This order, which comes into force on 1 March 2017, continues the prohibition of the importation of high-power laser pointers contained in the Customs Import Prohibition (High-power Laser Pointers) Order 2013. High-power laser pointers may be imported only with the consent of, and subject to any conditions as may be imposed by, the chief executive of the Ministry of Health.
This order is a confirmable instrument under section 47B of the Legislation Act 2012. It is revoked at the close of 30 June 2018, unless earlier confirmed by an Act of Parliament. That stated time is the applicable deadline under section 47C(1)(a) of that Act. If the order is confirmed, it will, under section 55 of the Customs and Excise Act 1996, expire on the close of 29 February 2020 unless it is revoked or extended before then.