1996 No. 2685
The Seal Fisheries (North Pacific) Act 1912 (Amendment) Regulations 1996
19th October 1996
Laid before Parliament
25th October 1996
Coming into force
15th November 1996
The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1), being the Minister designated(2) for the purposes of that subsection in relation to the abolition of restrictions on the import or export of goods, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:–
Citation and commencement
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Seal Fisheries (North Pacific) Act 1912 (Amendment) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 15th November 1996.
Amendment of 1912 Act
2. At the end of section 4 of the Seal Fisheries (North Pacific) Act 1912(3) (Prohibition of importation of skins of seals captured in contravention of Orders in Council under the Seal Fisheries (North Pacific) Act 1895) there shall be added “from a place outside the Member States”.
Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Department of the Environment
19th October 1996
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations are made in consequence of the internal market provisions of the Treaty which established the European Economic Community (the Treaty of Rome dated 25th March 1957, as amended by the Single European Act). They disapply the prohibition on imports of seal skins in section 4 of the Seal Fisheries (North Pacific) Act 1912 in relation to imports from the Member States of the Community.
The Treaties establishing the European Communities as amended by subsequent Treaties are published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office as Cm. 455, price £21.20.
1972 c. 68.
1912 c. 10. Section 4 was amended by the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (c. 2), Schedule 4, paragraph 12, Table Part I.