Customs (Amendment) Ordinance

Bill No. 176/1962

Read the first time on 26th March 1962.
An Ordinance to amend the Customs Ordinance, 1960 (No. 44 of 1960).
Be it enacted by the Yang di-Pertuan Negara with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title and commencement
1.  This Ordinance may be cited as the Customs (Amendment) Ordinance, 1962, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Amendment of section 11
2.  Section 11 of the Customs Ordinance, 1960, is hereby amended —
(a)by deleting the words “Yang di-Pertuan Negara” appearing in the last line of subsection (1) thereof and substituting therefor the word “Minister”; and
(b)by deleting subsection (2) thereof and substituting therefor the following: —
(2)  Where, on consideration of a report of the Tariff Advisory Commission made under the provisions of the Tariff Advisory Commission Ordinance, 1962 (Ord.   of 1962), in respect of any goods specified in such report, it appears to the Minister that, having regard to the need —
(a)for protecting any industry which is established or is about to be established for the manufacture of such goods in Singapore and to the interests of the entrepot trade of Singapore in respect of such goods; or
(b)for increasing or decreasing the degree of the existing protection afforded to any industry or for withdrawing such protection,
it is expedient to impose customs duties on the import or manufacture of such goods, or to increase or decrease the rates of customs duties on such goods or to abolish such duties, he may by order published in the Gazette
(i)prescribe the customs duties to be levied and paid on such goods imported into or manufactured in Singapore and such customs duties shall thereupon be charged, levied and paid; or
(ii)abolish the customs duties on such goods.”.