TEXTILE QUOTA BOARD ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of the Textile Quota Board.

3. Members of the Board.

4. Objects of the Board.

5. Powers, duties and functions of the Board.

6. Power to vary suspend or cancel export quota.

7. Remuneration to be paid to members.

8. Chairman to preside at meetings.

9. No Act, decision or proceedings deemed not invalid.

10. Seal of the Board.

11. Capital of the Board.

12. Fund of the Board.

13. Financial year of the Board.

14. Chief executive officer.

15. Director-General.

16. Staff of the Board.

17. Appointment of officers and servants of Public Corporations to the staff of the Board.

18. Board to be subject to the direction of the Minister.

19. Delegation of powers, duties and functions of the Board.

20. Members, officers and servants of the Board deemed to be public servants.

21. Board deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

22. Protection for action taken under this Act or on the direction of the Board.

23. Offences.

24. Rules.

26. Interpretation.

33 of 1996.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a Textile Quota Board; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 4th December, 1996]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Textile Quota Board Act.

2. Establishment of the Textile Quota Board.

(1) There shall be established a Board which shall be called the Textile Quota Board (hereinafter referred to as the "Board”).

(2) The Board shall, by the name assigned to it by subsection (1), be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in its corporate name.

3. Members of the Board.

(1) The Board shall consist of—

(a) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister or any other officer of the Ministry appointed by the Minister who shall be the Chairman of the Board (hereinafter referred to as the "Chairman”);

(b) the Director-General of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka established by the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka Law, No. 4 of 1978 or his nominee;

(c) the Director-General of Customs or his nominee;

(d) the Director of Commerce or his nominee;

(e) the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board established by the Sri Lanka Export Development Act, No. 40 of 1979 or his nominee; and

(f) not more than five other persons to represent associations connected with the export of textiles and textile products, appointed by the Minister (hereinafter referred to as "appointed members”).

(2) The provisions of the Schedule to this Act shall have effect in relation to the appointed members of the Board.

4. Objects of the Board.

The objects of the Board shall be—

(a) to formulate an appropriate scheme or schemes for the management, distribution, utilisation and allocation of export-quotas of textile and textile products granted to Sri Lanka and to manage and carry out such scheme or schemes after approval by the Minister; and

(b) to advise the Minister regarding the implementation of scheme or schemes formulated under paragraph (a), and on any other matters that may be referred to it by the Minister for its advice.

5. Powers, duties and functions of the Board.

For the purpose of carrying out its objects, the Board may exercise, perform and discharge all or any of the following powers, duties, and functions—

(a) to manage and carry-out the Scheme or schemes for the distribution, utilisation and allocation of export quotas;

(b) to allocate export quotas among registered exporters and to vary, suspend, cancel or restore allocations of export quotas;

(c) to determine the terms and conditions subject to which export quotas will be allocated;

(d) to direct registered exporters to furnish in such form as may be determined by the Board, information relating to their manufacturing capacity, employment, production, utilisation of export quotas, marketing programmes and any other related matters;

(e) to collect, collate, classify and publish information relating to the management of the scheme or schemes and the utilisation of export quotas;

(f) to monitor from time to time the utilisation of export quotas allocated to registered exporters;

(g) to purchase, hold, take, give on lease, mortgage or hire or sell or otherwise dispose of movable or immovable properly;

(h) to open and maintain bank accounts;

(i) to levy fees or charges for any services rendered or provided to registered exporters or on registration of such exporters;

(j) to appoint, employ, remunerate, exercise disciplinary control over and dismiss its officers, servants and agents;

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