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1967: Phyto-sanitary Convention For Africa

Related Lineage is: Phytosanitary South of Sahara
  Provision  First Coders Codes  Second Coders Codes 
Titl.1  PHYTO-SANITARY CONVENTION FOR AFRICA  TITL  TITL 
Src.1  Source: Unofficial  SRC  SRC 
Pre.1  We the Heads of African State and Government of the Organization of African Unity:  DESC RELA  DESC RELA 
Pre.2  Considering that all possible steps should be taken -     
Pre.3.a  (a) to prevent the introduction of diseases, insect pests, and other enemies of plants into any part of Africa;     
Pre.4.b  (b) to eradicate or control them in so far as they are present in the area; and     
Pre.5.c  (c) to prevent their spread to other territories within the area.     
Pre.6  Considering further that the former Commission for Technical co-operation in Africa has been integrated into the Organization of African Unity (hereinafter referred to as "OAU") and that Phyto- sanitary convention for Africa South of the Sahara, done at London on July 29, 1954, as amended in 1961, should be remodeled and expanded to meet the requirements of the African States;  RELA  RELA 
Pre.7  Recognizing that the co-operation amongst the African States in controlling pests and Diseases of Plants and Plant products and in preventing their introduction and spread across national boundaries would be a vital contribution towards the realization of stronger solidarity amongst their peoples;     
Pre.8  Recognizing further the usefulness of the international co- operation provided for in the International Plant Protection Convention signed at Rome on December 6th, 1951, and the need for co-ordination of activities in this field;  RELA  RELA 
Pre.9  Resolved to reinforce the links between our States by establishing and strengthening common institutions;     
Pre.10  Have agreed as follows:     
Art.1  Article I  SCOP  MEMB 
Art.1.1  (1) The Phyto-sanitary Convention for Africa South of the Sahara done at London on July 29, 1954, and amended by Protocol done at London on October 11, 1961, is, and remain abrogated as far as it concerns the African Continent.  RELA  RELA SOVR 
Art.1.2  (2) The present Convention shall apply to all Member States of the Organization of African Unity, herein after referred to as "Member States".  RELA  RELA 
Art.2  Article II  SUBS  SUBS IMPL 
Art.2.1x  Each Member State shall undertake to exercise at least such control of plant imports as the OAU shall consider to be necessary, and shall take within its territory such legislative or administrative measures as may be required for this purpose.  RELA  RELA 
Art.3  Article III  SUBS  SUBS 
Art.3.1x  Each Member State shall take such measures of quarantine, certification or inspection, or such other measures as may be considered necessary by the OAU in respect of any living organisms, plants, plant material, seeds, soil, compost or packing material (including containers) and any other article the importation of which has been considered by the OAU to constitute a threat to agriculture in any part of Africa.  RELA  RELA 
Art.4  Article IV  SUBS  SUBS 
Art.4.1x  Each Member State shall prohibit, for such period of time as the OAU may propose, the importation of any living organisms, plants, plant material, seeds, soil, compost or packing material (including containers) and any other article the importation of which the OAU has considered shall be refused admittance into any part of Africa.  RELA  RELA 
Art.5  Article V  SUBS  SUBS 
Art.5.1x  Each Member State shall take such action as may be desirable to deal effectively with diseases, insect pests and other enemies of plants in its territory which the OAU considers have become, or are likely to become, a serious danger within Africa.  RELA  RELA 
Art.6  Article VI  SUBS   
Art.6.1x  Nothing in the foregoing Articles of the present Convention shall prevent any Member State from importing, under the safeguards to be recommended by the OAU, and for pure or applied scientific investigations, small quantities of plants, plant material or seeds or any other prohibited material. It is understood, however, that such importation of prohibited materials shall only be made in cases of absolute necessity and after ensuring that the risks involved would be kept at the barest minimum. The Member State concerned shall, however, inform the OAU of each importation of otherwise prohibited plants, plant material, seeds, or any other material which is made, and the OAU shall so inform all other Member States.  RELA SCIR INFO  SOVR RELA SCIR INFO 
Art.7  Article VII  HOBS HOBF  SBS SBF 
Art.7.1  (1) There shall be established a Panel of Scientific Consultants composed of Specialists in plant Pathology, Entomology, Nematology and other related disciplines.     
Art.7.2  (2) The Panel of Scientific Consultants shall advise the OAU on various technical problems relating to plant health and protection.  RELA  RELA SCIR 
Art.7.3  (3) The Members of the Panel of Scientific Consultants shall be appointed by the Council of Ministers at the recommendation of the Educational, Scientific, Cultural and Health Commission. The Scientific Council of Africa shall make proposals of possible candidates to the Educational, Scientific, Cultural and Health Commission. Each Member of the Panel shall serve for a period of four years, and may be re-appointed.  RELA  RELA 
Art.7.4  (4) Consultation shall normally be done by mail, but when the volume of work warrants it meeting of the Panel may be called to deal with the work.     
Art.8  Article VIII  SBS SBF CONS  HOBS 
Art.9  Article IX  SECF  RELA 
Art.9.1x  The OAU General Secretariat shall service the operation of this Convention and also shall implement duly approved decisions of the OAU which may be taken as a result of the application and operation of the Convention.  RELA   
Art.10  Article X  DISP  RELA 
Art.10.1x  Any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention which cannot be resolved by the Educational, Scientific, Cultural and Health Commission shall be referred to the Commission of Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration of the OAU.  RELA  RELA 
Art.11  Article XI  AMND  SECF 
Art.11.1x  The Convention may be amended or revised by the Educational, Scientific, Cultural and Health Commission in accordance with the provisions of Article XXXIII of the OAU Charter.  RELA  RELA 
Conc.1  In Faith Whereof, We the Heads of African State and Government have approved this Convention.  CONC  DISP 
Conc.2  Done at Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the 13th day    RELA 
      AMND 
      RELA 
      CONC 
       
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Data from Ronald B. Mitchell. 2002-2017. International Environmental Agreements Database Project (Version 2014.3).
Available at: http://iea-archive.uoregon.edu/
Date accessed: 18 October 2017