Introduction of alien species without authorization will be punished

2022-07-31 0 By

In order to prevent and deal with invasive species harm, guarantee the sustainable development of ecological-economic, biodiversity conservation, according to the biological safety law of the People’s Republic of China, agricultural NongCunBu drafted the invasive species management regulations (draft) “(hereinafter referred to as” the way “”), is to solicit opinions from the public.The measures refer to an alien species that has no natural distribution in the People’s Republic of China and is introduced into the country through natural or man-made channels, as well as all parts of the species that may survive and reproduce, including seeds and other propagators, thepaper.cn noted.Alien invasive species refer to alien species that are introduced and colonized and threaten or harm ecosystems, habitats and species, affect China’s ecological environment, and damage the sustainable development of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery and biological diversity.According to the measures, local people’s governments at or above the county level shall be responsible for the prevention and control of invasive species in their respective administrative areas according to law, and shall organize, coordinate and urge relevant departments to perform their duties of prevention and control of invasive species according to law.In the case of importing crops, forest and grass seeds and seedlings, aquatic seedlings and other alien species from abroad for special needs such as breed breeding, the import examination and quarantine examination and approval shall be handled with the competent departments of agriculture, rural areas, forestry and grassland of the people’s governments at or above the provincial level and the customs in accordance with the authority of examination and approval.The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, together with other departments concerned, has established a monitoring system for invasive alien species, established a national monitoring network for invasive alien species, set up monitoring stations according to the division of responsibilities, and organized regular monitoring.The competent agricultural and rural departments of the local people’s governments at or above the county level shall, in conjunction with other departments concerned, carry out the monitoring of invasive alien species within their respective administrative areas according to their respective functions and duties.According to the measures, no entity or individual is allowed to introduce, release or discard alien species without approval.Those who, in violation of these Measures, introduce, release or discard alien species without approval shall be punished in accordance with Article 81 of the Biosafety Law of the People’s Republic of China;Where the customs discovers the illegal introduction of alien species during customs clearance, it shall deal with it in accordance with relevant laws and administrative regulations.If a crime is suspected, it shall be transferred to a judicial organ for investigation of criminal responsibility.Source: Thepaper.cn