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Sugar Industry Act, 2001 (Act No. 26 of 2001).

United Republic of Tanzania
Document type
Original source
Official Gazette No. 5 of 2002, Acts Legislation Supplement No. 2, pp. 89-109.
Long title
An Act to make provision for the establishment of the Sugar Board of and the National Sugar Institute, to provide for the improvement, development and regulation of the Sugar Industry and matters related thereto.
Food & nutrition, Cultivated plants
Food quality control/food safety Institution Sugar Internal trade International trade Plant production Plant protection Crops/grasses Special fund Registration Planting material/seeds
Geographical area
Africa, Eastern Africa, Least Developed Countries
Entry into force notes
The Act shall enter into force on a date to be appointed by the Minister.

The Sugar Board of Tanzania is established as a body corporate under section 3 and a National Sugar Institute is established as a body corporate under section 6. The functions of the Board are outlined in section 4 and include the making of regulations for the sugar industry, to regulate and control the quality of sugar and sugar by-products, and to promote in various ways the production, processing and marketing of sugar in Tanzania, the exportation of sugar, and the development of small-holder sugar cane growers. The Board shall also grant licenses for sugar manufactures and small scale sugar plant operators (sect. 12) and sugar dealers (sects. 13 and 14), register sugar cane growers (sect. 7), and register sugar processing plants (sect. 13). The Director of the Department responsible for crop development and technical services of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security shall prescribe types and varieties of sugar cane to be grown in Tanzania (sect. 8) and authorize breeding and importation of seed cuttings and seedlings for the cultivation of sugar cane (sect. 9). A Sugar Development Fund, managed by the Board, is established under section 31. (37 sections completed by two Schedules)

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Amended by

Crops Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2009 (No. 20 of 2009)

Legislation | United Republic of Tanzania | 2010

Keyword: Contract farming, Farming, Institution, Plant production, Textile plants/fibres, Tobacco, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Sugar cane/sugar beet, Contract/agreement, Crops/grasses


Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2017 (No. 2 of 2017).

Legislation | United Republic of Tanzania | 2017

Keyword: Agricultural development, Institution, Cooperative/producer organization, Sugar, Land tenure, Plant production, Sugar cane/sugar beet, Wildlife products, Offences/penalties