Regulations Respecting the Service Charges to be Paid by Producers for the Marketing in Interprovincial and Export Trade of Greenhouse Vegetables Produced in Ontario
1 These Regulations may be cited as the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Service Charge (Interprovincial and Export) Regulations.
2 In these Regulations,
- appointed shipper
appointed shipper means a shipper in possession of a valid and subsisting certificate of appointment issued by the Commodity Board pursuant to the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Appointed Shippers’ Procedures (Interprovincial and Export) Regulations; (expéditeur désigné)
- Commodity Board
Commodity Board means The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Producers’ Marketing Board; (Office de commercialisation)
- greenhouse vegetables
greenhouse vegetables means tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce produced in the Province of Ontario in a greenhouse or any other enclosure under glass, plastic or other material used for the purpose of controlling temperature and providing protection for growing plants; (légumes de serre)
producer means a person engaged in the production of greenhouse vegetables; (producteur)
product means any quantity of greenhouse vegetables; (produit)
shipper means any person who offers for sale, sells, receives, assembles, packs, ships for sale or transports a product but does not include
3 These Regulations apply only to the marketing of a product in interprovincial and export trade and to persons and property situated in the Province of Ontario.
4 A producer who sells a product directly to a consumer is, in respect of the product so sold, exempt from these Regulations.
Imposition and Rate
5 Every producer shall pay to the Commodity Board, in addition to the remuneration of the appointed shippers as determined from time to time by the Commodity Board, a service charge for the marketing of the product in the amount of
(a) $0.005 per pound of tomatoes;
(b) $0.05 per dozen of long, seedless cucumbers; and
(c) $0.025 per dozen of cucumbers other than long, seedless cucumbers.
Method of Payment
6 (1) Where a product is sold through the Commodity Board, the Commodity Board shall deduct the service charge imposed by section 5 from the moneys payable by the Commodity Board to the producer for the sale of the product.
(2) Where a product is sold through a shipper, the shipper shall deduct the service charge imposed by section 5 from the moneys payable by him to the producer and remit the amount deducted to the Commodity Board within 21 days after the receipt by him of the product.
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