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Tobacco and Tobacco Products Act.

Country/Territory
Bulgaria
Document type
Legislation
Date
1993
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Cultivated plants
Keyword
Tobacco
Geographical area
Black Sea, Eastern Europe, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries
Abstract

The intention of this Act is the regulation of growing, classifying, buying up, industrial processing and trade in tobacco and tobacco products. The authority managing and supervising these activities on behalf of the State is the Council of Ministers. Chapter Two regulates the growing of tobacco. Growers of tobacco must be registered under this Act. Registered growers shall be entitled to free tobacco seeds funded by the Tobacco Fund. The Minister of Agriculture may issue technological instructions for tobacco production which must be observed by growers. Classification of tobacco is governed by Chapter Three. Classification may be performed jointly by the grower and the buyer or by a person authorized, in compliance with the state standards in force. Chapter Four regards the buying up of tobacco. This can be carried out by persons who bear an industrial tobacco processing licence or there contractors. Tobacco which has not been sold by 30 of April of the following year of its production shall be purchased by the Tobacco Fund at a minimum price. Chapter Five regulates the minimum price of purchase. The Tobacco Fund is established and governed by Chapter Six. Chapter Seven determines the rules of industrial processing of tobacco while Chapter Eight deals with the manufacturing of tobacco products. Lastly, Chapter Nine sets forth rules of trade in, import and export of tobacco and tobacco products. The advertisement in any way of tobacco and tobacco products is prohibited. Administrative and penal provisions are also comprised in this Act.

Full text
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Website
www.bild.net

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Decree No. 39 of 21 February 1994 on Adoption of the Regulation to Implement the Tobacco and Tobacco Products Act.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 1994

Keyword: Tobacco

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation No 23 of 21 December 2016 on the activity and organization of the work of tobacco committees, the professional requirements for experts on tobacco qualification and the procedure for the examination of tobacco grading disputes and the procedure for exercising control over tobacco grading and buying-in.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2016

Keyword: Tobacco, Classification/declassification, Inspection, Institution, Education

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance No 22 of 21 December 2016 on the procedure for keeping the register of tobacco growers and register of license holders for the purchase of raw tobacco.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2016

Keyword: Tobacco, Plant production, Registration, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Authorization/permit, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Law amending the Law on tobacco and tobacco products.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2016

Keyword: Tobacco, Plant production, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law amending the Law on tobacco and tobacco products.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2016

Keyword: Tobacco, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX