||Title:||PLANT (IMPORTATION AND PEST CONTROL) ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:||65 of 1999|
|Section:||9||Heading:||Exemptions for plants, plant pests and soil in transit||Version Date:||01/07/1997|
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 65 of 1999 s. 3
(1) This Ordinance shall not apply to any plant, plant pest or soil which is in transit, if the conditions set out in subsection (2) are complied with in respect of the plant, plant pest or soil.
(2) The conditions referred to in subsection (1) are-
(3) If any condition set out in subsection (2) is not complied with, the Director may, unless the plant, plant pest or soil which is in transit is exported immediately or otherwise disposed of in such manner as the Director may determine, cause it to be destroyed.
(a) that the plant, plant pest or soil is packed, and remains packed, in a container which is sealed, closed or wrapped in such a manner that no plant pest may escape from the container; and
(b) that the container in which the plant, plant pest or soil is contained and the cargo or baggage in which the container is included-
(i) remain at all times on the vehicle, vessel or aircraft in which they were brought into Hong Kong; or
(ii) if taken from such vehicle, vessel or aircraft are not removed from the place where they are brought into Hong Kong other than for the purpose of being taken out of Hong Kong.
(4) The Director may recover the cost of any action taken under subsection (3) as a debt due to the Government from the person who brought or caused to be brought the plant, plant pest or soil into Hong Kong. (Amended 65 of 1999 s. 3)