Plant Health and Pesticides Bill – Tanzania 2020

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Establish the Tanzania Plant Health and Pesticides Authority which shall be the main regulatory body for pesticides and plant health.
  3. Introduce a legal framework to facilitate competition and efficiency in plants and plant products trade in Tanzania and internationally.
  4. 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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