MANUFACTURE OF MATCHES (REGULATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Compulsory use of banderols.

3. Manufacturer's duties regarding banderols.

4. Standards of matches to be determined.

5. Maximum prices.

6. Obligation to furnish information.

7. Inspection of manufactories.

8. Regulations as to the manufacture of matches.

9. Regulations.

10. Offences.

11. Forgery, of banderols.

12. Attempt and conspiracy.

13. Offences by bodies of persons.

14. Liability of proprietor.

15. Interpretation.

6 of 1963.

AN ACT to make provision for the regulation and control of the manufacture, and safe of matches.

[Date of Commencement: 1st December, 1963]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Manufacture of Matches (Regulation) Act.

2. Compulsory use of banderols.

No person shall sell or offer for sale any matches manufactured in Sri Lanka unless such matches are contained in boxes and unless there is securely affixed to every box of matches so sold or offered for sale a banderol issued by and purchased from the Director.

3. Manufacturer's duties regarding banderols.

(1) every manufacturer of matches shall cause a banderol issued by and purchased from the Director to be affixed to each box containing matches manufactured by him in such a manner as to prevent the box being opened in the ordinary way without first breaking the banderol.

(2) Regulations may be made in respect of the issue and sale, by the Director, of banderols.

(3) The Minister may from time to time by notification published in the Gazette determine the price to be paid for the banderols issued by the Director.

4. Standards of matches to be determined.

(1) The Minister may from time to time, by notification published in the Gazette, determine the standards to which every manufacture of matches shall conform in respect of matches, splints, veneers and boxes.

(2) No manufacturer of matches shall sell or offer for sale matches, splints, veneers or boxes which do not conform to the standards determined under subsection (1).

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