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Ministerial Order No. 5/MAP/2018 prohibiting Poultry Products Imports.

This Ministerial Order establishes the Prohibition of Poultry Products Imports. It revises the mechanisms of inspections and controls to be carried out on the importation of dairy and raw poultry products (meat/eggs) from countries where bird flu has been detected. In addition, it repeals the existing...
Timor-Leste
2018

National Food and Nutrition Security Policy, 2017.

The strategic actions under this policy will be oriented under the following principles: human rights, including the rights of women, children and the Right to Food; Equity, reflecting the voices of the vulnerable population, including subsistence farmers; Respecting cultural and traditional values; Protecting biodiversity and environmental...
Timor-Leste
2016

Law No. 8/2016 on Consumer Protection.

This Law, consisting of 33 articles divided into nine Chapters approves the legal regime for consumer protection, defining the functions of the state, the rights of consumers and the involvement of consumer associations. Article 2 establishes that the Law applies to goods and services supplied as...
Timor-Leste
2016

Decree-Law No. 28/2011 creating the Authority for Inspection of Economic, Sanitary and Food Activities (AIFAESA, I.P.).

This Decree-Law, consisting of 37 articles divided into three Chapters, creates the Authority for Inspection of Economic, Sanitary and Food Activities (AIFAESA, I.P.). It establishes composition, duties and responsibilities of the above mentioned Authority, entitled to ensure to carry out food quality control activities, transport and...
Timor-Leste
2016

Ministerial Order No. 11/2016 establishing and regulating the functional structure of the General Directorate for Livestock and Veterinary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAP).

This Ministerial Order is divides as follows: Functional structure (Chap. II); Direction, Chiefs and Human Resources (Chap. III); Finance (Chap. IV); Final and transitional provisions (Chap. V). ...
Timor-Leste
2016

Decree-Law No. 13/2014 establishing hygiene and sanitary requirements for the preparation, transportation and sale of meat and meat products.

This Decree-Law, consisting of 8 articles, establishes the requirements to be satisfied by hygiene and sanitary standards for the preparation, transportation and sale of meat and meat products. The following Regulations annexed to the present Decree-Law that form an integral part are approved: Regulation of Conditions...
Timor-Leste
2014

Decree-Law No. 28/2011 approving the Regulation on Industry and Trade of Foodstuff.

This Decree-Law, consisting of 9 articles, approves the Regulation on Industry and Trade of Foodstuff. This Regulation, consisting of 7 Chapters, establishes the requirements and norms to be satisfied by any commercial, industrial or service activity, related to foodstuff. This Regulation establishes the basic norms to...
Timor-Leste
2011

Decree-Law No. 23/2009 establishing the Regime of Administrative Offences against Food Safety.

This Decree-Law, consisting of 7 Chapters, establishes the Regime of Administrative Offences against Food Safety and Food quality standards. It establishes sanitary procedures and hygiene requirements to be satisfied in order to put on the market any foodstuff and regulates food quality standards, food additives and...
Timor-Leste
2009

Decree-Law No. 5/2009 on Regulation of the Licensing, Commercialization and Quality of Drinking Water.

This Decree-Law is composed of four chapters divided into 17 articles and two annexes. It regulates mineral water trade, providing a definition of water types and springs. Special attention is paid to health standards and hygiene control; it also establishes sanctions for non-compliance with the provisions...
Timor-Leste
2009

Government Resolution No. 18/2008 creating the National Commission for Avian Influenza Prevention.

This Government Resolution creates the National Commission for Avian Influenza Prevention. This Commission aims at protecting and preserving the animal and human health, by reducing the risk of contamination of avian influenza among animal and human beings. The Annex specifies protecting measures to be taken and...
Timor-Leste
2008

Decree-Law No. 21/2003 regulating sanitary control on imported and exported goods.

This Decree-Law, composed of 73 articles divided in seven Chapters, regulates quarantine and sanitary control on goods imported and exported. The aim is preventing and controlling the introduction, establishment and propagation of exotic plagues and diseases and other harmful organisms in the National territory; protecting the...
Timor-Leste
2003
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