UITD STA' ES 1PAPTi ET OF AGPICULTURE Agricultural Research Service Bureau of Entoiclogy and Plant Quarantine Washington 25, D. Co
B. E. I *. Q. 605 IDeember 9, 1953
RLA.T. QUkRA1TT~.E I.FORT RES2ICTIOINS
This summary of the plant quarantine import restrictions of the Taiwan Provincial has been prepared for the information of nurserymen, plant quarantine officials, and others interested in the exportation of plants and plant products to that Province.
It was prepared by l-r. 1.. T. Owrey, Supervisor of Export Certification, Plant Quarantine Operations, from Laws for Inspection and Testing of Commercial Commod ties, Article AVIII of the national Government of the Taiwan Frovincial, received from and translated by 1r. Che-Chang Tang, Chief, Division of Special Crop Inspection of the Bureau of Inspection and Quarantine of the Frovince.
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 origin,-il texts, and it is not to be interpreted as legally authoritative. The original legislation should be consulted for the exact texts.
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PLANT QUAPANT Ii IL.PORT ETRI ACTIONS
Laws for Inspection and Testing of Commercial Commodities Article XVIII National Government.
REGULATIONS FOR II.ORTATIONS (Promulgated and effective Jan. 10, 1947, Amended Nov. 2, 1949)
Article 1. Plants and their containers or packing materials are subject to inspection by the Bureau of Inspection and Quarantine, Provincial Department of Agriculture and Forestry (hereinafter called the Bureau) or its Branch Offices. They will not be passed for import unless accompanied by certificates issued by the Bureau
to certify they have passed.
Article 2. The term "plants" includes the following:
a. Plants or parts thereof that can be used for planting
b. Fresh fruits.
d, Seers that can be used for propagation.
Article 3. The plant inspection shall be executed in places where the Bureau or its Branch Offices are located.
Article 4. Plant diseases and insect pests imported for scientific purposes must be permitted and inspected by the Bureau.
Article 5. Importers must apply to the Bureau or its Branch Offices for inspection of plants imported by ships or planes.
Artidle 6. Plants not include) in Article 2, which are capable of carrying insect pests or diseases, are subject to inspection upon arrival. Inspectors must notify owners of the shipments before inspecting, except for the urgency of the case.
Article 7. lants imported by mail are subject to inspection by the Bureau upon notification by the i-ost Office of their arrival.
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Article 8. The plants may not be inspected if they are accompanied by inspection certificates issued by the government of the country of origin, affirming the plants concerned have been thoroughly inspected and are deemed free from injluricus plant diseases and insect pesto. The certificates must be sent to the Bureau upon arrival of the shipments.
(Note: Article 8 refers to a Federal certificate.) Articles 9, 10, and 11 refer to the inspection fee and the duty of spoilage of packing materials caused by inspection. Article 12. Plants and their containers or packing materials which carry insect pests or diseases are subject to treatment by disinfection by the Bureau or its Branches, or may be burned.
Articles 13-24. Disposal of imported and exported plants.