CHAPTER 203
CASHEWNUT BOARD OF TANZANIA ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

   REGULATIONS

      The Cashewnut (Marketing) Regulations

REGULATIONS

THE CASHEWNUT (MARKETING) REGULATIONS

(Section 29(1))

G.N. No. 369 of 1996

PART I
PRELIMINARY (regs 1-2)

1.   Citation

   These Regulations may be cited as the Cashewnut (Marketing) Regulations.

2.   Interpretation

   In these Regulations, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "Act" means the Cashewnut Board of Tanzania Act *;

   "Board" means the Cashewnut Marketing Board.

PART II
COLLECTION AND VISUAL GRADING (regs 3-4)

3.   Collection, picking, drying of nuts

   (1) Where the nuts fall on the ground following a natural fall of the apple from the cashewnut tree, a grower shall pick and collect the nuts immediately.

(2) The nuts so collected shall be laid in the sun to dry thoroughly.

4.   Visual grading, licensed buyer and finality of decision by agricultural officer

   (1) Each grower shall make a visual grading of the nuts in two grades namely Standard and Undergrade.

   (2)(a)   Standard grade shall have the following characteristics and qualities–

      (i)   dried nuts exhibiting a conspicuous sharp audible sound when held and let fall;

      (ii)   grey shell without wrinkles;

      (iii)   outer free spots and wrinkles free of the outer shell.

   (b)   Undergrade shall be–

      (i)   dry, with shells having spots and colours other than grey;

      (ii)   wrinkled or shrivelled outer shell.

   (3) The cashewnuts so graded shall be sold to a licensed buyer and any dispute arising in respect of grading shall be referred to agricultural personnel designated at the buying post.

   (4) Any decision by the agricultural personnel shall be final as regards grading of cashewnut and he may take legal action against any person who contravenes a decision by agricultural personnel.

PART III
BUYING PROCEDURES (regs 5-6)

5.   Advertisement of buying season

   (1) The Board shall before the buying season, advertise for the public information the expected dates on which the buying season commences.

   (2) The advertisement shall specify all necessary regulations, requirements, needed and procedures to be fulfilled by both the grower and the buyer.

   (3) In any case, the advertisement through public media shall be made not later than 30th day of March for any new regulations intended to be used in the following buying season and in the case of revised regulations, the advertisement shall be made not later than 30th day of June.

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