(1) A plant import licence shall be in Form 1 set out in the Third Schedule and may be issued by the Director upon application made to him and subject to such conditions as he thinks fit.
(2) A phytosanitary certificate accompanying any plant to be imported shall not be valid for the purposes of this Ordinance unless it is-
(a) similar in substance to Form 2 set out in the Third Schedule;
(b) completed in English or in Chinese characters, or accompanied by a translation in English or in Chinese characters; and
(c) signed, not more than 14 days prior to the date of the export of the plant from the country in which it was grown, by or on behalf of an authorized officer of the Plant Protection Service of that country.
(3) The Director may, upon application made to him in such form as he may determine and upon payment of such fee as may be prescribed, examine any plant and may issue in respect of such plant a phytosanitary certificate in the form set out in Form 2 in the Third Schedule.
(4) Phytosanitary examination of plants may be made at the premises of the applicant subject to payment of such fee as may be prescribed.