Acts 40/1965, 53/1973 (s. 49), 39/1979, 29/1981, 11/2001
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Appointment of registering officer.
Registration of sellers of seed and seed testing laboratories.
Cancellation of registration.
Reasons to be given by registering officer.
Appeal to Minister.
Unregistered person or laboratory may not sell or test seed.
Use of variety names.
Requirements relating to seed sold.
Savings as to sale of seed.
Introduction of Seed Certification or Approval Scheme.
Provisions of scheme.
Appointment of inspectors and analysts.
Powers of inspectors.
Importation of seed.
Sampling of imported seed.
Requirements relating to seed exported.
Publication or distribution of false advertisements concerning seed.
Preservation of secrecy.
Limitation of actions against State.
Testing of seed and publication of results.
Prohibitions on production or sale of seed.
Offences and penalties.
Procedure and evidence.
Special defences in case of prosecutions.
Acts or omissions by manager, agent or employee.
AN ACT to provide for the registration of sellers of seed and seed testing
laboratories; to regulate the importation, exportation and sale of seed; to provide for
the testing, certification and inspection of seed; and to provide for other matters
connected with the foregoing.
[Date of commencement: 16th August, 1971.]
This Act may be cited as the Seeds Act [Chapter 19:13].
In this Act—
“advertisement” includes any statement, picture, design or device—
published in any newspaper or public print; or
contained in any handbill, circular or other matter which is distributed
to members of the public through the post or brought to the notice of the public in any
other manner whatsoever;