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Customs and Excise Management Act 1979

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[100A Designation of free zones.U.K.

(1)The Treasury may by order designate any area in the United Kingdom as a special area for customs purposes.

(2)An area so designated shall be known as a “free zone”.

(3)An order under subsection (1) above—

(a)shall have effect for such period as shall be specified in the order;

(b)may be made so as to take effect, in relation to the area or any part of the area designated by a previous order under this section, on the expiry of the period specified in the previous order;

(c)shall appoint one or more persons as the responsible authority or authorities for the free zone;

(d)may impose on any responsible authority such conditions or restrictions as may be specified; and

(e)may be revoked if the Commissioners are satisfied that there has been a failure to comply with any condition or restriction.

(4)The Treasury may by order—

(a)from time to time vary—

(i)the conditions or restrictions imposed by a designation order; or

(ii)with the agreement of the responsible authority, the area designated; or

(b)appoint one or more persons as the responsible authority or authorities for a free zone either in addition to or in substitution for any person appointed as such by a designation order.

(5)In this Act “designation order” means an order made under subsection (1) above.

(6)Any order under this section shall be made by statutory instrument.]

Subordinate Legislation Made

P1S. 100A power exercised by S.I.1991/1737

S. 100A power exercised by S.I.1991/1738

S. 100A power exercised by S.I.1991/1739

S. 100A power exercised by S.I.1991/1740

For previous exercises of this power, see Index to Government Orders

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