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Cotton Export Levy Act

Published: 1933

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Cotton Export Leuy (CAP. 108 1



Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Power to impose levy.
4. Payment of levy on export.
5 . Declaration.
6. Disposal of proceeds of levy.
7. Penalties.


(15th September, 1933.) 911933.


1. This Act may be cited as the Cotton Export Levy short title.

2. In this Act- Interpretation.
< < cotton" means clean cotton lint;

' 6 exporter" includes shipper (and in the case of a stearn-
ship, the owner or agent of such vessel) or exporter
of cotton.


2 CAP. 108) Cotton Export Levy

Power to impose

3. There shall be imposed a levy upon all cotton
exported from Antigua and Barbuda at such rate as the
Cabinet shall prescribe, not exceeding two cents per pound.

Payment of levy
on export.

4. (1) The proceeds of the levy shall be paid into the
Treasury on the export from Antigua and Barbuda of cotton.

(2) The levy shall be paid by the exporter

Declaration. 5 . The exporter shall deliver to the Comptroller of
Customs a declaration containing particulars as regards
weight or quantity of every shipment made by him, on the
form duly provided by the Comptroller of Customs for this

Disposal of 6. The Comptroller of Customs shall deposit all pro-
proceeds of levy. ceeds of the levy in a separate account, and pay therefrom

such sums as the Cabinet may, from time to time, direct
to be paid towards the formation and other expenses of the
West Indian Cotton Growers Association or the Antigua and
Barbuda Cotton Growers Association.

Penalties. 7 . (1) Any person who makes a declaration required
to be made by this Act knowing the same to be false in any
material particular shall be liable on summary conviction
to a fine not exceeding three thousand dollars or to imprison-
ment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding
six months.

(2) Any person who neglects or refuses to deliver, within
seven days after the day of exportation, the declaration
required to be delivered by this Act shall be liable on sum-
mary conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred and
fifty dollars.

(3) If any levy imposed by virtue of this Act is not paid
within seven days after the day of exportation a sum equal
to ten per centum of the amount of the levy shall be added
thereto and the levy and such sum may be sued for in a
Court of competent jurisdiction, and recovered with costs
of suit from the exporter as a debt due to the Comptroller
of Customs.