Plant-quarantine import restrictions of the Republic of Colombia


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Plant-quarantine import restrictions of the Republic of Colombia
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Strong, Lee A
United States -- Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
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Plant quarantine -- Law and legislation -- Colombia   ( lcsh )


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"Superseding memorandum to Chief inspectors September 1, 1931."
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Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Washington, D. C.

B. E. P. Q. 477
Superseding Memorandum to Chief Inspectors
September 1, 1931.



August 15, 1938.



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Bureau of Entomology and. Plant Quarantine
Washington, D. C.

B. E. P. Q. 477 August 15, 1938.
Superseding Memorandum to Chief Inspectors
September 1, 1931.




This summary of the plant-quarantine import restrictions
of the Republic of Colombia has been prepared for the information
of nurserymen, plant-quarantine inspectors, and others interested
in the exportation of plants and plant products to that country.

It was prepared by Harry B. Shaw, Plant Quarantine Inspec-
tor in Charge of Foreign Information Service, Division of Foreign
Plant Quarantines, from the original texts of the respective
Colombian decrees, and reviewed by the Phytopathological Section
of the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce of Colombia.

The information contained in this circular is believed to
be correct and complete up to the tiipe 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

Chief, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine.


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Article 37 of Law No. 74, of November 30, 1936, determines that
the Government shall regulate matters relating to the phytosanit<-ry
protection of agriculture and livestock through provisions which shall
have the character of public control and hygiene which are obligatory,
subject to penalties established by the Government.


Importation Prohibited

COFFEE (Coffea spp.) PLANTS, ROOTS, ApN SEEDS; as-well as those of
other Rubiaceae and related plants of whatever origin: Impor-
tation prohibited to prevent the introduction of coffee rust
(Hemileia vastatrix B. and Br.). (Decree No. 1172, July 10,

SACKS, USED: Importation prohibited to prevent the introduction of
coffee rust (Hemileia vastatrix B. 2nd Br.). (Instructions of
Ministry of Industries to customs officials. Commerce Reports
September 14, 1931, No. 37, p. 690; decree No. 2850, November
17, 1936.)

Importation Restricted

T=EES, PLANTS, BULBS, FRUITS, SEEDS, banana slips, unmanufactured plant
products, or parts thereof: Must be accompanied by a certificate
-issued by an authorized official of the country of origin, duly
visaed by the consul of Colombia or of a friendly nation, affirm-
ing the freedom of those products from pests and diseases h.n.iful
to agriculture. (Decree No. 1128 of July 1, 1931, p.2.)


SU'G-RC-TIx SEED (Saccharum officinarum L. ) : :ay be imported by
the Ministry of Agriculture or by the experimental farms
of the Department under authorization of the said Ministry, but
only from the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture, W-.shington, the Insular Experiment Sta-
tion of Puerto Rico, or the Agronomic Station, Santiago do las
Vegas, Cuba, and if accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate
issued by the respective organization. (Decree No. 1128, July
1, 1931.) Otherwise, the importation of sugarcane seed is
strictly prohibited. (Decree No. 3067, December 16, 1936.)


(Abstracts frc:i Decree No. 1128, July 1, 1931;
Diario Oficial, July 17, 1931)

Phytosanitary Certificate Required

SArticle 1. All trees, fruits, plants, bulbs, seeds, banana
slips, and u.-i':-,ufactured plant products introduced into Colombia must
be accompanied by a certificate issued by a phytopathologist or
eitoer logist of the government of the country of origin, or by
the person who has the required authority, in v:h.ich, it is affirmed
that such products are free from diseases or pests harmful to agri-
culture.. Those certificates shall be visaed by the respective con-
sular agents of Colombia or of a friendly nation, if there is no
Colombian agent in the place of origin.

According to an undated. circular published in Boletin
.gricola, Iedellin, Colombia., -To. 227, p. 930, 1937, by the
Seccion de Sanidad Vegetal, any person who desires to introduce into
Colombia plant material for propagation (seeds, slips, cuttings,
branches, fruits, roots, tubers, bulbs, r-izo -es, stocks, etc.) is
required to make a preliminary application on stm- ped paper to the
Department of Agriculture and Commerce, for the necessary import

The importer -iust present with the certificate the
original import permit in order to verify the- importation. The
imported product will be subjected to strict inspection by Sanidad
Vegetal at the port of entry, whether importation is made by sea,
rail, air, or m;

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Uncertified Plants Not Admitted

Permission is not granted for the introduction of plants
remaining in custonhouses of Colombia if not accompanied by a
phytosmanitary certificate of the country of origin, or of those
which in the opinion of the agricultural inspector of the Plant
Protection Service constitute a danger of propagating diseases
in the interior of the country.

Sugarcane for Scientific Purposes

Article 1, par. 2. Relates to sugarcano seed. See that item
under "Importation Restricted" in the sunmary.

Register of Certified Export Firms

Art. 2. The Department of Agriculture of the Ministry
of Industries will open a register in which will be listed alpha-
betically and in such detail as may be necessary, persons, firms,
or coraaercial entities that send garden seeds, plants, and flowers,
duly certified by the appropriate authorities of the country ojf

Art. 3. There may enter into Colombia without meeting
the requirements of article 1, vegetable, plant, and flower seeds
in labeled packages with health certificates from a commercial
house registered in the Department of Agriculture, in accordance
with regulations that the Department may promulgate.

Authorized Ports of Entry

Art. 4. Material for plant propagation may be imported
into Colombia through the ports and frontiers of Puerto Colombia,
Buenaventura, Cartagena, Cucuta, and Ipiales.

Importation of Plants for Scientific Purposes

Art. 5. Federal experiment stations and experiment farms of
the Department may import through the Department oi' .-griculture and
with its approval, without the certificate prescribed by article 1,
any tree, plant, or part thereof, needed for experiments in those


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establishments. However, if o.n inspection at the customs some
post or disease should be found, the said materials must be de-

Import Permit Required

Art. 6. Prescribes that an import permit shall be obtained
in advance from the Department of Agriculture for the importation of
the plant material referred to in article 1.

Import Permit M4y Be Refused

The Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce may refuse per-
mission to import planting material under the provisions of article
6 of decree No. 1128 of June 30, 1931, when, in the opinion of the
Chief of Sanidad Vegetal, importation into or transit through cer-
tain regions is deemed inadvisable owing to the condition of the
material and the possibility of danger to existing crops. (Decree
No. 893, April 29, 1937.)