A Plant Health Bill has been passed in Parliament in May 2020. It is in the process to be formally enacted. It is intended to:
- Consolidate the Plant Protection Act and the Tropical Pesticides Research Institute Act and put in place a consolidated legal framework for plant health and pesticides.
- Establish the Tanzania Plant Health and Pesticides Authority which shall be the main regulatory body for pesticides and plant health.
- Introduce a legal framework to facilitate competition and efficiency in plants and plant products trade in Tanzania and internationally.
- Introduce safeguarding of human health and the environment / ecosystem by ensuring sustainable and efficient management of pesticides, plant health and phytosanitary issues with an effective monitoring and surveillance system of inspectors and reputable laboratory analysis.
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