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(1)This Act may be cited as the Protection of Trading Interests Act 1980.
(2)In this Act “overseas country” means any country or territory outside the United Kingdom other than one for whose international relations Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom are responsible.
(3)References in this Act to the law or a court, tribunal or authority of an overseas country include, in the case of a federal state, references to the law or a court, tribunal or authority of any constituent part of that country.
(4)References in this Act to a claim for, or to entitlement to, contribution are references to a claim or entitlement based on an enactment or rule of law.
(6)Subsection (5) above shall not affect the operation of the said Act of 1964 in relation to any directions given under that Act before the passing of this Act.
(7)This Act extends to Northern Ireland.
(8)Her Majesty may by Order in Council direct that this Act shall extend with such exceptions, adaptations and modifications, if any, as may be specified in the Order to any territory outside the United Kingdom, being a territory for the international relations of which Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom are responsible.
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