Customs Department Amendment Act 1999

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Customs Department Amendment Act 1999
CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT AMENDMENT ACT 1999

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BERMUDA
1999 : 13

CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT AMENDMENT ACT 1999

[Date of Assent 29 March 1999]

[Operative Date 29 March 1999]

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Customs Department Act
1952:

Be it enacted by The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Assembly of
Bermuda, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

Citation
1 This Act, which amends the Customs Department Act 1952, may
be cited as the Customs Department Amendment Act 1999.

Interpretation
2 In this Act,

"Act" means the Customs Department Act 1952;

"Bermuda Airport" has the meaning assigned to it in section 1 of
the Civil Airports Act 1949;

"prescribed" means prescribed by Regulations under the
Government Fees Act 1965.

CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT AMENDMENT ACT 1999

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Inserts new section in the Act
3 The Act is amended by inserting next after section 3 the following
new section:

"Charge for clearance of private aircraft
3A (1) Subject to subsection (3), the owner of a private
aircraft which arrives at the Bermuda Airport from any place
outside Bermuda shall pay the prescribed fee in respect of
clearance of that aircraft.

(2) Clearance shall not, unless the Collector of
Customs otherwise directs, be granted in respect of any aircraft
where any fee falling to be paid under subsection (1) in respect of
that aircraft remains unpaid.

(3) The prescribed fee is not payable under subsection
(1) where the aircraft

(a) is one of Her Majesty's aircraft or an aircraft
owned and operated by the Government of any
part of Her Majesty's dominions;

(b) is an aircraft owned and operated by the War,
Navy or Air Force Department of the
Government of any state;

(c) is an aircraft which arrives in Bermuda

(i) solely by reason of being in distress;

(ii) solely by reason of stress of weather; or

(iii) solely for the purpose of landing any
person for medical reasons.

(4) In this section, "owner" includes the pilot, agent
or such other person who is responsible for clearance of an
aircraft.".