Customs Import Prohibition Order 2017

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  • This order is revoked at the close of 31 December 2018 unless it is earlier confirmed by Act of Parliament.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 1 October 2017, continues certain import prohibitions on offensive weapons and motor vehicles.

The prohibitions cover implements that can be used as offensive weapons (knuckledusters, various kinds of knives, and bayonets) as well as motor vehicles with inaccurate odometers or with no odometers. Consents to imports may be granted by the Police in the case of potential weapons, and by the Minister of Customs in the case of motor vehicles.

The Schedule is adjusted so that item 4(b) covers knives having a blade with at least 2 edges (instead of only knives having a double-edged blade).

This order is a confirmable instrument under section 47B of the Legislation Act 2012. It is revoked at the close of 31 December 2018, unless earlier confirmed by an Act of Parliament. That stated time is the applicable deadline under section 47C(1)(b) of that Act. If confirmed in that way, this order expires on the close of 30 September 2020 under section 55 of the Customs and Excise Act 1996.