OAR 603-060-0020

As used in this division, the following definitions apply:


“Certificate of Origin” means a legal document required for out-of-state or foreign trade attesting to the fact that a specific lot of ginseng was legally cultivated and harvested in Oregon.


“Cultivated Ginseng” means ginseng which is growing or has been grown in tilled beds under shade of artificial structures or under natural shade and is cultivated by a person.


“Dealer” means a person who buys cultivated ginseng for the purpose of resale, except that it does not include a person who buys dry root of cultivated ginseng solely for the purpose of final retail sale to consumers in the United States.


“Department” means the department of agriculture of the state of Oregon.


“Director” means the director of the department of agriculture or his duly appointed representative (Inspector).


“Ginseng” means any part of the plant known as American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) including plants, whole roots, essentially intact roots, and root chunks and slices, but excluding root hairs, extracts, derivatives, leaves, stems, flowers and seeds.


“Grower” means a person who grows cultivated ginseng except persons growing solely for personal use, direct retail sales, or direct sales to retail outlets within the state of Oregon.


“Out-of-state ginseng” means ginseng originating from a state other than Oregon.


“Person” means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, governmental entity or any combination of individuals, or any employee, agent, or officer thereof.


“Wild ginseng” means ginseng originating from within its natural range and which was grown in an uncultivated state and was collected from its native habitat.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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