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Biblioteca Tobacco Industry Act, 2001 (Act No. 24 of 2001).

Tobacco Industry Act, 2001 (Act No. 24 of 2001).

Tobacco Industry Act, 2001 (Act No. 24 of 2001).
An Act to establish the Tanzania Tobacco Board, repeal the Tanzania Tobacco Board Act of 1984, to provide for the regulation, improvement and development of the Tobacco Industry and matters related thereto.

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The Tanzania Tobacco Board is established as a body corporate under section 3. The functions of the Board are outlined in section 5 and include the making of regulations for the tobacco industry, the control of pests and diseases, the preservation of the environment and avoidance of land degradation, to regulate and control the quality of tobacco and tobacco by-products, and to promote in various ways the production, processing and marketing of tobacco in Tanzania and the exportation of tobacco. The Board shall also grant tobacco dealer licences and licences for seed multiplication (sect. 13), register tobacco growers (sect. 7), register tobacco processing plants (sect. 14) and shall prescribe types and varieties of tobacco to be grown in different parts of Tanzania on direction of the Director of the Department responsible for crop development and technical services of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (sect. 9). The Director shall authorize breeding and importation of seeds and seedlings for the cultivation of tobacco (sect. 10) and certify seeds (sect. 11). All tobacco shall be classified pursuant to section 18. A Tobacco Industry Development Fund, managed by a Fund Committee, shall be established under section 39. (46 sections completed by two Schedules)

Amended by: Crops Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2009 (No. 20 of 2009) (2010-11-20)

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