The National Agricultural Products Regulatory Office Act (2013) was proclaimed on 26thNovember 2013 and the Office started to operate on the 29th as a Division within the Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security. The regulatory powers of the Mauritius Meat Authority, the Tea Board and the Tobacco Board have been merged in NAPRO and the setting-up of the Office has entailed the closure of the Tea Board and the Tobacco Board.
National Agricultural Products Regulatory Office Act (2013)
National Agricultural Products Regulations (2013) , (amended in 2016)
To control and regulate the import, export, production and sale of regulated products;
To control and regulate the preparation, processing, packing and manufacturing of regulated products;
To regulate the activities and premises in connection with the slaughtering of animals;
To determine the prices at which green tea leaves or leaf tobacco may be sold to a producer and by a métayer to a cultivator
To regulate activities related to national agricultural products effectively, efficiently and economically.
License stakeholders for the production, availability and disposability of regulated agricultural products.
To ensure that stakeholders of a regulated agricultural product obtain a fair share of the proceeds;
Presently, 3 categories of products namely Meat, Tea and Tobacco are under the purview of NAPRO .