I:WITED STATES DEPAT.,EI:T OF AGRICUL7JRE
Bureau of Entomology andr Plant Quarantine
VTashington, D. 0.
B. E. P. Q.--457
July 10, 1937.
REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Ut'fITED STATES DEPART!.ET OF AGRICULTURE
Dureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Tashin'. iton, D.C.
3. E. P. Q.--457 July 10, 1937.
PLANT-QUARANTINE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
REPUTJLIC OF CHINA
This digest of the plant-quarantine import restrictions of the
Republic of China 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 Harry B. Shaw, Plant Quarantine Inspector,
in charge of Foreign Information Service, Division of Foreign Plant
Quarantines, from the Plant Quarantine Regulations of October 5, 1934,
promulgated by the Government Testing Bureau, Ministry of Industries,
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 text, and it is not to bc interpreted as legally authoritative.
PLANT-0J-.717T 7 RESTRI CT I OS
OF THE NATIONAL G07ER7,E1iiT
OF TIE PUBLIC OF CHINA
Laws for Inspection and Testing of Commercial Commodities.
The importation of no species or class of plants into China
is specifically prohibited, but each shipment of plants offered for
importation into China is subject to inspection on arrival and must
be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the proper
government authority of the country of origin, affirming that the
plants concerned have been thoroughly inspected and are deemed free
from injurious plant diseases and insect pests. See article 3 of the
Plant Quarantine Regulations for the definition of plants.
PLANT-QUAA1:TIT i PEGULATIOPS
(Promulgated and effective Oct. 5, 1934)
Article 1. The following regulations were prepared in accord-
ance with the provisions of article XVIII of the Laws for Inspection
and Testing of Commercial Commodities (hereinafter called the Laws).
Art. 2. The terms "plant diseases" and "insect pests" shall
be construed to mean "fungi" and "insects", respectively, but other
living organisms deemed by the Minister of Industries to be harmful
to plants shall also be subject to inspection.
Art. 3. The term "plants" shall include plants and plant products;
these may be grouped as follows:
(a) Plants or parts thereof that can be used for planting
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(b) Fruits (fresh and dried) but not preserved fruits.
(d) Seeds that can be used for propagation.
(e) Dead plants or parts thereof that can be used for food,
fuel, or other purposes.
The kinds of plants and names of parts falling under these reg-
ulations shall be determined by order of the Ministry of Industries.
Imported and Exported Plants Must Be Inspected
Art. 4. Any person exporting plants from China to a foreign
country, or importing them from a foreign country into China, shall be
required to submit such plants and their packing materials, together
with an official application and inspection fee, to the local Govern-
ment Testing Bureau (the Bureau) for inspection. Such plants shall not
be passed for import or export when found to be infested by plant
diseases or insect pests.
Phytosanitary Certificates Must Accompany Imported Plants
Art. 5. Shipments of plants imported from foreign countries
shall be required to be accompanied by inspection certificates issued
by the proper government authority of the country of origin.
The certificate shall certify that the plants and their packing
materials have been thoroughly inspected and are believed to be free
from dangerous plant diseases and insect pests, and clearly state the
name of plants, place of production, quantity, total value, number of
packages, name and address of consignor, name and address of consignee,
trade or shipping mark, port of shipment, date of shipment, port of
landing, approximate date of landing, name of vessel, materials used for
packing, and shall bear the signature of the inspector.
Articles 6, 7, 8, and 9 refer to entry procedure on arrival
of plants in China.
Importation of Plant Parasites for Scientific Purposes
Art. 10. Plant diseases and insect pests imported for scientific
purposes shall be treated in accordance with the Regulations Governing
the Importation of Agricultural Pests.
Arts. 11 to 22. Disposal of imported plants.