STATE PLANT BOARD
UNITED STATES "DEPARTMENT OF A ICT.ITURE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Washington, D. C.
B. E. P. Q.--455, Revised.
May 5, 1947
PLANT-QUARANTINE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
BRITISH COLONY OF BERMUDA
This revision of the digest of the plant-quarantine
import restrictions of the Colony of Bermuda was rendered
necessary by. the amendment of the Byelaws approved May 17, 1939,
and the Byelaws approved July 9, 1941. Attention is called to
the prohibition against importation of Long Island potatoes.
It was prepared by Richard Faxon, Plant Quarantine Inspector,
Division of Foreign Plant Quarantines, from the above-cited
revised regulations as amended according to the Director of
Agriculture for Bermuda.
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
Acting Chief, Bureau of Entomology
PLANT-QUARAUTIJE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
The Boards Act, 1929.
(Byelaws approved May 17, 1939 as amended 1947)*
Article 1. (5) "restricted plant" means any- plant or part
of a plant other than cut flowers, vegetables for consumption
or true seed, except where expressly included.
Notice of Arrival
Art. 8. No-person shall cause or allow any restricted
plant to be imported into these Islands unless the permission in "
writing of the Director or Plant Pathologist has been given in
respect of the importation of that plant.
Cut Flowers and Fresh Vegetables
Art. 9. In the case of cut flowers and .fresh unfrozen
vegetables arriving from the United States of America during the
period June 1 to September 30, the owner or consignee, or the
agent of either, shall notify the Director or Plant Pathologist
as early as practicable of the landing thereof.
Special Permit for Imports by Aircraft
Art. 10. No plant of any kind, including fresh unfrozen
vegetables and cut flowers, shall be imported by aircraft unless
accompanied by a special permit previously obtained from the
Director or Plant Pathologist.
Art. 11. (1) Any plant or part of a plant or any fresh
vegetables or cut-flowers imported into theoe Islands may be destroyed,
*Letter fromW. J. Kinghorn, Director of Agriculture, April 15, 1947.
fumigated, or otherwise treated for the control of diseases or
pests if in the opinion of a Plant Protection Officer such
treatment is advisable, and the cost of such treatment may be
charged to the expense of the owner.
(2)' No compensation shall be paid by Government to owners
of plants or of any parts of plants or fresh vegetables or cut-flowers
imported into these Islands destroyed by a Plant Protection Officer
in order to prevent the introduction of a plant disease or pest
or damaged during treatment given for this purpose, unless such
damage is proved to be due to fault or negligence on the part of
Art. 12.. The importation of the following 'e prohibited:
BANANAS, PLANTAINS (Musa app.): All parts including the fruit.
CARROTS (Daucus carota L.): In the raw or untreated state.
CORN OR MAIZE (Zea Mays L.): BROOMCORN AND OTHER SORGBUMS: All
parts except the loose grains.
TiJES (Lilium spp.): All parts except the flower and seed.
POTATOES (S].anum tuberosum L.) from Great Britain, Ireland,
Northern Ireland, Europe, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland,
Long Island (New York), St. Pierre, and Miquelon.
SWEETPOTATOES (Ipomoea spp.) including morning-glory, sweetpotato
vine, etc.:I Plants and tubers from all countries.
Art. 13. Importation of the following is conditionally
NARCISSUS spp. (daffodils, jonquils, etc.): All parts except
the flower must be accompanied by a special permit previously
obtained from the Director or Plant Pathologist. The permit
will be granted only when he is satisfied that adequate
precautions will be taken to prevent the introduction of
bulb flies and nematodes.
EARTH OR SOIL AND PLANTS GROWING IN SOIL: Must be accompanied
by a special permit previously obtained from the Director
or Plant Pathologist, which permit shall be granted only
with respect to certain types of plants which cannot be
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imported free from soil and which cannot already be obtained
in the desired quantity in Bermuda.
PLANTS, FRESH UNFROZEN VEGETABLES, AND COMMERCIAL SHIPMENTS OF
CUT FLOWERS, imported from the United States of America during the
period June 1 to September 30, may not be imported unless
they meet the requirements of the United States Federal
Quarantine No. 48 with respect to Japanese beetle (Popillia
Japonica) and are accompanied by certificates to this effect
issued by an authorized official Of the United States Department
Art. 14. Relates to plants grown in Bermuda, exported
therefrom and offered for reimportation.
ANY PLANTS MAY BE IMPORTED BY THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE
Art. 15. Nothing in these byelaws shall prevent the Board
from importing any species of plants by any means whatsoever.
Art. 16. Any restricted plant imported in contravention of
these Byelawe shall be destroyed without compensation, provided
that the Director or Plant Pathologist may authorize the
re-exportation thereof at the expense of the owner or consignee
if he is satisfied that re-exportation will not prejudice the
efficacy of these Byelaws.
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