Export Control Regulations Act


Published: 1955-06-20

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Export Control Regulations Act
EXPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS [CH.299 – 1



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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

EXPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 299

EXPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Minister may make Export Regulations.
4. Appointment of competent authority.
5. Agents of competent authority.
6. Advisers to competent authority.
7. Offences by company, etc.
8. Offences and penalties.


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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

CHAPTER 299

EXPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS
An Act to provide for the control of exports from The

Bahamas.
[Commencement 20th June, 1955]

1. This Act may be cited as the Export Control
Regulations Act.

2. In this Act and in the regulations made under this
Act —

“goods” means anything capable of being exported
from The Bahamas or transhipped within The Bahamas
consigned to a place outside The Bahamas;

“Minister” means the Minister of Finance.
3. From and after the coming into operation of this

Act the Minister may by Order make such regulations
(hereinafter described as the Export Regulations) as he
may deem expedient for the purpose of controlling or
prohibiting —

(a) the export from The Bahamas to any place
outside The Bahamas of goods or any class of
goods;

(b) the trans-shipment within The Bahamas of
goods or any class of goods consigned to a place
outside The Bahamas.

4. From and after the coming into operation of this
Act the Minister may by notice in the Gazette appoint a
person or body of persons to be the competent authority to
enforce the Export Regulations.

5. (1) The competent authority may appoint such
agents as may be necessary for the efficient carrying out of
the duties of the competent authority under the Export
Regulations.

2 of 1955
43 of 1964
E.L.A.O., 1974
5 of 1987

Short title.

Interpretation.

E.L.A.O., 1974.

Minister may
make Export
Regulations.
E.L.A.O., 1974.

Appointment of
competent
authority.
E.L.A.O., 1974.

Agents of
competent
authority.

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STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS [Original Service 2001]

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the powers
conferred upon the competent authority by the Export
Regulations, the competent authority may delegate to his
agent any powers conferred upon the competent authority
by the Export Regulations in respect of the grant of or
refusal to grant any licence, certificate, permit or other
authorisation required by the Export Regulations.

6. The Minister may, if he sees fit, by notice in the
Gazette appoint any person or body of persons to advise
the competent authority in the exercise of the powers
conferred upon such competent authority by the Export
Regulations.

7. Where any offence under the Export Regulations
is committed by a company, firm, or other association of
individuals, every Director and officer of the company,
every partner and officer of the firm or every member and
every person concerned in the management of the affairs of
the association, as the case may be, shall severally be liable
to be prosecuted and punished for the offence, unless the
act or omission constituting the offence took place without
his knowledge, consent or connivance.

8. Any person who fails to comply with or contra-
venes any of the provisions of the Export Regulations shall
be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to such penalties
(including the forfeiture of any goods the subject-matter of
the offence) as the Minister may by the Export Regulations
prescribe:

Provided that no such penalty if consisting of
imprisonment or a fine, or of both such imprisonment and
fine, shall exceed —

(a) on a summary conviction, imprisonment for six
months or a fine of four hundred dollars, or both
such imprisonment and fine; or

(b) on conviction by the Supreme Court, imprison-
ment for two years or a fine of two thousand
dollars, or both such imprisonment and fine.

Advisers to
competent
authority.
E.L.A.O., 1974.

Offences by
company, etc.

Offences and
penalties.
E.L.A.O., 1974.

5 of 1987, s. 2.