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The Tea Ordinance, 1977

( Ordinance NO. XXXVIII OF 1977 )

Chapter I


2. In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
(a) “Board” means the Bangladesh Tea Board constituted under section 3;
(b) “Collector” means-
(i) in relation to tea exported by sea, land or air, the Collector of Customs appointed under section 3 of the Customs Act, 1969 (IV of 1969), and
(ii) in all other cases, the officer appointed by the Government to perform the duties of Collector under this Ordinance;
(c) “Chairman” means the Chairman of the Board;
(d) “estate” means a tea estate and includes a tea garden or a part of tea estate or garden;
(e) “export” means to take out of Bangladesh by land, sea or air to any place outside Bangladesh;
(f) “member” means a member of the Board and includes the Chairman;
(g) “owner” includes any agent of an owner;
(h) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Ordinance;
(i) “tea” means the commodity known as tea made from the leaves of the plant Camellia Thea or Camellia Sinnensis including adjacent tender stalks or green tea but excluding tea waste; and
(j) “tea seed” includes seeds, roots, stumps, cuttings, buds and any living portion of the plant Camellia Thea or Camellia Sinnensis which may be used to propagate that plant.

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