TJ-\TITED STAT.7JS DEPARTiK-:JiTT OF AC-RICULT-017C
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine JashingtonD. C.
August 5, 1940.
3. Z. P. q.--468, Revised.
PLADT L IPORT R:IST-.[:LICTIO--,-,S
OF T. HE
X I I GDOI -, OF IRAq (i4ESOPOTAMIA)
UNITED STATES DEPARTHIT OF AGRICULTURE Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine Washington, D. 0.
August 5, 1940.
B. 2. P. Q.--468, Revised.
PLATT-QUA2ATII2 IvIPORT RESTRICTIONS
KINGDOM OF IPJAQ
This revision of the plant-quarantine import restrictions of the Kingdom of Iraq has been prepared for the information of exporters of plants and plant products to that country and plant-quarantine officials.
The English text of the Importation of Plants Law
No. 31 for 1938 was published in Iraq Government Gazette Io. 7 of February 18, 1940, and became effective on that date. This text was forwarded to the Department of Agriculture by the American Legation at Baghdad.
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,
Chief, Bureau (of Entomology and Plant- Quarantine,
PLAIT- QUARtABT INE IMPORT R STRICTI OTS
KINGDOM OF IRAQ
by the Council of Ministers
103a IJORTATIOIT OF PLANTS LAN TO. 31 FOR 1938
We, KIITG OF IRAQ,
With the approval of the Senate and the Chamnber of Deputies, do hereby order the enactment of the following Law:
Article 1. In this Law, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereinafter set out.
(a) Plant: All living or dead plants or any part thereof,
whether growing above or underground as roots, bulbs, tubers, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, cottonseed, or cotton
(b) Citrus: Cuttings, parts or fruits of any variet- of plants
of the family Rutaceae such as oranges, sweet lemons, limes,
tangerines, mandarins, etc.
(c) Vines: Cuttings, parts, leaves, and fruits of the genus
Vitis or other members of the family Vitaceae.
(d) Pests: I. All sp-oecies of the Insecta in any of their different stages.
II. Arachnida (spiders, etc.)
III. Fungus diseases of the Thallophyta in general.
(e) Government Inspector: The official who shall be appointed
by the Department of Agricultural Affairs for the fulfillment
of the purposes of this Law.
Art. 2. All plants arriving in IRAQ by sea, air, or land route, whether by post or otherwise, shall be examined by the Government Inspector in the places defined in a notification published by the
Mijinister of economics and Communications.
Art. 3. (a) The Government Insoector may order the destruction
of the whole or any part of a consignment if, on inspection, it be found infected with any pest to a degree incurable by
disinfection by fumigation or other method.
(b) If the Government Inspector considers that treatment
in a suitable manner of such infected plants eradicates
the pests in question, he shall detail and 'ap-ly such
Art. 4. (a) The importation into Iraq of citrus plants, vines,
and cottonseed, shall be prohibited, unless accompanied by an official certificate from the conmpoetent authority
of the country of origin, to the effect that they have
been examined and found free of ests.
(b) All plants imported into Iraq in accordance with paragraph
(a) of this article, shall, though they mnay be found free
from piests, be either fumigated or treated in suitable ways
to ensure this being the case, before being allowed to
enter or delivered to the consignee.
(c) If the inspector finds on examination that the imported
plants do not fulfill the required standard of cleanness,
despite the contents of the certificate, he shall order the
consignment to be incinerated together with its covering,
unless the consignee wishes to reexport the same within 10
days of the order being given by the inspector.
Art. 5. If dispute shall arise between the inspector and the
importer as to the validity of the certificate, the importer may refer the
matter to the Director of Agricultural Affairs, whose decision shall be considered final.
Art. 6. No compensation whatever shall be granted in lieu of plants destroyed by order of the Government Inspector, or Director of Agricultural
Art. 7. The restriction mentioned in Article 3 of this Law, shall neither apply to the juices of citrus fruits, nor to reserved, dried, or crystallized fruits.
Art. 8. Living or dead insects of any snmcies shall not be imported into Iraq for any purpose unless a license is obtained from the Director of Agricultural Affairs, prior to importing, by a period of 50 days at least. The said license shall en.ierate the snoecies and number of insects and the purpose for which they are intended.
Art. 9. The following shall be prescribed by regulation.
(a) Fees to be charged and collected from the importer for the
examination, detention, or disinfection of the plants.
(b) The practical methods for the proper execution of the provisions of this Law.
Art. 10. A -penalty, not exceedin- 7.5 dina-rs or an irn-risoent for a .--eriocI not exceeding 6 months, or both, is im.noosed. on,,:
(a) ersos wo remove any plant from~ a, pnlace of detention
without a written. -oermit from the (Governnent Insp, ector.
(b) Persons evading or attempting to evade the examination
(c) "Persons obstructing or attempting to obstruct the
O-ovo-nrnent Inspector in the execution of his duties as
prescribed in this Law.
Art. 11. 'The Importation o-f- Plants Law o-f 10924 and the rej~.lation issued under Article 13 of Custom.-s and xcise Lawr 7o. 10 of 1932" shall be canceled.
Art. 12. T his Law shall co;-.e into force from the date of its publication ir the Official Gazette.
Art. 13. The 'I'inisters of Eco-nomics and Ooirnunications and' Justice are charg,,,ed. with the exec)uion of t*his Lawi.
i~ad a Bgda tis2thda- fihuarram, 1357 and the 30th da-" of h,"arch 1938.
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