Import Control Regulations Act


Published: 1955-06-20

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Import Control Regulations Act
IMPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS [CH.298 – 1


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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

IMPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 298

IMPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Minister may make Import 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.


IMPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS [CH.298 – 3


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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

CHAPTER 298

IMPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS
An Act to provide for the control of imports into The

Bahamas.

[Commencement 20th June, 1955]
1. This Act may be cited as the Import Control

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

Act —
“goods” means anything capable of being imported

into 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 Import Regulations) as he
may deem expedient for the purpose of controlling the
importation into The Bahamas of goods.

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 Import 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 Import
Regulations.

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

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

Short title.

Interpretation.

E.L.A.O.. 1974.

Minister may
make Import
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]

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 Import
Regulations.

7. Where any offence under the Import 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 in like
manner as if he had himself committed 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 Import 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 Import Regula-
tions 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.