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58A Local export control. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)If the Commissioners think fit so to direct, goods may be shipped for exportation or exported by land without entry under section 53 above if—

(a)the exporter is registered in a register maintained by the Commissioners for the purposes of this section; and

(b)the conditions mentioned in subsection (3) below are satisfied.

[F1and, subject to and to such modifications as may be specified in the directions, this section and section 58D below shall apply in relation to goods which, for the purposes of any Community regulation relating to export refunds or monetary compensatory amounts, are treated as exports as if the supply of the goods were their exportation or, as the case may require, their shipping for exportation]

(2)The Commissioners may for the purposes of this section—

(a)maintain a register of exporters whose premises are approved by the Commissioners under section 31 above for the examination of goods intended for export;

(b)enter in the register any such persons applying for registration who satisfy such requirements for registration as the Commissioners may think fit to impose;

(c)give directions imposing requirements on registered persons including, in particular, requirements as to the keeping of records and accounts and the giving of access to them;

(d)assign to registered persons numbers for use under this section; and

(e)suspend or cancel the registration of any person if it appears to them that he has failed to comply with any direction under this section or with section 58B(1) or (2) below or that there is other reasonable cause for suspension or cancellation.

(3)The conditions referred to in subsection (1) above are—

(a)that before the goods are removed from the approved premises—

(i)the exporter delivers to the proper officer, at such time and place as he may require, a notice of the intention to remove the goods, being a notice in such form and containing such particulars as may be required by the directions; and

(ii)on such day as the proper officer may appoint (not being earlier than the day that notice is delivered or later than the day the goods are removed) the exporter enters such particulars of the goods and of such other matters as may be required by the directions in a record maintained by him at such place as the proper officer may require; and

(b)that before the goods are shipped [F2for exportation or exported by land], the exporter delivers to the proper officer such document relating to the goods as the directions may require bearing an endorsement which contains a number assigned to the exporter under this section and complies with such other requirements as the directions may impose.

(4)The directions may impose requirements as to—

(a)the manner in which the notice referred to in paragraph (a)(i) of subsection (3) above shall be delivered and the form it should take;

(b)the manner and form in which the record referred to in paragraph (a)(ii) of that subsection should be maintained; and

(c)the place at which and the manner in which the document referred to in paragraph (b) of that subsection should be delivered;

and the conditions mentioned in that subsection shall not be treated as satisfied unless any requirements which are so imposed are complied with.

(5)The Commissioners may, in addition to any exporter within subsection (2)(a) above, enter in the register any person who applies to them to be registered and satisfies them—

(a)that the exporter is a company under the applicant’s control; or

(b)that the exporter has agreed to the registration of the applicant in addition to the exporter.

(6)Where in pursuance of subsection (5) above both an exporter and another person are registered—

(a)the proper officer shall direct which of them shall do the things mentioned in subsection (3) above and section 58B(1) below; and

(b)the registration of both of them may be cancelled or suspended under subsection (2)(e) above if it appears to the Commissioners that either of them has failed as mentioned in that subsection.

(7)The Commissioners may relax any requirement imposed under this section as they think fit in relation to any goods and, if they do so, may impose substituted requirements.

[F3(7A)Without prejudice to the powers of the Commissioners under subsection (7) above, they may direct that, in relation to goods of a description specified in the directions which are shipped for exportation or exported by land by an exporter of a description so specified, paragraph (a) of subsection (3) above shall have effect as if—

(a)in sub-paragraph (i) the words “time and” were omitted; and

(b)for sub-paragraph (ii) there were substituted—

(ii)at the time that notice is delivered or immediately thereafter, the exporter enters such particulars of the goods and of such other matters as may be required by the directions in a record maintained by him at such place as the proper officer may require; and

(iii)the proper officer informs the exporter that he consents to the removal of the goods; and.]

(8)Section 56 above shall apply in relation to goods in respect of which particulars have been entered in a record under subsection (3)(a) above as it applies in relation to goods in respect of which an entry has been accepted.

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C1S. 58A modified by S.I. 1986/260, regs. 5(f)(iv), 18

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