I2ITTEi) STATES np.ART.iEJT OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarartine
?Tashinrton, D. C.
B. E. P. Q.--453
July 10, 1937.
PLANT-QUARANTIYE PORT RESTRICTION S
SURII!A.'.i (uET, R!T.iS GUIANTA)
UDTIT7D STATES rTL.AF.T'ZII1' OF AGPICULTURE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Washinrton, D. C.
B. E. P. Q.--453 July 10, 1937.
PNT-CUAATiVE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
SURIuA.1 (nrEfH= -,DS GUIANA)
This statement of the plant-quarantine import restrictions
of Surinamn has been prepared for the information of nurserymen,
plant-quarantine officials, and others interested in the exporta-
tion of plants and plant products to that Colony.
It was prepared by Harry E. Shaw, Plant Quarantine Inspector
in Charge, Fo.reign Information Service, Division of Foreign Plant
quarantines, from the decree of September 28, 1L28 (Gouvernementsblad
van Suriname No. 31, 1929), and reviewed by the Director of the Agri-
cultural Experiment Station, Paramaribo, Surinam.
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 indIepende.-ntly of, nor as a substitute for, the
original text, and it is not to be interpreted as Ic-:illy authorita-
tive. The decree itself should be consulted for the exact tent.
PAI:T-QUAIjfNT;NE IMPORT E STRICTICI S
SURINAM (IFETHERLAIDS GUIANA)
REGJULATICNS GOVERNING TM- IMPORTATION CF PLANTS
(Decree of Sept. 28, 1928, as amended by that of Jan. 13, 1932)
Article 1.. (1) The importation is prohibited of living plants,
and parts thereof, of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.), coffee
(Coffea spp.), cacao (-.Eeobroma cacao 'L.), cassava (:.i-v.ihot (osculenta)
utilissima Pohl, ), citrus (Citrus spp.), banana and plantain (L-us- spp.)
cotton (Gossypium spp.), pineapple (Ananas sativus Schult.), tobacco
(Nticotiana tabacum L.), and green manures, as well as of all kinds of
palms and material used for packing such plants and parts of plants.
(2) The Governor is authorized to prohibit the impor-
tation of plants, and parts thereof, other than those named in paragraph 1
of this article, together with their packing.
Exceptions Provided For
Art. 2. (1) Exception to the prohibition of article 1 may be
granted by the Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station for an
individual shipment on condition that the plants and parts thereof to
be imported, and their packing, are accompanied by a declaration, made
by an authorized expert of the place of origin, that the material pro-
ceeds from a healthy planting and, insofar as was necessary, the ship-
ment, including packing, had been effectively disinfected before ship-
(2) Such a declaration much be legalized by a com-
petent Netherlands authority at the point of shipment.
Art. 3. The Governor is authorized, by decree, to permnnit the
importation of specified seeds and fruits falling under the provisions
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of article 1, on the basis of a general permit ond under conditions
prescribed by him.
Importation of Used. Sacks Prohibited
Art. 4. (1) The importation of empty used sacks is prohibited.
(2) Exception to the said prohibition can be made at
any time for an individual shipment by the Director of.Agricultrral
E-preriment Station on condition that the sacks to be imported ari
accompanied by a declaration of an authorized expert of the place
of origin that the material has been effectively disinfected before
(3). Such declaration must be legalized by the competent
Netherlands authority of the place.
Art. 5. The Director of the A-ricultural Experiment Station
will decide, on the \ :lis of articles 2, 3, and 4 (par. 2), whether
the imported goods must undergo disinfection or an additional disin-
fection, at the expense of the importer.
Importation of Other Goods May Be Prohibited
Art. 6. The Governor is authorized to prohibit tho importation
of goods, including clothing, other than those specified in articles
3 and 4 (par. 1) if infected or suspected of being infected by para-
sites or pathogenic organisms injurious to agriculture.
Art. 7. Provides for the destruction of material imported
in contravmention cf a decree or when their condition warrants it.
Art. 8. The exception authorized in articles 2 and 4 (pa.r. 2)
shall be granted with respect to 'importations made through the '
mouth of the Surinam River and. through Paramaribo only.
Articles 9 to 17 do not concern the exporter.