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Section 3 – The Tea Act,1953

The Tea Act,1953

Section 3. Definitions

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) “Board” means the Tea Board constituted under section 4;

(b) “Broker” means a broker of tea;

(c) “Cess” means the customs-duty imposed by section 25;

(d) “Customs-collector” means a Customs-collector as defined in clause (c) of section 3of the Sea Customs Act,1878 (VIII of 1878) for the purposes of that act, or of that Act as applied to the import and export of goods by air, or a Collector of Land Customs as defined in clause (c) of section 2 of the Land Customs act,1924 (XIX of 1924) as the case may be;

(e) “Dealer” means a dealer in tea;

(f) “Export” means to take out of India by land sea or air to any place outside India other than a country or territory notified in this behalf by the Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette;

(g) “Export allotment” means the total quantity of tea which may be exported during any one financial year;

(h) “Fund” means the Tea Fund referred to in section 27;

(i) “Manufacturer” means a manufacturer of tea;

(j) “Member” means a member of the Board;

(k) “Owner”-

(i) With reference to tea estate or garden or a sub-division thereof the possession of which has been transferred by lease, mortgage, or otherwise, means the transferee so long as this right to possession subsists; and

(ii) With reference to a tea estate or a garden or a sub-division for which an agent is employed, means the agent if and in so far, as he has Ben duly authorised by the owner in that behalf

(l) “Prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(m) “Standard export figure” means such quantity as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify pursuant to any international agreement in this behalf;

(n) “Tea” means the plant Camellia Sinensis (L) O.Kuntze as well as all varieties of the product known commercially as tea made from the leaves of the plant Camellia Sinesis (l) O.Kuntze including green tea.

(o) “Tea seed” includes seeds, roots, stumps, cuttings, buds, and any living portion of the plant Camellia Sinensis (L) O Kuntze, which may be used to propagate that plant.

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