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Excise Act, 2001

Version of section 31 from 2003-01-01 to 2007-06-21:

Marginal note:Exceptions to sections 26 and 30

 A tobacco grower does not contravene section 26 or 30 by reason only that the grower deals in or has in their possession raw leaf tobacco

  • (a) grown by the grower on their property for sale to a tobacco licensee or a licensed tobacco dealer or for other disposition to a tobacco licensee, if the tobacco is either on the grower’s property or is being transported by the grower

    • (i) in connection with the curing of the tobacco,

    • (ii) for delivery to or return from a tobacco licensee, or

    • (iii) for delivery to or return from a body established under provincial law for the marketing of raw leaf tobacco grown in the province;

  • (b) grown by any other person, if the grower operates a tobacco drying kiln on the grower’s property and the grower’s possession is solely for the purpose of curing the tobacco and returning it to the other person immediately after completion of the curing process or exporting it in accordance with paragraph (c); or

  • (c) that is to be exported, if the grower has the written approval of the Minister and complies with any conditions that the Minister considers appropriate.

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