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EXTERNAL TRADE ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

   1.   Interpretation.

   2.   Delegation of Minister's powers.

   3.   Restriction on certain imports.

   4.   Restriction on certain exports.

   5.   Grant of exclusive licence.

   6.   Exemption.

   7.   Cancellation of licences, etc.

   8.   Power of Minister to prohibit or limit imports or exports.

   9.   Powers of customs officers.

   10.   Prescription of forms.

   11.   Regulations.

   12.   Offences and penalties.

   13.   Liability of officers of corporate bodies.

   14.   Saving.

CHAPTER 88
EXTERNAL TRADE ACT.

Commencement: 30 July, 1953.

   An Act to make provision for the regulation of external trade and other matters incidental thereto and connected therewith.

1.   Interpretation.

   (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "export restricted goods" means any goods in respect of which the Minister under section 4(1) has made a statutory order prohibiting their export without a licence;

   (b)   "goods" includes all kinds of movable or personal property, including animals;

   (c)   "import restricted goods" means any goods in respect of which the Minister under section 3(1) has made a statutory order prohibiting their import without a licence.

   (2) Any notice required to be published under this Act shall be published in the Gazette and in one issue of a newspaper circulating throughout Uganda.

2.   Delegation of Minister's powers.

   (1) The Minister may delegate either generally or in a limited respect any of the powers or duties vested in him or her under section 3(2), (3) and (4) and section 4(2), (3) and (4).

   (2) No delegation made under subsection (1) shall deprive the Minister of any of the powers so delegated.

3.   Restriction on certain imports.

   (1) The Minister may from time to time by statutory order prohibit the import of any class of goods without a licence granted under this section.

   (2) No licence shall be granted by the Minister for the import of any import restricted goods if in his or her opinion the import of the goods would or would be likely to prejudice any agreement or arrangement in respect of external or internal trade or currency entered into or approved by or on behalf of the Government.

   (3) The Minister shall make any licence granted under this section subject to such conditions as he or she shall think necessary in order to ensure that the import of the goods in respect of which the licence is to be issued is in conformity with any agreement or arrangement in respect of external or internal trade or currency entered into or approved by or on behalf of the Government.

   (4) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the following classes of goods may be imported without a licence whether they are import restricted goods or not—

   (a)   goods in transit or for transhipment;

   (b)   bona fide baggage as defined in the Second Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act;

   (c)   consular goods and official, military and naval stores and goods as respectively defined in the Second Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act;

   (d)   commercial

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