Manufacture and Export of Produce (Regulation) Act
Act 12 of 1963
- Commenced on 17 June 1963
- [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2012 and includes any amendments published up to 30 June 2014.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Manufacture and Export of Produce (Regulation) Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"brand" means a stamp, mark, label or other visible sign impressed on or affixed to any produce and "to brand" means to impress or affix such a sign;"Director" means the Chief Agricultural Officer;"export" means export from Seychelles for purposes of sale;"prescribed" means prescribed by or in accordance with regulations;"produce" means any article whatever produced or derived from fishing, farming or agricultural operations which the Minister may by notice published in the Gazette declare to be produce for the purposes of this Act;"regulations" means regulations under this Act.
3. Inspection of produce before export. Export permitNo person shall export or cause or permit to be exported or attempt to export any produce unless and until such produce has been inspected or inspected and branded in the prescribed manner and an export permit has been issued in respect of such produce by the prescribed authority.
4. Prohibition of export of produce with altered appearanceNo person shall export or cause or permit to be exported or attempt to export any produce which has been so treated as to cause it to resemble an article of a different grade or of a different commercial value.
6. Appeal from decision of or action taken by inspectorA person aggrieved by a decision of, or action taken by an inspector may appeal to the Director or to a Board of three persons appointed by the Minister. The decision of the Director or of the majority of the Board shall be final and shall not be questioned in any court.
8. Penalty for obstructionAny person who offers or threatens any resistance obstruction to the Director or an inspector or assessor performing any duty pursuant to this Act shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding five hundred rupees or to imprisonment not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
9. Penalty for using unauthorised brand etc.Any person who wilfully uses in relation to produce any document or brand not authorised for use with that produce shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand rupees or to imprisonment not exceeding one year or to both such fine and imprisonment.
10. Penalty for forgeryAny person who with intent to defraud or to deceive commits forgery of any brand or uses as genuine in relation to any produce a forged brand which he knows to be forged or does not believe to be genuine shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to imprisonment not exceeding three years.
11. Penalty for contravention of sections 4 and 5Any person who contravenes or makes default in complying with any provision of sections 3 and 4 shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand rupees or to imprisonment not exceeding one year or to both such fine and imprisonment.
12. Penalty for offences under the regulationsAny person guilty of an offence under the regulations shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding five hundred rupees or to imprisonment not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
13. Documentary evidence of examinations or analysisA certificate purporting to be signed by the Director stating that produce or a sample thereof has been found on examination or analysis to contain a specified proportion, more or less than a specified proportion of moisture or dirt, or other extraneous matter or of oil or any other constituent or ingredient or to be affected by any disease or organism, fungus, mould or other such thing, shall be deemed to have been so signed and shall be sufficient evidence of the facts stated therein unless the contrary be shown.
14. IndemnityThe Government of Seychelles or any inspector, assessor or other person exercising powers or performing duties under this Act shall not be liable for any damage arising or resulting from the exercise of any such powers or the performance of any such duties.
15. RegulationsThe Minister may make regulations to carry out the provisions and objects of this Act and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, regulations may be made for any or all of the following purposes:—
History of this document
17 June 1963