CHAPTER 232
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS LEVY ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Application

   4.   Levies on agricultural products

   5.   Declaration of agricultural products

   6.   Withdrawal or suspension of levy

   7.   Establishment of levy accounts

   8.   Object of levies

   9.   Disposal of levies

   10.   Audit of accounts of producers’ association

   11.   Regulatory powers of Minister

   12.   Amendment of forms, returns and subsidiary legislation prescribed under marketing or levy laws

   13.   Offences and penalties

   14.   Recovery of levies due

   15.   Legal costs of Minister

      SCHEDULE

AN ACT

to provide for the payment and collection of levies on certain agricultural products and for matters incidental thereto.

[1st October, 1957]

Act 19 of 1957,

Act 13 of 1994,

SI 176 of 1965.

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Agricultural Products Levy Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“agricultural product” means—

      (a)   dry maize on or off the cob, milk and butterfat; and

      (b)   any other animal or thing whatsoever declared to be an agricultural product in terms of sub-section (1) of section 5;

“animal” includes the carcass or any portion of the carcass of any animal;

“class”, in relation to an agricultural product, includes grade, quality, standard and type;

“dealer” includes—

      (a)   an auctioneer, broker, purchaser, seller or exporter of an agricultural product or class of agricultural product and a person engaged in a trade or industry in which an agricultural product or class of agricultural product is utilised or treated;

      (b)   a market master and a local authority;

      (c)   a statutory board, organisation, society, association or like body in or to which an agricultural product or class of agricultural product is vested or surrendered;

and cognate expressions shall be construed by reference, inter alia, to transactions or operations such as are carried on by persons referred to in paragraph (a);

“marketing or levy law”, in relation to an agricultural product or class of agricultural product, means any written law relating to the marketing of the agricultural product or class of agricultural product or providing for the imposition of a levy on the agricultural product or class of agricultural product, but does not include this Act;

“producer” means a person who, by himself or by means of his agents or servants, produces an agricultural product and "produced" shall be construed accordingly;

“producers’ association”, in relation to an agricultural product, means the Zambia National Farmers’ Union or, if the Minister is satisfied that some other association of persons adequately represents producers of the agricultural product, that other association;

“sell” includes to exchange or dispose of for any valuable consideration and "purchaser" and "seller" shall be construed accordingly.

[S 2 am by SI 176 of 1965.]

3.   Application

The provisions of this Act shall not apply—

      (a)   obsolete;

      (b)   in relation to agricultural products which are—

      (i)   obsolete;

      (ii)   produced by a producer and consumed by him, members of his household and his servants or utilised by him for the feeding of his livestock and poultry.

4.   Levies on agricultural products

   (1) A producer shall pay a levy on an agricultural product produced by him at such rate as the Minister may, subject to the provisions of sub-section (4), prescribe.

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