Non-Tariff Measure

NTM classification
A14: Authorization requirement for sanitary and phytosanitary reasons for importing certain products 
Date when the measure came into force
30 January 2004 
Publication where the measure is specified
Regulation where the measure is specified
The seeds act No 18 of 2003 
Country/Region applying the measure
Coded list of objectives
C: Protection of life and health of plants 
Description of the measure
13.-(1) Any person, who intends to deal with importation, exportation, production, processing, distribution1, sale or advertisement for sale of seeds shall obtain a permit from the Director or any other person authorized by the Director in that behalf
(2) The Director shall, before granting the permit or licence required under subsection(l) ensure that the standards and conditions for importation,production, processing, distribution sale or advertisement for sale of seeds, as provided for in the Plant Protection Act and in this Act, have been complied with.
(3) The Minister shall for the purpose of this Act, prescribe the plant varieties and standards of the seeds for importation, exportation, production,processing and distribution.
(4) Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with a provision of this section, Orders or Regulations made under this Act in respect of matters specified in this section, commits an offence. 
Reference of the measure
Part III section 13 
Measure also domestic

Products affected by the measure.

Code Product Partial coverage Partial coverage indication Date in Date out
PG: 3 Seeds for sowing No 30 January 2004  

Countries/Regions affected by the measure.

Inclusion/Exclusion Country Date in Date out
Inclusion Entire world 30 January 2004