|Name:||Banana Industry Act, 2009 (No. 3 of 2009).|
|Country:||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) PDF (consulted on 2011-09-30)
|Abstract/Citation:||This Act sets out measures for the management, control and improvement of the banana industry in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Minister of Agriculture shall be responsible for the general administration of this Act. Within the Ministry of Agriculture a Banana Division shall be established. The Minister shall cause a Register of Banana Farmers to be established and maintained. The Act sets out the criteria and procedures for registration. Authorized officers may enter banana plantation for inspection. The Act further establishes the Banana Industry Fund and a Consultative Committee on the Banana Industry, provides for the licensing of exportation of bananas and grants regulation-making powers to the Minister.