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Import / Export of Groundnut Germplasm

Contributors to this page: ICRISAT, Patancheru, India (RP Thakur, AG Girish, VP Rao).

Exporting Germplasm

The ICRISAT-PQL, in conjunction with NBPGR Regional Station, Hyderabad, conducts seed health tests on germplasm prior to export. The following export guidelines are to be followed before submitting seed material PQL for export.

Guidelines

Examples of seed export letters are given below:

For more detailed information see the full text of the Plant Quarantine Guidelines and Procedures for Germplasm Exchange of ICRISAT Mandate Crops (ICRISAT, 2004).

Importing Germplasm

Seed and plant material for research can only be imported into India after obtaining an Import Permit (IP). As per Schedule X of the Plant Quarantine Order, 2003, Director, NBPGR is empowered to issue import permits for all kinds of import of plant germplasm for public/private sector institutions in the country. An IP is also required to import live insects, all fungi in pure cultures, soil, or clay for microbiological studies or physical and chemical analyses. For each of these items, authorities designated by the Government of India issue the import permit. The consignee should abide by the following import guidelines.

Guidelines

Competent authorities to issue various import permits

Type of imports

Permit issuing authority

Seeds and plants for sowing,
Planting Transgenics*
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)*
DNA

Director, NBPGR, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110 012. India

Live insects
Mites
Nematodes
Microbial cultures
Algae
Bioagents
Fungi in pure culture
Rhizobium
S
oil
Plant stover samples

Plant Protection Adviser to the Government of India, Directorate of  Plant Protection Quarantine and Storage N.H. IV, Faridabad, Haryana 121 001, India

* After getting clearance from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Block 2, 7th floor, C.G.O. Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110030

For more detailed information see the full text of the Plant Quarantine Guidelines and Procedures for Germplasm Exchange of ICRISAT Mandate Crops (ICRISAT, 2004).

References and further reading

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). 2004. Plant Quarantine Guidelines and Procedures for Germplasm Exchange of ICRISAT Mandate Crops. Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India; National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, India; International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India.

The Genebanks

The 11 CGIAR genebanks currently conserve 730,000 of cereals and grain legumes, forage crops, tree species, root and tuber crops, bananas and crop wild relatives.

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