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CUSTOMS AND EXCISE
17th October 1988
Laid before Parliament
20th October 1988
Coming into force
10th November 1988
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Foreign Prison-made Goods Act 1897 (Amendment) Regulations 1988 and shall come into force on 10th November 1988.
2. The Foreign Prison-made Goods Act 1897(3) shall be amended as follows: —
(a)by adding at the end of section 1 the following words “or originating or in free circulation in another member State”;
(b)by the insertion after section 1 of the following section:—
“Interpretation. 1A. Any question under section 1 whether goods originate or are in free circulation in another member State shall be determined in accordance with the Treaties”.
Minister for Trade,
Department of Trade and Industry
17th October 1988
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
The Regulations amend the Foreign Prison-made Goods Act 1897 to accord with Article 30 of the EEC Treaty. Article 30 prohibits quantitative restrictions on imports of goods from other Member States and all measures having equivalent effect. Prison-made goods originating or in free circulation in another Member State are expressly removed from the prohibition in section 1 of the 1897 Act.
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