Timber (Export) Act
- Commenced on 1 June 1950
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2000.]
- [Note: The version of the Act as at 31 December 2000 was revised and consolidated by the Law Reform Commission of Uganda. All subsequent amendments have been researched and applied by Laws.Africa for ULII.]
1. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
2. Power to exclude timber and to control movementThe Minister may make regulations for the following purposes—
3. No export except under certificate of grading and export
4. Particular restrictions on exportNo person shall—
5. Power to cancel certificate in certain casesWhere any graded timber is in the opinion of the chief conservator of forests, or of a person authorised by him or her in writing for that purpose, so handled or stored while in transit that the timber is not in the state in which it was when the certificate of grading and export was issued, then the certificate of grading and export in respect of the timber may be cancelled.
6. Prohibition of false certificate of grading and exportNo person shall sign, issue or use in respect of any timber, whether the timber is timber to which this Act applies or not, any document being or purporting to be a certificate of grading and export under this Act knowing or having reason to believe that the document is false, either wholly or in any material particular.
Grading and marking
7. Chief conservator of forests to authorise graders
8. Inspection of timber by grader, etc.
9. Marking of timber
10. Appointment of grading inspectors
11. Powers and duties of grading inspector
12. Information may be requiredThe chief conservator of forests may by notice in writing require any person exporting any timber to furnish him or her with such particulars in respect of the exports as may be specified in the notice, and any person who—
13. Offences and penalties
14. Appeal to chief conservatorAny person aggrieved by any decision of a grader may appeal within thirty days of the date of the decision to the chief conservator of forests.
15. Appeal to MinisterAny person aggrieved by any decision of the chief conservator of forests made under this Act may appeal within thirty days of the date of the decision to the Minister whose decision shall be final and shall not be called in question in any court.
16. RulesThe chief conservator of forests may make rules for any purpose for which rules may be made under this Act, for prescribing anything which may be prescribed under this Act and generally for the purpose of carrying this Act into effect, and, in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions, may make rules with respect to any of the following matters—
History of this document
01 June 1950