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THE VANUATU COMMODITIES MARKETING BOARD (AMENDMENT) ACT NO. 25 OF 2003 1 Amendments The Vanuatu Commodities Marketing Board Act [CAP 133] is amended as set out in the Schedule. 2 Commencement This Act commences on the day on which it is published in the Gazette. 3 SCHEDULE AMENDMENTS OF THE VANUATU COMMODITIES MARKETING BOARD ACT [CAP 133] 1 After section 2 Insert “2A Control on purchase of prescribed commodities No person other than the Board, its agents or persons authorized in writing by the Board is to purchase a prescribed commodity in Vanuatu.” 2 Subsection 5(1) Repeal the subsection, substitute “(1) The Board consists of 10 members who are to be appointed by the Minister. (1A) The members are: (a) a representative of the Ministry responsible for agriculture; and (b) the General Manager of the Board or his or her nominee; and (c) a representative of the Ministry responsible for finance; and (d) 2 representatives of the producers of the prescribed commodities; and (e) a representative of the Cooperative Society; and (f) a representative of the purchasers of the prescribed commodities; and (g) 3 other members.” 3 At the end of subsection 6(1) Add “(e) to keep and maintain a register which is to contain details of persons purchasing the prescribed commodities and the producers of the prescribed commodities and such other information as the Board considers necessary to be included in the register.” 4 4 After section 20A Insert “20B Purchasing prescribed commodities below prices fixed by the Board If a person purchases a prescribed commodity below the price fixed by the Board, the person is guilty of an offence punishable on conviction by: (a) for the purchase of a prescribed commodity under 100 tonnes - a fine not exceeding VT 100,000 or a term of imprisonment of not more than one year, or both; or (b) for the purchase of a prescribed commodity of 100 tonnes or more– a fine not exceeding VT 100,000 for each 100 tonnes or a term of imprisonment of not more than one year, or both.” 5 After section 22 Insert “PART IX OTHER MATTERS 22A Reporting requirement (1) A person or his agent who purchases prescribed commodities must provide the Board each year with quarterly reports in a form prescribed by the Board. (2) If a person fails to provide a report required under subsection (1), the person commits an offence punishable on conviction by a fine not exceeding VT 50,000.”
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Score: 877734.4 - https://www.wto.org/english/th..._e/vut_e/WTACCVUT14_LEG_25.pdf
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“Preparation” in relation to prescribed goods, includes the following: (a)The slaughter or killing of animals and the dressing of carcasses from which prescribed goods are obtained; (b)The processing, packing or storage of prescribed goods; (c)The treatment of prescribed goods; (d)The handling or loading of prescribed goods. (...) Prohibition on export of prescribed goods-(1) The Minister may by public notice prohibit the export of prescribed goods from Samoa. (...) Prohibition on export of prescribed goods-(1) The Minister may by public notice prohibit the export of prescribed goods from Samoa.
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Score: 872792.3 - https://www.wto.org/english/th...e/sam_e/WTACCSAM17A2_LEG_4.pdf
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Microsoft Word - 4 a Draft Act on prescribing technical requirements of products and conformity assessment 2 Draft Act for prescribing technical requirements for products and conformity assessment Article 1 This Act regulates the method of prescribing technical requirements the products should meet before placed on the market or put into service on another way (hereinafter referred to as “products”), procedures for conformity assessment of products according prescribed technical requirements, surveillance of fullfillment of the requirements prescribed by regulations and validation of certificates and marks of conformity of foreign origin, if not stipulated differently by other act for specify products. Products may only be placed on the market or put into service when they confirm to prescribed technical requirements, when their conformity with technical requirements has been assessed according prescribed procedure, when they are marked on prescribed manner and when are followed with documents specified in technical regulations. (...) In addition of technical regulation of paragraph 1 of this Article, a list of technical specifications shall be issued and method and state of affairs of making available technical specifications to the public, shall be prescribed. Article 6 Technical regulations shall specify the products for which, prior to placing them on the market or putting them into service, the supplier is required to: 1. ensure implementation of the procedures for assessment of conformity with the prescribed technical requirements; 2. issue or provide a declaration of certificate of conformity; 3. produce and keep technical documentation within the prescribed form and scope, and keep this documentation within the prescribed manner and time limits; 4. implement prescribed marks of conformity.
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Score: 863528 - https://www.wto.org/english/th...c_e/mkd_e/WTACCMKD22_LEG_1.pdf
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Be it enacted by the President and Parliament as follows: 1 Amendment The Export Duties Act [CAP 31] is amended as set out in the Schedule. 2 Commencement This Act commences on the day on which it is published in the Gazette. 3 SCHEDULE AMENDMENTS OF THE EXPORT DUTIES ACT [CAP 31] 1 Subsection 3(1) Delete “his delegate or to the District Commissioner” (first occurring), substitute “a Customs officer” 2 Subsection 3(1) Delete “his delegate or the District Commissioner” (second occurring), substitute “a Customs officer” 3 Subsection 3(2) Delete “other authorised officers under this section”, substitute “a Customs officer” 4 At the end of section 3 Add “(4) Any person who fails to declare any products or goods under this section is guilty of an offence.” 5 After section 8 Insert “9 Penalty notices (1) The Director or a Customs officer may serve a penalty notice on a person if it appears to the Director or officer that the person has committed an offence under section 3 or such other section as is prescribed by the regulations. (2) A penalty notice is a notice to the effect that, if the person does not wish to have the offence determined by a court, the person may pay, within the time and to the person specified in the notice, the amount of penalty prescribed by the regulations for the offence. (3) If the amount of penalty prescribed for the purpose of this section for an alleged offence is paid under this section, no person is liable to any further proceedings for the alleged offence. (4) A penalty notice may be served personally or by post. (5) Payment under this section is not to be regarded as an admission of liability for the purpose of, nor in any way affect or prejudice, any civil proceeding arising out of the same occurrence. 4 (6) The amount of penalty prescribed under this section for an offence must not exceed the maximum amount of the penalty which could be imposed for the offence by a court. (7) This section does not limit the operation of any other provision of this or any other Act relating to proceedings that may be taken in respect of offences. (8) In this section: Customs officer has the same meaning as in the Customs Act [CAP 257]. 10 Regulations (1) The Minister may make regulations prescribing matters: (a) required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or (b) necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.”
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Score: 851609.6 - https://www.wto.org/english/th..._e/vut_e/WTACCVUT14_LEG_22.pdf
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Power to make rules and prescribe fees 13. Register of Trade Marks to be kept 14. (...) Power to make rules and prescribe fees The Minister may make such rules and do such things as he may think expedient, subject to the provisions of this Act, for regulating procedure under this Act and for prescribing the fees to be paid in respect of proceedings thereunder; and generally for prescribing anything which by this Act is to be prescribed: Provided that the fees contained in the Schedule to this Act shall be the prescribed fees until altered, amended, revoked or added to by general rules as herein before provided. 13. (...) Such Register and all documents relating to entries therein which may have been duly filed, shall be open to the inspection of any person during office hours on payment of the prescribed fee. 14. Entry in Register of renewals of United Kingdom registrations If the registration in the United Kingdom of a trade mark registered under this Act is renewed, the registered proprietor may, within such time after the date of renewal in the United Kingdom as may be prescribed, notify the registrar, who shall then, on sufficient evidence thereof and on payment of the prescribed fee, renew the registration in the Register in the LAWS OF THE REPUBLIC OF VANUATU Consolidated Edition 2006 REGISTRATION OF UNITED KINGDOM TRADE MARKS [CAP. 81] 4 prescribed manner.
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Score: 849572 - https://www.wto.org/english/th..._e/vut_e/WTACCVUT14_LEG_36.pdf
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GENERAL PROVISIONS Subject-matter of the Law Article 1 This Law shall govern the manner of prescribing of technical requirements for products, procedures of conformity assessment of products with prescribed requirements (hereinafter referred to as the: conformity assessment), adoption of technical regulations, supervision of fulfillment of requirements referred to in technical regulations, validity of foreign documents on conformity and conformity marks. (...) Placing in Circulation and Use of a Product Article 3 Products subject to technical regulation shall be placed into circulation only if, in accordance with prescribed technical requirements, their conformity with such technical regulation has been assessed according to the prescribed procedure and if the product is marked in accordance with the regulation in force and if it is accompanied with prescribed documents. (...) Article 18 The manner of authorizing a conformity assessment body and determining the fulfillment of requirements referred to in Article 16 of this Law shall be prescribed in a separate regulation. Register Article 19 (1) The Ministry shall maintain the Register of Authorized Conformity Assessment Bodies, as a public record. (2) The contents and the manner of maintaining the Register referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall be prescribed in a separate regulation.
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Score: 847983 - https://www.wto.org/english/th...e/cgr_e/WTACCCGR24A2_LEG_2.pdf
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Section 10 of the Principal Act is amended- 10 (a) by inserting after sub-section (2A) the following sub-sections: ADP/1/Add.18/Suppl.1 SCM/1/Add. 18/Suppl .1 Page 7 "(2B) Notwithstanding section 14, where the Minister is satisfied that- (a) under the law of a country other than Australia there are imposed on goods of a particular kind that are exported from Australia to that country special duties of customs in the nature 5 ofcountervailing duties; (b) those duties are imposed because it is alleged that there is paid or granted, directly or indirectly, upon the production, manufacture, carriage or export of goods of that kind a subsidy, bounty, reduction or remission of freight or other financial 10 assistance; and (c) those duties are imposed without regard to, or without proper regard to, whether or not material injury to an industry in that country has been or is being caused or is threatened, or the establishment of an industry in that country has been or may be 15 materially hindered, by reason of the payment or grant of that subsidy, bounty, reduction or remission of freight or other financial assistance, the Minister may, by notice published in the Gazette, declare that this section applies to goods specified in the notice- 20 (d) that are exported from that country to Australia after the date of publication of the notice or, if a later date is specified in the notice, that later date; and (c) upon the production, manufacture, carriage or export of which there is paid or granted, directly or indirectly, a subsidy, bounty, 25 reduction or remission of freight or other financial assistance. -(2C) Notwithstanding section 14, where the Minister is satisfied that- (a) under the law of a country other than Australia there arc imposed on goods of a particular kind that arc exported from 30 Australia to that country special duties ofcustoms in the nature ofcountervailing duties; (b) those duties are imposed because it is alleged that- (i) prescribed assistance is paid or granted. directly or indirectly, in relation to goods of that kind that are 35 exported from Australia to that country; and (ii) material injury to an industry in that country has been or is being caused or is threatened, or the establishment of an industry in that country has been or may be materially hindered. by reason of the payment or grant 40 ofthat prescribed assistance; and (c) prescribed assistance of the same kind as, or a substantially similar kind to, the prescribed assistance by reason of which the duties referred to in paragraph (a) were imposed has been paid ADP/1/Add.18/Supp.1 SCM/1/Add.18/Suppl. 1 Page 8 or granted in relation to goods exported from that country to Australia and material injury to an Australian industry has been or is being caused or is threatened, or the establishment of an Australian industry has been or may be materially hindered, 5 by reason of the payment or grant of that prescribed assistance. the Minister may, by notice published in the Ga:ette, declare that this section applies to goods specified in the notice, being goods of a kind mentioned in paragraph (c)- (d) that are exported from that country to Australia after the date 10 of publication of the notice or, if a later date is specified in the notice, that later date; and (e) in relation to which there is paid or granted prescribed assistance of a kind specified in the notice. being prescribed assistance of the same kind as, or a substantially similar kind to. 15 the prescribed assistance by reason of which the duties referred to in paragraph (a) were imposed. "(2D) Notwithstanding section 14, where the Minister is satisfied that- (a) under the law of a country other than Australia there are 20 imposed on goods of a particular kind that are exported from Australia to that country special duties ofcustoms in the nature of countervailing duties; (b) those duties are imposed because it is alleged that prescribed assistance is paid or granted, directly or indirectly, in relation to 25 goods of that kind that are exported from Australia to that country; and (c) those duties are imposed without regard to, or without proper regard to, whether or not material injury to an industry in that country has been or is being caused or is threatened, or the 30 establishment of an industry in that country has been or may be materially hindered, by reason of the payment or grant of that prescribed assistance, the Minister may. by notice published in the Gazette, declare that this section applies to goods specified in the notice- 35 (d) that are exported from that country to Australia after the date of publication of the notice or, if a later date is specified in the notice, that later date; and (c) in relation to which there is paid or granted prescribed assistance of a kind specified in the notice, being prescribed 40 assistance of the same kind as, or a substantially similar kind to, the prescribed assistance by reason of which the duties referred to in paragraph (a) were imposed. "(2E) A reference in this section to prescribed assistance in relation to goods is a reference to any assistance, incentive, exemption, privilege 45 or benefit (whether financial or otherwise) in relation to goods other ADP/1/Add.18/Suppl. 1 SCM/1/Add.18/Suppl .1 Page 9 than the payment or grant of a subsidy, bounty, reduction or remission of freight or other financial assistance on the production, manufacture, carriage or export of the goods (...) "- (b) by omitting sub-section (4) and substituting the following sub-section: "(4) Subject to sub-section (5), the countervailing duty in respect ofgoods is- (a) in the case of countervailing duty in respect of goods to which this section applies by virtue of sub-section (1), (2) or (2B)-a sum equal to the amount of the subsidy, bounty, reduction or remission of freight or other financial assistance that has been paid or granted, directly or indirectly, upon the production, manufacture, carriage or export ofthe goods; or (b) in the case of countervailing duty in respect of goods to which this section applies by virtue ofsub-section (2C) or (2D), a sum equal to- (i) if the prescribed assistance that has been paid or granted, directly or indirectly, in relation to the goods was financial assistance-the amount of that financial assistance; or (ii) if the prescribed assistance that has been granted, directly or indirectly, in relation to the goods was not financial assistance, whichever of the following is determined by the Minister to be appropriate: (A) the cost ofgranting that assistance; (B) the value of that assistance to the person to whom it was granted (...) "; (c) by inserting in subsection (7) "in a case to which paragraph (4) (a) applies" after "satisfied"; and (d) by inserting after sub-section (7) the following sub-section: "(7A) If the Minister is satisfied in a case to which paragraph (4) (b) applies that adequate information as to the amount, cost or value of the prescribed assistance in relation to goods cannot be obtained, the amount, cost or value of that prescribed assistance shall, for the purpose of this section, be such as is determined, in writing, by the Minister.".
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Score: 839592.9 - https://www.wto.org/gatt_docs/English/SULPDF/91010377.pdf
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Investment 3. (1) Subject to this Act, and any other Laws of Tonga, a by foreign investment foreign investment business may carry on any businesses business activity in the Kingdom that is not - (a) a reserved activity; or (b) a prohibited activity. (2) A foreign citizen may be employed by a person carrying on a reserved activity if the foreign citizen is entitled to carry on that employment in the Kingdom under the Immigration Act and any other Laws of Tonga. (3) A foreign investment business may carry on a restricted activity if the foreign investment business satisfies the conditions prescribed in the Regulations. Reserved and 4. (1) The Minister must establish and maintain a restricted lists Reserved List setting out the business activities which are reserved only for Tongan investors to carry on. (2) The Minister must establish and maintain a Restricted List setting out the business activities which a foreign investment business may carry on only if the foreign investment business satisfies the conditions prescribed in the Regulations. (3) The Minister may prescribe in the Regulations, after consulting with the Secretary, any or all of the following conditions which may apply generally or to a particular business activity - (a) a foreign investment business may carry on a business activity only by entering into a joint venture with a Tongan investor; (b) the minimum or maximum amount that must be invested by a foreign investment business; (c) the target number of employees of a foreign investment business who are Tongan subjects; and (d) the amount, if any, of investment capital of a foreign investment business to be sourced from outside Tonga. (...) Application for 7. (1) An application for a certificate must be certificate made in the prescribed form to the Secretary. (2) Subject to section 8, the Regulations may prescribe the procedure for an application for a certificate, its determination and the issue of a certificate. Issue or refusal of 8. (1) The Secretary must consider every application made certificate under section 7 and within 7 calendar days, or such other time prescribed in the Regulations shall - (a) issue a certificate if the application is for a business activity that - (i) is not a prohibited activity; (ii) is not a reserved activity; (iii) is not a restricted activity; or (iv) is a restricted activity and which meets the conditions applicable to the business activity; or (b) inform the applicant in writing that the application has been refused on the grounds that it is for a business activity which is - (i) a prohibited activity; (ii) a reserved activity; or (iii) a restricted activity and the business activity fails to comply with the prescribed conditions. (2) A certificate issued under section 8(1)(a)(iv) must be endorsed with a list of the prescribed conditions. (3) The Secretary may delegate, by written notice, any or all of the Secretary's powers under this Act to one or more officers in the Ministry.
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Investment 3. (1) Subject to this Act, and any other Laws of Tonga, a by foreign investment foreign investment business may carry on any businesses business activity in the Kingdom that is not - (a) a reserved activity; or (b) a prohibited activity. (2) A foreign citizen may be employed by a person carrying on a reserved activity if the foreign citizen is entitled to carry on that employment in the Kingdom under the Immigration Act and any other Laws of Tonga. (3) A foreign investment business may carry on a restricted activity if the foreign investment business satisfies the conditions prescribed in the Regulations. Reserved and 4. (1) The Minister must establish and maintain a restricted lists Reserved List setting out the business activities which are reserved only for Tongan investors to carry on. (2) The Minister must establish and maintain a Restricted List setting out the business activities which a foreign investment business may carry on only if the foreign investment business satisfies the conditions prescribed in the Regulations. (3) The Minister may prescribe in the Regulations, after consulting with the Secretary, any or all of the following conditions which may apply generally or to a particular business activity - (a) a foreign investment business may carry on a business activity only by entering into a joint venture with a Tongan investor; (b) the minimum or maximum amount that must be invested by a foreign investment business; (c) the target number of employees of a foreign investment business who are Tongan subjects; and (d) the amount, if any, of investment capital of a foreign investment business to be sourced from outside Tonga. 5 Foreign investment 5. (1) Every foreign investment business in Tonga registration certificate must obtain and hold a valid foreign investment registration certificate issued by the Secretary. (2) A certificate must be in the form prescribed in the Regulations. (...) Application for 7. (1) An application for a certificate must be certificate made in the prescribed form to the Secretary. (2) Subject to section 8, the Regulations may prescribe the procedure for an application for a certificate, its determination and the issue of a certificate. Issue or refusal of 8. (1) The Secretary must consider every application made certificate under section 7 and within 7 calendar days, or such other time prescribed in the Regulations shall - (a) issue a certificate if the application is for a business activity that - (i) is not a prohibited activity; (ii) is not a reserved activity; (iii) is not a restricted activity; or 6 (iv) is a restricted activity and which meets the conditions applicable to the business activity; or (b) inform the applicant in writing that the application has been refused on the grounds that it is for a business activity which is - (i) a prohibited activity; (ii) a reserved activity; or (iii) a restricted activity and the business activity fails to comply with the prescribed conditions. (2) A certificate issued under section 8(1)(a)(iv) must be endorsed with a list of the prescribed conditions. (3) The Secretary may delegate, by written notice, any or all of the Secretary's powers under this Act to one or more officers in the Ministry.
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Score: 833167.4 - https://www.wto.org/english/th..._e/ton_e/WTACCTON5A1_LEG_2.pdf
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Provided that, with respect to the Seto Naikai, which is internal waters, the baseline shall be the lines prescribed by Cabinet Order as the boundaries with other areas of the sea adjacent thereto. 2. Straight baselines referred to in the preceding paragraph shall be prescribed by Cabinet Order, in accordance with article 7 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (hereinafter referred to as "the U.N. (...) This law shall be enforced on the date prescribed by Cabinet Order, which shall be within two months following the date of its promulgation.
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Score: 832700.2 - https://www.un.org/depts/los/L...TIES/PDFFILES/JPN_1996_Law.pdf
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