Custom Tariff Ordinance, 1915.
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G. B. lHADDON-SMITH,
6th May, 1915.
No. 3 of 1915.
AN ORDINANCE to amend the
Customs Tariff Ordinance,
[ 6th May, 1915. ]
BE it enacted by the Governor, with the advice and consent
of the Legislative Council of Saint Lucia, as follows :-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Customs Tariff Ordin- short itle.
ance, 1915, and shall be read and construed as one with the
Customs Tarif Ordinance, 1915.
Customs Tariff Ordinance, 1912, hereinafter called the principal
Amendment to the
first Schedule to
Ordinance 1 of 1912.
Addition of ten per
cent. of certain
duties under Ordi-
nance 1 of 1912.
Amendment of the
second Schedule tb
Ordinance 1 of 1912.
2. In place of the duties on beer, ale, porter, whisky, cigars,
cigarettes and other manufactured tobacco set forth in the first
Schedule to the principal Ordinance, the following duties shall
Beer, ale, porter-per gallon, ninepence,
Whisky-per proof gallon, twelve shillings and
Cigars-per pound, seven shillings,
Cigarettes--per pound, six shillings,
Snuff-per pound, five shillings and sixpence,
Other manufactured tobacco-per pound, three
3. (1) In addition to the several duties payable under sections
three and four of the principal Ordinance, a further duty at the
rate of one-tenth of the said duties shall be raised, levied, col-
lected and paid unto His Majesty for the use of the Colony.
Provided that this further duty shall not be payable in
Fish-pickled, smoked, dried and salted,
Meat-salted or cured, except bacon, hams
Salt, other than table salt,
(2) This, section shall not apply to any of the articles men-
tioned in the foregoing section two; and it shall not affect the
rate of preference applicable to .any article under ,the provisions
of the Customs Preferential Tariff Ordinance, 191A.
4, (1) The twenty-first paragraph, of the second Schedule
to the principal Ordinance, which begins with the words
Custom Tarif Ordinance, 1915.
" Machinery, including engines," shall be amended by the
omission of the words "irrigation, mining and industries of all
kinds" in the third and fourth lines of the said paragraph.
(2) The forty-eighth paragraph of the said Schedule, which
begins with the words For the manufacture of sugar and other
agricultural products," shall be amended by the substitution of
the word "namely" for the word "including" in the third line
of the said paragraph, and by the inclusion of the word "Chim-
neys" after the words "Water pipes" in the said paragraph.
5. It shall be lawful for the Treasurer, under such condi- Drawback of duty
tions and regulations as may be prescribed by the Governor, to and8 to Nar
pay to the local vendors of articles supplied by them for the use
of His Majesty's Naval or Military Forces a drawback equal to
the duty paid on the importation of such articles.
Provided that drawback of duty shall not be payable on Proviso.
articles which have been in actual use prior to being supplied
for the use of His Majesty's Forces as aforesaid.
6. (1) No articles imported free of duty, or in respect of Conditions under
which drawback of duty has been paid, shall be sold or trans- nations mafr be sold
ferred unless the vendor or transferor first notifies the Treasurer or transferred.
in writing and pays such duty as would be payable on the day
of the sale or transfer if the purchaser or transferee had imported
the article on that day.
(2) Any such article sold or transferred without the duty
being first paid as aforesaid shall be liable to be seized, where-
ever found, and forfeited as uncustomed goods, and the vendor
or transferor shall for every such offence be liable to forfeit
treble the value thereof, or to a penalty not exceeding one hun-
dred pounds, at the election of the Treasurer.
(3) The provisions of the Customs Ordinance, 1888, and any
Ordinance amending or substituted for the same, shall apply to
the seizure and forfeiture of articles and to proceedings for the
recovery,of forfeitures and penalties under this section.
7. This Ordinance shall cease to operate after the 30th day of
Passed the Legislative Councit this 6th day of May, 1915.
A. J. K. FERGUSON,
Acting Clerk of Councils.
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