Copra Act

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Published: 1977-05-04

Copra Act


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COPRA ACT

Arrangement of Sections
Section
1 Short title................................................................................................................ 5
2 Interpretation.......................................................................................................... 5
3 Minister's power to specify certain coconut products for purposes of Act ............ 5
4 Minister to designate co-operative society for purposes of Act............................. 5
5 Designated society to purchase copra of fair merchantable grade and

specified coconut products..................................................................................... 6
6 Prohibition of export of specified coconut products.............................................. 6
7 Regulations ............................................................................................................ 6
8 Assets and liabilities of designated society............................................................ 6

Supporting Documents

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COPRA ACT

AN ACT TO REGULATE AND CONTROL THE MARKETING OF COPRA
AND OTHER SPECIFIED COCONUT PRODUCTS1

Commencement [4th May 1977]

1 Short title
This Act may be cited as the Copra Act.

2 Interpretation
In this Act —

“copra of fair merchantable grade” means copra of a standard prescribed by
regulations made under section 7;

“the designated society” means the society designated under section 4;

“specified coconut products” means such products of the coconut as may be
specified under section 3.

3 Minister's power to specify certain coconut products for purposes of
Act
The Minister may by notice specify particular products of the coconut for the
purposes of this Act.

4 Minister to designate co-operative society for purposes of Act
The Minister shall by notice designate a society registered under the Co-operative
Societies Act2 for the purposes of this Act.

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5 Designated society to purchase copra of fair merchantable grade and
specified coconut products
(1) The designated society shall purchase all copra of fair merchantable grade and

all specified coconut products (other than copra if it has been specified under
section 3) produced in Tuvalu and offered and delivered to the society.

(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply in respect of copra of fair merchantable grade
or any specified coconut product designated by notice by the Minister
produced in such parts of Tuvalu as the Minister may by notice designate for
the purpose of this section.

(3) The Minister may by notice suspend the operation of subsection (1) in respect
of copra of fair merchantable grade or any specified coconut product
designated by him by notice for such period as he shall specify.

6 Prohibition of export of specified coconut products
(1) No person other than the designated society shall export any specified coconut

product except —
(a) an agent of the designated society acting on its behalf; or
(b) any other person authorised in writing by the designated society with

the approval of the Minister to do so.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a person authorised in writing by the Minister
to do so may export any specified coconut product designated by notice by the
Minister produced in such parts of Tuvalu as the Minister may by notice
designate for the purposes of this section.

7 Regulations
The Minister may make regulations —

(a) prescribing the standard of copra of fair merchantable grade;
(b) generally for the better carrying into effect of the provisions, objects

and intentions of this Act.

8 Assets and liabilities of designated society
(1) On the day the Minister designates a co-operative society under section 4

there shall vest in the designated society by virtue of this subsection and
without any further assurance both the fund consisting of the moneys paid to
the Government under the provisions of section 9 of the Copra and Other
Specified Coconut Products (Marketing Control) Act 19753 and all
immovable and movable property which vested in the Government by virtue
of section 10 of the said Act together with all rights, interests, obligations and
liabilities attaching thereto.

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(2) Where by operation of this section any right or liability becomes a right or
liability of the designated society, the society and all other persons shall have
the same rights, powers and remedies for ascertaining, perfecting or enforcing
that right or liability as they would have had if it had been at all times a right
or liability of the designated society and any legal proceedings pending on the
day the society is designated by or against the Government in respect of the
assets and liabilities specified in subsection (1) shall be continued by or
against the designated society.

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1 1990 Revised Edition, Cap. 44 – Act 2 of 1977
2 Cap. 40.20
3 Act 12 of 1975
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