Fumigation of Plants Act

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Published: 1905

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CHAPTER 186

THE FUMIGATION O F PLANTS ACT

Arrangement of Sections
Section

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3 . Port of entry.
4. All imported plants may be fumigated.
5 . All imported plants to be delivered to Comptroller of

Customs.
6. Place of landing.
7. Fumigating apparatus.
8. Process of fumigation.
9. Removal of plants after fumigation.

10. Disposal of plants after fumigation.
11. Expenses of removal.
12. Penalty of forfeiture.
13. Regulations.
14. Procedure and penalty.

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FUMIGATION O F PLANTS

(31st May, 1905.) 511905.
1511961.
1811989.

S.I. 3911989.

1. This Act may be cited as the Fumigation of Plants Short title-
Act.

2. In this Act- Interpretation.

"Agricultural Authority" includes the Director of
Agriculture and any person acting in his aid or
under his direction;

"Comptroller of Customs" includes any officer of the
department of Customs, Excise and Port;

"imported" means brought into Antigua and Barbuda
by any channel whatsoever, including the "parcel
post" ;

"importer" includes the owner and his agents and
servants;

"packages" includes boxes, coverings, wrappers or
anything whatever in which plants are imported;

"plants" includes growing plants, cuttings, buds, and
grafts, bulbs, roots and seeds, and also fruit and
vegetables intended for propagation and not for con-
sumption as food;

"port of entry" means the port of St. John's and any
other port or place in Antigua and Barbuda
appointed by the Minister for the importation of
plants.

3. The Minister may by order appoint one or more Port of entry.
places (besides the Port of St. John's) as ports of entry for
the importation of plants.

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CAP. 186) Fumigation o f Plants

All imported
plants may be
fumigated.

All imported
plants to be
delivered to
Comptroller of
Customs.

Place of landing.

Fumigating
apparatus.

Process of
fumigation.

Removal of
plants after
fumigation.

Disposal of
ants after

Expenses of
removal.

4. All plants imported into Antigua and Barbuda,
together with the packages in which they are contained shall,
subject to the discretion of the Agricultural Authority, be
fumigated.

5 . All plants so imported shall be delivered up by the
importer to the Comptroller of Customs who shall cause them
to be conveyed to the place of fumigation there to be dealt
with by the Agricultural Authority.

6. No imported plants shall be landed elsewhere than
at a port of entry.

7. Suitable apparatus for the fumigation of plants shall
be provided by the Government at such place or places as
may from time to time be appointed by the Minister for use
at the Port of St. John's; and also at any other port of entry
appointed by the Minister for the importation of-plants; and
such apparatus shall be under the care, control and manage-
ment of the Agricultural Authority.

8. The vrocess of fumigation shall be carried out in "
such manner and under such conditions as the Agricultural
Authority may consider adequate for the destruction of any
vegetable or insect pests which may possibly be on such
plants, subject to any regulations made by the Minister in
that behalf.

9. All plants shall be removed by the owner from the
fumigation place after disinfection immediately upon his be-
ing required to do so by the Agricultural Authority.

10. The Agricultural Authority may require the im-
porter to keep him informed as to the disposal of any plants
after fumigation, and may visit and examine them at any
time, if necessary.

1 . The expenses of removal to the place of fumiga-
tion (except it be in large quantities) and of the fumigation
of plants shall be at the expense of the Government, but
the Government shall incur no liability in respect of any risk
attending fumigation.

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12. Any plants imported contrary to the provisions Penalty of
of this Act shall be forfeited. forfeiture.

13. The Minister shall have power to make regula- Regdations.
tions for more effectually carrying out the provisions and
intentions of this Act.

14. Any person accused of having committed any Procedure and
penalty.

offence against the provisions of this Act may, notwithstand-
ing any other law to the contrary, be prosecuted on com-
plaint before a Magistrate in the manner prescribed by the
Magistrate's Code of Procedure Act, and shall upon convic- Cap. 255.
tion be liable to pay a fine not exceeding three thousand
dollars or to be imprisoned with or without hard labour for
any term not exceeding six months.
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