Cocoa (Import and Export)

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Cocoa (Import and Export)
COCOA (IMPORT AND EXPORT) ACT

CHAPTER 64:21

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Index of Subsidiary Legislation

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Cocoa (Import and Export) Regulations (G. 30.6.1921) … … … 7

Note on Adaptation
Under paragraph 6 of the Second Schedule to the Law Revision Act (Ch. 3:03) the Commission
amended certain references to public officers in this Chapter. The Minister’s approval of the
amendments was signified by LN 120/1980, but no marginal reference is made to this Notice
where any such amendment is made in the text.

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CHAPTER 64:21

COCOA (IMPORT AND EXPORT) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Cocoa for exportation how to be dealt with.
3. Regulations.
4. Penalty.
5. Execution of bonds.

SCHEDULE.

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1950 Ed.
Ch. 32. No.4.
16 of 1921.
Commencement.

Short title.

Cocoa for
exportation how
to be dealt with.

Form A.
Schedule.

Form B.
Schedule.

Regulations.

Penalty.

Execution of
bonds.

CHAPTER 64:21

COCOA (IMPORT AND EXPORT) ACT

An Act relating to the importation and exportation of Cocoa.

[15TH APRIL 1921]

1. This Act may be cited as the Cocoa (Import and
Export) Act.

2. (1) Cocoa landed in Trinidad and Tobago shall be weighed
immediately on landing under the supervision of a Customs officer,
who shall issue the necessary landing documents.

(2) The importer or purchaser shall, before removal of
the cocoa from the place of weighing, enter into a bond in the
form set out as Form A in the Schedule, in such sum and with such
surety as the Comptroller may require, for the due exportation of
the cocoa so landed as cocoa of the country in which it was
produced, the exportation to be within such period as the
Comptroller may fix provided that a general bond in the form set
out as Form B in the Schedule, in such sum and with such surety
as the Comptroller may require, may be entered into to cover a
series of shipments.

3. The Minister may make Regulations for the better carrying
out of the purposes of this Act.

4. Any contravention of this Act or of any regulations made
under it shall be punishable by a fine of one thousand dollars
recoverable on summary conviction.

5. Bonds under this Act may be executed before the
Comptroller or such officer as he may depute and shall not be
liable to stamp duty.

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SCHEDULE

FORM A

REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Know all men by these presents that .................... of .............................. and .......................... of

........................................................ are held and firmly bound unto the State in the sum of

........................................................... to be paid to the State, for which payment well and truly to be

made We hereby bind ourselves by these presents.

Whereas .................................... has imported ..................................... of cocoa from

............................. being the produce of ............................ and intends to export the same to

...............................................................:

Now therefore the condition of the above-written bond is such that if the said

........................................................ shall export the said cocoa as the produce of ...................................

within .............................. from the date of these presents, or within such further time as may be
allowed by the Comptroller of Customs and Excise, then his bond shall be void but otherwise shall
be and remain in full force.

Dated this .................. day of ................................................, 20......

Signed and delivered by the above

named .............. and .............. in

the presence of ...................... of
Customs.

}

Section 2(2).

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FORM B

REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Know all men by these presents that .................... of .............................. and .......................... of

....................................................... are held and firmly bound unto the State in the sum of

.................................. to be paid to the State, for which payment well and truly to be made We
hereby bind ourselves by these presents.

Whereas ........................... of ............................. intends from time to time to import cocoa from

places outside Trinidad and Tobago and to export the same:

Now therefore the condition of the above-written bond is such that if the said

........................................................ shall export all cocoa so imported as the produce of the place

where such cocoa was grown, within such time as may be fixed by the Comptroller of Customs and
Excise, then this bond shall be void but otherwise shall be and remain in full force.

Dated this ................. day of ................................................, 20...... .

Signed and delivered by the above

named .............. and .............. in

the presence of ...................... of
Customs. }

Section 2(2).

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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

COCOA (IMPORT AND EXPORT) REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

REGULATION

1. Citation.
2. Imported cocoa.
3. Bags of uniform size.
4. Bags not of uniform size.
5. Landing Certificate.
6. Duplicate Landing Certificate.
7. Credit Certificate.
8. Discrepancies in weight.
9. Marking.

SCHEDULE.

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COCOA (IMPORT AND EXPORT) REGULATIONS

made under section 3

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Cocoa (Import and
Export) Regulations.

2. (1) Cocoa imported into Trinidad and Tobago shall be
weighed at the expense of the importer.

(2) Every person importing cocoa, and every person into
whose possession any such cocoa may come, and to whom the Landing
Certificate may be transferred shall within seven days of the close of
each quarter ending on 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and
31st December in each year deliver to the Comptroller of Customs
and Excise a true and accurate return thereof according to the form in
the Schedule and giving the particulars required thereby.

3. At least ten percent of the quantity imported where the
bags are of uniform size shall be weighed by the Customs Officer,
the average being taken on the weight for the whole of the cargo.
Slack bags are not to be weighed to ascertain the average, but all
such shall be weighed separately.

4. When not in bags of a uniform size the whole shall be weighed.

5. The Landing Certificate shall be certified by the officer
weighing, who will endorse the weight and the date of issue on the
import entry.

6. No duplicate Landing Certificate shall be issued except
with the authority of the Comptroller of Customs and Excise.

7. If the quantity shipped is less than the amount shown on
the Landing Certificate, a Credit Certificate, prepared by the
exporter, shall be certified by the Customs Officer clearing the
vessel for the quantity short shipped and the issue noted on the
original Landing Certificate, which shall be surrendered and
attached to the shipping bill.

G. 30.6.1921.
13.12.1934.

Citation.

Imported cocoa.

Schedule.

Bags of uniform
size.

Bags not of
uniform size.

Landing
Certificate.

Duplicate
Landing
Certificate.

Credit
Certificate.

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Discrepancies.
in weight.

Marking.

Regulation 2(2).

8. Discrepancies in weight between importation and
exportation alleged to be due to moisture and waste shall be so
proved to the satisfaction of the Comptroller of Customs and Excise.

9. All bags of British West Indian cocoa exported shall be
marked with their country of origin.

SCHEDULE

Return of Transactions in Imported Cocoa for the quarter ended (*) ..........................., 20......

Name and Address of Importer or Dealer ................................... Telephone No. ..............................

RECEIVED

Imported By transfer

Date Name of ship Quantity(lb.) Date From whom
Quantity

(lb.)

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Summary

Balance on hand on ............................ 20...... … … … … lb.

[end of previous quarter]

Total received during quarter … … … … … … "

Total disposed of during quarter … … … … … "

Amount unaccounted for (shrinkage) … … … … … "

Balance on hand on ............................ 20...... … … … … "

[end of last quarter]

I declare the particulars stated herein to be true and correct: I further declare that the amount of

................................... pounds shown as unaccounted for by disposal is due to loss from normal
shrinkage, and to no other cause.

Exported On transfer

Date Quantity(lb.) Date To whom
Quantity

(lb.)

DISPOSED OF

Name of
ship

No. of
S/B

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*A return in this form is to be delivered to the Comptroller of Customs and Excise within seven
days of the close of each quarter ending March, June, September and December.

Dated this ................. day of .......................................20......

..............................................................................
(Signature of Importer or Dealer)

Before me

..............................................................................
Witness

for Comptroller of Customs and Excise

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