List of Plants and Plant Materials and Countries from where Import is Prohibited along with Justifications

January 18, 2011

Plant
Species /
Variety
Category of
Plants & Plant
Material
Prohibited from
the Countries Sl. Justification for Prohibition
No.
3. Cocoa
(Theobroma
cacao) and
plants
species
belong to
Sterculiaceae,
Bombacaceae
and
Tiliaceae.
Fresh beans / Pods
/ Bud wood / Grafts
Root stock /
Saplings
West Africa, Tropical
America and Sri Lanka.
Due to incidence of destructive pests
such as: Swollen shoot virus and related
virus strains of cocoa, Witches’ broom
(Crinipellis / Marasmius) perniciosa
Watery pod rot (Moniliopthora) roreri
Mealy pod (Trachysphaera fructigena)
Mirids (Sahlbergia singularis &
Distantiella theobroma), Cocoa moth
(Acorocercops cramerella), Cocoa
capsid (Sahlbergiella theobroma),
Cocoa beetle (Steirastoma brevi),
Seedling damping-off (Phytophthora
cactorum), Chestnut downy mildew
(Phytophthora katsurae) and Black pod
of cocoa (Phytophthora megakarya).
Coconut
(Cocos
nucifera)
and
related
species of
Cocoideae
5. Seed nuts/
Seedlings
/Pollen/Tissue
cultures etc.
Africa (Cameroon,
Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and
Tanzania), North America
(Florida in USA, Mexico);
Central America and
Caribbean (Cayman
Islands, Bahmas, Cuba,
Dominican Republic,
Haiti, Jamaica)
Philippines and Gaum
Brazil (Atlantic Coast),
Trinidad, Tobago,
Greneda, St. Vincent,
Barbados, Belize,
Honduras, Costa Rica,
El Salvador, Panama,
Columbia, Venezuela
and Ecuador Surinam
(Dutch Guyana)
Sri Lanka.
Due to incidence of destructive pests
such as: Palm lethal yellowing
(phytoplasma) and related strains,
Cadang cadang & Tinangaja (viroid),
Lethal boll rot (Marasmiellus cocophilus),
Red ring (Rhadinaphelenchus
cocophilus (palmarum), South
American Palm weevil (Rhyncophorus
palmarum), Leaf minor (Promecotheca
cumingi) and Palm kernel borer
(Pachymerus spp).
Oil Palm
(Elaeis
guineensis)
and related
species
9. Seeds / Pollen /
seed sprouts
Philippines and Guam Due to incidence of Cadang cadang &
Tinangaja (viroid

List of Plants and Plant Materials Restricted Import Permissible Only With
The Recommendation Of Authorized institution With
Additional Declarations and Special Conditions
(Relevant Extract)
Plant
Species /
variety
Category of
Plants & Plant
Material
Additional
Declarations
Required to be
Incorporated
into PSC
Special
Conditions
of Import
Responsibility
of Authorized
Institutions
Sl.
No.
4. Cocoa
(Theobroma
cacao) and
related
species.
Seeds
(beans)/pods/bud
wood/rootstock
(ii) Tissue- cultured
plants
Freedom from
(a) Swollen shoot virus
and related strains
(b) Witches’ broom
(Crinipellis
Marasmius
perniciosa)
(c) Watery pod rot
(Monilia)
(Moniliopthora) roreri
(d) Mealy pod
(Trachysphaera
fructigena)
(e) Mirids (Sahlbergia
singularis &
Distantiella
theobroma)
(f) Cocoa moth
(Acorocercops
cramerella)
(g) Cocoa capsid
(Sahlbergiella
theobroma)
(h) Cocoa beetle
(Steirastoma brevi)
(i) seedling damping-off
(Phytophthora
cactorum)
(j) Chestnut downy
mildew
(Phytophthora
katsurae)
(k) Black pod of cocoa
(Phytophthora
megakarya)
Certified that the tissue
cultured plants are
produced in vitro are
obtained from mother
stock tested and
maintained free from
cocoa viruses by
appropriate authority at
the country of origin.
Post-entry
quarantine for a
period of one year
The above
conditions shall not
apply
Subject to the
recommendation,
supervision, monitoring
and testing by the
Director, CPCRI,
Kasaragod, Kerala

Sl.
No.Plant
Species /
variety
Category of
Plants & Plant
Material
Additional
Declarations
Required to be
Incorporated
into PSC
Special
Conditions
of Import
Responsibility
of Authorized
Institutions

5 Coconut
(Cocos
nucifera) &
related
species of
Cocoidae
Seeds
Seed nuts / Seed
lings / Pollen
Freedom from:
a) Palm lethal yellowing
(phytoplasma) and
related strains
b) Cadang cadang &
Tinangaja (viroid)
c) Lethal boll rot
(Marasmiellus coco
philus)
d) Red ring
(Rhadinaphelenchus
cocophilus
(palmarum)
e) South American Palm
weevil
(Rhyncophorus
palmarum)
f) Leaf minor
(Promecotheca
cumingi)
g) Palm kernel borer
(Pachymerus spp)
Certified that the embryo
cultures are obtained
from seed nuts collected
from mother trees tested
and found free from
viroids.
(i) The Seed nuts
shall be fumigated
with methyl bromide
@ 16 gm/cu m for
12 hrs at 20 C
under NAP at the
port of entry or any
other fumigant/
substance in the
manner approved
by Plant Protection
Adviser.
(ii) Post-entry
quarantine in
offshore island
facility at Andaman
& Nicobar Islands
for one reproductive
cycle or five years
period.
Subject to the
recommendation,
supervision, monitoring
and testing by Director,
CPCRI, Kasaragod,
Kerala
(ii) Embryo-cultures The above conditions
shall not apply.
Same as above.
7 Cotton
(Gossypium
spp.)
Seeds for sowing (i) Freedom from:
(a) Witches’ broom
(Collectotrichum
gossypii var.
cephalosporioides)
(b) Bacterial blight
(Xanthomonas
campestris pv.
malvacearum
(African strain)
(c) (Anthonomus grandis
& other Anthonomus
spp.)
(d) Seed bruchids
(Amblycerus
spp.,Megacerus spp.,
Spermophagus spp.)
(i) The seed shall
be given acid
delinting treatment
at the country of
origin prior to
shipment
(ii) The seed shall
be fumigated with
suitable fumigant at
the country of origin
and treatment to be
endorsed on
phytosanitary
certificate.
Subject to the
recommendation,
supervision, monitoring
and testing by Director,
Central Cotton
Research Institute,
Nagpur,
(Maharashtra).
9 Groundnut
(Arachis
spp.)
Seeds / Stem
cuttings / Plants
Free from
(a) Scab (Sphaceloma
arachidis)
(b) Bacterial wilt
(Burkholderia
solanacearum)
(African strains)
(c) Peanut stripe virus
(i) Post-entry
quarantine for a
period of 6
weeks
(ii) Permitted to
import only as
decorticated
seeds.
Subject to the
recommendation,
supervision, monitoring
and testing by Director
National Research
Center on Groundnut,
Junagadh, Gujarat
State and Director
Plant
Species /
variety
Category of
Plants & Plant
Material
Additional
Declarations
Required to be
Incorporated
into PSC
Special
Conditions
of Import
Responsibility
of Authorized
Institutions
Sl.
No.
Plant
Species /
variety
Category of
Plants & Plant
Material
Additional
Declarations
Required to be
Incorporated
into PSC
Special
Conditions
of Import

Responsibility
of Authorized
Institutions
Sl.
No.
(d) Peanut stunt virus
(e) Tobacco streak virus
(f) Seed Bruchid (Stator
pruininus)
(g) Testa Nematode
(Aphelenchoides
arachidis)
General, International
Crops
Research Institute for
Semi-Aried Tropics,
Patancheru, Andhra
Pradesh State.
Schedule VI
[See Clauses 3(3) & (6), 10(i),(ii) & (iii) and 11(3)]
List of Plants / Plant Materials Permitted To Be Imported with
Additional Declarations and Special Conditions
(Relevant Extract)
Plant
Species
Category of
Plant Material
Additional Declarations
Required to be
Incorporated into
Phytosanitary Certificate
Special
Conditions
of Import
Sl.
No.
53
Country of
Origin
Brassica spp
(Mustard,
Rape / canola,
Cabbage,
Cauliflower,
Kohlrabi,
Brussels
sprouts,
Broccoli,
Knol Khol,
Chinese
Cabbage and
other Cole
crops)
Seeds for
sowing
(i) Any country
except
Denmark,
Chile and
Italy
Free from:
(a) Leptosphaeria maculans
(black leg)
(b) Pseudomonas viridiflava
(bacterial leaf blight of
tomato)
(c) Pseudomonas syringae pv.
maculicola (bacterial bleaf
spot)
(d) Xanthomonas campestris
pv. campestris (black rot)
(i) Free from
quarantine weed
seeds.
(ii) Import except
the trial material of
the same crop
species or variety
as specified in
Schedule XII of this
Order subject to
prior approval of
Department of
Agriculture and
cooperation in the
Ministry of Agriculture.
(ii) Denmark
(iii) Chile
Nil
(iv) Italy Free from:
(a) Leptosphaeria maculans
(black leg)
(b) Pseudomonas viridiflava
(bacterial leaf blight of
tomato)
(c) Xanthomonas campestris
pv. campestris (black rot)
(ii) Seeds for
consumption
Any Country Nil (i) (a) Weed free crop /
area certification, or
(b) Zero dockage
certification in respect
Plant
Species
Category of
Plant Material
Additional Declarations
Required to be
Incorporated into
Phytosanitary Certificate
Special
Conditions
of Import
Sl.
No.
Country of
Origin
of quarantine weed
seeds in the
Phytosanitary
Certificate
or
(c) Devitalization of
seed by heat treatment
at 120oC for 15 minutes
or any other equivalent
treatment approved by
the Plant Protection
Adviser to the
Government of India
(ii) Management of
handling, transportation,
milling, and
processing of import
consignment and
manner of disposal of
refuse as per the
guidelines prescribed
by the Plant Protection
Advisor to the
Government of India
Carthamus
tinctorius
(Safflower)
70 (i) Seeds for
sowing
Germany Free from Pseudomonas
viridiflava (Bacterial
leaf blight of tomato (USA))
(i) imports permitted
subject to prior
approval of Department
of Agriculture
and Co-operation.
(ii) Free from soil and
quarantine weed
seeds.
(ii) Grains
(seeds)
for consumption
(i) Australia
(ii) Mexico
(iii) Argentina
Nil (i) (a) Weed free crop /
area certification or
(b) Zero dockage
certification in respect
of quarantine weed
seeds in the
Phytosanitary
Certificate or
(c) Devitalisation of
seed by heat treatment
at 120oC for 15 minutes
or any other equivalent
treatment approved by
the Plant Protection
Adviser to the
Government of India
and
(ii) Management of
handling, transportation,
milling and
processing of import
consignment and
manner of disposal of
Plant
Species
Category of
Plant Material
Additional Declarations
Required to be
Incorporated into
Phytosanitary Certificate
Special
Conditions
of Import
Sl.
No.
Country of
Origin
refuse as per the
guidelines
prescribed by the Plant
Protection
Adviser to the Government
of India
130 Elaeis
guineensis
(Oil palm)
and related
species
Seeds / Pollen /
Seed
sprouts
Any Country Free from
(a) Vascular wilt (Fusarium
oxysporum f.sp. elaeidis)
(b) Freckle (Cercospora
elaedis)
(c) Red ring
(Rhadinaphelenchus
cocophilus) and its vector
Rhyncophorus palmarum
(d) Lethal bud rot or sudden wilt
[Marchites sorpresiva
(phytoplasmas)]
(e) Fatal wilt or hart rot
(Phytomonas staheli)
(f) Leaf mottle virus
(g) Cadang cadang and related
viroids
(h) Palm kernel borer
(Caryobruchus spp. and
Pachymerus spp.)
(i) Import subject to
prior approval of
Department of
Agriculture and
Cooperation in the
Ministry of Agriculture.
(ii) Consignment will be
grown under post-entry
quarantine for a period
of 10 to 12 months
158 Glycine spp.
(Soybean)
(i) Seed for
sowing
Any Country Free from:
(a) Downy mildew (Peronospora
manshurica)
(b) Stem canker (Diaporthe
phaseolorum var. caulivora)
(c) Root and stem rot
(Phytophthora megasperma
var. sojae)
(d) Pod and stem blight
(Phomopsis longicolla)
(e) Soybean cyst nematode
(Heterodera glycines)
(f) Bacterial wilt (Curtobacterium
flaccumfaciens pv.
flaccumfaciens),
(g) Soybean viruses viz. dwarf,
chlorotic mottle, stunt, poty.
(h) Bruchids (Bruchidius spp.)
(i) Import except the
trial material of the
same crop species or
variety as specified in
Schedule XII of this
Order subject to prior
approval of Department
of Agriculture and
Cooperation in the
Ministry of Agriculture.
(ii) Free from soil.
(ii) Seeds for
consumption/
processing
Any Country Free from Bruchids (Bruchidius
spp.)
(i) (a) Weed free crop /
area certification or
(b) Zero dockage
certification in respect
of quarantine weed
seeds in the
Phytosanitary
Certificate or
(c) Devitalization of
seed by heat treatment
at 120oC for 15
Plant
Species
Category of
Plant Material
Additional Declarations
Required to be
Incorporated into
Phytosanitary Certificate
Special
Conditions
of Import
Sl.
No.
Country of
Origin
minutes or any other
equivalent treatment
approved by the Plant
Protection Adviser to
the Government of
India
(ii) Management of
handling, transportation,
milling, and
processing of import
consignment and
manner of disposal of
refuse as per the
guidelines prescribed
by the Plant Protection
Advisor to the Government
of India
160 Gossypium
spp. (Cotton)
Raw cotton
bales for
industrial use.
Any Country Free from Cotton boll weevils
(Anthonomus
grandis, A. peninsularis and A.
vestitus)
Fumigation with Methyl
bromide @ 24 g/cu. m
for 24 hrs. at 21oC and
above under NAP at
the port of entry or by
any other fumigant/
substance in the
manner approved by
the Plant Protection
Adviser.
164 Helianthus
spp.
(Sunflower)
(i) Seeds for
sowing
Any Country Free from:
(a) Downy mildew (Plasmopara
halstedii)
(b) Bruchid (Bruchidius spp.)
(c) Larger Dermestid beetle
(Trogoderma versicolor)
(i) Import subject to
prior approval of
Department of
Agricultue and
Cooperation in the
Ministry of Agriculture.
(ii) Seed treatment with
metalaxyl @ 2% at the
country of origin prior to
shipment and the
treatment shall be
endorsed on
phytosanitary certificate.
(ii) Seeds for
consumption or
processing
Any Country Nil (i) (a) Weed free crop/
area certification or
(b) Zero dockage
certification in respect
of quarantine weed
seeds in the
Phytosanitary
Certificate or
(c) Devitalization of
seed by heat treatment
at 120oC for 15
minutes or any other
equivalent treatment
approved by the Plant
Plant
Species
Category of
Plant Material
Additional Declarations
Required to be
Incorporated into
Phytosanitary Certificate
Special
Conditions
of Import
Sl.
No.
Country of
Origin
Protection Adviser to
the Government of
India
(ii) Management of
handling, transportation,
milling, and
processing of import
consignment and
manner of disposal of
refuse as per the
guidelines prescribed
by the Plant Protection
Advisor to the Government
of India.
Jatropha
curcas
182 (i) Seeds for
sowing
Any Country Nil Free from quarantine
weed seeds.
(ii) Plants for
propagation
(i) USA Free from:
(a) Diaprepes abbreviatus
(citrus weevil)
(b) Pseudococcus
jackbeardsleyi (Jack
Beardsley mealybug)
(c) Armillaria tabescens
(armillaria root rot)
Post entry quarantine
growing for a
period of 45 days
(ii) Europe Nil Post entry quarantine
growing for a
period of 45 days
(iii) Tissue
cultured plants
Any Country Certified that the tissue cultured
plants obtained
from mother stock tested and
maintained free
from viruses
Nil
198 Linum spp.
(Flax)
(i) Seeds for
sowing
(i) Asia
(ii) Europe
Nil (i) Imports permitted
subject to prior
approval of Department
of Agriculture
and Cooperation
(ii) Free from quarantine
weed seeds
(iii) USA Free from:
(a) Colletotrichum linicola
(Anthracnose)
(b) Fumaria officinalis (Common
fumitory)
(i) Commercial imports
permitted
subject to prior
approval of Department
of Agriculture and
Cooperation
(ii) Free from quarantine
weed seeds
(ii) Seeds for
consumption
(iv) Nepal Nil Free from quarantine
weed seeds.
Plant
Species
Category of
Plant Material
Additional Declarations
Required to be
Incorporated into
Phytosanitary Certificate
Special
Conditions
of Import
Sl.
No.
Country of
Origin
289 Sesamum
spp.
(Sesamum)
Grains (seeds)
for consumption
(i) Somalia
(ii) Sudan
(iii) Senegal and
(iv) African
countries
Nil (i) Fumigation with
Methyl bromide at 16 g.
per cubic metre for 24
hrs. at 21oC and above
or equivalent or any
other treatment
approved by the Plant
Protection Adviser to
the Government of
India and the treatment
should be endorsed on
Phytosanitary Certificate
issued at the
Country of Origin/
reexport.
(ii) Free from quarantine
weed seeds.
322 Zea mays
(Maize /
Corn)
(i) Seeds for
sowing
Any Country Free from:
(a) Stewart’s wilt (Pantoea
stewartii sub sp. stewartii)
(b) Nebraska wilt (Clavibacter
michiganensis sub sp.
nebraskensis)
(c) Southern corn blight
(Drechslera maydis Rac T)
(d) Ergot (Claviceps gigantea)
(e) Tropical rust (Physopella
zeae)
(f) Anthracnose (Kabatiella
zeae)
(g) Larger grain borer
(Prostephanus truncatus)
(h) Maize weevil (Sitophilus
zeamais)
(i) Mycospharella zeae-maydis
(j) Burkholderia andropogonis
(k) Pantoea agglomerans
(l) Pseudomonas fuscaviginae
(m)Pseudomonas syringae pv.
coronofaciens
(n) Maize chlorotic dwarf
machlovirus
(i) Import except the
trial material of
the same crop
species or variety as
specified in Schedule
XII of this Order
subject to prior
approval of Department
of Agriculture and
Cooperation in the
Ministry of Agriculture.
(ii) Free from soil.
(iii) Free from
quarantine weed
seeds.
(ii) Grains for
consumption or
processing
Any Country Free from:
(a) Ergot (Claviceps gigantea)
b) Larger grain borer
(Prostophonus truncatus)
(c) Maize weevil (Sitophilus
zeamais)
Fumigation with methyl
bromide @
32g/cu. m for 24 hrs.,
at 21oC and above
under NAP and the
treatment shall be
endorsed on
phytosanitary certificate
or
by any other fumigant /
substance in the
manner approved by
the Plant
Protection Adviser.
Plant
Species
Category of
Plant Material
Additional Declarations
Required to be
Incorporated into
Phytosanitary Certificate
Special
Conditions
of Import
Sl.
No.
Country of
Origin
346 Carthamus
tinctorius
(safflower)
Grain (seeds)
for
consumption/
processing
Russia Free from Thlaspi arvense (i) (a) Weed free crop/
area certification; or
(b) Zero dockage
certification in respect
of quarantine weed
seeds in the
Phytosanitary Certificate;
or
(c) Devitalization of
seed by heat treatment
at 120oC for 15 minutes
or any other equivalent
treatment approved by
the Plant Protection
Adviser to the Government
of India and
(ii) Management of
handling, transportation,
milling and processing
of import consignment
and manner of disposal
of refuse as per the
guidelines prescribed
by the Plant Protection
Adviser to the Government
of India
448 Carthamus
tinctorius/
Carthamus
spp.
(Safflower
and its wild
species)
Seeds for
sowing
(i) Morocco
(ii) Turkey
(iii) Italy
Free from Pseudomonas
viridiflava (bacterial
leaf blight of tomato)
(i) Freedom from
quarantine weed seeds
(ii) Commercial imports
subject to prior
approval of Department
of Agriculture
(iv) USA Free from: and Co-operation
(a) Pseudomonas syringae pv.
tagetis
(b) Pseudomonas viridiflava
(bacterial leaf blight of
tomato)
(v) Nepal
(vi) Yugoslavia
(vii) Serbia
(Montenegro)
Free from:
(a) Phytophthora cryptogea
(tomato foot rot)
(b) Pseudomonas viridiflava
(bacterial leaf blight of
tomato)
471 Guizotia spp.
(Niger) Seeds
for sowing Uganda Nil (i) Freedom from
quarantine weed
seeds
(ii) Commercial imports
subject to
prior approval of
Department of
Agriculture and
Cooperation
Plant
Species
Category of
Plant Material
Additional Declarations
Required to be
Incorporated into
Phytosanitary Certificate
Special
Conditions
of Import
Sl.
No.
Country of
Origin
506 Ricinus
communis
(Castor)
Seeds for
sowing
(i) Nepal
(ii) Serbia
(iii) Herzigovina
Nil Commercial imports
subject to prior
approval of Department
of Agriculture
and Co-operation
532 Carthamus
tinctorius
(Safflower)
Seeds for
sowing
(i) Czech
Republic,
(ii)Iran,
(iii) Slovakia
Free from Pseudomonas
viridiflava (bacterial
leaf blight of tomato)
(i) Freedom from
quarantine weed seeds
(ii) Commercial imports
subject to prior
approval of Department
of Agriculture and
Cooperation.
Ricinus
communis
(Castor)
567 Seeds for
sowing
USA Free from Rhizobium rhizogenes
(gall)
Freedom from soil and
quarantine weed
seeds
Schedule VII
[See Clauses 3(3, (6), (7) & 10(2),(3)]
List of Plants / Planting Materials Where Imports Are Permissible
on The Basis Of Phytosanitary Certificate Issue By The Exporting Country
The Inspection Conducted By Inspection Authority and Fumigation,
If Required, Including All Other General Conditions.
(Relevant Extract)
Sl. Plants and Plant Material
No.
36. Azadirachta indica –Margosa / Neem for consumption
96. Elaeis guineensis – Oil Palm cake Dried for consumption
184. Oryza sativa – Rice bran dried for processing.
282. Zea mays – Corn cob ground without grain / Corn leaf pallets (dried) for consumption

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