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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE & FARMERS WELFARE
(Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 3rd August, 2022

S.O. 3777(E).—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) (Third Amendment) Order, 2022.

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

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

(i) Regarding the entries under Schedule-VI against serial no. 262 relating to Pome fruits (Apple, Pear (Pyrus spp.) and Quince (Cydonia spp.) in column (3) regarding (iii) Fresh fruits for Consumption, the entries under column 4 (viii) South Africa will be deleted.

(ii) Against serial number 262, relating to Pome fruits, in column (2) against the entry (ii) regarding ‘Malus domestica (Apple)’, in column(3) regarding ‘Fresh fruits for consumption, in column (4) after item (x) and the entries relating thereto, the following entries in columns (4), (5) and (6) shall respectively be inserted, namely:

(4)

(5) (6)
(xi) South Africa Free from:

Ceratitis fruit fly)

a) capitata (Mediterranean

b) Ceratitis rosa (Natal fruit fly)

c) Cydia molesta (Oriental fruit moth)

d) Cydia pomenella (Codling moth)

e) Erwinia amylovora (Fire blight)

f) Pseudococcus calceolariae (Scarlet mealy bug)

a) Pest free status for Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly) and Ceratitis rosa (Natal fruit fly) or

b) Pre-shipment cold treatment/ In-transit cold treatment at 00C or below for 10 days; 0.550C or below for 11 days; 1.10C or below for 12 days plus in-transit refrigeration against Mediterranean fruit Fly

(iii) Against serial number 262, relating to Pome fruits, in column (2) against the entry (iv) regarding ‘Pyrus spp. (Pear)’, in column(3) regarding ‘Fresh fruits for consumption, in column (4) after item (ii) and the entries relating thereto, the following entries in columns (4), (5) and (6) shall respectively be inserted, namely:

(4)

(5) (6)
(iii) South Africa Free from:

a) Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly)

b) Ceratitis rosa (Natal fruit fly)

c) Cydia molesta (Oriental fruit moth)

d) Cydia pomenella (Codling moth)

e) Erwinia amylovora (Fire blight)

f) Pseudococcus calceolariae (Scarlet mealy bug)

a) Pest free status for Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly) and Ceratitis rosa (Natal fruit fly) or

b) Pre-shipment cold treatment / In-transit cold treatment at 0°C or below for 10 days; 0.55°C or below for 11 days; 1.1°C or below for 12 days plus in-transit refrigeration against Mediterranean fruit Fly

(iv) Against serial number 262, relating to Pome fruits, in column (2) against the entry (v) regarding ‘Cydonia spp. (Quince),’, in column(3) regarding ‘Fresh fruits for consumption, in column (4) after item (i) and the entries relating thereto, the following entries in columns (4), (5) and (6) shall respectively be inserted, namely:

(4)

(5) (6)
(ii) South Africa Free from:

a) Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly)

b) Ceratitis rosa (Natal fruit fly)

c) Cydia molesta (Oriental fruit moth)

d) Cydia pomenella (Codling moth)

e) Erwinia amylovora (Fire blight)

f) Pseudococcus calceolariae (Scarlet mealy bug)

a) Pest free status for Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly) and Ceratitis rosa (Natal fruit fly) or

b) Pre-shipment cold treatment at 0°C or below for 10 days; 0.55°C or below for 11 days; 1.1°C or below for 12 days plus in- transit refrigeration   against Mediterranean fruit Fly

(v) Against serial number 293, the following entries relating to column (2) (3), (4), (5) and (6) shall be inserted namely:

S. No.

Plant
species
Category of plant
material
Country of
origin
Additional declarations required to be incorporated into
Phytosanitary Certificate
Special conditions
of import
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
293. (v) Prunus avium (Sweet cherry) (i). Fresh fruit for
consumption
(i) USA (Pacific North West region Idaho, Oregon, Washington) Free from:

1. Chloristoneura rosaceana (Oblique banded leafroller)

2. Grapholia molesta
(Oriental fruit moth)

3. Grapholia packardi
(Cherry fruit worm)

4. Grapholia prunivora
(Plum moth)

5. Phenacoccus aceris
(Apple mealy bug)

6. Rhagoletis fausta
(Black cherry fruit fly)

7. Rhagoletis indifferens (Western cherry fruit worm)

8. Rhagoletis pomonella
(Apple maggot)

9. Phytophthora cryptogea (Tomato fruit rot)

(ii) Consignment complies with Systems Approach as per agreed protocol and procured from production area of Idaho, Oregon and Washington. (The same to be endorsed in
Phytosanitary certificate.)

[F. No. 8-34/2021-PP.II]

PRAMOD KUMAR MEHERDA, Jt. Secy.

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, S.O. 2775(E) 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, 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(E) dated 29th June, 2016, S.O. No.2453(E) dated 5th July, 2016, S.O. No.2614(E) dated 5th August, 2016 and 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, S.O. 1475 (E) dated 8th May, 2017, S.O. 2019 (E) dated 21st June, 2017 and S.O. 2152 (E) dated 6th July, 2017 and S.O. No. 2752 (E) dated 23rd August, 2017, S.O. No.3293(E) dated 6th October, 2017, S.O. No.3556(E) dated 7th November, 2017 and S.O. No. 4082(E) dated 27th December, 2017, S.O. No. 1248(E) dated 20th March, 2018, S.O. No. 1873(E) dated 10th May, 2018, S.O. No.1930 dated 15th May, 2018, S.O. No. 2059(E) dated 24th May, 2018, S.O. No. 2286(E) dated 4th June, 2018 and S.O. No. 3194(E) dated 29th June, 2018, S.O. No. 3392(E) dated 10th July, 2018, S.O. No. 3998(E) dated 16th August, 2018, S.O. No. 5158(E) dated 3rd October, 2018 and S.O. No. 5830(E) dated 22nd November, 2018 and S.O. No. 6224(E) dated 18th December, 2018, S.O. No.941(E) dated 19th February, 2019 and S.O. No. 1728(E) dated 6th May, 2019, S.O. No. 1817(E) dated 24th May, 2019 ,S.O. No.1954(E) dated 11.06.2019, S.O. No. 2525(E) dated 15th July, 2019 and S.O. No.2603 (E) dated 18th July, 2019 and S.O. No. 3141(E) dated 29th August, 2019; S.O. No. 3594(E) dated 1st October, 2019 and S.O. No.3845(E) dated 24th October,2019 and S.O. No. 4083(E) dated 8th November, 2019 and S.O. 4615 (E) dated 21st December, 2019 and S.O. 352 (E) dated 24th January, 2020 81. S.O. 488 (E) dated 31st January, 2020 82. S.O. 953 (E) dated 2nd March, 20202020 and S.O. No. 1404(E) dated 27th April, 2020, S.O. No.2390(E) dated 20th July, 2020; S.O. No.3646(E) dated 14th October, 2020 and S.O. No.4243(E) dated 17th November, 2020 and S.O. No.681(E) dated 10th February, 2021, , S.O.No.1491(E) dated 7th April, 2021, S.O. No.2511(E) dated 10th June, 2021, S.O. No.2512(E) dated 10th June, 2021 and S.O. No.4265(E) dated 13th October, 2021 and S.O.No.1885(E) dated 5th April, 2022 and S.O.No.3456(E) dated 26th July, 2022.

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