Plant Quarantine Regulation of Import into India Order, 2003 amended

Dated 21st June, 2017 | Copy of | Notification Sl.6 |

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Destructive Insects and Pests Act, 1914 (2 of 1914), the Central Government hereby makes the following Order further to amend the Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) Order, 2003, namely:-

1. Short title and Commencement.- (1) This Order may be called the Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) (Fifth Amendment) Order, 2017.

(2) It shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In Chapter II of Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) Order, 2003, the existing entries relating to clause 9 (1 & 3) shall be replaced with the following entries, namely:-

‘9. Import of Timber and Wood/Bamboo products:

(1) No consignment of timber and wood/bamboo products shall be brought into India unless such consignment fulfils the following conditions, namely: -

(i) No consignment of timber and wood/bamboo species other than those listed under Schedule- VI shall be imported into India unless the provisions of Clause 3(7) are fulfilled.

(ii) the timber and wood/bamboo with or without bark shall be fumigated prior to export with methyl bromide at 48 g/m3 for 24 hrs at 21oC or above or equivalent thereof or any other treatment duly approved by the Plant Protection Adviser and the treatment shall be endorsed on the Phytosanitary Certificate issued thereof at the country of export;

(iii) the timber or sawn or sized wood with or without bark prior to export shall be either fumigated as above or kiln dried at 560C for 30 minutes (core temperature of wood) or heat treated at 560C for 30 minutes (core temperature of wood) and the treatment shall be endorsed on the Phytosanitary Certificate issued thereof at the country of export.

(iv) Wood/Bamboo based products such as manufactured/finished/handicrafts/furniture/ joinery and articles from carpentry (windows/doors/shutters/photo frames/curtain rods/boxes/thatch etc)/conveyances (row boats, vehicle decks, trailers etc)/garden items/house hold articles/ musical instruments/sporting equipments/tools/toys/flower vase/wood fiber/woody dry branches without bark/cones/baskets etc.,/shall be fumigated/treated prior to manufacturing/ crafting/finishing process etc., with methyl bromide at 48 g/m3 for 24 hrs at 21oC or above at NAP or kiln dried or heat treated at 560C for 30 minutes (core temperature of wood) or Gamma irradiation at 25 kGray or equivalent thereof or any other treatment duly approved by the Plant Protection Adviser and the treatment shall be endorsed on the Phytosanitary Certificate issued thereof at the country of export;

(2) The containerized cargo of timber or sawn/sized wood without bark and wood/bamboo based products shall be inspected by an authorized Plant Quarantine Officer after unloading of the containers from the ship at the port of Container Freight Station or Inland Container Depots under the jurisdiction of concerned Plant Quarantine Station.’

3. Amendment of Schedule VI.- In the Schedule VI to the Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) Order, 2003-

(i) Against Serial No.38 relating to “Asparagus officinalis (Asparagus)” in column 3 against the entry (iii) for the category ‘vegetables for consumption’ after the existing entries (iii) and the entries relating thereto in columns (4), (5) and (6), the following item and entries shall respectively be inserted, namely:-

(ii) Against serial number 184, relating to Juglans spp. (Walnut), in column (3), against entry

(ii) for the category ‘Dry fruits for consumption(shelled and unshelled)’ after item (v) and the entries relating thereto in columns (4), (5) and (6), the following item and entries shall respectively be inserted, namely:-

(iii) Against serial no.310, relating to Triticum spp. (Wheat) in column (3), the entry shall be renumbered as item (i) thereof and after item (i) as so re-numbered and the entries relating thereto in columns (3), (4), (5) and (6), the following item and entries shall respectively be inserted namely:-

(iv) After serial number 778 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries thereto shall be inserted, namely:-

Sd/-
(Ashwani Kumar)
Jt. Secy.

S.O.2019(E)
F.No.8-21/2017-PP.II
Issued by:
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
(Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare)
New Delhi

Note: The Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) Order, 2003 was published in the Gazette of India, vide, number S.O.1322(E) dated 18th November, 2003, and subsequently amended vide number S.O.167(E), dated 6th February 2004, S.O.427(E), dated 29th March, 2004, S.O.644(E), dated 31st May 2004, S.O.263(E), dated 25th February 2005, S.O.462(E), dated 31st March 2005, S.O.1121(E), dated 14th July 2006, S.O.1353(E), dated 31st July 2006, S.O.1873(E), dated 31st October 2006, S.O.2074(E), dated 6th December 2006, S.O.2069(E), dated 3rd December, 2007, S.O.3(E), dated 1st January, 2008, S.O.2847(E), dated 8th December, 2008, S.O.2888(E), dated 15th December, 2008, S.O.2286(E), dated 9th September, 2009, S.O.2390(E), dated 16th September, 2009, S.O.3269(E), dated 23rd December, 2009, S.O.3298(E), dated 24th December, 2009, S.O.907(E), dated 21st April, 2010, S.O.2095(E), dated 27th August, 2010, S.O.2284(E), dated 15th September, 2010, S.O.2516(E), dated 11th October, 2010, S.O.2711(E) dated 4th November, 2010, S.O.3052(E) dated 28th December, 2010, S.O.887(E) dated 28th April, 2011, S.O.No.2845(E) dated 21st December, 2011, S.O.No.296(E) dated 17th February, 2012 and S.O.2775(E) dated 23rd November, 2012, S.O.799(E) dated 21st March, 2013, S.O.1378(E) dated 28th May, 2013, S.O.1531(E) dated 14th June, 2013, S.O.2919(E) dated 26th September, 2013, S.O.1508(E) dated 13th June, 2014 and S.O.No.1632(E) dated 27th June, 2014, S.O.No.2320(E) dated 12th September, 2014, S.O.No.2542(E) dated 29th September, 2014, S.O.No.2879(E) dated 11th November, 2014, S.O.No.3114(E) dated 10th December, 2014, S.O.No.1413(E) dated 26th May, 2015, S.O.No.2496(E) dated 15th September, 2015, S.O.No.101(E) dated 13th January, 2016, S.O.No.608(E) dated 7th March, 2016 S.O.No.1873(E) dated 25th May, 2016, S.O.No.2192(E) dated 20th June, 2016, S.O.No.2248 dated 29th June, 2016, S.O.No.2453 dated 5th July, 2016, S.O.no.2614 dated 5th August, 2016, S.O.No.264(E) dated 12th January, 2017, S.O.No.364(E) dated 3rd February, 2017, S.O.1344(E) dated 27th April, 2017 and S.O.1475(E) dated 15th May, 2017.

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