UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Entomolojy -2nd Plant Quarantine
Washington, D. C.
B. E. P. Q.--458
July 10, 1937.
PLANT-QUARANTINE I: PORT RESTRICTIONS
FEDERATED MALAY STATES
LTIITED STATES DEPA;RT:iE!3T OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
V7a3hington, D. C.
B. E. P. Q,.--458
July 10, 1937.
PLANT-QUAPAiTTIITE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
F=ER.WATED MLAY STATES
This digest of the plant-quarantine import restrictions of the
Federated Malay States has been prepared for the information of nursery-
men, plant-quarantine officials, .-trd others interested in the exportation
of plants and plant products to those States.
It was prepared by Harry B. Shaw, Plant Quarantine Inspector in
Charge, Foreign Information Service, Division of Foreign Plant Quarantines,
from Notification 1o. 3659 of 1935, as published in Federated v Malay States
Government Gazette, No. 18, August 23, 1935, and reviewed by the Chief
Agricultural Field Officer, Deportment of Agriculture., Kuala LMpur,
Federated Malay States.
The information contained in this circular is believed to be
correct and complete up to the time of preparation, but it is not in-
tended to be used independently of, nor as a substitute for, the original
texts, nor is it to be interpreted as legally authorita.vive. Tlhe
original Notification should be consulted for the exact texts.
SLEE A. STRONG,
Chief fBureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine.
PLANT-JARAI TTIE IMPORT RESTRI ACTIONS
FEDERATED MALAY STATES
The Agricultural Pests Enactment, 1926.
This Enactment, among other things, authorizes the Chief Secretary
to make rules for preventing the introduction of pests into the Federated
Malay States or any part thereof and. for preventing the spread of pests
therein. Such rules may provide for prohibiting the laniin< in the
Fede.rated. Malay States from places outside the said Status of any
plant or animal the landing of' which enay appear to the Chief Secretary
to be likely to introduce any post; for the treatment or destruction of
any plant or animal that has been land-ed, and of the packages, coses, pots
or coverings in which tho same may be packed.
G.TERAL REGULATI 0TNS
(Notification No. 3659 of 1935; Fed. Malay States Government Gazette.
No. 18, Aug. 23, 1935, pp. 1775/1776)
Importation Conditionally Prohibited
The Chief Secretary hereby prohibits the importation of the
following merchandise from places other than the Colony or a Malay State,
except on compliance with the conditions established by this notification:
Rubber all species of Heicv.
Cotton all species of Gj'spiiw .
Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum).
Seeds of coconut palm (Cocos nucifera).
Growing palms of every species.
Coffee (Coffea spp.) except dried beans intended for consumption or
Banana sprouts for planting (all subspecies and varieties of Musa
sapientmn, M. cavendishii, M. chinensis, M. paradisiaca,
and M. textiles.
Oil-palm seeds (Elaeis spp.)
Tea (all varieties of Camellia thea); living plants or parts
thereof, and seeds.
Pineapple (all varieties .and forms of Ananas sativus): Shoots or
other living parts thereof intended for propagation except
pineapple fruit from the Netherlands Indies for consumption
or when preserved in jars.
Definition of Plants
For the purposes of this Notification, the word "plants" includes
trees or shrubs, and fruits, seeds, tubers, bulbs, grains, stocks, suckers,
slips, cuttings, and other parts of a plant.
Conditions of Entry
Such an importation is to be undertaken only in the following manner:
Authorized Port of Entry
By sea, through the port of Swettenham, whether such plants have
been transshipped in the waters of the Colony or brought direct from a
place outside the Malay Peninsula, or
By parcel post addressed to the consignee, care the Adviser on
Agriculture., Federated Malay States, or the Chief Agricultural Field
Officer, Federated Malay States.
Written Authorization Necessary
Such an importation is permitted only in accordance with the
written authorization of the Adviser on Agriculture or of the Chief
Agricultural Field Officer of the Federated Lalay States. This
authorization must be procured before the plnts concerned arc shipped
from the country of origin.
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Phytosanitary Certificate Required
Such a plant or shipment of plants must be accompanied by a
certificate signed by an officer of the Department of oAkriculture of the
country of origin or by some other competent person previously approved by
the Adviser on Agriculture, Federated Malay States, not more than 14
days prior to the date of shipment, certifying that such plants or
shipment had been inspected by the certifying officer and, to the best of
his knowledge and belief, are free from any pest or disease. One copy
of the certificate shall be sent direct to the importer in the Federated
Malay States and handed by him or his representative to the Superintendent
of Customs and Excise in the port of Swettenhnm; another copy shall be
sent to the Chief Agricultural Field Officer, Federated M.lay States.
Inspection on Arrival
Every such plant or consignment of plants shall be inspected on
arrival at Port Swettenham by the Chief Agricultural Field Officer,
Federated Malay States, or the State Agricultural Officer, Sclangor, who
shall have power, at his discretion, to deliver it to the importer or to
order that, at the expense of the importer, it be quarantined in his own
charge for such a period as ho may think fit, and to submit the plant
or plants, and the packages, cases, pots, or coverings in which the sejne
may be packed, to such treatment as he may consider necessary for the
destruction of any pests, or to order the destruction of such plant or
plants and of the packages, cases, pots, or coverings in which the same
may be packed.
Any further considerations may be imposed that the Adviser on
Agriculture, Federated Malay States, thinks fit.
Entry May be Refused in Abvence of Certificate
If the written authorization and certificate mentioned above are
not presented to the Superintendent of Customs at Port Swettenham, he may
prohibit the landing of such plants or consignments of plants.
After presentation of the authorization and certificate, the
Superintendent of Cuistoms and Excise in Port Swettenham will permit
the landing of such plants or consignments of plants, and shall detain
them in his charge and forthwith inform the Chief Agricultaral Field
Officer, Federated Malay States, or the State Agricultural Officer,
Selangor, of the landing.
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