Plant Quarantine Regulation of Import into India (Fourth Amendment) Order, 2021

Plant Quarantine Regulation of Import into India (Fourth Amendment) Order, 2021

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE

(Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 10th June, 2021

S.O. 2511 (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:-

Plant Quarantine Regulation of Import into India

1. Short title and Commencement.- 

(1) This Order may be called the Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India (Fourth Amendment) Order, 2021.

(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 4 shall be replaced with the following entries, namely:-

‘4. Import of soil, sand and similar material and stone shall be permitted except under the following conditions, namely:-

i. The consignments of soil in any form for research purpose, sand, similar materials and stone shall be permitted through specified air or sea ports or land customs station, on application made for that purpose. Provided an import permit shall be required for consignment of soil in any form for research purpose, sand, similar materials and stone.

ii. The application or online application for the purpose referred to in (i) above shall be made to the Issuing Authority as listed in Schedule-X, at least 10 days in advance, in PQ Form 06.

iii. A fee of Rs. 1000/- shall be payable along with the application. The fee shall be payable online or in the form of Demand Draft payable to the Competent Authority having jurisdiction.

iv. The Competent Authority may, after scrutiny of the application, and if satisfied of the purpose, for which such consignment is being imported, issue special permit in Form PQ 07. The import permit shall be issued subject to such restrictions and conditions prescribed under Schedule-VI.

3. In Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) Order, 2003, the existing PQ Form 06 and 07and entries relating thereto shall be substituted by the following entries, namely:-

PQ Form 06

(Emblem) Government of India

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (Department of Agriculture,
Cooperation and Farmers Welfare)

Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage, NH-IV,
Faridabad (Haryana) - 121001.

Application for Permit to Import soil, sand, similar materials and stone

To

(Issuing Authority)

I/We hereby make an application in accordance with provisions of clause 4 (ii) of the Plant Quarantine (Regulations of Import into India) Order, 2003 issued under Sub-section (1) of Section 3 of the Destructive Insects & Pests, 1914 (2 of 1914) for permission to import soil, sand, similar materials and stone as detailed below:

1. Name & Address of the importer

2. Name and address of exporter

3. Country of origin

4. Foreign port of shipment


5. Approximate date of import

6. Point of entry

7. Means of conveyance

8. Description of consignment

9. Quantity

10 .No of packages

11. Mode of packing

12. Specific purpose of import

Declaration

I/We hereby undertake to pay to an officer duly authorized by the Plant Protection Adviser the

prescribed fees towards inspection or treatment of the consignment and abide by theinstructions/guidelines issued by him.

Date Place:

(Signature & Name of the Importer or his authorized agent)


PQ Form 07

Government of India Ministry of Agriculture

(Department of Agriculture & Cooperation) Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage,

NH-IV, Faridabad (Haryana) - 121001.

Permit for import of soil/ sand/ similar materials/ stone

Permit No. Date of issue Valid up to

In accordance with the provisions of clause 4 of the Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) Order, 2003 issued under Sub-section (1) of Section 3 of the Destructive Insects & Pests Act, 1914 (2 of 1914) , I hereby grant permission to import the following consignment of soil/ sand/ similar materials/ stone as detailed below:

1. Name and address of importer

2. Name and address of exporter

3. Country of origin

4. Point of entry

5. Description of consignment

6. Quantity

(Wt./vol.)

7. No. of packages

8. Mode of packing

9. The above permission is granted subject to the following conditions:

(1) The imported consignment shall be accompanied by an official phytosanitary certificate issued by an authorized officer in the country of origin stating that

(a)

(b)

(c)

(2) The permit is not transferable and shall be valid for one year from the date of issue and valid for multiple port access and multiple part shipments provided the exporter, importer and country of origin of the same for the entire consignment. The permit number shall be quoted on the phytosanitary certificate issued at

the country of origin/re-export, as the case may be.


(3) The imported consignment of soil/effluents shall be disposed after laboratory investigation in a manner prescribed by an officer duly authorized by the Plant Protection Adviser in this regard.

Date :

(Seal)

Name

Signature

Place:

Designation

of Issuing Authority


[F.No.8-34/2021-PP.II]
ASHWANI KUMAR, Jt. Secy.

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