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    QUARANTINE INSPECTION

    PROCEDURES

    AT PORTS OF ENTRY

    Prepared By: Mr. Roberto B. Manzanero

    Assistant Director of Quarantine (Ag)

    BELIZE AGRICULTURAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

    (BAHA)

    Belize, 2004

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    CONTENTS

    INDEX PAGE

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 9

    INTRODUCTION ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10

    LIST OF FLOW CHARTS -------------------------------------------------------------------------11-19

    CHAPTER 1

    BACKGROUND 20

    1.1 OBJECTIVES – GENERAL------------------------------------------------------------------- 20

    1.2 PURPOSE OF MANUAL---------------------------------------------------------------------- 20

    1.3 BAHA’S VISION STATEMENT------------------------------------------------------------- 20

    1.4 BAHA’S MISSION STATEMENT-----------------------------------------------------------20

    1.3 BAHA’S GOAL---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20

    1.4 BAHA’S PURPOSE----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 21

    1.5 QUARANTINE DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT----------------------------- 21

    1.6 QUARANTINE DEPARTMENT MAIN OBJECTIVES---------------------------------- 21

    CHAPTER 2

    LEGAL AUTHORITY 22

    2.1 General-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22-23

    2.2 Relevant Sections of the Regulations--------------------------------------------------------- 24

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    CHAPTER 3 RESPONSIBILITIES AND JOB DESCRIPTION OF THE DESIGNATED 25 OFFICERS OF THE QUARANTINE DEPARTMENT 3.1 General-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 25

    3.1.1 Profile of the Quarantine Inspector and Supervisor--------------------------------- 25

    3.1.2 Level of Preparation of the Quarantine Inspector and Supervisor---------------- 26

    3.1.3 Roles of a Quarantine Inspector------------------------------------------------------- 26-28

    3.1.4 Roles of a Senior Quarantine Inspector (Supervisor) -------------------------------29

    3.1.5 Job Description of Designated Officers of the Quarantine department-----------30

    3.1.5.1 Quarantine Inspector----------------------------------------------------------- 30-31

    3.1.5.2 Senior Quarantine Inspector (Supervisor) -----------------------------------31-32

    CHAPTER 4

    THE RECEPTION AND INSPECTION OF CARRIERS 33

    4.1 MARITIME PORTS -SEA VESSELS------------------------------------------------------- 33

    4.1.1 General----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 33

    4.1.2 Inspection Site---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 33

    4.1.3 Process of inspection-------------------------------------------------------------------- 33-39

    4.1.4 Important Reminders-------------------------------------------------------------------- 39-40

    4.2 LAND BORDERS – (TERRESTRIAL POINTS OF ENTRY) ---------------------------41

    4.2.1 General------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 41

    4.2.2 Types of Inspection---------------------------------------------------------------------- 41-42

    4.2.3 Inspection of Means of Transportation----------------------------------------------- 42-45

    4.3 AIRPORTS – AIRCRAFTS------------------------------------------------------------------- 46

    4.3.1 General----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 46

    4.3.2 Aircraft Inspection---------------------------------------------------------------------- 46

    4.3.3 Objectives-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 46

    4.3.4 Guidelines-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 46-47

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    4.3.5 Process for Aircraft Inspection – Before Boarding the Aircraft--------------------------- 47-48

    4.3.6 Inspection of Aircraft – Physical Examination of Aircraft------------------------ 49

    4.3.6.1 Passenger Aircrafts (includes private planes) -----------------------------49-51

    4.3.6.2 Cargo Aircraft----------------------------------------------------------------- 51

    4.3.6.3 Military Aircraft--------------------------------------------------------------51

    4.3.7 Garbage Management------------------------------------------------------------------ 52

    4.3.8 Pest Interception & Quarantine Measures to be followed------------------------- 52

    4.3.9 Illustration Chart of Aircraft Inspection Procedure---------------------------------53

    CHAPTER 5

    INSPECTION OF BAGGAGE 54

    5.1 General-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 54

    5.2 Profiling------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 54-55

    5.3 MARITIME (SEA) PORTS------------------------------------------------------------------- 55

    5.3.1 Inspection Site--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 55

    5.3.2 Procedure for Inspection at Maritime Ports----------------------------------------- 56-57

    5.3.3 Important Reminders------------------------------------------------------------------- 57

    5.3.3. 1 Cruise/Passenger Vessels--------------------------------------------------- 58-59

    5.3.3. 2 Cargo Vessels---------------------------------------------------------------- 59

    5.4 LAND BORDERS (TERRESTRIAL POINTS OF ENTRY) -------------------------------60

    5.4.1 General----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 60

    5.4.2 Inspection Process---------------------------------------------------------------------- 60-62

    5.5 AIRPORTS (INSPECTION OF BAGGAGE) ------------------------------------------------63

    5.5.1 Definition---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 63

    5.5.2 Objectives--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 63

    5.5.3 General Guidelines----------------------------------------------------------------------- 63-65

    5.5.4 Procedure---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 65-66

    5.5.5 Illustration of Procedure for Baggage Control----------------------------------------66

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    CHAPTER 6

    INSPECTION OF CONSIGNMENTS 67

    6.1 General Requirements---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 67

    6.2 Guidelines------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 67-68

    6.3 Official Points of Entry--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 69

    6.3.1 Inspection sites for commodities------------------------------------------------------- 70

    6.3.2 Contact Numbers of Quarantine and BAHA offices---------------------------------71

    6.4 Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Applied to commodities-----------------------------71-74

    6.5 Technical Requirements for Importations----------------------------------------------------- 75

    6.5.1 The Three Components for the Importation Procedure----------------------------- 75

    6.5.2 Document Review of Consignments (expanded) ------------------------------------ 75-77

    6.5.3 Verification of the Integrity of the Consignment (expa

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