Plants Protection (Imports of Citrus Fruit, Plants and Other Propagative Material from Florida) Order

Link to law: http://laws.bahamas.gov.bs/cms/images/LEGISLATION/SUBORDINATE/1993/1993-0073/PlantsProtectionImportsofCitrusFruitPlantsandOtherPropagativeMaterialfromFloridaOrder_1.pdf
Published: 1993-11-04

Plants Protection
CH.250 – 4] PLANTS PROTECTION






STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS LRO 1/2008

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PROHIBITION OF THE IMPORTATION OF
PLANTS (STATE OF CALIFORNIA) ORDER

(SECTION 5)
[Commencement 7th April, 1982]

1. This Order may be cited as the Prohibition of the
Importation of Plants (State of California) Order.

2. The importation into The Bahamas directly or
indirectly from any port or place in the State of California
in the United States of America of any plant (in which term
is included trees, shrubs, herbs, or vegetables; and cuttings,
bulbs, seeds, berries, buds and grafts; and the fruit or
product of any plant and the root, trunk, stem, branch or
leaf of any plant including emptied pods, husks or skins) or
any package in which any plant (as hereinbefore defined),
whether the same is intended for consumption as food or
otherwise or any paper or any other article which has been
packed with any plant as aforesaid is hereby prohibited
unless there is produced at the time of such importation a
certificate issued by the United States Department of
Agriculture or by the Department of Agriculture of the
State of California to the effect that the imported plant is
free from any harmful or dangerous disease or insect.


PLANTS PROTECTION (IMPORTS OF CITRUS
FRUIT, PLANTS AND OTHER PROPAGATIVE

MATERIAL FROM FLORIDA) ORDER

(SECTION 5)
[Commencement 4th November, 1993]

1. This Order may be cited as the Plants Protection
(Imports of Citrus Fruit, Plants and Other Propagative
Material from Florida) Order.

S.I. 1/1972.

S.I. 25/1982

Citation.

Conditional
prohibition of
importation from
the State of
California.

S.I. 73/1993.

Citation.

PLANTS PROTECTION [CH.250 – 5






LRO 1/2008 STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

2. (1) No person shall import, into The Bahamas,
from the State of Florida in the United States of America,
any citrus fruit unless —

(a) the shipment of fruit is accompanied by a
phytosanitary certificate issued by the United
States Department of Agriculture or the Florida
Department of Agriculture, certifying that the
fruit was grown in an area designated canker
free;

(b) the shipment of fruit is accompanied by certifica-
tion that the fruit has been treated with a
bactericide or fungicide such as Chlorine or
Sopp approved by the Federal Drug Adminis-
tration, of the United States of America;

(c) each carton in the shipment of fruit is affixed
with a stamp certifying that the fruit was grown
in an area designated canker free;

(2) No person shall import into The Bahamas, from
the State of Florida in the United States of America any
seed unless each packet is affixed with a certificate stating
that the seeds had been treated in accordance with
regulations for interstate shipment of citrus seeds from
Florida and, in particular that —

(a) the fruit from which seeds were extracted have
undergone a treatment described in subpara-
graph (1)(b);

(b) the seeds, after cleaned of pulp were immersed
in water at 125º F for 10 minutes; and

(c) following the hot water treatment, the seeds were
immersed in a solution containing 200 parts per
million active Chlorine for at least two minutes.

(3) No person shall import into The Bahamas, from
the State of Florida in the United States of America, any
citrus plants unless each container of potted plants and
each package of bare root plants is affixed with a
certificate indicating that such plants were grown in an area
designated canker free.

Restriction on
importation of
citrus plants from
Florida.
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