The Declaration of Produce Order


      The Produce Export (Beeswax) Rules

      The Produce Export (Bags) Rules

      The Produce Export (Castor Seed) Rules

      The Produce Export (Fumigation) Rules

      The Produce Export (Sunflower Seed) (Revocation) Rules



(Section 2)

G.Ns. Nos.
106 of 1930
184 of 1930
306 of 1953
27 of 1956
100 of 1956
260 of 1965

   1. This Order may be cited as the Declaration of Produce Order.

   2. The products described in the Schedule to this Order are hereby declared to be products for the purposes of the Produce Export Act.


   1. Coffee.

   2. Coffee husks which form any part of the fruit of any coffee species other than the seed and not containing or including any parts of coffee reasonably capable of elimination by normal processing.

   3. Meat or meat by products preserved, canned frozen, cooked or subjected to any combination of these processes with or without the addition of any other approved ingredient.

   4. Sisal fibre.

   5. Triage.

   6. Wattle bark derived from any parts of trees of the species Acacia mollissima, Acacia decurrens or Acacia pycnantha.

   7. Beans – all varieties.

   8. Beeswax.

   9. Bone meal.

   10. Broken coconut shell.

   11. Cashew nuts.

   12. Cassava flour.

   13. Cassava root.

   14. Castor seed.

   15. Copra.

   16. Copra expelles cake.

   17. Cotton seed expelles cake.

   18. Cotton seed.

   19. Dried wood.

   20. Grams.

   21. Groundnut.

   22. Groundnut expeller cake.

   23. Gum Arabic.

   24. Kapole seed.

   25. Maize.

   26. Maize germ and bran meal.

   27. Maize meal.

   28. Mangrove bark.

   29. Palm kernels.

   30. Peas – all varieties.

   31. Pollards.

   32. Rice.

   33. Rice bran.

   34. Simsim.

   35. Rice polishing.

   36. Sorghum.

   37. Sunflower seed.

   38. Wattle extract.

   39. Wheat.

   40. Wheat bran.

   41. Wheat flour.



(Section 10)

G.Ns. Nos.
40 of 1957
266 of 1957
56 of 1958
474 of 1958
24 of 1959

1.   Citation

   These Rules may be cited as the Produce Export (Beeswax) Rules.

2.   Interpretation

   In these Rules–

   "beeswax" means the waxy product of the honeybee Apis mellifera, Linnaeus, otherwise known as Apis mellifica, Linnaeus, and the sub-species and varieties of Apis mellifera or mellifica and so prepared that, at the time of export–

   (i)   it contains no visible impurities;

   (ii)   it has a natural floral colour;

   (iii)   it has a pleasant floral scent;

   (iv)   it breaks with a granular, not crystalline, fracture;

   (v)   it is not sticky;

   (vi)   it has not been chemically bleached;

   (vii)   the specific gravity at 15.5 degrees C lies between 0.955 and 0.970;

   (viii)   the melting point lies between 62.0 degrees C and 65.0 degrees C;

   (ix)   the setting point lies between 61.0 C and 62.5 degrees C;

   (x)   it does not contain more than 1.0 percent of volatile matter determined by heating for 6 hours at 100 degrees C to 105 degrees C;

   (xi)   on incineration it does not contain more than 0.2 percent of ash;

   (xii)   it does not contain more than 0 percent of matter insoluble in benzene;

   (xiii)   it does not contain more than 0.5 percent of matter soluble in water;

   (xix)   an aqueous solution is not acid to methyl orange;

   (xv)   the acid value lies between 17 and 21;

   (xvi)   the saponification value lies between 85 and 100;

   (xvii)   the ester value lies between 70 and 80;

   (xviii)   the iodine value lies between 5 and 12;

   (xix)   the refractive index at 75 degrees C lies between 4396 and 1.4451;

   (xx)   the reaction to the Weinwurm Test is negative;

   (xxi)   the reaction to the Sterol Group Test is negative;

   (xxii)   the ratio number lies between 3.3 and 4.2,

   but shall not include the product of any other species of Apis, other than Apis mellifera or mellifica and their sub-species and varieties or the product of bees of other genera or any mixture of these waxes with beeswax;

   "chemically bleached beeswax" means beeswax that has been subjected to a chemical process in order to lighten its colour;

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