CHAPTER 308
SEEDS (REGULATION OF STANDARDS) ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Restrictions as to sale, importation and exportation of seed.

   4.   Prohibition on sale, importation or exportation of seed except in accordance with prescribed requirements.

   5.   Regulations.

   6.   Matters in respect of which Minister may make orders.

   7.   Appointment of inspectors or analysts.

   8.   Powers of inspectors.

   9.   Vicarious criminal responsibility.

   10.   Limitation.

   11.   Evidence.

   12.   Penalties.

   13.   Indemnity.

CHAPTER 308
THE SEEDS (REGULATION OF STANDARDS) ACT

An Act to make provision for the control and regulation of agricultural seed standards and for matters connected therewith.

[1st January, 1976]
[G.N. No. 38 of 1976]

Act No. 29 of 1973

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Seeds (Regulation of Standards) Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "analyst" means a person appointed or designated as an analyst pursuant to section 7;

   "Certification Agency" means the Tanzania Official Certification Agency established by this Act;

   "common seed" with respect to seed means seed of any kind that has no pedigreed status, a variety of which is authorised for sale in Tanzania;

   "grade name" includes any mark, description or designation of a grade;

   "inspector" means a person appointed or designated as an Inspector pursuant to section 7;

   "label" includes any legend, word, mark, symbol or design applied or attached to, included in, belonging to or accompanying any seed or package;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for agriculture;

   "package" includes a sack, bag, barrel, case or any other container in which seed is placed or packed;

   "place" includes any building, vehicle, vessel, railway, car or aircraft;

   "prescribed" means prescribed either by regulations made under section 5 or by orders made under section 6;

   "seed" means the seed of any cereal, forage, legume, tree, turf, root, vegetable, tobacco, fibre or oil-bearing crop grown, sold or offered for sale for the purposes of propagation;

   "sell" includes sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, have in possession for sale and distribute or give away;

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