Plant-quarantine import restrictions of the colony and protectorate of Nigeria

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Plant-quarantine import restrictions of the colony and protectorate of Nigeria
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B.E.P.Q. ;
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4 p. : ; 27 cm.
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Strong, Lee A
United States -- Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
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"July 10, 1937."
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Signed Lee A. Strong, Chief, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine.

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UNITED STATES DEPAPTI LENT OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Washington, D. C.


B. Z. P. Q.-454


July 10, 1937.


PLANT- JARANTINE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS

OF THE

COLONY AND PROTECTORATE OF NIGERIA


Including the Cameroons under British Mandate








UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
vashington, D. C.



B. E. P. Q.--454 July 10, 1937.



PLAINT- QUARANTINE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS

OF THE

COLONY AND PROTECTORATE OF NIGERIA

Including the Cameroons under British Mandate


This digest of the plant-quarantine import restrictions of
the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria has been prepared for the
information of nurserymen, plant-quarantine officials, and others
interested in the exportation of plants and plant products to that
Colony.

It was prepared by Harry B. Shaw, Plant Quarantine Inspec-
tor in Chiarge, Foreign Information Service, Division of Foreign
Plant Quarantines, from Ordinance No. 29 of December 12, 1935, and
Ordinance No. 4, of January 13, 1936, and reviewed by the Director
of Agriculture of the Colony.

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 author-
itative.



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LEE A. STRONG, "1
Chief, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine.

















PLANT-quAPETIi!Fr IMPORT RESTRICTIONS


OF T:E

COLONY AND PROTECTORATE OF NIGERIA


Basic Legislation

Importation of Plants Regulation Ordinance, December 12, 1935.


This Ordinance empowers the Governor-in-Council to make regu-
lations to prohibit, restrict, or re-ulate the importation into NTigeria
of plants, seeds, soil, manure, containers, straw, arnd other packing
material or any other similar goods or things.

To prescribe the conditions under which the products referred
to in the preceding paragraph may be imported into Nigeria, and the
places at which they may be imported when not imported by mail.

To provide for their detention and examination and for their
destruction when found to be infected with any plant disease or pest
or for their treatment.


Definitions

"Plant" includes everything in the nature of a plant and the
fruit, loaves, cuttings, bark, or tnr p'vt thereof whatsoever, whether
living or dead, severed or btacheo, buv does -t include seed, unless
specifically mentioned, nor rnanufa tured oro6d:.cts of plants nor any-
thing mentioned in this definition th.-t has been cooked.

"Pest" means any insect or other invertebrate animal that may
be injurious to agricultural or horticultural crops.

"Plant disease" means any disease caused by fungus, bacterium,
virus, or other organism that may be injurious to agricultural or hor-
ticultural crops.







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REGULATIONS
made under
The Importation of Plants Regulation Ordinance
No. 29, January 13, 1936

Applicable to the Colony and Protectorate, including the
Cameroons -under British Mandate.


Authorized Ports of Entry

REu] ation 3. No person shall import or cause to be imported
into Nigeria any plant or seed except by mail or through the follow-
ing ports of entry, namely, Lagos, Forcados, Sapele, Koko Town, Warri,
Bonny, Opobo, Degema, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Burutu, Victoria, Tiko.


Importation Prohibited

Reg. 4. The following plants, produce, and seeds shall not be
imported into ITigeria:

(a) Plants in soil other than special rooting compost.
(b) Plants of cocoa (Theobroma cacao) from Central America,
South America, and the West Indies.
(c) All plants other thuin cocoa from Central America,
South nAmerica, and the West Indies, aid other countries
in which witches'-broom disease of cocoa is known to
occur which are specified by the Governor by a notice
in the Gazette, except plants required for and imported
by the Agricultural Department for scientific purposes.
(d) All coconuts in husk. from Central America, South
America, and the West Indies.
(e) All coffee berries unless accompanied by a certificate of
freedom from mealy pod disease (Trachysphaera fructigena
Tabor and Bunting) issued by the Government agricultural
authority of the colantry of export.
(f) All cottonseed except seed free from lint.


Inspection May Be Required

Reg. 5. Provides for the inspection of any plant or seed (ex-
cept seeds, bulbs, tubers, or corms of vegetables or ornamental plants
from temperate countries or dry hulled rice, coffee, or pulsos for con-
sumption) uand any accompanying container brought to Nigeria by steamer,











mail, or other channel, before delivery to the consignee, and for
the disposal of such plant material in accordancecwith the findings,
e.g., release to the consignee, disinfection, or destruction.


Conditions under Which Plants and Seeds May be Imported

Reg. 6. (a) Plants and seeds of cocoa, cotton, cassava, and
all species of Musa; plants (not seeds) of oil palms and all species
of citrus may be imported from countries included in the Plant Inter-
change Schedule (West African countries with which agreements have
been made by Nigeria for the interchange of plants and seeds) only
under permit signed by the Director of Agriculture first obtained,
and in accordance with any special conditions that may be stated in
such permit.

(b) Plants and seeds indicated in paragraph (a) and
those of coconut, kola, coffee (except hulled and dried berries for
consumption) grou.ndnuts, yams, rice (except hulled rice for consump-
tion), pulses (except dry shelled seeds for consumption), guinea
corn (= broomcorn), millets, maize, and rubber, may be imported from
countries other than those in the Plant Interchange Schedule (West
African countries with which agreements have been made by Nigeria for
the interchange of plants and seeds) only under permit signed by the
Director of Agriculture first obtained and in accordance with any
special conditions stated in that permit, and provided that the Di-
rector of Agriculture is satisfied that the plants will be grown
under the observation of a person with special knowledge of the pests
and diseases of plants, and under such conditions as should preclude
any possi-bility of the- introduction of any dangerous post or plant
disease.

(c) No permit shall be required for the importation
of plants and seeds named in paragraph (b) (excluding those named
in paragraph (a) from countries included in the Plant Interchange
Schedule).

Regs. 7. and 8. Pertain to the application for import per-
mits and their character.

Reg. 9. Phytosanitary certificates required from Government
agricultural authorities to accompany imports by any permit issued
under these regulations shall so far as practicable be in the form
set out in Schedule III hereto, or similar in effect.




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Prescribed Form of Certificate

This is to certify that
_____ the living plants or plant products
(a representative sample of the living plants or plant products)
included in the consignment of which particulars are given below were/
was examined at (place) on (date)
by me (name, address, and official title of authorized official), a duly
authorized inspector, who was unable to discover any evidence of any
injurious insect pest or plant disease, in particular of the following
pests or diseases (insert names of any pests or diseases specially
looked for or scheduled by the importing country for inclusion in the
certificate), and that the consignment covered by this certificate
has/has not been (treated in the following manner, e.g., fumigated
with or disinfected with ) prior
immediately subsequent
to inspection.


(Official Seal)

Date
No. of packages
Distinguishing marks
Description of plants or plant products
Stated to be grown at
and inspected in the field on (date)
Exported by
ITLame and address of consignee