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Mahogany Industry Development (Amendment) Decree 2014

GOVERNMENT OF FIJI


MAHOGANY INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT (AMENDMENT) DECREE 2014
(DECREE NO. 3 OF 2014)


IN exercise of the powers vested in me as the President of the Republic of Fiji and the Commander in Chief of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces by virtue of the Executive Authority of Fiji Decree 2009 and section 165(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji, I hereby make the following Decree—


A DECREE TO AMEND THE MAHOGANY INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT DECREE 2010


Short title and commencement

1.—(1) This Decree may be cited as the Mahogany Industry Development (Amendment) Decree 2014 and shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Gazette.


(2)The Mahogany Industry Development Decree 2010 shall be referred to as the "Principal Decree".


Section 2 amended

2. Section 2 of the Principal Decree is amended by deleting the definition of "mahogany plantation land" and substituting the following—


""mahogany plantation land" means any land that is owned or leased by FHCL;"


New section inserted

3. The Principal Decree is amended by inserting the following new section after section 13—


"Mahogany not on mahogany plantation land


13A. Any mahogany that is growing on land that is not mahogany plantation land may be harvested or sold by the owner of that land, provided that the owner complies with the Fiji Mahogany Brand Protocols and Standards under the Mahogany Industry (Licensing and Branding) Decree 2011 for any export of any timber.”


Given under my hand this 5th day of February 2014.

EPELI NAILATIKAU
President of the Republic of Fiji


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