An Act to make provisions for consolidation of the Plant Protection Act, to prevent the introduction and spread of harmful organisms, to ensure sustainable plant and environmental protection, to control the importation and use of plant protection substances, to regulate export and imports of plants and plant products and ensure the fulfilment of international commitments, to entrust all plant protection regulatory functions to the Government, and for matters incidental thereto or connected therewith.
WHEREAS the economy of Tanzania is largely dependent upon agriculture:
AND WHEREAS the introduction of harmful organisms can have devastating effects upon the natural environment and the livelihood of the people of Tanzania:
AND WHEREAS it is important to effect sustainable and environmentally friendly plant protection measures through the use of intergrated pest management (IPM) approach:
AND WHEREAS the safe and successful introduction of the natural enemies of harmful organisms and of certain other organisms require special knowledge and care:
AND WHEREAS the maintenance of the international reputation of Tanzanian imports and exports requires the exclusion or restraint of harmful organisms from such produce:
Now THEREFORE it is hereby enacted by the Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania as follows: