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(1)This Act may be cited as the Trading with the Enemy Act, 1939.
(2)This Act shall, if His Majesty by Order in Council so directs, be deemed to have come into operation on such day as may be specified in the Order:
Provided that a person shall not, by virtue of an Order in Council under this subsection, be liable to any penalty in respect of anything done by him before the date of the passing of this Act which was not unlawful at common law.
(3)The enactments mentioned in the first and second columns of the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule :
Provided that (without prejudice to the operation of subsection (2) of section thirty-eight of the Interpretation Act, 1889) the repeal of the said enactments by this subsection shall not affect the operation of any Order in Council or rules made under section five of the Trading with the Enemy Amendment Act, 1914, and shall not be taken to affect the operation of those enactments as applied or amended by any Order in Council made under the Treaty of Peace Act, 1919, the Treaty of Peace (Austria and Bulgaria) Act, 1920, the Treaty of Peace (Hungary) Act, 1921, or the Treaty of Peace (Turkey) Act, 1924.
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