UNITED STATES DEPARr-,l/El,-T OF AGRIQ"-TLT T Z 2
Bureau of Entomolog-,! and ?Ia-nt Q -i,,Drantine W,, ishington, D. C.
B. E. P. Q.--46? January 14, 1 AZ)3OF
JSTRALI.r.N TERRIZORY OF PAPUA
UNITED STATES DEPARTM1:T OF AGRICULTURE
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine Washington, D. C.
B. E. P. Q.--467 January 14, 1938.
PLANT-QUARANETIE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
AUSTRALIAN TERRITORY OF PAPUA
This summary of the plant-quarantine import restrictions of the
Australian Territory of Papua has been prepared for the information of nurserymen, plant-auarantine officials, and others interested in the
exportation of plants and plant products to that Territory.
It was prepared by Harry B. Shaw, Plant Quarantine Inspector in
Charge of Foreign Information Service, Division of Foreign Plant Quarantines, from the Plants' Diseases Ordinance 1911, as amended, the Cotton Ordinance 1925, and proclamations and regulations promulgated thereunder, and reviewed by the Director of Agriculture of Papua.
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.
LEE A. STRONG, 0 ,,
Chief, Bureau of Entomology and/' 2eft Quarantine.
PLANT-QUAPMTNTIN.7, IMIFORT PRE T:IjO:-s
AUSTRkALIAN :ERRI:IORY OF FAP.rA
B3asicleg slat ion - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
Importation prohibited - - - - - - -- - - - 2
Importation restricted ------------------------2
Legislative authority -- -- ----------------- -------Definitions - - - - - - -
Declar'ed d-isea-es, insects, anJ. fun i --------------------4
P). ----------------------------------------------- -- ---- -- -- -- ------Generl regulations ---------------------------5
Dut ie s o'Limro rte- rs-------------------------6
Fuami ,ation of -Pantsr e quired ----------------Plants may not be rmroved, before fi-Lmigation --- - --- 6 Restric-- ons on iim-r;rtat,n of cottonseed -------- -- -- ---Hestriction cm imm-- ortation of coffee 2eed- -------------7
Restrictions on importation of sugarcane -- -- -- -- -- ----7
Restrictions on irrportation of tobacco seed ---------------IM~nortation of bananas prohibited ---------------------
AY 1 TARAITTIN2 I' ORT RESTRICT 1-1 IT S
A7 S,7 AT T A' IC_-',,Y 011 T -JA
B-LSIC LEGISLATI 0
Plants' _7L ses Ordinance, ,'4ro. 23, ITovember 20, 13-11.
Plants' Dise7 3es Ordinance, INIc. 17, ITovember 25, 1913.
Cotton Oriin ),nce, No. 11, Serte-, ber 8, 1925.
Q7 7' "1", 7v
S" Cof s-)n !-.nort, tion -ro."Abited, e: :cc _,t when obtained
by or 4-11e : irec-,.or of r1calture. (Statutory Rules. 'TO
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T"B C, SZE_ c a-n,,i, t aba u-:, L-): im,.ortation ilrohibited, exce-ct when
obtained ,; or '.hro-a-' --he Directcr of 'rrIc-d",t,,.re. (Statutory Rule
No 4 o f A-, I
Al, .-usa sni ) or -rarl-s thereo,"': I..T.ortation -cro3AI' ';A PL--'L-TS (','
h ib i a,_rI,-,, t i, n f !,!: y 23
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_-.LS A147D FRUT 1 Ti=S Al, AITY LIVI TG FA_- T thereof excel t the seeis: Im-.ortation from 'Che 1,'al!,y Archipela-o prohib JL t ed. P r c) c lam, a t i o n o f Y -- b 8 19, 2
.L:_ -_ (,rtatlon 7e, trickedd
'1 A Y S T.7'ES 7S,
12 r cutt-inps, sli-r: and all live -r -,.rts
of trz ez ---r the entry of w1nich is not prohibited: Importer
of i-tont 1-0 4 ort ; o-n arrival of '-he -plants e, d, t s for fumigqtion.
CS;70. of cu ,tc-rs
S t'-, t t o r- i .iles. :T-,. 4, Feb. 28,
1 10,,11 377SEEI) ( GO S, U-7., ST)'-) Im-orter s. iall notil- ,- c-asto, s c f intent to
ir,-)jrt ; .-e shall als,, -furnish to f;cate from, resof f ice of the De-art:-! ent of of ( Lleensland
that cottonseed has bcon examined anl i Fato 'Jr said Department, or that it has been e-a-*,-o.I and is found free fro.. disease.
(Statutor Rales, No. 4, Feb. 28, 1923, r). E.)
SUGALCANE (Saccharum officinaru- L.): Importer shall notify customs of
intent to import and shall rrodIuc to the Director of Agriculture
the following certificates: (1) Fumigation certificate from
Queensland Department of Agriculture; (2) certifc.-,"t fr r:
properly qualified pathologist that the sugarcane procucis rom a disease-free area and is itself free from disease; (3) certificate from properly qualified entomologist that the su-arcane is
free from injurious insects. (Statutory Rules, No. 11, July 21,
1930, p. 7.)
Plants' Diseases Ordinance of 1911, as amended by Ordinance No. 17, of November 26, 191, authorizes the Lieutenant-Governor of the Territory by proclamation, inter alia, to prohibit or restrict the importation of plants: to seize and dispose of every insect, fungus, tree, plant, or vegetable imported into the Territory contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance or rroclamations or regulations issued thereunier; to insect imported trees, plants, or vegetables; to make regulations to control the importation of tre,,s, plants, or vegetables.
The Cotton Ordinance, No. 11, September 8, 1925, authorizes the
Lieutenant-Governor to regulate, prohibit, or restrict the importation into the Territory of the cotton plant or any variety thereof.
The followin. definitions are included in Ordin.-nce No. 28, of November 20, 1911:
"Disease": Any disease affecting trees, plants, or vegetables
caused by or consisting of the Tresence of any insect or fungus, as well as any other disease affecting trees, plants, or vegetables which the Lieutenant-Governor may from time to time, by rroclamAtion in the Gazette, declare to be a disease within the meaning of this Ordinance ani whether or not so caused by or consisting of the presence of any isease or fungus.
"Insects" and "fungi" are those so declared by -rroclamation of the Lieutenant-Governor in the Gazette within the meaning of this Ordinance in whatever stage of existence they may bo.
DECLAITCH D D-jr EASES INSECTS ATYD FTIGI
ThrouFji the Proclamation of January 26, 1912, the LieutenantGovernor declared the -Collowing to be diseases, insects, and fungi within
t-he meaning of Ordinance 11o. 28, of November 20, 1911, namely:
COC017JTS (Cocos nucifera L.':
Le-tf "Usease (Pestalozzia palmarum
(Stem) bleeding__dis-ea3e (ThielavioT-_)sis paradoxa (De Seyn.)
Bud rot (Phy-.oThthora or (Fest ,- LlOZ7i,71 palmarum Cke.).
LTJ'3BE_" (Hevea s-p.):
iI-iite-root rot (Fomes li,-nosus Klotzsch).
SUGA:RCAITE (S- ccha_UIM, officin, ix-= L-):
Leaf Iiqea ;eRed ru-: -t ("Puccinia. kuehnj.;_ (Kr-) Butl.).
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Solomon I,7,land stag beetle (Eurytrachelus pilosiT)es Waterh.).
Solomon Island eler- hant beetle (Xy1otr-upes nimrod Voet. -_ X.
gideon- L ) .
Solorr,on Island rhinoceros beetle (Trichogom,7)hus semmelin]ki Rits.).
,eylcn rhinoceros b, etie (Oryctos inoc,3ros L
.Red beetle or Asiatic 1,alm weevil Phynchorhorus ferTnigineus Oliv.).
'Jane beetle (Srhenoi)horus obscures = -Zha:0.'.!ocnemis obscure Boisd.).
wee -and- 5ocaL.ank Zra taitensi-s__G__",erin)beetle or leaf hisra 23rontispa froC.gatti Snar"p). biic (Necrob-a rufiT)es De,:,eer).
L o n,:- i c o r n s L ii,i t statess 1' ontrouzLcncicorn (b) tYrannus_ T'-- oms
:'has ia or leaf oaardi (Le Guillou) syn.
L-)-ral ius cocco-)ha -,us" -Westwo-od)
Co o C C i eT.
St inh- bu,-s (Pentatom idae)
Insects (Conttd) Fl jB3 E11:
White ants (lermes
,ane beetle ((S-heno-;Dhorus) Rhabdocnemis obscure 3oisd.).
Leaf hom,,ers (P o.rkinsiella bicolors "'iluir)Leaf hoppers ( erkinsiella lalo'"-ensis '.,'4!uir)Leaf hoppers (Iler-Kinsiella papuensis Muir).
L e a IC hoppers (1--lerkinsie-1-1-a rattle Muir).
Leaf ho-rpers (Perkinsiella variegate 'Muir).
Leaf hoT),ncrs (Perkin-, ielia vasta, rix Breddin).
Fu n E i
Festalozzia palmarum C'-',.e. leaf -isease and bud rot of
cocol11 '- 1-t
hijm -.avari disea ,,e of coconut.
a -mivoram Butler, God,
Fomnes (semito3a) lignosus Klotzsch, ro ,+' rot.
G ---" hTE7,AL REGULATIMYS (Statutor T Rules, Nlo. 4 of 1 23, Feb. 28. 1223)
A--ticle 1. These regulations ma,77 be cited as the Plants' (Im-ortation) Re,, ul-ttions, 10.23.
Art. 2. In these reg-ulations, unless the context otherwise in,'Licates,
"Importer" includes the person viho intrcuuces am p1ant or the
consignee of any nlant.
"i .nts" :.eans trees or -lants nd incl) es cuttings and slips of
tr-es and plants and all live naro of giants and trees.
Art. 3. Revokes previous regulations.
tiess of Imneorter
Art. 4. (1) The importer or intending importer of any Tlants
shall, before th4 plants are introduced or landed in the Territory, notify the principal officer of customs at a port of entry of the fact that such plants are intended to be introduced into the Territory by him.
(2) The importer shall thereafter cause the plants and the boxes, bags, nd vrappings in which they are contained to be iPaced in the tent provid 3. for the purpose of fumigation, or to such other structure as the rrinci al officer o" customs may direct and in such manner as such officer shell approve.
Fumigation of Plants Required
Art. 5. Such plants, together with boxes, bags, and wrappings in which they are contain, shall then be fumigated by the method provided by the Director of Agriculture, under the supervision of the principal officer of customs or such officer as he may appoint, before the same are removed.
Plants May Not Be Removed before umigation
Art. 6. No person shall remove the plants, boxes, bags, or wrappings in which they are contained from the tent -r structure in which they have been so placed for the purpose of .igti until after they have been fumigated, as provided by these reulations.
Restrictions on the Importation of Cottonseed
Art. 7. No cottonseed shall be im-oorted or introduced into the TErritory unless:
(1) The importer or intending importer -hall. before the cottonseel is introduced or landed in the Territory, notify the principal officer of customs at a port of entry of the fact that such
cottonse( 3i intended to be introduceL into the Territory by him.
(2) The importer or intending importer furnishes such princin!
officer of customs ,ith a certifica-te from some rosnonsible officer
of the Department of Agriculture of the State of Queensland:
(a) That the cottonseed has been examined sa fui;migated by expert officers of the Department of Agriculture concerned, or
(b) That the cottonseed has been examined by expert -fficors of the Department of Agriculture concerned a,-nd theft
it is free from disease.
Provided, that in cases where cottonseed is imported by and consigned to the Government, the Director of Agriculture, on being s,,.tisfied in such manner as seems to him sufficient that the cottonseed has been ,roprly fumigated in Queensland before shipmnt, or that it is free from disease, may, in writing, authorize the principal officer of customs to permit the landing and deliv-ry of the cottonseed ithout requiring the production of any such certificate.
Restrictions on Importation of Coffee Seed
Art. 7a. No coffee seed shall be imported or introduced into the Territory except when obtained by or through the Director of Agriculture. Any coffee seed imported or introduced in breach of this reo-ulation may be seized and dcstroye-d by any officer of customs. (Amondment through Statutory Rules No. 10, 'May 8, 1929.)
Restrictions on Importation of Sugarcane
Art. 7b. No sugarcane shall be imported or introduced into the Territory unless:
(1) The importer or intending importer shall, before the surrcane is introduced or landed in the Territory, ,notif y the rincipal officer of customs at a port of entry of the fact that such
su,;arcano is intended to be introduced into the Territory by him;
(2) The importer or intending imp orter furnishes the Director of
Agriculture -ith the following certificates:
(a) A certificate from a responsible officer of the Deoartment of Agriculture of the State of Queensland that the
sugarcane has been properly fumigated under the personal
supervision of a person properly qualified to carry out such
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(b) A certificate from a properly qualified plant pathologist that the sugarcane is, to the best of his kInowledge and belief,
from n dise-se-free area and free from diseases; and
(c) A certificate from a properly qualified entomologist that
the sugarcane is free from injurious insocts.
(3) The director of Agriculture is satisfied with the certificates
so furnished, whereupon the said Director of Agriculture may authorize the said principal officer of customs by wireless or in writing to permit the introduction into the Territory of the said sugarcane
without observing the other conditions of these regulations.
(Amendment through Statutory Rules No. 11, July 21, 1930.)
Restrictions on Imoortation of Tobacco Seed
Art. 7c. No tobacco seed shall be imported or introduced into the Territory, except when obtained by- or through the Director of Agriculture. Tobacco seed impo rrted in breach of this regulation may be seized and destroyed by any officer of customs. (Amendment through Statutory Rule No.
4 of 13.)
IlMPORTATION OF ANAS PROHIBITED
(Proclamation of M.'ay 23, 1927)
In this proclamation, the Lieutenant-Governor, by and with the advice of the Executive Council, prohibits the importation or introduction of any banana, banana nlant (iusa sp.) or nart thereof into the Territory.