TRINIDAD ANn TOBAGO.
AN ORDINANCE for raising funds in aid of Agriculture
for the period from 1st January, 1913 to 31st Decem-
GEORGE R. LE HUNTE,
19th December, 1919.
BE it enacted by the Governor of Trinidad and Tobago
with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council
thereof as follows:-
i. In this Ordinance the word shipper includes in the Interpretation.
case of a steam vessel the agent of the owner of such
2. There shall be raised, levied, collected and paid for Ta.on
the use of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors in aid of' rod"e.
Agriculture upon the several kinds of produce hereinafter
mentioned which shall have been raised or manufactured
in the Colony and which shall be shipped for parts or
places beyond the limits of the Colony on any day between
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the first day of January 1913, and the thirty-first day of
December 1913, both inclusive, the several taxes, rates
and charges hereinafter mentioned, that is to say:
On Cocoa at the rate of one penny for every one
On Sugar at the rate of three and one-half pence for
every one thousand pounds;
On Coconuts at the rate of two and one-half pence
for every one thousand nuts;
On Copra at the rate of seven and one-half pence
for every one thousand pounds;
And in each of the above cases on lesser quantities in
When tx i 3. The several taxes, rates and charges hereinbefore
payable, specified shall be payable by the shipper of such produce at
the time of such shipment aforesaid, and the shipper
thereof shall deliver to His Majesty's Collector of Customs
or Sub-Collector in Trinidad, or to the Officer performing
the duties of His Majesty's Collector of Customs in Tobago
an account of the produce in such form and containing such
particulars as the Governor may from time to time direct.
The provisions of Section 13 of the Customs Duties
Ordinance 1909 shall apply to the refund of over-payments
made in respect of any tax, rate or charge paid under the
provisions of this Ordinance.
weight or The weight or quantity of every shipment of Cocoa,
qnt to be Sugar, Coconuts and Copra exported shall be declared
declared, by the shipper, and any false declaration shall be an
offence punishable by a penalty not exceeding Twenty
penalty for 5. If such account as provided for in Section 3 is not
counter"" delivered, or if the taxes, rates and charges payable in
payigtai. respect of such produce are not paid to the Collector of
Customs, Sub-Collector or Officer in Tobago aforesaid
within twenty-four hours after the departure of the vessel
in which the produce was shipped, or such further time not
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exceeding four days as the Collector of Customs may allow,
the shipper thereof shall forfeit the sum of One hundred
Pounds in addition to the amount of taxes, rates and charges
6. All taxes, rates, charges and penalties payable or Recovey o:
recoverable under this Ordinance may be sued for, prose- enltles.
cuted, determined and recovered on information in the name
of some Officer of Customs before any Magistrate in manner
provided by the Summary Conviction Offences (Procedure)
Ordinance, No. 1.
7. All taxes, rates and charges, to be paid or recovered Aprolriation
before a Magistrate under this Ordinance shall be paid into money.
the Treasury and carried in the books thereof to the credit
of moneys applicable to Agriculture, and shall be applied in
aid of Agriculture and to no other purpose whatsoever.
8. When any person is adjudged by any Magistrate cots to be
to pay any tax, rate, charge or penalty payable and oM in
recoverable under this Ordinance, such Magistrate shall
state in the order or conviction and also in the com-
mitment of such person, if committed in default of payment,
the amount of costs awarded to be paid by such person, as
well as the tax, rate, charge or penalty so adjudged, and
shall commit such person until payment of such Tax, Rate,
Charge or Penalty and costs.
Passed in Council this Eleventh day of December,
in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and
HARRY L. KNAGGS,
Clerk of the Council.