of September' 27, 1926, (Gazette No. 427) defines 14ving plant materials and authorizes promulgation of regulations, governing their importation..

Decree No. JI-Alg.--53-3, 'effective February 1, 1953, contains r'egul~ations promulgated by the Under-Secretary, Head of, -the .Department of Economic and. Technical Affairs relative to the importation of living plant vaterialp and designates the Head of the Department of Agri--; culture or his.-authorized inspectors in charge of the inspection 'of living plant, material.4:SUI&a.,RY

The regulations6n cover living plants and parts thereof-(including mail ahipbients)* except 'as exempted in Paragraph 1 below,' and require that importations be accompanied by a health certificate of the country oforigin. Speial, additional certifications are required for plants and parts of 'banana, citrus, coconut, potatoes, etc.



1o For the purposes of the Ordinance of'September 27, 1926,* living plant materijlwill be understood to mean seeds, fresh fruits, living plants, and parts of living plants, but does not apply to the fol-low~ngz

Importation Unrestricted

(a) Peeds 'of vegetables, pot-herbs, fruits, andamedicinal herbs belonging to 'the following genera or speciessi

Anethum ilajorana Rumex
Anthriscus I1relissa Salvia
Artemisia abrotanum, Ifleztha 8atureja.
Asparagus. 0qOimum Scandix
Capp cui O~riganum Scorzonera*
Cichorium Past inaca Sixum sisarum.
Coriandrum Pimpinella. anisum Solanum
Cynara 'Portulaca, SpInacia
Foeniculum Rheum Taraxacum
Fragaria Ribem Tetragonia
Lactuca Roe marinus Thymus
Lavandula Rubus Valerianella

(b) Seeds of ornamental plants belonging to the following genera or species:

Abutilon Cineraria Inula Primula
Acroclinum Clarkia Tpomosa Pyrethrum,
Adonis Clematis- Leptosiphon Quamoolit
Ageratum Clerodendron Linaria Reseda
Agrostemma Cobaea- LobelU Rkiodanthe
Althaea Coleus, Lochnera Ridinus
Alyssum Convolvulus Lychnis Roe&
Amaranthus Coreopsis Latricaria Rudbeckia
Amberboa Cosmea. hiaurandia Salpiglossis'.
Ammobium- Cosmidium. h edeola Salvia
Antigondn- Cosmos Mianm Sanvitalia
Antirrhinum Cuphea ,imuluz -Saponaria
Aquilegia Cynara Wina Scabiosa
Arctotis Cynoglossum, !:,,irabilis- -Schizanthus
Aristolochia Dahlia 1".Yosotis Seneca
Asparagus Delphinium Nemesia Solanum
Begonia Dianthus Nemophila Stevia
Bellies Digitalis Nicotiana Stokesia
Bidens D#orphqtheca. Stroptocarpua
BoltoA# Eccremocarpus Nyqterinia,. Tagetes
Bousaingaultia Eschscholtzia Cenothera Thunbergia
Buphthalmum Gai;Llardia., ,Passiflora Tithonia
Cacalia Gerardia Pelargonium Torenia,
Calampelis Gerbera Pentstemon Trachelium,
Calceolaria Gloxinia' PeAlla Tritoma
Calendula Gomphrena .-Petunia Tropaeolum
Campanula Gypsophila Phacelia Verbena
Canna Helianthus Phlox Vinca
Carduus Helicfirysum ThysaUs Viola
Celosia' Heliotropium Poinsettia Xcrantheml
Centaurea 'Hibiscus -Portulaca Zinnia
Chrysanthemum Impatiens Potentilla

(c) Vegetablesp bulbous and.tuberous plants (with the exception of potatoes)p root's and rhiz6mes., provided that same are intended for'bonsumption or for medicinal 'ends.

(d) Nursery-ptock of scallion and garlic.

(e) Dry fruits*or parts thereof such ass almondst peanuts (arachides)r cereals ch6sinuts, cumminj cloves.. nutmegsp nutsp pepper, rice, sulasil etc.r provided'-that they are intended for consumption or for medicinal

klhytosanitary Certificate Reqaired

2. The importation of plant material as defined in paragraph 1 is permitted only When-each consignment is accompanied by a p.iytosanitary certificate signed by a competent official of the country of origin indicating the species and quantity of such plant materials and affirm-

ing that at the time of inspeottdi it was found to be free from pests and diseases of the cultivated crops. The certificate should also contain additional stateiunts ftoe:the following plants and plant product~. i

Bnanas, *

a. Living plants and partsof living plants of the genus Musa
The phytosanitary certificate must state that neither "Panama.iiSease (Fusarium *ysoru)"n n, pr bunchy -top. virus. disease is
known to cur in the country of origin,.


b. Living plant materialX of cacaos.: The phytosanitary certificate
must state that "Witches broom disease (.arasmium perniciosus)"
and "awollen shoot-disease" are not known to occur in the cogntry-of origin.


a. Living plants and parts of living plants belonging to the genus
Citrus: The -phytosanitary certificate must state that citrus canker
(Xanthomonas (Neudomonas) citri) and "quick decline disease
(tristesia)" are not known to occur in the country of origin.,


d. Living plant material of Cocos: The phytosanitary certificate must
state such plant material-was fumigated previous to being shipped.


e. Seeds, living plants, and parts of living plants of Hevea: The
phytosanitary certificate must state that the trees from which
such plant material was derived are.J free from Dothidella ulei
and P -ytophthora leaf diseases, and that the estates) where the
trees were grown have never imported material from countries
where. the said- diseases occur.

: Pineapple.

fo :Living plant material of species of pineapples The ph~rytoanitary
certifiate musnt. state that in the country qf origin neither pineapple wilt nor pineapple weevil is known to occur.


g. Potatoess The phytosanitary certificate must state that the
potatoes are free from potato wart (Synchytrium endabioticm) and
that the said disease does not occur on the plot where the potatoes were grown nor within a distance of 500 meters from the boundaries
of that plot.

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h. Living plant material of species of rice (Orysa app.)s The
phytosanitary certificate must state that in the country of origin neither bacterial blight (Xanthomonas oryzae) nor the
yellow dwarf virus diseases are known to occur.


i. Living plant material of Sacoharum app.o The phytosanitary
certificate must state that in the country of origin neither "gum disease (Xanthomonas vasculorum)" nor mosaic disease are
known to occur.

Fresh Fruits Imported Via the Netherlands

J. Shipments of fruits, originating from other countries and made
up in the Netherlands, may be accompanied by a certificate of inspection issued by one of the officials of the Phytosanitary Service in Wageningen, instead of the certificate of the country of origin.

Plant .aterial Imported Via Singapore

k. Plant material imported via Singapore must be accompanied by
a Health-Certificate issued by an inspection official of the
Consulate-General of the Netherlands in Singapore.

Ports of Entry

3. Ports (including neighboring airfields having Customs facilities)s

Biak ierauke Hollandia Sorong

Inspection and Release Of Imported Plant material

NOTE: The remaining articles of this decree concern disposal of plant material upon arrival in New Guinea and contain instructions to officials. of Dew Guinea relative to inspection# treatment, return- to country of origin, or confiscation of plant material when deemed necessary.