CHAPTER 251
PIG INDUSTRY ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
IMPOSITION AND COLLECTION OF LEVY ON PIGS

   3.   Application of Part II

   4.   Imposition of levy on pigs

   5.   Withdrawal or suspension of the levy

   6.   Establishment of Pig Levy Account

   7.   Disposal of the levy

   8.   Summary judgment for the levy in criminal proceedings

   9.   Recovery of the levy

   10.   Legal costs of Minister

PART III
DEVELOPMENT OF THE PIG INDUSTRY IN ZAMBIA

   11.   Certain pig carcasses to be graded throughout Zambia

   12.   Minister may define areas in Zambia within which all carcasses to be graded

   13.   Duties of Government graders

   14.   Bacon factories to be licensed

   15.   Application for and issue of licenses

   16.   Extension of licenses

   17.   Conditions of licenses

PART IV
GENERAL PROVISIONS

   18.   Appointment of Government graders and inspectors

   19.   Regulations

   20.   Offences and penalties

AN ACT

to provide for the imposition and collection of levies on pigs produced in Zambia; for the development of the pig industry and for matters incidental thereto.

[1st February, 1960]

Act 28 of 1959,

Act 15 of 1960,

Act 9 of 1964,

Act 13 of 1994,

GN 89 of 1964,

GN 497 of 1964,

SI 176 of 1965.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Pig Industry Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“bacon” means any part of the carcass of a pig, excluding the feet and the offal and all parts of the head except the chaps, which has been salted or smoked or salted and smoked or picked and smoked;

“bacon factory” means premises where pig carcasses are dressed and cured for the making of bacon or ham for sale or for export from Zambia;

“dealer” includes—

      (a)   an auctioneer, broker, purchaser, seller or exporter of pigs or pig carcasses and a person engaged in the pig industry as defined in paragraph (b) of the definition of pig industry or in any other trade or industry in which pig carcasses are utilised or treated; and

      (b)   a market master and a local authority;

and cognate expressions shall be construed by reference, amongst other things, to transactions or operations such as are carried on by persons referred to in paragraph (a) of this definition;

“Government grader” means a Government grader appointed in terms of sub-section (1) of section 18 and includes a person exercising or performing any of the powers or duties of a Government grader conferred or imposed upon him in terms of sub-section (2) of that section;

“ham” has the meaning assigned to bacon;

“inspector” means an inspector appointed in terms of sub-section (1) of section 18 and includes a person exercising or performing any of the powers or duties of an inspector conferred or imposed upon him in terms of sub-section (2) of that section;

“the levy” means the levy prescribed in terms of section 4;

“license” means a license issued in terms of section 15;

“pig carcass” means the carcass or any part of the carcass of a pig;

“pig industry” includes anything and everything connected with—

      (a)   the production, handling, treatment, processing and preparation for market or for export from Zambia of pigs and pig carcasses; and

      (b)   the dressing and curing of pig carcasses for the making of bacon or ham;

“Pig Levy Account” means the Pig Levy Account established in terms of section 6;

“pig products” means pork, bacon, ham and other products for human consumption which are derived from pig carcasses;

“producer” means a person who, by himself or by means of his agents or servants, produces pigs in Zambia and “produced” shall be construed accordingly;

“regulation” includes an order or notice;

“sell” includes to exchange or dispose of for valuable consideration and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly.

[S 2 am by Act 15 of 1960; GN 89 of 1964; SI 176 of 1965.]

PART II
IMPOSITION AND COLLECTION OF LEVY ON PIGS

3.   Application of Part II

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