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The Seeds Ordinance, 1977

( Ordinance NO. XXXIII OF 1977 )

Import and Export of Seeds
1[17. (1) No person shall export or import or cause to be exported or imported any seed of any kind or variety unless it conforms to the standards of seeds quality, and the container of such seeds bears, in the prescribed manner, the mark or label containing the correct particulars thereof specified for that seed under section 6.
(2) Seeds of approved varieties of all notified crops may be imported for commercial sale. Registered seed growers may be permitted to import small quantities of such varieties not approved by NSB for the purpose of research and adaptability testing.
(3) There shall be no restriction on import of seeds of non-notified crops, except for ensuring prescribed quality.
(4) All imported seeds shall be subject to the provisions of the Destructive Inspects and Pests Act, 1914 (Act No. II of 1914).]

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    Section 17 was substituted by section 13 of the Seeds (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. XXVI of 2005)
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