Presentation on theme: "Legislation Alignment Report. Drafting process regarding aligning legislation to the SADC seed system Variety Release and Seed Certification ◦ Seed Act."— Presentation transcript:
Drafting process regarding aligning legislation to the SADC seed system Variety Release and Seed Certification ◦ Seed Act [Chapter 19:13] ◦ Regulations made under Act ◦ Seed Regulations ◦ Seed Certification Scheme
Drafting process regarding aligning legislation to the SADC seed system Quarantine and Phytosanitary Measures ◦ Plant Pests and Diseases Act (Chapter 19:08) Plant Pests and Diseases (Coffee) Regulations, 1971. Statutory Instrument 738/1971 Plant Pests and Diseases (Cotton) Regulations, 1980 Statutory Instrument 340/1980 Plant Pests and Diseases (Importation) Regulations, 1976. Statutory Instrument 154/1976 Plant Pests and Diseases (Nursery) Regulations, 1972. Statutory Instrument 834/1972 Plant Pests and Diseases (Paprika) Regulations, 1995. Statutory Instrument 238/1995 Plant Pests and Diseases (Pest Control) Regulations, 1971. Statutory Instrument 1038/1971 Plant Pests and Diseases (Seed Potato Protection) Regulations, 1982 Statutory Instrument 679/1982 Plant Pests and Diseases (Tobacco) Regulations, 1979 Statutory Instrument 711/1979
Proposed amendments for Seed Certification and Variety Release Insertion of definitions for: ◦ “certifying authority” ( to include National Seed Authority) ◦ “international or regional instrument” Twelfth Schedule: ◦ SADC Variety Release System: Application Form ◦ Seed classes Except the class for “quality declared seed” which each country shall determine individually ◦ Seed Certification Standards
Proposed amendments for Quarantine and Phytosanitary Measures Proposed that current regulations be streamlined into the following three Regulations:--- 1. Plant Pests and diseases ( Importation and Control of Pests) Regulations, 2012 2. Plant Pests and Diseases (General) Regulations, 2012 3. Plant Pests and Diseases (Nursery) Regulations, 2012
Proposed amendments for Quarantine and Phytosanitary Measures Continued The three proposed Regulations shall each deal with specific issues relative to Plant Quarantine and Phytosanitary Measures within Zimbabwe. The proposed Plant Pests and diseases ( Importation and Control of Pests) Regulations, 2012 contain the amendments that shall enable Zimbabwe to be fully SADC Seed System compliant.
Proposed amendments for Quarantine and Phytosanitary Measures Continued These amendments shall be effected through the incorporation of:-- A) Harmonised list of pests that require control when seeds of important crops are traded among SADC countries and when moved from a country outside the SADC region into a country within the SADC region. B) The adoption of common formats of various certificates and documentation specifically, ◦ Plant Import Permit; ◦ Phytosanitary Certificate; and ◦ Re-Export Phytosanitary Certificate.
Drafts NTT has produced draft legislation Stakeholders consulted
Legislative processes Submission of proposed legislation to the MAMID (through Seed Services & Plant Quarantine Services) ◦ Department of Research & Specialist Services ◦ Economics and Markets Department ◦ Instructions for Examination Send Instructions to AG’s Office AG’s Office Examines Stamps Dispatched for Printing ◦ All subject to the Memorandum of Understanding having been signed.