Revenue Protection Act

Arrangement of Sections

1.        Short Title.

2.        Power of Minister to make Revenue Protection Orders.

3.        When a Revenue Protection Order ceases to be in force.

4.        Circumstances in which a Revenue Protection Order is void and of no effect.

5.        Effect of a Revenue Protection Order.

6.        Customs duty which may be demanded and levied when a Revenue Protection Order ceases to be in force.

7.        Refunds and recoveries of customs duty.

8.        Repeal of Chapter 250.

9.        Saving of old Revenue Protection Orders.

10.      Interpretation.

19 of 1962.

AN ACT to repeal the revenue protection ordinance and to enact new provisions of law for the protection of the public revenue.

[Date of Commencement: 26th May, 1962]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Revenue Protection Act.

2. Power of Minister to make Revenue Protection Orders.

(1) Where the Cabinet decides that a Bill or resolution should be introduced in Parliament, being a Bill or resolution which will have the effect of—

(a)  imposing any customs duty on any article for the time being not subject to such duty; or

(b)  increasing or reducing the rate of such duty on any article for the time being subject to such duty; or

(c)  abolishing such duty on any article for the time being subject to such duty,

the Minister may make an Order with a view to giving immediate legal effect to such decision pending that Bill becoming an Act of Parliament, or that resolution being passed by Parliament, as the case may be.

(2) An Order made by the Minister under sub- section (1) is in this Act referred to as a “Revenue Protection Order”.

(3) A Revenue Protection Order shall come into force on such date as may be specified in the Order or, if no date is so specified, on the date on which it is made by the Minister.

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