Customs Law Act 1908

  • repealed
  • Customs Law Act 1908: repealed, on 3 June 2017, by section 3(1) of the Statutes Repeal Act 2017 (2017 No 23).
205 Governor may restrict privileges of foreign ships in certain cases

If it appears to the Governor-General—

(a)

that Commonwealth ships are subject in any foreign country, either directly or indirectly,—

(i)

to any prohibitions or restrictions as to the voyages in which they may engage, or as to the articles they may import into or export from such country; or

(ii)

to any duties or charges of any sort from which the national ships of such country are exempt; or

(b)

that any duties are imposed upon articles imported or exported in Commonwealth ships that are not equally imposed upon the like articles imported or exported in national ships; or

(c)

that any preference is shown, either directly or indirectly, to national ships over Commonwealth ships, or to articles imported or exported in national ships over the like articles imported or exported in Commonwealth ships; or

(d)

that British trade and navigation is not placed by such country upon as advantageous a footing as the trade and navigation of the most favoured nation,—

he may in any such case, subject to the provisions of the Shipping and Seamen Act 1952, by Order in Council, impose such prohibitions or restrictions, or such duties of tonnage, upon the ships of that country entering into or departing from the ports of New Zealand, or such duties on all goods or on any specified classes of goods imported or exported in the ships of that country, as appear to him justly to countervail the disadvantages to which British trade or navigation is so subjected as aforesaid.

Compare: 1882 No 55 s 180

The words “Commonwealth ships” were substituted for the words “British ships” wherever they occur by section 514 Shipping and Seamen Act 1952.

The Shipping and Seamen Act 1952 has been substituted for the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 (UK), the provisions of which now have no effect as part of the law of New Zealand. The Shipping and Seamen Act 1952 was repealed, as from 1 February 1995, by section 104 Maritime Transport Act 1994.

As to the continuing effect of Orders in Council, rules, and regulations under the United Kingdom Merchant Shipping Act which, immediately before the commencement of Part 17 Shipping and Seamen Act 1952, had effect as part of the law of New Zealand, see the proviso to section 13(1) of that Act. See also section 13(3) of that Act as to the application of the provisions of sections 20 and 21 Acts Interpretation Act 1924 with respect to the United Kingdom Merchant Shipping Act.