(1) No person shall
be a ginseng dealer without first registering and obtaining a ginseng dealer
permit as issued by the Department.
(2) The permit shall be issued and become
effective on September 1st of each year and will be good and valid through
August 31st of the next year.
Completed applications for registering and obtaining the permit shall be
submitted to the Department prior to September 1st of each year along with a
registration fee; the fee amount for registration shall be two hundred and
fifty ($250) dollars per year. Registration shall not be deemed complete and a
permit shall not be issued until the registration fee has been paid in full to
the Department. Blank application forms shall be provided by the Department
and issuance of a permit, the ginseng dealer is authorized to sell, purchase,
and/or export wild and/or cultivated ginseng pursuant to the following
(a) wild and/or cultivated ginseng
that has been inspected and issued an export certificate pursuant to Rule
0400-06-01-.07 may be exported throughout the entire permit period,
(b) ginseng may only be
purchased from ginseng collectors during the period from September 1st for
green roots and September 15th for dry roots through March 31st of each permit
(c) wild ginseng may be
sold to other registered and permitted ginseng dealers throughout the entire
permit period if the ginseng was purchased from ginseng collectors during the
period from September 1st for green roots and September 15th for dry roots
through March 31st of each permit period.
(5) The permit does not renew automatically
and a new permit must be obtained annually pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3)
of this rule.
(6) If a permit
application is received on or after September 1st, the permit issued pursuant
to such application shall be effective only from the date of
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule filed
November 14, 1983; effective February 13, 1984. Amendment filed August 3, 1990;
effective September 17, 1990. Repeal and new rule filed December 13, 2012;
effective March 13, 2013.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
62-28-101 et seq., 70-8-201 et
seq. and 4-5-201 et seq.