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Sea And Land Customs Act

CONTENTS.
 
CHAPTER I.
 
PRELIMINARY.
Sections.
1-2.  * * * *
 
3. Interpretation.
4. Agent of owner of goods to be deemed owner for certain purposes.
5. When ship's agent may act for master.
 
 
CHAPTER II.
APPOINTMENT AND POWERS OF OFFICERS, ETC.
 
6. Appointment of Customs-officers.
7. Delegation of powers under section 6.
8. Performance of duties of Customs-collector, where no custom-house.
9. Power to make rules.
10. Customs-officers exempted from service on jury or inquest !or as assessors.
 
 
CHAPTER 111.
APPOINTMENT OF PORTS, WHARVES, CUSTOM-HOUSES, WAREHOUSES
AND BOARDING AND LANDING-STATIONS.
 
11. Power to appoint ports, wharves and custom-houses.
12. Power to declare places to be ports for coasting-trade.
13. Power to declare that foreign ports shall be regarded as customs-ports for certain
purposes.
14. Power to declare warehousing ports.
15. Power to appoint public warehouses.
16. Power to license private warehouses.
 Form of application for licence.
 Revocation of licence.
17. Stations for Customs-officers to board and land.
 
 
CHAPTER IV.
POHIBITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION.  
 
Sections.
18. Prohibitions.
19. Power to prohibit or restrict importation or exportation of goods.
19A. Detention and confiscation of goods whose importation is prohibited. CHAPTER V.
LEVY OF, AND EXEMPTION FROM, CUSTOMS-DUTIES.
 
20. Goods dutiable.
21. Goods partially composed of dutiable articles.
22. Power to fix tariff-values.
23. General power to exempt from customs-duties.
 Power to authorize, in special cases, exemption from duty.
24. Baggage in actual use.
25. Re-imported articles of country-
p
roduce.
 Proviso.
26. Excise-duty on importation of certain country goods.
27. Goods derelict and wreck.
28. Country provisions and stores may be shi
p
ped free of duty.
29. Owner to dec
l
are real value, etc., of goods in bill of entry or shipping bill.
 Power to require production of invoice, etc.
30. "Real value" defined.
31. Examination of ad valorem goods.
32.  Procedure where such goods are undervalued by owner.
33. Abatement allowed on damaged goods.
 Reduced duty how determined.
34. Deterioration of tariff-va
l
ue goods.
34A. Abatement of duty on goods en which duty is levied on quantity.
35. No abatement when duty is levied on quantity.
36. Restriction on amendment of bill of entry or shipping bill.
37. Alteration of import-duty or tariff-valuation.
38. Alteration of export-duty or tariff-valuation.
39 Payment of duties short-levied or erroneously refunded.
40. No refund of charges erroneously levied or paid, unless claimed within three months.
41. Power to give credit for, and keep account-current of, duties and charges.
 
 
CHAPTER  VI.
DRAWBACK
Sections.
42. Drawback allowable on re-export.
 Conditions for grant of drawback.
43. Drawback on goods exported to customs-port and thence to foreign port.
 Proviso.
43A. Drawback on goods taken into use between importation and re-exportation.
44. Drawback of duties on wine and spirit allowed for officers of Navy.
45. Persons entering such wine or spirit for drawback to declare name and rank of officer
claiming same.
46. Transfer of wine or spirit from one naval officer to another.
47. Provisions and stores for the Burma Navy.
48. * * * *
49. (a) Power to declare what goods are identifiable,
 (b) and to prohibit drawback in case of specified foreign port
50. When no drawback allowed. 51. Time to claim drawback.
 When payment made.
52. Declaration by parties claiming drawback.
 
 
CHAPTER VII
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF VESSELS.
Arrival and Entry of Vessels inwards.
 
53. Power to fix places beyond which inward-bound vessels are not to proceed until
manifest delivered.
 Delivery of manifest when vessel anchors below place so fixed.
54. Delivery of manifest where no place has been so fixed.
55. Signature and contents of manifest.
 Amendment of errors in manifest.
56. Duty of person receiving manifest.
57. Bulk not to be broken until manifest, etc., delivered, and vessel entered inwards.
58. Master, if required, to deliver bill of lading, etc., to Customs-collector, and answer
questions.
59. Special pass for breaking bulk.
60. Manifest, etc., may be delivered by ship's agent.
 
Entry outwards, Port-clearance and Departure of Vessels.
 
61. Order for entry outwards to be obtained before export cargo is shipped.
62. No vessel to depart without port
-
clearance.
 
Sections.
No pilot to take charge of vessel proceeding to sea without production of port-
clearance.
63. Application for port-clearance.
 Master on applying for port-clearance to deliver documents answer questions.
64. Power to refuse port-clearance.
65. Grant of port-clearance.
66. Grant of port-clearance on security of ship'
s agent.
 
 
CHAPTER VIII.
GENERAL PROVISIONS AFFECTING VESSELS IN PORT.
 
67. Power to depute Customs to board ships. Duty of such officer.
68. Officer and servant to be received.
 Accommodation of officer and servant.
69. Officers of Customs to have free access to every part of ship, and m seal and secure
goods.
 Power to authorize search and opening of locks.
70. Goods not to be shipped, discharged or water-borne except in presence of officer.
71. Period allowed for discharge and shipment of cargo. Consequence of exceeding same.
 Allowance for period during which vessel is laid up.
t
tl. 72. Goods not to be landed, etc., on Sundays or holidays, without permission, nor except  
 within fixed hours.
73. Goods not to be shipped, etc., except at wharves.
74. Power to exempt from sections 70 and 73.
75. Power to make rules regarding baggage and mails.
 Landing-fees.
76. Boat-note.
77. Goods water-borne to be forthwith landed or shipped.
78. Such goods not to be transhipped without permission.
79. Power to prohibit plying of unlicensed cargo-boats.
 Issue of licences and registration of cargo-boats.
80. Power to require goods to be weighed or measured on board before
 landing or after shipment.
 
 
CHAPTER IX.
OF DISCHARGE OF CARGO AND ENTRY INWARDS OF GOODS.
 
81. Discharge of cargo may commence on receipt of due permission
82. Goods not to leave ship unless entered in manifest.
 
Sections.
83. Procedure in respect of goods not landed within time allowed.
84. Power to land small parcels. Notice regarding unclaimed packages.
85. Power to permit immediate discharge.
86. Entry for home consumption or warehousing.
87. Assessment of dutiable goods.
88. Procedure in case of goods not cleared or warehoused within four
 months after entry of vessel.
 Power to direct sale of perishable goods.
 Proviso.
 
 
CHAPTER X.
OF CLEARANCE OF GOODS FOR HOME CONSUMPTION.
 
89. Clearance for home consumption. CHAPTER XI.
 
 
CHAPTER  XI
WAREHOUSING.
Of the Admission of Goods into a Warehouse.
 
90. Application to warehouse.
91. Form of application.
92. Warehousing bond.
 Form of bond.
93. Forwarding of goods to warehouse.
94. Receipt of goods at warehouse. 95. Goods how warehoused.
96. Warrant to be given when goods are warehoused. Form of warrant.
 
Rules relating to Goods in a Warehouse.
 
97.  Access of Customs-officer to private warehouse.
98. Power to cause packages lodged in warehouse to be opened and examined.
99. Access of owners to warehoused goods.
100. Owner's power to deal with warehoused goods.
101. Payment of rent and warehouse-dues.
102. Goods not to be taken out of warehouse except as provided by this Act.
103. Period for which goods may remain warehoused under bond. Goods in private
warehouse on cancellation of licence.
 
Sections.
Of the Removal of Goods from one Warehouse to another.
 
104. Power to remove goods from one warehouse to another in same port.
105. Power to remove goods from one port to another.
Procedure.
106. Transmission of account of goods to officers at port of destination. Bond for due
arrival and re-warehousing.
107. Remover may enter into a general bond.
108. Goods on arrival at port of destination to be subject to same laws as goods on
first importation.
109. Bond under section 92 to continue in force notwithstanding removal.
 
Clearance for Home Consumption or Shipment.
 
110. Clearance of bonded goods for home consumption.
111. Clearance of same for shipment to foreign port.
112. Clearance of same for shipment as provisions, etc., on vessel proceeding to
foreign ports.
113. Form of application for clearance of goods.
 Application when to be made.
114. Re-assessment of warehoused goods when damaged.
115. Re-assessment on alteration of duty or tariff-valuation.
116. Allowance in case of wine, spirit, beer or salt.
117. Further special allowance.
 
Of the Forfeiture and Discharge of the Bond.
 
118. If goods are improperly removed from warehouses or allowed to remain beyond
time fixed, or lost or destroyed, or taken as samples, Collector may demand duty,
etc.  
119. Procedure on failure to pay duty, etc,
120. Noting removal of goods.
121. Register of bonds. Cancellation and return of bonds.
 
 Miscellaneous
 
122. Power to remit duties on warehoused goods lost or destroyed.
123. Responsibility of warehouse-keeper.
 Compensation for loss or injury.
124. Public warehouse to be locked.
125. Power to decide where goods may be deposited in public warehouse, and on
what terms.
126. Expenses of carriage, packing, etc., to be borne by owners.
127. * * * *
 
Sections,
128. Power to permit transhipment without payment of duty.
129. Superintendence of transhipment.
130. Subsidiary rules as to transhipment.
131. Entry and warehousing, on arrival, of goods transhipped under section 128, clause 2.
132. Transhipment of provisions and stores from one vessel to another of same owner
without payment of duty.
133. Levy of transhipment-fee.
134. Power to prohibit transhipment.
135. No goods to be transhipped except as provided.
 
 
CHAPTER XIII.
EXPORTATION OR SHIPMENT AND RE-LANDING
 
136. No goods to be shipped, etc., till entry outwards of vessel.
137. Clearance for shipment.
138. Bond required in certain cases before exportation.
139. Additional charge on goods cleared for shipment after port-clearance granted.
140. Notice of non-shipment or re-landing, and return of duty thereon.
141. Goods re-landed or transhipped from a vessel returning to port or putting into another
port.
142. Vessel returning to port may enter and land goods under import-rules.
143. Landing of cargo during repairs.
 
 
CHAPTER XIV.
SPIRIT.
Exportation of Spirit under Bond for Excise-duty.
 
144. Rules for removal of spirit from distillery without payment of duty for exportation.
145. Spirit for export to be taken direct from distillery to custom-house under pass.
146. Gauging and proving of spirit.
147. Duty to be recovered on any deficiency in spirit under bond.
148. Duty on spirit exported under bond from one Burman port to another.
149. Removal for local consumption of spirit intended for exportation.
 
 Drawback of Excise-duty on Export of Spirit. Sections.
 
150. Drawback of excise-duty on spirit exported.
 
Miscellaneous.
 
151. Differential duty to be levied in certain cases.
152. Rum-shrub, etc., how charged with duty.
 Provisions respecting spirit applied to such liquors.
153. Conditions of drawback and remission of duty on spirit.
154. Re-land of spirit shipped.
155. Power to make rules for ascertaining that imported spirit has been rendered unfit for
human consumption.
 Decision where no rules, or their applicability disputed.
 
 
CHAPTER XV.
COASTING-TRADE.  
 
156. Chapters VII, IX, X, and part of XIII inapplicable to coasting-trade.
157. Power to regulate coasting-trade.
158. Coasting-vessels to deliver manifest and obtain port-clearance before leaving port of
lading.
159. Delivery of manifest, etc., on arrival.
160. Departure from intermediate port.
161. Power to require bond before port-clearance is granted.
162. Discharge of cargo.
163. Goods on coasting-vessels, if excisable, not to be unladen without permission.
164. Grant and revocation of general pass.
165. Rules respecting cargo-books to be kept by masters of coasting-vessels.
166. Power to board and examine coasting-vessels.
 
CHAPTER XVI.
OFFENCES AND PENALTIES.  
 
167. Punishments for offences :--
1. For infringing rules made under Act.
2. For landing or shipping goods at unauthorized port, etc.
3. For shipping, landing, concealing, etc., contrary to Act.
For being on board vessel on which offence is committed under No. 4.
 
Sections
167. Punishments for offences_contd.
4. For vessel which has been in port with a cargo afterwards being found in ballast
and cargo unaccounted for.
5. For masters of tug-steamers or pilot-vessels receiving or discharging any goods
without due authority from sea-going vessel
.
 
6. For not bringing-to at boarding-station.
7. For vessel removing from place of mooring or unlading, without due authority.  For vessel not being moored in accordance with directions under section 17.
8. For goods being imported or exported contrary to prohibition.
9. For unauthorized declaration as to value of goods.
10. For not exporting or re-landing drawback goods.
11. For unauthorized lading or unlading of wine, spirit, etc.
12. For entering goods for drawback, which are less in value than the amount of
drawback claimed.
13. For proceeding inward beyond fixed place before delivery of manifest.
14. For wilfully omitting to deliver manifest when vessel anchors below reporting
station.
15. For like omission when reporting station has not been fixed.
16. For master delivering unsigned or untrue manifest.
17. For not being able to account for missing goods or deficiency of goods.
18. For refusing to receive or countersign manifest.
19. For breaking bulk without permission.
 For false entry or fraudulent alteration in bill of lading.
 For not making bill before leaving place where goods shipped.
 For cargo being stored, destroyed or thrown overboard and not satisfactorily
accounted for.
21. For attempting to depart without port-clearance.
22. For departing without port clearance.
23. For pilot taking charge of vessel without port-clearance.
24. For refusing to receive officer of Customs on board.
25. For disobeying section 63.
26. For masters resisting search, removing marks, etc., placed by Customs-officer,
secretly conveying away goods or opening hatchway after fastened by Customs-
officer.
27. For lading in absence of Customs-officer.
28. For removing goods contrary to section 70, 72 or 75.
29. For sending goods without, or in excess of, boat-note.
30. For non-receipt or non-delivery or non-signing of boat-note.
31. For not landing or shipping goods in accordance with section 73 77 or 78.
 
Sections.
167. Punishments for offences.—contd.
32. For goods being found in unlicensed cargo-boats.
33. For discharging goods not duly entered in manifest.
34. For goods being found concealed and unaccounted for.
34A. Abatement of duty on goods on which duty is levied on quantity.
35. For goods found not agreeing in description and quantity with entry in manifest.
36. For removing goods after landing and before due entry.
37. For goods being brought to be passed through Customs-house when packages
differ from description given, contents are misdescribed or mis-stated, or other
goods are concealed amongst them.
38. For misdescription of goods.
39. For taking or passing goods without entry.
40. Prohibited or dutiable goods concealed in baggage.
41. For improper carrying into warehouse.
42. For withholding or removing, before examination, goods entered to be
warehoused. 43. For warehousing goods improperly.
44. For refusing to open private warehouse when duly required.
45. For neglecting to stow goods properly in warehouse.
46. For importer or owner of warehoused goods clandestinely gaining access.
47. For opening or altering warehoused goods.
48. For deficiencies in contravention of section 98 or 100 of goods in a private
warehouse.
49. For failing to produce goods when required.
50. For concealing, removing, abstracting or transferring from one package to
another goods duly warehoused.
51. For excess, in private warehouse, over registered quantity.
52. For removing warehoused goods improperly.
53. For taking goods out of warehouse without paying duty
54. For infringing rules or orders regarding transhipment.
55. For shipping goods before entry outwards.
56. For shipping goods not in shipping-bill.
57. For not giving notice of short shipping or re-landing as required by section 140.
58. For landing at place other than that for which goods have been cleared.
59. For deficiency in goods on which drawback has been paid, on board vessel
referred to in section 142.
60. For irregularly re-landing spirituous liquors.
61. For contravening rules relating to spirit.
62. For contravention of rules made under section 157.
 
Sections.
167. Punishments for offences--concld.
63. For, contrary to such rules, touching at foreign port or not declaring in
writing that vessel touched at foreign port.
64. For non-compliance with section 158, 159 or 160.
65. For failure to produce certificate.
66. For master of coasting-vessel violating any conditions of general pass.
67. For contravention of the provisions of section 165.
68. For dutiable goods entered in cargo-boat not being found. or for not
entering.
69. For failure to keep cargo-book correctly, etc.
70. For breach in respect of landing, carrying coastwise and unlading.
71. For refusal to produce documents.
72. For making false declaration, destroying or refusing to produce
document, or refusing to answer questions.
73. For possession of smuggled goods.
74. For searching persons on insufficient grounds.
75. For Customs-officers guilty of breach of duty.
76. For Customs-officers committing or conniving at frauds against customs-
revenue.
77. For neglect of
p
olice-officer to give notice.
78. For obstruction to Customs-officers.
79. For Customs-officer disclosing particulars learnt officially concerning
goods, or showing or parting with samples.
80. For acting as agent without authority.
 167A. Burden of proof.
168. Packages and contents included in confiscation of goods.
 Also conveyances and animals used in removal.
 Tackle, etc., included in confiscation of vessels.
 
 
CHAPTER XVII.
PROCEDURE RELATING TO OFFENCES, APPEALS, ETC.
 
169. Power to search on reasonable suspicion.
170. Persons may, before search, require to be taken before Magistrate or Customs-
collector.
171. Power to stop vessels, carts, etc., and search for goods on reasonable suspicion.
172. Power to issue search-warrants.
173. Persons reasonably suspected may be arrested.
174. Persons arrested to be taken to nearest Magistrate or Customs-collector.
175. Persons taken before Magistrate may be detained or admitted to hail.
176. Persons escaping may be afterwards arrested,
 
Sections.
177. Persons in the Burma Navy, when arrested, to be secured on board, until warrant
procured.
178. Seizure of things liable to confiscation.
179. Things seized how dealt with.
180. Procedure in respect of things seized on suspicion.
181. When seizure or arrest is made, reason in writing to be given.
181A. Power to detain packages containing certain publications imported into the
Union of Burma.
181B. Procedure for disposal by High Court of applications for release of packages so
detained.
181C. Jurisdiction barred.
182. Adjudication of confiscations and penalties.
183 Option to pay fine in lieu of confiscation.
184. On confiscation, property to vest in the State.
185. Levy of penalty for failure to bring-to.
186. Penalty under Act not to interfere with punishment under other law.
186A. Section 403, Code of Criminal Procedure, not applicable.
187. Offences not specially provided for how tried.
188. Appeal from subordinate to Chief Customs-authority.
189. Deposit, pending appeal, of duty demanded.
190. Power to remit penalty or confiscation.
191. Review and revision.
192. Goods on which penalty incurred not to be removed till payment. Other goods of
person liable to fine or penalty may be detained.
193. Enforcement of payment of penalty.
 
 
 
 CHAPTER XVIII.
MISCELLANEOUS.
 
194. Power to open packages and examine goods.
195. Power to take samples of goods.
195A. Power to make rules for determining whether mineral oil is suitable for use as an
illuminant.
196. Owner to pay expense incidental to compliance with Customs-law.
197. No compensation for loss or injury except on proof of neglect or wilful act.
198. Notice of proceedings.
 Limitation.
199. Wharfage-fees.
200. Duplicates of documents may be granted on payment of fee.
201. Amendment of documents.
202. Custom-house agents.
203. Agent to produce authority if required,
 
Sections.
204. Rules to be notified.
205.  * * * *
206. Remission of duty and compensation to owner in certain cases.
207. Saving of Rangoon Port Act.
 
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SCHEDULE.
 
PART  I.— * * * *
PART  II.--FORMS
 
A.—Form of Bond for Import-duty.
B.—Form of Bonded Warehouse Warrant.
C.—Form of Bond for the Removal of Spirit from a Licensed Distillery.
 
 
THE SEA CUSTOMS ACT.
[INDIA ACT VIII, 1878.] (1st April, 1878.)
CHAPTER I.
PRELIMINARY.
 
 
1-2. * * * *
3. In this Act, unless there be something repugnant in the subject or context,
(a) "Chief Customs-authority" means such officer as the President of the Union may
appoint in that behalf :
(b) "Chief Customs-officer" denotes the Chief Executive Officer of Sea-customs for
any port to which this Act applies : (c) "Customs-collector" includes every officer of Customs for the time" being in
separate charge of a custom-house, or duly authorized to perform all, or any
special, duties of an officer so in charge :
(d) "customs-port " means any place declared under section 11 to be a port for the
shipment and landing of goods :
(e) "foreign port" means any place beyond the limits of the Union of Burma :
(f) "vessel" includes anything made for the conveyance by water of human beings or
property:
(g) "coasting vessel" denotes any vessel proceeding from one customs-port to
another customs-port, whether touching at any "intermediate foreign port or not,
or proceeding from or to a customs-port to or from a place declared to be a port
under section 12 :
(h) "master", when used in relation to any vessel, means any personal except a
pilot or harbour-master, having command or charge of such vessel :
(i) "warehousing port " means any customs-port declared under section 14 to be a
warehousing port :
(j) "warehouse" denotes any place appointed or licensed under section 15 or
section 16.
 
4. When any person is expressly or impliedly authorized by the owner of any goods
to be his agent in respect of such goods for all or any of the purposes of this Act, and such
authorization is approved by the Customs-collector, such person shall, for such purposes,
be deemed to be the owner of such goods.
 
5. Anything which a master is required or empowered to do under this Act may, with
the express or implied consent of such master and the approval of the Customs-collector,
be done by a ship'
s agent.
 
 
CHAPTER II.
APPOINTMENT AND POWERS OF OFFICERS, ETC.
 
6. The President of the Union may appoint such persons as he thinks fit to be officers
of Customs, and to exercise the powers conferred, and perform the duties imposed, by this
Act on such officers.
 
7. The President of the Union may delegate to the Chief Customs-authority any
power conferred upon him by section 6, and the Chief Customs-authority may delegate to
any officer of Customs any power so delegated to it.
 
8. At any place for which there is no custom-house the Collector of the district and
the officers subordinate to him shall, unless the President of the Union otherwise directs,
perform all duties imposed by this Act on a Customs-collector and other officers of
Customs.
 
9. The Chief Customs-authority may from time to time make rules consistent with
this Ac t _
(a) prescribing and limiting the powers and duties of officers of Customs ;
(b) regulating the delegation of their duties by such officers ; and
(c) generally to carry out the provisions of this Act. 10. No Chief Customs-authority or Chief Customs-officer, and no other officer of
Customs whom such Chief authority or Chief officer deems it necessary to exempt on
grounds of public duty, shall be compelled to serve on any jury or inquest, or as air
assessor.
 
 
CHAPTER III.
APPOINTMENT OF PORTS, WHARVES, CUSTOM-HOUSES, WAREHOUSES, AND
BOARDING AND LANDING STATIONS.
 
11. The Chief Customs-authority may from time to time, by notification in the Gazette,_
(a) declare the places which alone shall be ports for the shipment and landing of
goods;
(b) declare the limits of such ports ;
(c) appoint proper places therein to be wharves for the landing and shipping of
goods, or of particular classes of goods ;
(d) declare the limits of any such wharf ;
(e) alter the name of any such port or wharf ; and
(f) declare what shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to be a custom-house,
and the limits thereof.
 
12. The Chief Customs-authority may also from time to time in like manner declare
places to be ports for the carrying on of coasting-trade with customs ports, or with any
specified customs-port, and for no other purpose.
 
13. The President of the Union may from time to time direct, by notification in the
Gazette, that all goods or any specified class of goods imported from or exported to any
foreign port to or from a customs-port shall, with such limitations and on such conditions ( i f
any) as he thinks fit, be treated for any of the purposes of this Act as goods imported from or
exported to a customs-port, as the case may be.
 
14. The Chief Customs-authority may from time to time declare, by Power to notification
in the Gazette, that any customs-port shall be a warehousing port for the purposes of this Act.
 
15. At any warehousing port the Chief Customs-officer may, from time to time, appoint
public warehouses wherein dutiable goods may be deposited without payment of duty on the
first importation thereof.
 
16. At any warehousing port the Chief Customs-officer may, from time to time, license
private warehouses wherein dutiable goods may be deposited as aforesaid.
 Every application for a licence for a private warehouse shall be in writing, and shall
be drawn up in such form as is from time to time prescribed by the Chief Customs-officer and
shall be signed by the applicant.
 Every licence granted under this section may be cancelled on conviction of the
licensee of any offence under this Act relating to warehouses, unless it is otherwise provided
in the licence, or on the expiration of one month'
s notice in writing given to the licensee by
the Chief Customs-officer.
 
17. The Chief Customs-officer may from time to time appoint, in or near any customs-
port, stations or limits at or within which vessels arriving at or departing from such port shall bring-to for the boarding or landing of officers of Customs, and may, unless separate
provision therefor has been made under the Ports Act, direct at what particular place in any
such port vessels, not brought into port by pilots, shall anchor or moor.
 
CHAPTER IV.
PROHIBITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION.
 
18. No goods specified in the following clauses shall be brought, whether by land or sea,
into the Union of Burma :—
(a) * * * *
(b) counterfeit coin ; or coin which purports to be current coin but which is not of
the established standard in weighs or fineness :
(c) any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, drawing, painting, representation, figure or
article :
(d) goods having applied thereto a counterfeit trade-mark within the meaning of the
Penal Code, or a false trade-description within the meaning of the Merchandise
Marks Act :
(e) goods made or produced beyond the limits of the United Kingdom, India or
Pakistan and the Union of Burma and having applied thereto any name or trade-
mark being, or purporting to be, the name or trade-mark of any person who is a
manufacturer, dealer or trader in the United Kingdom, in India or Pakistan or in
the Union of Burma unless--
(i) the name or trade-mark is, as to every application thereof, accompanied by a
definite indication of the goods having been made or produced in a place
beyond the limits of the United Kingdom, India or Pakistan and the Union
of Burma; and
(ii) the country in which that place is situated is in that indication indicated in
letters as large and conspicuous as any letter in the name or trade-mark, and
in the same language and character as the name or trade-mark :
(f) piece-goods, such as are ordinarily sold by length or by the piece, which
(i) have not conspicuously stamped in English numerals on each piece the
length thereof in standard yards, or in standard yards and a fraction of such
a yard, according to the real length of the piece; and  
(ii) have been manufactured beyond the limits of the Union of Burma; or
(iii) having been manufactured within those limits have been manufactured
beyond the limits of the Union of Burma in premises which, if they were in
the Union of Burma, would be a factory as defined in the Factories Act :
(g) matches made with white phosphorus.
 
19. The President of the Union may from time to time, by notification in the Gazette,
prohibit or restrict the bringing or taking by sea or by land goods of any specified description
into or out of the Union of Burma or any specified part thereof, either generally or from or to
any specified country, region, port or place beyond the limits of the Union of Burma.
 
19A. (1) Before detaining any such goods as are or may be specified Detention in or under
section 18 or section 19, as the case may be, or taking any further proceedings with a view to
the confiscation thereof under this Act, the Chief Customs-officer or other officer appointed
by the Chief Customs-authority in this behalf may require the regulations under this section,
whether as to information, security, conditions or other matters, to be complied with, and may satisfy himself in accordance with those regulations that the goods are such as are prohibited
to be imported.
 (2) The President of the Union may make regulations, either general or special,
respecting the detention and confiscation of goods tie importation of which is prohibited, and
the conditions, if any, to be fulfilled before such detention and confiscation, and may by such
regulations determine the information, notices and security to be given, and the evidence
requisite for any of the purposes of this section and the mode of verification of such
evidence.
 (3) Where there is on any goods a name which is identical with, or a colourable
imitation of, the name of a place in the United Kingdom, India or Pakistan or the Union of
Burma that name, unless accompanied in equally large and conspicuous letters, and in the
same language and character, by the name of the country in which such place is situate, shall
be treated for the purposes of sections 18 and 19 as if it were the name of a place in the
United Kingdom, India or Pakistan or the Union of Burma.
 (4) Such regulations may apply to all goods the importation of which is prohibited by
section 18 or under section 19, or different regulations may be made respecting different
classes of such goods or of offences in relation to such goods.
 (5) The regulations may provide for the informant reimbursing any
public officer and the Government all expenses and damages incurred in respect of any
detention made on his information, and of any proceedings consequent on such detention.
 (6) All regulations under this section shall be published in the Gazette.
 
 
CHAPTER  V.
LEVY OF, AND EXEMPTION FROM, CUSTOMS-DUTIES.
 
20. Except as hereinafter provided, customs-duties shall be levied such rates as may be
prescribed by or under any law
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for the time being' force, on
(a) goods imported or exported by sea into or from any customs-port from or to any
foreign port ;
(b) opium, salt or salted fish imported by sea from any customs-port into any other
customs-port ;
(c) goods brought from any foreign port to any customs-port, and, without payment
of duty, there transhipped for, or thence carried; to, and imported at, any other
customs-port ; and
(d) goods brought in bond from one customs-port to another.
 
21. Except as otherwise expressly provided by any law for the time being in force, goods
whereof any article liable to duty under this Act forms a part or ingredient shall be chargeable
with the full duty which would be payable on such goods if they were entirely composed of
such article, or, if composed of more than one article liable to duty, then with the full duty
which would be payable on such goods if they were entirely composed of the article charged
with the highest rate of duty.
 
22. The President of the Union may from time to time, by notification in the Gazette, fix,
for the purpose of levying duties, tariff-values of any goods exported or imported by sea on
which customs-duties are by law imposed and alter any such values fixed by any Tariff Act
for the time being in force.
 23. The President of the Union may from time to time, by notification in the Gazette,
exempt any goods imported into, or exported from, the Union of Burma, or into or from any
specified port therein, from the whole or any part of the customs-duties leviable on such
goods.
 
 The Chief Customs-authority may, with the previous sanction of the President of the
Union, by special order in each case, exempt from the payment of duty, under circumstances
of an exceptional nature to be stated in such order, any goods on which customs-duties are
leviable.
 
24. The Customs-collector may, subject to any general rules relating to the landing and
shipping of passengers' baggage and the passing of the same through the custom-house which
may be made under section 75, pass free of duty any baggage in actual use, and for this
purpose may determine, subject to any Such rules, whether any goods shall be treated as
baggage in actual use, or as goods subject to duty.
 
25. I f goods produced or manufactured in the Union of Burma be imported into any
customs-port from any foreign port, such goods shall be liable to all the duties, conditions
and restrictions ( if any) to which goods of the like kind and value not so produced or
manufactured are liable on the first importation thereof :
 Provided that, if such importation takes place within three years after the exportation
of such goods, and it is proved to the satisfaction of the Customs-collector that the property in
such goods has continued in the person by whom, or on whose account, they were exported,
the goods may be admitted without payment of duty.
 
26. Any goods produced or manufactured in the Union of Burma which have been
exported therefrom, and on the exportation of which any drawback of excise has been
received, shall on being imported into any customs-port be subjected, unless the Chief
Customs-officer in any particular case otherwise directs by special order, to payment of
excise duty at the rate to which goods of the like kind and quality are liable at such port.
 
27. All goods derelict; jetsam; flotsam and wreck, brought or coming into any place in the
Union of Burma, shall be subject to the same duties, if any, to which goods of the like kind
are for the time being subject on importation at any customs-port, and shall in other respects
be dealt with as if they were imported from a foreign port, unless it be shown to the
satisfaction of the Customs-collector that such goods are the produce or manufacture of any
place from which they are entitled to be admitted duty-free.
 
28. Provisions and stores produced or manufactured in the Union of Burma, required for
use on board of any vessel proceeding to any foreign port, may be shipped free of duty,
whether of customs or excise, in such quantities as the Customs-collector determines with
reference to the tonnage o the vessel, the numbers of the crew and passengers, and the length
of the voyage on which the vessel is about to depart :
 Provided that no rum shall be so shipped on any vessel going on a voyage of less than
thirty days' probable duration.
 
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 29. On the importation into, or exportation from, any customs-port of any goods, whether
liable to duty or not, the owner of such goods shall, in his bill of entry or shipping bill, as the
case may be, state the real value; quantity and description of such goods to the best of his
knowledge and belief, and shall subscribe a declaration of the truth of such statement at the
foot of such bill.
 In case of doubt, the Customs-collector may require any such owner or any other
person in possession of any invoice, broker's note, policy of insurance or other document,
whereby the real value, quantity or description of any such goods can be ascertained, to
produce the same, and to furnish any information relating to such value, quantity or descript-
ion which it is in his power to furnish. And thereupon such person shall produce such docu-
ment and furnish s information :
 Provided that, if the owner makes and subscribes a declaration before t Customs-
collector, to the effect that he is unable, from want of full information to state the real value
or contents of any case, package or parcel of goods, the Customs-collector shall permit him,
previous to the entry thereof, (1) to op such case, package or parcel, and examine the contents
in presence of an officer of Customs, or (2) to deposit such case, package or parcel in a public
warehouse appointed under section 15 without warehousing the same, pending the production of
such information.
 
30. For the purposes of this Act the real value shall be deemed to be__
(a) the wholesale cash price, less trade discount, for which goods of the like kind and
quality are sold, or are capable of being sold, at the time and place of importation
or exportation, as the case may be, without any abatement or deduction whatever,
except (in the case of goods imported) of the amount of
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the duties payable on the importation thereof : or
(b) where such price is not ascertainable, the cost at which goods of the like kind and
quality could be delivered at such place, without any abatement or deduction
except as aforesaid.
 
31. Goods chargeable with duty upon the value thereof, but for which a specific value is
not fixed by law for the purpose of levying duties thereon, shall, without unnecessary delay,
be examined by an officer of Customs. If it appears that the real value of such goods is
correctly stated in the bill of entry or shipping bill, the goods shall be assessed in accordance
therewith.
 
32. I f it appears that such goods are properly chargeable with a higher rate or amount of
duty than that to which they would be subject according to the value thereof as stated in the
bill of entry or shipping bill, such officer may detain such goods.
 In every such case the detaining officer shall forthwith give notice in writing to the
owner of the goods of their detention, and of the value thereof as estimated by him ; and the
Customs-collector shall, within two clear working days after such detention, or within such
reasonable period as may with the consent of the parties be arranged, determine either to
deliver such goods on payment of duty charged according to the entry of such owner, or to
retain the same for the use of Government.
 
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Inserted by Act XVI, 1953.
  I f the goods be retained for the use of Government, the Customs-collector shall cause
the full amount stated in the bill as their real value to be paid to the owner in full satisfaction
for such goods in the same manner as if they had been transferred by ordinary sale, and shall,
after due notice in the Gazette or some local newspaper, and without unnecessary delay,
cause them to be put up to public auction in wholesale lots for cash on delivery.
 I f the Customs-collector deems the highest offer made at such sale to be inadequate,
he may either adjourn the sale to some other day to be notified as aforesaid, or buy in the
goods, and without unnecessary delay dispose of them for the benefit of Government.
 I f the proceeds arising from such sale exceed the sum paid to the owner, together
with (in the case of goods imported) the duty to which the goods are liable and all charges
incurred by Government in connection with them, a portion not exceeding one-half of the
overplus shall, at the discretion of the Chief Officer of Customs, be payable to the officer who
detected the undervaluation of the goods.
 Nothing in this section shall prevent the Chief Officer of Customs, when he has
reason to believe that any such undervaluation was solely the result of accident or error, from
permitting the owner of the goods, on his application for that purpose, to amend such entry,
on payment of such increased rate of duties on the excess of the amended over the original
valuation, or on such other terms as the Chief Officer of Customs may determine.
 
33. If, on the first examination of any such goods under section 31, the Abatement owner
thereof states in writing that such goods are, in consequence of damage sustained before
delivery of the bill of entry, of value less than that stated in goods. such bill, the Customs-
collector, on being satisfied of the fact, may allow abatement of duty accordingly.
 The reduced duty to be levied on such goods may be ascertained by either Reduced of
the following methods, at the option of the owner :—
(a) the real value of such goods may be fixed on appraisement by an officer of
Customs and the duty may be assessed on the value so fixed ; or
(b) the goods may, after due notice in the Gazette or some local newspaper, be sold
by public auction at such time (within thirty days from the date of delivery of the
bill of entry), and at such place, as the Customs-collector appoints ; and the duty
may be assessed on the gross amount realized by such sale, without any
abatement or deduction, except (in the case, of goods imported) of so much as
represents the duties payable on the importation thereof.
 
34. When any goods, the value of which has been fixed by law for the purpose of levying
duties thereon, have, before delivery of the bill of entry, deteriorated to the extent of more
than one-tenth of their value, the duty on such goods shall, ,if the owner thereof so desires, be
assessed ad valorem.
 The real value of such goods shall be ascertained as provided in section 33, and the
duty shall be assessed thereon.
 
34A. Where the Customs-collector is satisfied that any goods on which duties are levied on
quantity and not on value, and which are of a kind which the President of the Union has, by
notification in the Gazette, declared that the provisions of this section shall apply, have before
delivery of the bill of entry deteriorated to the extent of more than one-tenth of their value, he
may allow an abatement of duty proportionate to the extent of such deterioration.
 
35. No abatement of duty on account of any deterioration shall be allowed on wine, spirit
or beer, or save as provided by section 34A on any other articles on which duties are levied
on quantity and not on value. 36. Except as provided in section 94, no amendment of a bill of entry or shipping bill
relating to goods assessed for duty on the declared value, quantity or description thereof shall
be allowed after such goods have been removed from the custom-house.
 
37. The rate of duty and the tariff valuation ( i f any) applicable to any goods imported
shall be the rate and valuation in force on the date on which the bill of entry thereof is
delivered to the Customs-collector under section 86 :
 Provided that, if such goods are warehoused under this Act, the rate and valuation ( i f
any) applicable thereto shall be the rate and valuation in force on the date of the actual
removal of such goods from the warehouse in the case of goods delivered out of a warehouse
for home consumption, and in the case of goods delivered out of a warehouse for removal
under bond to be re-warehoused where the duty is paid on such goods without their being re-
warehoused, the rate and valuation ( i f any) in force on the date on which duty is paid.
 Explanation.—A bill of entry shall, for the purposes of this section, be deemed to be
delivered when it is first presented to the proper officer of Customs.
 
38. The rate of duty and tariff-valuation ( if any) applicable to any goods exported shall
be the rate and valuation in force when a shipping bill of such goods is delivered under
section 137 :
 Provided that where the shipment of any goods is permitted without a shipping bill or
in anticipation of the delivery of a shipping bill, the rate of duty and tariff valuation, i f any,
applicable shall be the rate and valuation in force at the time when shipment of the goods
commences.
 
39. When customs-duties or charges have been short-levied through inadvertence, error,
collusion or misconstruction on the part of the officers of Customs, or through mis-statement
as to real value, quantity or description on the part of the owner,
 or when any such duty or charge, after having been levied, has been, owing to any
such cause, erroneously refunded,
 the person chargeable with the duty or charge so short-levied, or to whom such refund
has erroneously been made, shall pay the deficiency or repay the amount paid to him in
excess, on demand being made within three months from the date of the first assessment or
making of the refund ;
 and the Customs-collector may refuse to pass any goods belonging to such person
until the said deficiency or excess be paid or repaid.
 
40. No customs-duties or charges which have been paid, and of which repayment, wholly
or in part, is claimed in consequence of the same having been paid through inadvertence,
error or misconstruction, shall be returned, unless such claim is made within three months
from the date of such payment.
 
41. The Customs-collector may, if he thinks fit, instead of requiring payment of customs-
duties and charges due from any mercantile firm or public body, at the time such duties and
charges are payable under this Act, keep with such firm or body an account-current of such
duties and charges. Such account shall be settled at intervals not exceeding one month, and
such firm or body shall make a deposit or furnish security sufficient in the opinion of the
Customs-collector to cover the amount which may at any time be due from then in respect of
such duties and charges.
 
 CHAPTER VI,
DRAWBACK.
 
42. When any goods, capable of being easily identified, which have been imported by sea
into any customs-port from any foreign port, and upon which duties of customs have been
paid on importation, are re-exported by sea from such customs-port to any foreign port, or as
provisions or stores for use on board a shi
p
 proceeding to a foreign port, seven-eighths, or in
the case of silver bullion the whole, of such duties shall, except as otherwise hereinafter
provided, be repaid as drawback :
 Provided that, in every such case, the goods be identified to the satisfaction of the
Customs-collector at such customs-port, and that the re-export be made within two years
from the date of importation, as shown by the records of the custom-house, or within such
extended term as the Chief Customs-authority or the Chief Customs-officer, on sufficient
cause being shown, in any case determines :
 Provided further that the Chief Customs-officer shall not extend the term to a period
exceeding three years.
 
43. When any goods, having been charged with import-duty at one customs-port and
thence exported to another, are re-exported by sea as afore-said, drawback shall be allowed
on such goods as if they had been so re-exported from the former port :
 Provided that, in every such case, the goods be identified to the satisfaction of the
officer in charge of the custom-house at the port of final exportation, and that such final
exportation be made within three years from the on which they were first imported into the
Union of Burma.
 
43A. (1) Notwithstanding anything hereinbefore contained, the repayment of duty as
drawback in respect of goods which have been taken into use between importation and re-
exportation shall be subject to the provisions the rules made under sub-section (2).
 (2) The President of the Union may, subject to the condition of previos publication,
from time to time, by notification in the Gazette, make rules in respect of goods which have
been taken into use between importation and reexportation,_
(a) modifying the amount of duty which shall be repaid as drawback on any such
goods or class of such goods, or
(b) prohibiting the repayment of duty as drawback on any such goods, or class of
such goods, or
(c) varying the conditions for the grant of drawback on any such goods or class of
such goods by restricting the period after importa- tion within which the
goods must be re-exported.
 
44. A drawback of the whole of the customs-duties shall be allowed on wine and spirit
intended for the consumption of any officer of the Burma Navy, on board of any of
Government ships in actual service, unless such wine and spirit have been warehoused
without payment of duty on the first entry thereof.
 The quantity of wine and spirit on which drawback may be so allowed in any one year
for the use of such officers shall not exceed the quantities hereinafter allowed for each such
officer respectively ; that is to say__
 
         Gallons
For every Admiral       1,260
Vice-Admiral        1,050 Rear-Admiral .          840
Captain of 1st and 2nd rate         630
Captain of 3 d, 4th and 5th rate         420
Captain of an inferior rat         210
Liuetenant or other Commanding Officer, Marine-officer,
Master, Purser or Surgeon         105
 
45. Every person clearing and claiming drawback for wine or spirit, as provided in section
44, shall state in the shipping bill the name of the officer for whose use such wine or spirit is
intended, and of the ship in which he serves, as well as the place and date of the last supply
for which drawback was allowed.
 All such wine and spirit shall be delivered into the charge of the proper officers of
Customs at the port of shipment, to be shipped under their care ; and when the officer
commanding the ship has certified the receipt of such wine and spirit into his charge, and any
such officer of Customs has certified the shipment, the drawback shall be paid to the person
entitled to receive same.
 
46. The Customs-collector may permit the transfer of any such wine or spirit from one
naval officer to another naval officer on board of the same or of any other such vessel, as part
of his authorized quantity ;
 or may permit the transhipment of any such wine or spirit from one vessel to another
for the use of the same naval officer ;
 or the re-landing and warehousing of any such wine or spirit for future re-shipment.
The Customs-collector may also receive back the duties for any such wine or spirit, and allow
the same to be cleared for home-consumption.
 
47. Provisions and stores for the use of the Burma Navy or of any officer thereof which
are subject to duty may, in like manner, be transferred, transhipped or re-landed and
warehoused, free of duty ;
 and where duties have been paid on any such provisions or stores required for
shipment, drawback of such duties, whether of customs or excise, shall be allowed on receipt
of an application in writing from the officer commanding the ship for which they are
intended, or from some other officer duly authorized to make such application.
 
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49. The President of the Union may from time to time, by notification in the Gazette
(a) declare what goods shall, for the purpose of this Chapter, be deemed to be
capable of being easily identified ; and
(b) prohibit the payment of drawback upon the re-exportation of goods or any
specified goods or class of goods to any specified foreign port.
 
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Omitted by the Union of Burma (Adaptation of Laws) Order, 1948. 50. Notwithstanding anything hereinbefore contained, no drawback shall be allowed_
(a) upon goods not included in the export manifest, or
(b) where the goods to be exported are of less value than the amount of drawback
claimed, or
( c ) where the claim is for drawback amounting, in respect of any single shipment, to
less than five rupees, and the Customs-collector thinks fit to reject it, or
(d) on salt, salted fish or opium.
 
 
51. No drawback shall be allowed unless the claim to receive such draw-back be made
and established at the time of re-export.
 No such payment of drawback shall be made until the vessel carrying the goods has
put out to sea, or unless payment be demanded within six months from the date of entry for
shipment.
 
52. Every person, or his duly authorized agent, claiming drawback on any goods duly
exported, shall make and subscribe a declaration that such goods have been actually
exported, and have not been re-landed and are not intended-
to be re-landed at any
customs-port ; and that such person was at the time of entry outwards and shipment, and
continues to be, entitled to drawback thereon.
 
 
CHAPTER VII.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF VESSELS.
Arrival and Entry of Vessels inwards.
 
53. The Chief Customs-authority may, by  notification in the Gazette, fix a place in
any river or port, beyond which no vessel arriving shall pass until a manifest has been
delivered to the pilot, officer of Customs or other person duly authorized to receive the
same.
 If, in any river or port wherein a place has been fixed by the Chief Customs-
authority under this section, the master of any vessel arriving remains outside anchors
be- or below the place so fixed, such master shall, nevertheless, within twenty-four f ix
apiat a so hours after the vessel anchors, deliver a manifest to the pilot, officer of Customs
or other person authorized to receive the same.
 
54. If any vessel arrives at any customs-port in which a place has not been so fixed,
the master of such vessel shall, within twenty-four hours after such vessel has anchored
within the limits of the port, deliver a manifest to the pilot, officer of Customs or other
person authorized to receive the same.
 
55. Every manifest shall be signed by the master, and shall specify all goods
imported in such vessel, showing separately all goods (if any) intended to be landed,
transhipped or taken on to another port, and all ship's stores intended for consumption
in port or on the homeward voyage, and shall contain such further particulars, and be
made out in such form, as the Chief Customs-officer may from time to time direct.
 The Customs-collector shall permit the master to amend any obvious error in the
manifest, or to supply any omission which in the opinion of such Collector results from
accident or inadvertence, by furnishing an amended or supplementary manifest,  and may, if he thinks fit, levy thereon such fee as the Chief Customs-officer from
time to time directs.
 Except as herein provided, no import manifest shall be amended
 
56. The person receiving a manifest under section 53 or 54 shall countersign the same and
enter thereon such particulars as the Chief Customs-officer from time to time directs in this
behalf.
 
57. No vessel arriving in any customs-port shall be allowed to break bulk until a manifest
has been delivered as hereinbefore provided ; nor until a copy of such manifest, together with
an application for entry of such vessel inwards, has been presented by the master to the
Customs-collector, and an order has been given thereon for such entry.
 
58. The master shall, i f required so . to do by the Customs-collector at the time of
presenting such application, deliver to the Customs-collector the bill of lading or a copy
thereof for every part of the cargo laden on board, and any port-clearance, docket or other
paper granted in respect of such vessel at the place from which she is stated to have come,
and shall answer all such questions relating to the vessel, cargo, crew and voyage as are put
to him by such officer.
 The Customs-collector may, if any requisition or question made or put by him under
this section is not complied with or answered, refuse to grant such application.
 
59. Notwithstanding anything contained in section 57, the Customs-collector may grant,
prior to receipt of the manifest, and to the entry inwards of the vessel, a special pass
permitting bulk to be broken.
 The granting of such pass shall be subject to such rules as may from time to time be
made by the Chief Customs-authority.
 
60. Notwithstanding anything contained in section 53, 54, 57 or 58, the Customs-collector
may accept from the ship's agent, in lieu of the master, delivery of the manifest or of any
other document required by those sections to be delivered by the master.
 
Entry outwards, Port-clearance and Departure of Vessels.
 
61. No vessel shall take on board any part of her export cargo, until a written application
for entry of such vessel outwards, subscribed by the master of such vessel, has been made to
the Customs-collector, or before an order has been given thereon by such officer for such
entry.
 Every application made under this section shall specify the name, tonnage and
national character of the vessel, the name of the master and the name of every place for which
cargo is to be shipped.
 
62. No vessel, whether laden or in ballast, shall depart from any customs-port until a;
port-clearance has been granted by the Customs-collector or other officer duly authorized to
grant the same.
 
 And no pilot shall take charge of any vessel proceeding to sea, unless the master of
such vessel produces a port-clearance.
 63. Every application for port-clearance shall be made by the master at least twenty-four
hours before the intended departure of the vessel.
 The master shall at the time of applying for port-clearance--
(a) deliver to the Customs-collector a manifest in duplicate, in such form as may
from time to time be prescribed by the Chief Customs-offEcer, signed by such
master, specifying all goods to be exported in the vessel and showing separately
all goods and stores entered in the import manifest, and not landed or consumed
on board or transhipped ;
(b) deliver to the Customs-collector such shipping bills or other documents as such
Customs-collector acting under the general instructions of such Chief Customs-
officer requires ; and
(c) answer to the proper officer of Customs such questions touching the departure
and destination of the vessel as are demanded of him.
 The provisions of section 55 relating to the amendment of import manifests shall,
mutatis mutandis, apply also to export manifests delivered under this section.
 
64. The Customs-collector may refuse port-clearance to any vessel until--
(a) the provisions of section 63 are complied with ;
(b) all port-dues and other charges and penalties due by such vessel, or by the owner
or master thereof, and all duties payable in respect of any goods shipped therein,
have been duly paid, or their payment secured by such guarantee, or by deposit at
such rate, as such Customs-collector directs ;
(c) the ship's agent ( if any) delivers to the Customs-collector a declaration in writing
to the effect that he will be liable for any penalty imposed under section 167, No.
17, and furnishes security for the discharge of the same ;
(d) the ship's agent ( i f any) delivers to the Customs-collector a declaration in writing
to the effect that such agent is answerable for the discharge of all claims for
damage or short delivery which may be established by the owner of any goods
comprised in the import cargo in respect of such goods.
 A ship'
s agent delivering a declaration under clause (c) of this section shall be liable to
all penalties which might be imposed on the master under section 167, No. 17, and a ship's
agent delivering a declaration under clause (d) of this section shall be bound to discharge all
claims referred to in such declaration.
 
65. When the Customs-collector is satisfied that the provisions of section 63, and if
necessary of clauses (b) and (c) and (d) of section 64, have been complied with, he shall grant a
port-clearance to the master, and shall return at the same time to such master one copy of the
manifest duly countersigned by the proper officer of Customs.
 
66. Notwithstanding anything contained in sections 64 and 65, the Customs-collector may
(subject to such rules as the Chief Customs-authority may from time to time prescribe) grant a
port-clearance to the master when the ship'
s agent furnishes such security as the Customs-
collector deems sufficient for duly delivering, within five days from the date of such grant, the
manifest and other documents specified in section 63.
 
 
 
 
 
 CHAPTER VIII.
GENERAL PROVISIONS AFFECTING VESSELS IN PORT.  
 
67. The Customs-collector at any customs-port may at any time depute at his discretion one
or more officers of Customs to board any vessel in or arriving at such port.
 Every officer of Customs so sent shall remain on board of such vessel by day and by
night unless or until the Customs-collector otherwise orders.
 
68. Whenever an officer of Customs is so deputed on board of any vessel, the master of
such vessel shall be bound to receive on board such officer, and one servant of such officer, and
to provide such officer and servant with suitable shelter and accommodation, and likewise with
a due allowance of fresh water, and with the means of cooking on board.
 
69. Every officer of Customs so deputed shall have free access to every part of the vessel,
and may fasten down any hatchway or entrance to the hold and mark any goods before landing,
and lock up, seal, mark or otherwise secure any goods on board of such vessel.
 I f any box, place or closed receptacle in any such vessel be locked, and the key be
withheld, such officer shall report the same to the Customs-collector, who may thereupon issue
to the officer on board, or to any other officer under his authority, a written order to search.
 On production of such order, the officer bearing the same may require that any such
box, place or closed receptacle be opened in his presence ; and, i f it be not opened upon his
requisition, he may break open the same.
 
70. Unless with the written permission of the Customs-collector or accordance with a
general permission granted under section 74, no goods of than passengers
'
 baggage, or ballast
urgently required to be shipped for t vessel's safety, shall be shipped or water-borne to be
shipped or discharge from any vessel in any customs-port, except in the presence of an officer
of Customs.
 
71. When an officer of Customs is deputed under section 67 to remain on board a vessel
the tonnage of which does not exceed six hundred tons, a period of thirty working days,
reckoned from the date on which he boards such vessel, or such additional period as the
Customs-collector directs, shall be allowed for the discharge of import-cargo and the
shipment of export-cargo on board of such vessel.
 One additional day shall, in like manner, be allowed for every fifty tons in excess of
six hundred.
 No charge shall be made for the services of a single officer of Customs for such
allowed number of working days, or for the services of several such officers ( i f available) for
respective periods not exceeding in the aggregate such allowed number of working days.
 I f the period occupied in the discharge and shipment of cargo be in excess of thirty
working days, together with the additional period ( i f any) allowed under this section, the
vessel shall be charged with the expense of the officer of Customs at a rate not exceeding five
rupees per diem (Sundays and holidays excepted) for such excess period.
 In calculating any period allowed, or any charge made under this section, the period
( i f any) during which a vessel, after the completion of the discharge of import-cargo, and
before commencing the shipment of export-cargo, is laid up by the withdrawal of the officer
of Customs, upon application from the master, shall be deducted.
 72. Except with the written permission of the Customs-collector, no goods, other than
passengers
'
 baggage, shall in any customs-port be discharged from any vessel, or be shipped
or water-borne to be shipped,_
(a) on any Sunday or on any holiday or day on which the discharge or shipping of
cargo, as the case may be, is prohibited by the Chief Customs-authority ;
(b) on any day, except between such hours as such authority from time to time
appoints by notification in the Gazette.
 
73. No goods shall in any customs-port be landed at any place other than a wharf or other
place duly appointed for that purpose, and
 unless with the written permission of the Customs-collector, or when a general
permission has been granted under section 74, no goods shall in any customs-port be shipped
or water-borne to be shipped from any place other than a wharf or other place duly appointed
for that purpose.
 
74. Notwithstanding anything contained in section 70 or 73, the Chief Customs-authority
may, by notification in the Gazette, give general permission for goods to be shipped or water-
borne to be shipped in any customs-port and 73. from all or any places not duly appointed as
wharves, and without the presence or authority of an officer of Customs.
 
75. The Chief Customs-authority may from time to time make rules Power to for the
landing and shipping of passengers' baggage and the passing of the regarding
s
same through
the custom-house, and for the landing, shipping and clearing of baggage and parcels
forwarded by Government or other mails, or by other regular packets mails. and passenger-
vessels.
 When any baggage or parcels is or are made over to an officer of Landing-Customs
for the purpose of being landed, a fee of such amount as the Chief fees. Customs-authority
from time to time directs shall be chargeable thereon, as compensation for the expense and
trouble incurred in landing and depositing the same in the custom-house.
 
76. When any goods are water-borne for the purpose of being landed Boat-note. from any
vessel and warehoused or cleared for home consumption, or of being shipped for exportation
on board of any vessel, there shall be sent, with each boatload or other separate despatch, a
boat-note specifying the number of packages so sent and the marks and numbers or other
description thereof.
 Each boat-note for goods to be landed shall be signed by an officer of the vessel, and
likewise by the officer of Customs on board, if any such officer be on board, and shall be
delivered on arrival to any officer of Customs authorized to receive the same.
 Each boat-note for goods to be shipped shall be signed by the proper officer of
Customs, and, i f an officer of Customs is on board of the vessel on which such goods are to
be shipped, shall be delivered to such officer. I f no such officer be on board, every such boat-
note shall be delivered to the master of the vessel, or to an officer of the vessel appointed by
him to receive it.
 The officer of Customs who receives .any boat-note of goods landed and the officer of
Customs, master or other officer, as the case may be, who receives any boat-note of goods
shipped, shall sign the same and note thereon such particulars as the Chief Customs-officer
may from time to time direct.
 The Chief Customs-authority may from time to time, by notification in the Gazette,
suspend the operation of this section in any customs-port or part thereof.
 77. All goods water-borne for the purpose of being landed or shipped shall be landed or
shipped without any unnecessary delay.
 
78. Except in cases of imminent danger, no goods discharged into loaded in any boat for
the purpose of being landed or shipped shall transhipped into any other boat without the
permission of an officer Customs.
 
79. The Chief Customs-authority may declare with regard to customs-port, by notification
in the Gazette, that, after a date therein specified, no boat not duly licensed and registered
shall be allowed to ply as a car boat for the landing and shipping of merchandise within the
limits of s port.
 
80. The Customs-collector may, whenever he thinks fit, require that goods stowed in
bulk, and brought by sea or intended for exportation, shall. be weighed or measured on board
ship before landing or after shipment, a may levy duty according to the result of such
weighing or measurement.
 In any port with regard to which such notification has been issued, the Chief Officer
of Customs or other officer whom the Chief Customs-authority appoints in this behalf may,
subject to such rules and on payment of s fees as the Chief Customs-authority from time to
time prescribes notification in the Gazette, issue licences for and register cargo-boats. Su
officer may also, subject to rules so prescribed, cancel any licence so issued.
 
 
CHAPTER IX.
OF DISCHARGE OF CARGO AND ENTRY INWARDS OF GOODS.
 
81. When an order for entry inwards of any vessel which has arrived in any Customs-port
or a special pass permitting such vessel to break bulk has been given, the discharge of the
cargo of such vessel may be proceeded with.
 
82. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, no goods shall be allowed to leave any such
vessel, unless they are entered in the original manifest of such vessel, or in an amended or
supplementary manifest received under section 55.
 
83. If the owner of any goods (except such as have been shown in the import-manifest as
not to be landed) does not land such goods within such period as is specified in the bill of
lading of such goods, or, if no period is so specified, within such number of working days,
not exceeding fifteen, after the entry of the vessel importing the same, as the Chief Customs-
authority from time to time appoints by notification in the Gazette, or
 if the cargo of any vessel, with the exception of only a small quantity of goods, has
been discharged previously to the expiration of the period so specified or appointed, as the
case may be
 the master of such vessel or, on his application, the proper officer of Customs, may
then carry such goods to the custom-house, there to remain for entry.
 The Customs-collector shall thereupon take charge of, and grant receipts for, such
goods ;•
 and if notice in writing has been given by the master that the goods are to remain
subject to a lien for freight, primage, general average, or other charges of a stated amount, the
Customs-collector shall hold such goods until he receives notice in writing that the said
charges are paid.  
84. At any time after the arrival of any vessel the Customs-collector may, with the
consent of the master of such vessel, cause any small package or parcel of goods to be carried
to the custom-house, there to remain for entry, in charge of the officers of Customs, during
the remainder of the working days allowed under this Act for the landing of such package or
parcel.
 I f any package or parcel so carried to the custom-house remains unclaimed on the
expiration of the number of working days so allowed for its landing, or at the time of the
clearance outwards of the vessel from which it was landed, the master may give such notice
as is provided in section 83, and the officer in charge of the custom-house shall thereupon
hold such package or parcel as provided in that section.
 
85. Notwithstanding anything contained in sections 83 and 84, the Customs-collector in
any customs-port to which the Chief Customs-authority, by notification in the Gazette,
declares this section to be applicable, may permit the master of any vessel, immediately on
receipt of an order under section 57 or a special pass under section 59, to discharge the cargo
of such vessel or any portion thereof into the custody of the ship's agents, i f willing to
receive the same, for the purpose of landing the same forthwith__
(a) at the custom-house or any specified landing-place or wharf ; or
(b) at any landing-place or wharf belonging to any Port Commissioners, Port Trust or
other public body or company.
 
 Any ship'
s agent so receiving such cargo or portion shall be bound to discharge all
claims for damage or short delivery which may be established in respect of the same by the
owner thereof, and shall be entitled to recover from such owner his charges for service
rendered, but not for commission or the like, where any agent for the landing of such cargo or
portion has been previously appointed by the owner and such appointment is unrevoked.
 The Customs-collector shall take charge of all goods discharged under clause (a) of
this section, and otherwise proceed in relation thereto as provided in sections 83 and 88.
 A public body or company at whose landing place or wharf any goo are
discharged under clause (b) of this section shall not permit the same to be removed
without an order in writing from the Customs-collector.
 
86. The owner of any goods imported shall, on the landing thereof from the
importing ship, make entry of such goods for home consumption or warehousing by
delivering to the Customs-collector a bill of entry thereof in duplicate, in such form and
containing such particulars, in addition to the particulars specified in section 29, as
may, from time to tithe, be prescribed by the Chief Customs-officer.
 The particulars of such entry shall correspond with the particulars given of the
same goods in the manifest of the ship.
 
87. On the delivery of such bill the duty (if any) leviable on such goods shall be
assessed, and the owner of such goods may then proceed to clear the same for home
consumption, or warehouse them, subject to the provisions hereinafter contained.
 
88. If any goods are not entered and cleared for home consumption or warehoused
within four months from the date of entry of the vessel, such goods may, after due
notice to the owner, if his address can be ascertained, and in the Gazette, be sold by
public auction, and the proceeds thereof shall be applied, first, to the payment of
freight, primage and general average, if the goods are held by the Customs-collector subject to such charges under notice given under section 83, 84 or 85, next to the
payment of the duties which would be leviable on such goods if they were then cleared
for home consumption, and next to the payment of the other charges (if any) payable to
the Customs-collector in respect of the same.
 The surplus, if any, shall be paid to the owner of the goods, on his application
for the same : Provided that such application be made within one year from the sale of
the goods, or that sufficient cause be shown for not making it within such period.
 If any goods of which the Customs-collector has taken charge under section 83,
84 or 85 be of a perishable nature, the Customs-collector may at any time direct the sale
thereof, and shall apply the proceeds in like manner :
 Provided that, where any goods liable to be sold under this section are arms,
ammunition or military stores, they may be sold or otherwise disposed of at such place
(whether within or without the Union of Burma), and in such manner, as the Chief
Customs-authority may, with the concurrence of the President of the Union, direct :
 Provided also that nothing in this section shall authorize the removal for home
consumption of any dutiable goods without payment of duties thereon,
 
 
CHAPTER X.
OF CLEARANCE OF GOODS FOR HOME CONSUMPTION.
 
89. When the owner of any goods entered for home consumption, and ( if such goods be
liable to duty) assessed under section 87, has paid the import-duty ( i f any) assessed on such
goods and any charges payable under this Act in respect of the same, the Customs-officer
may make an order clearing the same , and such order shall be sufficient authority for the
removal of such goods by the owner.
 
 
CHAPTER XI.
WAREHOUSING.
Of the Admission of Goods into a Warehouse.
 
90. When any dutiable goods have been entered for warehousing and Application
assessed under section 87, the owner of such goods may apply for leave to to ware-deposit
the same in any warehouse appointed or licensed under this Act.  house.
 
91. Every such application shall be in writing signed by the applicant, Form of and shall
be in such form as is from time to time prescribed by the Chief Customs-authority.
 
92. When any such application has been made in respect of any goods, the owner of the
goods to which it relates shall execute a bond, binding himself, in a penalty of twice the
amount of duty assessed under section 87 on such goods, -
(a) to observe all rules prescribed by this Act in respect of such goods ;
(b) to pay, on demand, all duties, rent and charges claimable on account of such
goods under this Act, together with interest on the same from the date of demand
at such rate not exceeding six per cent per annum as is for the time being fixed by
the Chief Customs-authority ; and
(c) to discharge all penalties incurred for violation of the provisions of this Act in
respect of such goods.  
 Every such bond shall be in the form marked A hereto annexed, or, when such form is
inapplicable or insufficient, in such other form as is from time to time prescribed by the Chief
Customs-authority,
 and shall relate to the cargo or portion of the cargo of one vessel only.
 
93. When the provisions of sections 91 and 92 have been complied with in respect of any
goods, such goods shall be forwarded in charge of an officer of Customs to the warehouse in
which they are to be deposited.
 A pass shall be sent with the goods specifying the name of the importing vessel
and of the bonder, the marks, numbers and contents of each package, and the warehouse
or place in the warehouse wherein they are to be deposited.
 
94. On receipt of the goods, the pass shall be examined by the warehousekeeper, and
shall be returned to the Customs-collector.
 No package, butt, cask or hogshead shall be admitted into any warehouse unless
it bears the marks and numbers specified in, and otherwise corresponds with, the pass
for its admission.
 If the goods be found to correspond with the pass, the warehouse-keeper shall
certify to that effect on the pass, and the warehousing of such goods shall be deemed to
have been completed.
 If the goods do not so correspond, the fact shall be reported by the warehouse-
keeper for the orders of the Customs-collector, and the goods shall either be returned to
the custom-house in charge of an officer of Customs, or kept in deposit pending such
orders, as the warehouse-keeper deems most convenient.
 If the quantity or value of any goods has been erroneously stated in the bill of
entry, the error may be rectified at any time before the warehousing of the goods is
completed, and not subsequently.
 
95. Except as provided in section 100, all goods shall be warehoused in the
packages, butts, casks or hogsheads in which they have been imported.
 
96. Whenever any goods are lodged in a public warehouse or a licensed private
warehouse, the warehouse-keeper shall deliver a warrant signed by him as such to the
person lodging the goods.
 Such warrant shall be in the form B hereto annexed, and shall be transferable by
endorsement ; and the endorsee shall be entitled to receive the goods specified in such
warrant on the same terms as those on which the person who originally lodged the
goods would have been entitled to receive the same.
 The Chief Customs-authority may, by notification in the Gazette, exempt salt
and salted fish from the operation of this section, and may in like manner cancel such
exemption.
 
Rules relating to Goods in a Warehouse.
 
97. The Customs-collector, or any officer deputed by him for the purpose, shall have
access to any private warehouse licensed under this Act.
 
98. The Customs-collector, may at any time by order in writing direct that any goods
or packages lodged in any warehouse shall be opened, weighed or otherwise examined ; and, after goods have been so opened or examined, may cause the same to be sealed or
marked in such manner as he thinks fit.
 When any goods have been so sealed and marked after examination, they shall
not be again opened without the permission of the Customs-collector ; and, when any
such goods have been opened with such permission, the packages shall, if he thinks fit, be again
sealed or marked as before.
 
99. Any owner of goods lodged in a warehouse shall, at any time within the hours of
business, have access to his goods in presence of an officer of Customs, and an officer of
Customs shall, upon application for the purpose being made in writing to the Customs-
collector, be deputed to accompany such owner.
 When an officer of Customs is specially employed to accompany such owner, a sum
sufficient to meet the expense thereby incurred shall, if the Customs-collector so require, be
paid by such owner to the Customs-collector, and such sum shall, if the Customs-collector so
direct, be paid in advance.
 
100. With the sanction of the Customs-collector, and after such notice given, and under such
rules and conditions as the Chief Customs-authority from time to time prescribes, any owner of
goods may, either before or after warehousing the same,—
(a) sort, separate, pack and repack the goods, and make such alterations therein as may
be necessary for the preservation, sale, shipment or disposal thereof (such goods to
be repacked _in the packages in which they were imported, or in such other
packages as the Customs-collector permits) ;
(b) fill up any casks of wine, spirit or beer from any casks of the same secured in the
same warehouse ;
(c) mix any wines or spirit of the same sort secured in the same warehouse, erasing
from the casks all import brands, unless the whole of the wine or spirit so mixed be
of the same brand ;
(d) bottle-off wine or spirit from any casks ;
(e) take such samples of goods as may be allowed by the Customs-collector with or
without entry for home consumption, and with or without payment of duty, except
such as may eventually become payable on a deficiency of the original quantity.
 
 After any such goods have been so separated and repacked in proper or approved
packages, the Customs-collector may, at the request of the owner of such goods, cause or
permit any refused, damaged or surplus goods remaining after such separation or repacking (or,
at the like request, any goods which may not be worth the duty) to be destroyed, and may remit
the duty payable thereon.
 
101. If goods be lodged in a public warehouse, the owner shall pay monthly, on receiving a
bill or written demand for the same from the Customs collector or other officer deputed by him
in that behalf,, rent and warehouse- dues. dues at such rates as the Chief Customs-officer may
fix.
 A table of the rates of rent and warehouse-dues so fixed shall be placed in a
conspicuous part of such warehouse.
 I f any bill for rent or warehouse-dues presented under this section' not discharged
within ten days from the date of presentation, the Customs collector may, in the discharge of
such demand (any transfer or assign ment of the goods notwithstanding) cause to be sold by
public auction after due notice in the Gazette, such sufficient portion of the goods as he may
select.  Out of the proceeds of such sale, the Customs-collector shall first satisfy the demand
for the discharge of which the sale was ordered and shall then pay over the surplus ( i f any) to
the owner of the goods :
 Provided that the application for such surplus be made within one year from the date
of the sale of the goods or that sufficient cause be shown for not making it within such
period.
 
102. No warehoused goods shall be taken out of any warehouse, except on clearance for
home consumption or shipment, or for removal to another warehouse, or as otherwise
provided by this Act.
 
103. Any goods warehoused may be left in the warehouse in which they are deposited, or
in any warehouse to which they may in manner hereinafter provided be removed, till the
expiry of three years after the date of the bond executed in relation to such goods under
section 92. The owner of any goods remaining in a warehouse on the expiry of such period
shall clear the same for home consumption or shipment in manner hereinafter provided :
 Provided that when the licence for any private warehouse is cancelled, and the
Customs-collector gives notice of such cancelment to the owner of any goods deposited in
such warehouse, such owner shall in manner hereinafter provided, and within seven days
from the date on which such notice is given, remove such goods to another warehouse or
clear them for home consumption or shipment.
 
Of the Removal of Goods from one Warehouse to another.
 
104. Any owner of goods warehoused under this Act may, at any time within three years
from the date of the bond executed in respect of such goods under section 92, and with the
permission of the Chief Customs-officer, and on such conditions and after giving such
security ( if any) as such officer directs, remove goods from one warehouse to another
warehouse in the same port.
 When any owner desires so to remove any goods, he shall apply for permission to do
so in such form as the Chief Customs-officer from time to time precribes.
 
105. Any owner of goods warehoused at any warehousing port may, from time to time,
within the said period of three years, remove the same by sea or by inland carriage, in order
to be re-warehoused at any other warehousing port.
 When any owner desires so to remove any goods for such purpose, he
p
rocedure. shall
apply to the Chief Customs-officer, stating the particulars of the goods to be removed, and
the name of the port to which it is intended that they shall be removed, together with such
other particulars, and in such manner and form, as the Chief Customs-officer from time to
time prescribes.
 
106. When permission is granted for the removal of any goods from one warehousing port
to another under section 105, an account containing the particulars thereof shall be
transmitted by the proper officer of the port of removal to the proper officer of the port of
destination ;
 and the person requiring the removal shall before such removal enter into a bond, with
one sufficient surety, in a sum equal at least to the duty chargeable on such goods, for the due
arrival and re-warehousing thereof at the port of destination within such time as the Chief
Customs-officer directs.  Such bond may be taken by the proper officer either at the port of removal or at the
port of destination as best suits the convenience of the owner.
 I f such bond is taken at the port of destination, a certificate thereof, signed by the
proper officer of such port, shall, at the time of the removal of such goods, be produced to the
proper officer at the port of removal ; and such bond shall not be discharged unless such
goods are produced to the proper officer, and duly re-warehoused at the port of destination
within the time allowed for such removal, or are otherwise accounted for to the satisfaction of
such officer ; nor until the full duty due upon any deficiency of such goods, not so accounted
for, has been paid.
 
107. The Chief Customs-officer may permit any person desirous of removing warehoused
goods to enter into a general bond, with such sureties, in such amount, and under such
conditions, as the Chief Customs-officer approves, for the removal, from time to time, of any
goods from one warehouse to another, either in the same or in a different port, and for the due
arrival and re-warehousing of such goods at the port of destination within such time as such
officer directs.
 
108. Upon the arrival of warehoused goods at the port of destination, they shall be entered
and warehoused in like manner as goods are entered and werehoused on the first importation
thereof, and under the laws and rules, in so far as such laws and rules are applicable, which
regulate the entry and warehousing of such last-mentioned goods.
 
109. Every bond executed under section 92 in respect of any goods shall, unless the Chief
Officer of Customs in any case deems a fresh bond to be necessary, continue in force,
notwithstanding the subsequent removal of such goods to another warehouse or warehousing
port.
 
110. Any owner of goods warehoused may, at any time within three years from the date of
the bond executed under section 92 in respect of such goods, clear such goods for home
consumption by paying (a) the duty assessed on such goods under section 87, or, where the
duty on such goods is altered under the provisions hereinafter contained, such altered duty ;
and (b) all rent, penalties, interest and other charges payable to the Customs-collector in
respect of such goods.
 
111. Any owner of goods warehoused may, at any time within three years from the date of
the bond executed under section 92 in respect of such goods clear such goods for shipment to
a foreign port on payment of all rent, penalties, interest and other charges payable as
aforesaid and without payment of import-duty on the same
 Provided that the President of the Union may prohibit the shipment for exportation to
any specified foreign port of warehoused goods in respect of which payment of drawback or
transhipment has been prohibited under section 49 or 134 respectively.
 
112. Provisions and stores warehoused at the time of importation may, within the said
period of three years, be shipped without payment of duty for use on board of any vessel
proceeding to a foreign port.
 
113. Application to clear goods from any warehouse for home consumption or for
shipment shall be made in such form as the Chief Customs-officer from time to time
prescribes.  Such application shall ordinarily be made to the Customs-collector at least twenty-
four hours before it is intended so to clear such goods.
 
114. If any goods upon which duties are leviable ad valorem or on a tariff valuation
receive damage through unavoidable accident after they have been entered for warehousing
and assessed under section 87, and before they are cleared for home consumption, they shall,
if the owner so desires, be re-assessed for duty according to their actual value, and a new
bond for the same may, at the option of the owner, be executed for the unexpired term of
warehousing.
 
115. If, after any goods entered for warehousing have been assessed under section 87, any
alteration is made in the duty leviable upon such goods or in the tariff-valuation ( i f any)
applicable thereto, such goods shall be re-assessed in accordance with such alteration.
 
116. If it appear at the time of clearing any wine, spirit, beer or salt from any warehouse for
home consumption that there exists a deficiency not otherwise accounted for to the satisfaction
of the Customs-collector, an allowance on account of ullage and wastage shall be made in
adjusting the duties thereon, as follows (namely) :- -
(a) upon wine, spirit and beer in cask to an extent not exceeding the rates specified
below, or such other rates as may, from time to time, be prescribed in this behalf by
the Chief Customs-authority and notified in the Gazette :
 
For any time not exceeding      6 months, 2½ per cent.
 exceeding 6 months and not exceeding  12 months,   5 per cent.
 exceeding 12 months and not exceeding 18 months,   7½ per cent.
 exceeding 18 months and not exceeding   2 years,    10 per cent.
 exceeding 2 years and not exceeding    3 years,    12 per cent.
 
(b) in the case of salt warehoused in a public warehouse, only the amount actually
cleared shall be charged with customs-duties :
(c) in the case of salt warehoused in a private warehouse, wastage shall be allowed at
such rate as may be prescribed from time to time by the Chief Customs-authority
and notified in the Gazette.
 
117. When any wine, spirit, beer or salt lodged in a warehouse is found to be deficient at the
time of the delivery therefrom, and such deficiency is proved to be due solely to ullage or
wastage, the Chief Customs-officer may direct, in respect of any such article, that allowance be
made in any special case for a rate of ullage or wastage exceeding that contemplated in section
116.
 
Of the Forfeiture and Discharge of the Bond.
 
118. If any warehoused goods are removed from the warehouse in contravention of section
102 ; or
 if any such goods have not been removed from the warehouse at the expiration of the
time during which such goods are permitted by section 103 to remain in such warehouse ; or
 if any goods in respect of which a bond has been executed under section 92 and which
have not been cleared for home consumption or shipment, or removed under this Act, are lost:
or destroyed otherwise than as provided in section 100 or as mentioned in section 122, or are
not accounted for to the satisfaction of the Customs-collector ; or  if any such goods have been taken under section 100 as samples without payment of
duty ;
 the Customs-collector may thereupon demand, and the owner of such goods shall
forthwith pay, the full amount of duty chargeable on account of such goods, together with all
rent, penalties, interest and other charges payable to the Customs-collector on account of the
same.
 
11 9. I f any owner fails to pay any sum so demanded, the Custom collector may forthwith
either proceed upon the bond executed under sec 92, or cause such portion as he thinks fit of
the goods ( i f any) in the warehouse on account of which the amount is due to be detained with
a view to recovery of the demand ;
 and if the demand be not discharged within ten days from the date such detention (due
notice thereof being given to the owner), the goods detained may be sold by public auction duly
advertised in the Gazette.
 The net proceeds of any sale so made of goods so detained shall be written off upon the
bond in discharge thereof to the amount received, and if an surplus be obtained from such sale,
beyond the amount of the demand, such surplus shall be paid to the owner of the goods :
Provided that application for the same be made within one year from the sale, or that sufficient
cause be shown for not making the application within such period.
 No transfer or assignment of the goods shall prevent the Customs
.
 collector from
proceeding against such goods in the manner above provided for any amount due thereon.
 
120. When any warehoused goods are taken out of any warehouse, the Customs-collector
shall cause the fact to be noted on the back of the bond.
 Every note so made shall specify the quantity and description of such goods, the
purposes for which they have been removed, the date or removal, the name of the person
removing them, the number and date of the shipping bill under which they have been taken
away if removed for exportation by sea or of the bill of entry if removed for home
consumption, and the amount of duty paid. ( i f any).
 
121. A register shall be kept of all bonds entered into for customs-duties on warehoused
goods, and entry shall be made in such register of all particulars required by section 120 to be
specified.
 When such register shows that the whole of the goods covered by any bond have been
cleared for home consumption or shipment, or otherwise duly accounted for, and when all
amounts due on account of such goods have been paid, the Customs-collector shall cancel such
bond as discharged in full, and shall on demand deliver it, so cancelled, to the person who has
executed or who is entitled to receive it.
 
Miscellaneous.
 
122. If any goods in respect of which a bond has been executed under section 92 and which
have not been cleared for home consumption are lost or destroyed by unavoidable accident or
delay, the Chief Customs-officer may in his discretion remit the duties due thereon:
 Provided that, if any such goods be so lost or destroyed in a private warehouse, notice
thereof be given to the Customs-collector within forty eight hours after the discovery of such
loss or destruction.
 
123. The warehouse-keeper in respect of goods lodged in a public warehouse, and the
licensee in respect of goods lodged in a private warehouse, hall be responsible for their due reception therein and delivery therefrom, keeper and for their safe custody while deposited
therein, according to the quantity, weight or gauge reported by the Custom-house officer who
has assessed such goods, allowance being made, it necessary, for ullage and wastage as
provided in sections 116 and 117 :
 Provided that no owner of goods shall be entitled to claim from the Compensa-
Customs-collector, or from any keeper of a public warehouse, compensation for toioi gory ss
any loss or damage occurring to such goods while they are being passed into or out of such
warehouse, or while they remain therein, unless it be proved that such loss or damage was
occasioned by the wilful act or neglect of the warehouse-keeper or of an officer of Customs.
 
124. Every public warehouse shall be - under the lock and key of a warehouse-keeper
appointed by the Chief Officer of Customs.
 
125. The Chief Customs-officer may from time to time determine in what division of any
public warehouse, and in what manner, and on what terms, any goods may be deposited, and
what sort of goods may be deposited in any such warehouse.
 
126. The expenses of carriage, packing and stowage of goods on their reception into or
removal from a public warehouse shall, if paid by the Customs-collector or by the
warehouse-keeper, be chargeable on the goods and be defrayed by, and recoverable from, the
owner, in the manner provided in section 119.
 
127. * * * *
 
 
CHAPTER XII.
TRANSHIPMENT.
 
128. In the ports of Rangoon, Moulmein, Akyab, and such other ports as the Chief
Customs-authority may from time to time, by notification in the Gazette, direct in this behalf,
the Customs-collector may, on application by the owner of any goods imported into such
port, and specially and distinctly manifested at the time of importation as for transhipment to
some other customs or foreign port, grant leave to tranship the same without payment of the
duty (if any) leviable at the port of transhipment, and without any security or bond for the due
arrival and entry of the goods at the port of destination.
 In any customs-port other than a port in which the preceding clause m for the time
being be in force, the Customs-collector may, on application the owner of any goods so
imported and manifested, grant leave for transhipment  without payment of the duty (if any)
leviable at such port : Provided that, where the goods so transhipped are dutiable, and are to
be removed some other customs-port, the applicant shall enter into a bond, with sue security
as may be required of him, in a sum equal at least to the duty chargeable on such goods, for
the due arrival and entry thereof at the port of destination within such time as such Customs-
collector directs.
 
129. An officer of Customs shall, in every case, be deputed free of charge to superintend
the removal of transhipped goods from vessel to vessel.
 
130. The powers conferred on the Customs-collector by section 128 shall be exercised, and
the transhipment shall be performed, subject to such rules as may from time to time be made
by the Chief Customs-authority.  No rules made under this section shall come into force until after the expiry of such
reasonable time from the date of the publication of the same as the Chief Customs-authority
may in each case appoint in this behalf.
 
131. All goods transhipped under the second clause of section 128 for removal to a
customs-port shall, on their arrival at such port, be entered in like manner as goods are
entered on the first importation thereof, and under the laws and rules, in so far as such laws
and rules can be made applicable, which regulate the entry of such last-mentioned goods.
 
132. If two or more vessels belonging wholly or in part to the same owner be at any
customs-port at the same time, any provisions and stores in use or ordinarily shipped for use
on board may, at the discretion of the Customs-collector, be transhipped from one such vessel
to any other such vessel without payment of import-duty.
 
133. A transhipment-fee on any goods or class of goods transhipped under this Act may be
levied at such rates, on each bale or package, or according to weight, measurement, quantity
or number, and under. such rules, as the Chief Customs-authority may from time to time, by
notification in the Gazette, prescribe for each port.
 
134. The President of the Union may from time to time, by notification in the Gazette,
prohibit, at any specified port or at all ports, the transhipment of any specified class of goods,
genearally or when destined for any specified ports, or prescribe any special mode of
transhipping any specified class of goods.
 
135. Except as provided in this Act, no goods shall be transhipped at any port or place in the
Union of Burma.
 
 
CHAPTER  XIII.
EXPORTATION OR SHIPMENT AND RE-LANDING.
 
136. Except with the written permission of the Customs-collector, no goods, other than
passengers
'
 baggage, or ballast urgently required for a vessel
'
s safety, shall be shipped or
water-borne to be shipped in any vessel in a customs-port until an order has been obtained
under section 61 for entry outwards of such vessel.
 When such order has been obtained, the export-cargo of such vessel may be shipped,
subject to the provisions next hereinafter contained.
 
137. No goods, except passengers
'
 baggage, shall be shipped or water-borne to be shipped
for exportation until_
(a) the owner has delivered to the Customs-collector, or other proper officer, a
shipping bill of such goods in duplicate, in such form and containing such
particulars in addition to those specified in section 29 as may from time to time
be prescribed by the Chief Customs-officer ;
(b) such owner has paid the duties ( i f any) payable on such goods ; and
(c) such bill has been passed by the Customs-collector :
 Provided that the Chief Customs-officer  may, in the case of any customs-port or
wharf, by notification in the Gazette, and subject to such restrictions and conditions, i f any,
as he thinks fit, exempt goods or any specified goods or class of goods or any specified
person or class of persons from all or any of the provisions of- this section.  
138. Before any warehoused goods or goods subject to excise-duties, or goods entitled to
drawback of customs-duties on exportation, or goods exportable only under particular rules or
restrictions, are permitted to be exported, the owner shall, if required so to do, give security
by bond in such sum, not exceeding twice the duty leviable on such goods, as the Customs-
collector directs, with one sufficient surety, that such goods shall be duly shipped, exported
and landed at the place for which they are entered outwards, or shall be otherwise accounted
for to the satisfaction of such officer.
 
139. When goods are cleared for shipment on a shipping bill presented after port-clearance
has been granted, the Customs-collector may, if he thinks fit, levy, in addition to any duty to
which such goods are ordinarily liable, a charge not exceeding -
(a) in the case of goods liable to duties on fixed tariff-valuations, one per cent. on the
tariff-value ;
(b) in the case of all other goods, one per cent. on the market-value.
 
 Nothing in this section shall apply to any shipment of treasure or opium.
 
140. If any goods mentioned in a shipping bill or manifest be not shipped, or be
shipped and afterwards re-landed, the owner shall, before the expiration of five clear
working days after the vessel on which such goods were intended to be shipped, or from
which they were re-landed, has left the port, give information of such short-shipment or
re-landing to the Customs-collector.
 Upon an application being made to the Customs-collector, any duty levied upon
goods not shipped, or upon goods shipped and afterwards re-landed, shall be refunded
to the person on whose behalf such duty was paid: Provided that no such refund shall be
allowed unless information has been given as above required.
 
141. If, after having cleared from any customs-port, any vessel, without having
discharged her cargo, returns to such port, or puts into any other customs-port, any
owner of goods in such vessel, if he desires to land or tranship the same or any portion
thereof for re-export, may, with the consent of the master, apply to the Customs-
collector in that behalf.
 The Customs-collector, if he grants the application, shall thereupon send an
officer of Customs to watch the vessel, and to take charge of such goods during such re-
landing or transhipment.
 Such goods shall not be allowed to be transhipped or re-exported free of duty by
reason of the previous settlement of duty at the time of first export, unless they are
lodged and remain, until the time of re-export, under the custody of an officer of
customs in a place appointed by the Customs-collector, or are transhipped  
 All expenses attending such custody shall be borne by the owner.
 
142. In either of the cases mentioned in section 141, the master of the vessel may enter
such vessel inwards, and any owner of goods therein may, with the consent of the master,
land the same under the rules herein contained for the importation of goods.
 In every such case, any export-duty levied shall be refunded to, and any amount paid
in drawback shall be recovered from, such owner.
 
143. The Customs-collector may, on application by the master of any vessel which is
obliged before completing her voyage to put into any customs-port for repairs, permit him to land the cargo, or any portion thereof, and to place it in the custody of an officer
of Customs during such repairs, and to re-ship and export the same free of duty.
 All expenses attending such custody shall be borne by the master.
 
 
CHAPTER XIV.
SPIRIT.
Exportation of Spirit under Bond for Excise-duty.
 
144. The Chief Customs-authority may from time to time make rules prescribing the
conditions on which spirit manufactured in the Union of Burma may be removed from
any licensed distillery for exportation without payment of excise-duty.
 The person so removing any such spirit shall execute a bond with one or more
sureties, in the form marked C hereto annexed, or (when such form is inapplicable or
insufficient) in such other form as the said authority from time to time prescribes,
conditioned that such duty shall be paid on all such spirit as is.
(a) not exported within four months from the date of the bond, or
(b) exported to a customs-port, unless either the payment of excise-duty as
provided by this Chapter in respect thereof at the port of destination or the
delivery of the spirit into a warehouse appointed in this behalf by the Chief
Customs-authority having authority at that port is within six months from the
date of the bond proved to the satisfaction of the proper officer.
 The Chief Officer of Customs of the port of exportation may, on sufficient cause
shown, extend for a further term not exceeding four months the period allowed for the
exportation of any such spirit, or for the production of such proof that duty has been so
paid or the spirit so delivered.
 
145. Spirit intended for exportation under bond for the excise-duty shall, except when
provision is made by any enactment for the time being in force for its being
intermediately deposited in a licensed warehouse, be taken from the distillery direct to
the custom-house, under passes to be granted for that purpose by the officers of Excise.
 
146. Spirit brought to the custom-house for exportation under bond for  G o
in
of the
excise-duty may, previous to shipment, be gauged and proved by an officer sprit, of
Customs, and the quantity of spirit for which credit is to be given in the settlement of
any bond may be determined in the same manner.
 
147. Excise-duty shall be recoverable previous to shipment upon the excess (if any) of
the quantity of spirit passed from a distillery over the quantity ascertained by gauge and
proof at the custom-house, less an allowance for ullage and wastage at such rates as are
from time to time prescribed by the Chief Customs-authority and notified in the
Gazette.
 
148. Notwithstanding anything in the Burma Tariff Act,' spirit exported under bond for
excise-duty from any customs-port to any other customs-port shall be charged at the port of
importation with excise-duty the ordinary rate to which the spirit of the like kind and strength
is liable a such port:
 Provided that the Chief Customs-authority may authorize the import of such spirit
without the payment of that duty at the port of importation when, the spirit is to be delivered into a warehouse appointed by the Chief Customs-authority in this behalf, and the excise-duty
thereon is to be paid on the, removal of the spirit from a warehouse so appointed.
 
149. Spirit brought to the custom-house or to a warehouse licensed under any enactment
for the time being in force for exportation under bond for the excise-duty may, on payment of
such duty, be removed for local consumption under passes to be granted for that purpose by
the officers of Excise.
 Credit for every such payment shall be given in discharge of the bond to which it
relates.
 
Drawback of Excise-duty on Export of Spirit.
 
150. A drawback of excise-duty paid on spirit manufactured in the Union of Burma and
exported to any foreign port under the provisions of section 138 shall be allowed by the
Customs-collector at the port of exportation :
 Provided that the exportation be made within one year from the date of payment of
such excise-duty, and that the spirit, when brought to the custom-house, be accompanied by a
pass in which such payment is certified.
 Such drawback shall be regulated by the strength and quantity of such spirit as
ascertained by gauge and proof by an officer of Customs.
 This section applies, so far as it can be made applicable, also to fermented liquor
made in the Union of Burma from malt and so exported.
 
Miscellaneous.
 
151. Notwithstanding anything in the Burma Tariff Act,
1
 if spirit manufactured in the
Union of Burma upon which excise-duty has been paid is exported from one customs-port to
another, and the rate of local excise-duty at the port of importation is higher than that already
paid upon such spirit, a differential duty shall be charged thereon, at such rate as the President
of the Union may, by notification in the Gazette, from time to time prescribe :
 Provided that the Chief Customs-authority may authorize the import of such spirit
without the payment of the differential duty at the port of importation when the spirit is to be
delivered into a warehouse appointed by the Chief Customs-authority in this behalf, and the
differential duty is to be paid on the removal of the spirit from a warehouse so appointed.
 
152. Rum-shrub, cordial and other such liquor prepared in a licensed distillery under
the supervision of the surveyor or officer in charge of the distillery shall be charged
with excise-duty under this Act according to the quantity of spirit used in its preparation
as ascertained by such surveyor or officer.
The provisions of this Act respecting spirit, except such as relate to gauge and proof,
shall apply to such liquor.
 
 
 
 
 
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Now the Tariff Act, No. LXXII of 1953. 153. No drawback shall be allowed for any spirit on which duty has been paid, nor
shall the duty due on any spirit under bond be remitted, unless the spirit is shipped from
the custom-house, and in a vessel whereon an officer of Customs has been appointed to
superintend the receipt of export-cargo.
 
154. No spirit shipped for exportation shall be re-landed without a special pass from
an officer of Excise, in addition to any permission of an officer of Customs which may
be required by the law for the time being in force.
 
155. When, by any law for the time being in force, a special duty is imposed on
denatured spirit, the President of the Union may make rules for ascertaining and
determining what spirit imported into the Union of Burma shall be deemed to be
denatured spirit for the purposes of such law, and for causing such spirit to be
denatured, if necessary, by officers of Government at rendered the expense of the person
importing the same, before the customs-duties unfit for leviable thereon are levied.
 In the absence of any such rules, or if any dispute arises as to their applicability,
the Chief Customs-officer shall decide what spirit is subject only to the said special
duty, and such decision shall be final,
 
 
CHAPTER XV.
COASTING-TRADE.
 
156. Except as hereinafter provided, nothing in Chapters VII, IX, X and section 136,
139 and 141 to 143, inclusive, of this Act shall apply to coasting vessels or to goods
importanted or exported in scuch vessels.
 
157. The President of the Union may, from time to time, make rules consistent with
the provisions of this Chapter -
(a) extending any provision of the Chapters and sections mentioned in section
156, with or without modification, to any coasting-vessels or to any goods
imported or exported in such vessels ;
(b) exempting any such vessels or goods from any of the other provisions of this
Act except those contained in this Chapter ;
(c) prescribing the conditions on which goods, or any specified class of goods,
may be (1) carried in a coasting-vessel, whether shipped at a foreign port, or
at a customs-port, or at a place declared under scetion 12 to be a port; (2)
shipped in a coasting-vessel before all dutiable goods and goods brought in
such vessel from a foreign port have been unladen ;
(d) prohibiting the conveyance of any specified class of goods generally, or to or
between specified ports, in a coasting-vessel.
 
158. Before any coasting-vessel departs from the port of lading, or, when there are
more ports of lading than one, the first port of lading, the master shall fill in, sign and deliver
to the Customs-collector a manifest in duplicate, containing a true specification of all goods
to be carried in such vessel, in such form, and accompanied by such shipping bills or other
documents, as may from time to time be prescribed by the Chief Customs-authority.
 If the Customs-collector sees no objection to the departure of the vessel, he shall
retain the duplicate and return the original manifest, dated and signed by him, together
with its accompaniments ; and such manifest shall be the ; port-clearance of the vessel, unless, under the general orders of the Chief Customs authority, a separate port-
clearance be prescribed.
 
159. Within twenty-four hours after the arrival of any coasting-vessel at any customs-
port, whether intermediate or final, and before any goods are there discharged, the
manifest, together with the other documents referred to in section 158, shall be
delivered to the Customs-collector, who shall note on the manifest the date of delivery.
 If the vessel has touched at any foreign port between such port of arrival and her
last preceding customs-port of departure. the master shall append to the manifest a
declaration to that effect, and shall also indicate on the manifest the portions (if any) of
the cargo therein described which have been discharged, and subjoin thereto a true
specification of all goods shipped at such port.
 If the customs-port of arrival be an intermediate port, and a portion only of the
cargo is to be discharged thereat, the master shall likewise so deliver an extract from the
manifest signed by him, relating to such portion, and the Customs-collector shall, after
verifying such extract, return to him the original manifest and all documents accom-
panying it except those relating to such portion.
 I f in any case the cargo actually on board any coasting-vessel on her arrival at any
customs-port does not, owing to short-shipment, re-landing or other cause, correspond with
the specification thereof in the manifest returned to the master under the second clause of
section 158, such master shall, before delivery of such manifest under this section, note
thereon the particulars of the difference.
 The Customs-collector, when satisfied with the manifest and other documents, shall
grant an order to break bulk.
 
160. Before any coasting-vessel departs from any customs-port at which she has touched
during her voyage, the master shall re-deliver the original manifest to the Customs-collector,
after indicating thereon the portions ( i f any) of the cargo therein described which have been
discharged, and subjoining thereto a true specification of all goods shipped at such port. He
shall also deliver a duplicate, signed by him, of the specification so subjoined.
 I f the Customs-collector sees no objection to the departure of the vessel, he shall
proceed as prescribed in the second clause of section 158.
 
161. The Customs-collector may, for sufficient reason, refuse port clearance to any
coasting-vessel declared to be bound to, or about to touch at, any customs-port, unless the
owner or master gives a bond, with such security as the Customs-collector deems sufficient,
for the production to the Customs-collector of a certificate from the proper officer of the port
to which such vessel is said to be bound of her arrival at such port within a reasonable time to
be prescribed in each case by the Customs-collector.
 
162. When permission has been granted by the Customs-collector for the discharge of
cargo from any coasting-vessel—
(a) i f the vessel has not touched at any intermediate foreign port in the course of her
voyage, and has not on board any dutiable goods, the cargo may be forthwith
landed and removed by the owner without entry thereof at the custom-house and
clearance for home consumption, but subject to such general check and control as
the Chief Customs-officer may from time to time by rules prescribe ;
(b) if the vessel has so touched at any such port or has on board any such goods, such
vessel shall be subject to all the provisions of Chapter VII of this Act relating to
vessels arriving and such goods, and until such goods have been duly discharged all other goods on board shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter IX of this
Act relating to goods imported.
 
163. I f any of the goods on board of any coasting-vessel be subject to any excise-duty,
they shall not be unladen without the permission of the proper officer of Excise.
 
164. Notwithstanding anything hereinbefore contained, the Chief Customs-officer may
grant or authorize the Customs-collector to grant a general pass, on any conditions which the
Chief Customs-officer thinks expedient for the lading and clearance, and for the entry and
unlading, of any coasting steam-vessel at any ports of despatch or destination, or at any
intermediate ports at which she touches for the purpose of receiving goods or passengers.
 Such pass shall be valid throughout the Union of Burma, or for such ports only as
may be specified therein.
 Any such general pass may be revoked by order of the Chief Customs-officer by
whom the grant thereof was made or authorized by notice in writing under the hand of the
Chief Customs-officer delivered to the master or to the owner of such steam-vessel, or to any
of the crew on board.
 
165. The Chief Customs-authority may direct that the master of any coasting-vessel which
is square-rigged or propelled by steam shall keep, or cause to be kept, a cargo-book, stating
the name of the master, the vessel, the port to which she belongs, and the port to which on
each voyage she is bound.
 At every port of lading such master shall enter, or cause to be entered, in such book
the name of such port and an account of all goods there taken on board of such vessel, with a
description of the packages, and the quantities and descriptions of the goods, contained
therein or stowed loose, and the names of the respective shippers and consignees, in so far as
such particulars are known to him.
 At every port of discharge of any such goods such master shall enter, or cause to be
entered, in such book the respective days on which such goods or any of them are delivered
out of such vessel.
 The respective times of departure from every port of lading, and of arrival at every
port of discharge, shall in like manner be duly entered.
 Every such master shall, on demand, produce his cargo-book for the inspection of any
officer of Customs, and such officer shall be at liberty to make any note or remark therein.
 The Chief Customs-authority may, in the case of any vessel the master whereof has
been directed to keep a cargo-book under this section, dispense with the manifest required
under sections 158, 159 and 160.
 
166. Any duly empowered officer of Customs may go on board of any coasting-vessel in any
port or place in the Union of Burma, and may at any period of a voyage search any such vessel
and examine all goods on board, and all goods then lading or unlading, and may demand the
production of any document which ought to be on board of any such vessel.
 The Customs-collector may further require that any such document belonging to any
coasting-vessel then in port shall be brought to him for inspection.
 
 
 
 
 
 CHAPTER XVI.
OFFENCES AND PENALTIES.
 
167. The offences mentioned in the first column of the following schedule shall be
punishable to the extent mentioned in the third column of the same with reference to such
offences respectively : -
 
 Offences.  Se,:tion of this Act to
which of-fence has
reference.
 Penalties.
 1.--Contravening any rule made under this
Act

2.—If any goods be landed or shipped, or...


if an attempt be made to land or ship any goods,or


if any goods be brought into any bay, river,
creek or arm of the sea, for the purpose of
being landed or shipped,


at any port or place which, at the date of such landing, shipment, attempt or bringing, is not a port for the landing and shipment of goods,


3.—If any person ship or land goods, or aid in the shipment or landing of goods, or
knowingly keep or conceal, or knowingly
permit or procure to be kept or concealed, any goods shipped or landed, or intended to be shipped or landed, contrary to the provisions of this Act, or

if any person be found to have been on board of any vessel liable to confiscation on account of the commission of an offence under No. 4 of this section, while such vessel is within any bay, river, creek or arm of the sea which is not a port for the shipment and landing of goods,

4. —If any vessel, which has been within the limits of any port in the Union of Burma with cargo on board, be afterwards found in any port, bay, river, creek or arm of the sea in the Union of Burma, light or in ballast, and if the master be unable to give a due account of the customs-port where such vessel lawfully disharged her cargo,

5.– If any goods are put, without the authority of the proper officer of Customs, o.0 board of any tug-steamer or pilot-vessel from any seagoing vessel inward-bound, or
if any goods are put, without such authority, out of any tug steamer or pilot-vessel for the purpose of being put on board of any such vi sic] outward-bound, or
 General


11


11













General







11






11








11
 Penalty not exceeding[two thausand][Kyats]

Such goods shall be liable to confiscation


Such goods shall be liable to confiscation













Such person shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding [four thousand][Kyats]













Such vessel shall be liable to confiscation








Such goods shall be liable to confiscation and the master of every such tug-steamer or pilot-vessel shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding[three times the value of the goods or four thausand kyats, which-ever is greater]

 1. Substituted by the Sea Customs (Amendment) Act, 1956. [Act No. XIV of 1956].

2. Substituted by the Union of Barma (Adaptation of Laws) Order, 1948.

3.    Union Bank of Burma Act, 1952. [ Act No. IX of 1952].


  Offences.  Se,:tion of this Act to
which of-fence has
reference.
  Penalties.
     





 

 



if any goods on which drawback has been
granted are put, without such authority, on
board of any tug-steamer or pilot-vessel for.
the purpose of being re-landed,
11 such goods shall be liable to con-
fiscation, and the master of every
such tug-steamer or pilot-vessel
shall be liable to a penalty not
exceeding one thousand rupees. 6,—If any vessel arriving at, or departing
from, any customs-port fails, when so required
under section 17, to bring-to at any such
station as has been appointed by, the Chief
Customs-officer for the boarding or landing of
an officer of Customs,
17 the master of such vessel shall be
liable to a penalty not exceeding
one thousand rupees.
7.--If any vessel arriving at any customs-port,
after having come to its proper place of
mooring or unlading, removes from such place,
except with the authority of the Conservator,
obtained in accordance with the provisions of
the Ports Act, or other lawful authority, to
some other place of mooring or unlading, or
if any vessel not brought into port by a pilot he
not anchored or moored in accordance with
any direction of the Chief Customs-officer
under section 17,
...
 
 
17
the master of such vessel shall be
liable to a penalty not exceeding
five hundred rupees and the vessel,
if not entered, shall not be allowed
to ent r until the penalty is paid
8.—If any goods, the importation or
exportation of which is for the time being
prohibited or restricted by or under Chapter IV
of this Act, he imported into or exported from
the Union of Burma contrary to such
prohibition or restriction, or
if any attempt be made so to import or export
any such goods, or
if any such goods he found in any package
produced to any officer of Customs as con-
tainieg no such goods, or
if any such goods, or any dutiable goods, be
found either before or after landing or
shipment to have been concealed in any
manner on board of any vessel within the limits
of any port in the Union of Burma, or
if any goods, the exportation of which is pro-
hibited or restricted as aforesaid, be brought to
any wharf in order to be put on hoard of any
vessel for exportation contrary to such pro-
hibition or restriction.
18 & 19 such goods shall be liable to
confiscation ;
any person concerned in any such
offence shall be liable to a penalty
not exceeding three times the value
of the goods, or not exceeding one
thousand rupees.
9.—If, upon an application to pass any goods
through the custom-house, any person not
being the owner of such goods, and not
having proper and sufficient authority from
the owner, subscribes or attests any meat
relating to any goods on behalf of such
owner,
General such person shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding one
thousand rupees.
10.-If any goods, on the entry of which for
re-export drawback has been paid, are not
duly exported, or are unshipped or re-landed
at any customs-port (not having been duly
re-landed or discharged under the provisions
of this Act),
42 & 43 such goods,  together with any
vessel used in so unshipping or
re-landing them, shall be liable to
confiscation ;
and the master of the vessel from
which such goods are so
unshipped or re-landed, and any
person by whom or by whose
orders or means such go ds are so
unshipped or re-landed, or who
aids or is concerned in such
unshipping or re-landing, shall be
liable to a penalty not exceeding
three times the value of such
goods, or not exceeding one thousand rupees.
11.—If any wine, spirit, provisions or stores
he not laden on board of the vessel on board
of which they should, under the provisions
of section 45, 46, 47 or 48, be laden, or be
unladen from such vessel without the permi-
ssion of the proper officer of Customs,
44 to 48 such wine, spirit, provisions or
stores shall be liable to
confiscation.
12.—If any goods be entered for drawback
which, are of less value than the amount of
the drawback claimed,
50 such goods shall be liable to con-
fiscation.
13.—If, in any river or port wherein a place
has been fixed under section 53 by the Chief
Customs-authority, any vessel arriving pass-
es beyond such place before delivery of a
manifest to the pilot, officer of Customs, or
other person duly authorized to receive the
same.
53 the master of such vessel shall be
liable to a penalty not exceeding
one thousand rupees.
1 4 : If the master of any vessel arriving,
which remains outside or below any place so
fixed, wilfully omits, for the space of
twenty-four hours after anchoring, to deliver
a manifest as required by this Act,
53 such master shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding one
thousand rupees.
15.—If, after any vessel arriving has entered
any customs-port in which a place has not
been fixed under section 53, the master of
such vessel wilfully omits, for the space of
twenty-four hours after anchoring, to deliver
a manifest as required by this Act,
54 such master shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding one
thousand rupees.
16.—If any manifest delivered under section
53, 54, 60, 63 or 66 is not signed by the per-
son delivering the same and is not in the
form or does not contain the particulars
required by section 55 or 63, as the case may
be, in so far as such particulars are applicable
to the ship, cargo and voyage, or
if any manifest so delivered does not contain a
specification true to the best of such person's
knowledge of all goods imported or to be
exported in such vessel,
55 & 63 the person delivering such
manifest shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding one
thousand rupees.
17.—If any goods entered in the import-mani-
fest of a vessel are not found on board of the
vessel, or  
if the quantity so found is short, and if such
deficiency is not accounted for to the
satisfaction of the officer in charge of the
custom-house.
55 & 64 the master of such vessel shall be
liable to a penalty not exceeding
twice the amount of duty
chargeable on the missing or
deficient goods, if they be dutiable
and the duty leviable thereon can
be as certained, or otherwise to a
penalty not exceeding five hundred
rupees for every missing or
deficient package or separate
article.
18.—If any person required by this Act to
receive a manifest from any master of a vessel
refuses so to do, or fails to counter sign the
same or to enter thereon the particulars
relerred to in section 56,
53, 54 & 56 such person shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding five hundred
rupees.
19.—If bulk be broken in any vessel previous
to the grant by the Customs-collector of an
order for entry inwards or a special pass
permitting bulk to be broken
57 &59 the master of such vessel shall be
liable to a penalty not exceeding
one thousnad rupees.
20.—If any bill of lading or copy required  58  the master of such vessel shall be under section 58 is false and the master is
unable to satisfy the Customs-collector that he
was not aware of the fact, or if any such bill or
copy has been altered with fraudulent intent, or
if the goods mentioned in any such bill or copy
have not been bend fide shipped as shown
therein, or
if any such bill of lading, or any bill of lading of
which a copy is delivered, has not been made
previously to the. departure of the vessel from
the place where the goods referred to in such
bill of lading were shipped, or
if any part of the cargo has been staved,
destroyed or thrown overboard, or if any
package has been opened and such part of the
cargo or such package be not ac-counted for to
the satisfaction of the Customs-collector,
liable to a penalty not exceeding
one thousnad rupees.
21.—If any master of a vessel attempts to depart
without a port-clearance,
62 such master shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding five
hundred rupees.
22.-1f any vessel actually departs without a
clearance,
62 the master of such vessel shall be
liable to a penalty not exceeding one
thousand rupees.
23.
—If any pilot takes charge of any vessel pro-
ceeding to s a, notwithstanding that the master of
such vessel does not produce a port-clearance,
62 such pilot, on conviction before a
Magistrate, shall be liable to fine not
exceeding one thousand rupees.
24.-If any master of a vessel refuses to receive on
board an officer of Customs deputed under
section 67,
68  
such master shall be liable to a
penalty rot exceeding five hundred
rupees for each day during which
such officer is not received on board,
and the vessel, if not entered, shall
not be allowed,
 to enter until such
penalty is paid.
25.—1f any master of a veessel refuses to receive
on board one servant of such officer, or to
provide such officer and servant with suitable
shelter and accommodation, and with a d e
allowance of fresh water, and with the means of
cooking on board,
68 such master shall, in each such case,
be liable to a penalty not exceeding
five hundred rupees.
26.—If any master of a vessel refuses to allow
such vessel, or any box, place or closed
receptacle in such vessel, to be searched when so
required by an officer of Customs bearing a
written order to search, or
if an officer of Customs places any lock, mark or
seal upon ally goods in a vessel, and such lock,
mark or seal is wlfully opened, altered or broken,
before due delivery of such goods, or
if any such goods are secretly conveyed away, or
if any hatchway or entrance to the hold of vessel,
after having been fastened down by an officer of
Customs, is opened with-out his permission,
69 the master of such vessel shall he
liable, on conviction before a
Magistrate, to a fine not exceeding
one thousand rupees.
27.—1f the master of any vessel laid up by the
withdrawal of the officer of Customs shall,
before application is made by him for an officer
of Customs to superintend the receipt of cargo,
cause or suffer to be put on board of such vessel
any goods what-ever, in contravention of section
70,
70 such master shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding one thousand
rupees, and the goods, if protected by
a pass, shall be liable to be re-landed
for examination at the expense of
the vessel, a nd, if not protected by a
pass, shall be liable to confiscation. 28.—If any master of a vessel, in any case other
than that provided for by No. 27, causes
or suffers any goods to be discharged,
shipped or water-borne contrary to any
of the provisions of section 70, 72 or 75,
70,72&75 such master shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding one thousand
rupees, and all goods, s a discharged,
shipped or water-borne shall be liable
to confiscation.
29.
—If, when a boat-note is required by section
76, any goods water-borne for the purpose of
being landed from any vessel, and warehoused
or passed for importation, or of being shipped
for exportation, be found without such note, or
if any goods are found on board any boat in
excess of such boat-note, whether such goods
are intended to be landed from, or to be
shipped on hoard of, any vessel,
76 such goods shall be liable to
confiscation, and the person by
whose authority the goods are being
landed or shipped and the person in
charge o the boat, shall each be
liable
t
 to a penalty not exceeding
twice the amount of duty (if any)
leviable on the said goods
30. - If any person refuses to receive, or fails to
sign, or to note the prescribed particulars upon,
any boat-note, as required by section 76, or if
any master or officer of a vessel receiving the
same fails to deliver it when required so to do
by any officer of Customs authorized to make
such requisition,
76 such person, master or officer shall
be liable to a penalty not exceeding
file hundred rupees.
31.—If any goods are, without permission,
shipped or water-borne to be shipped, or are
landed, except from or at a wharf or other
place duly appointed for the purpose, or
if any goods water-borne for the purpose of
being landed or shipped are not landed or
shipped without unnecessary delay, or
if the boat containing such goods be found out
of the proper track between the vessel and the
wharf or other proper place of landing or
shipping, and such deviation be not accounted
for to the satisfaction of the Customs-collector,
or
if any goods are transhipped contrary to the
provisions of section 78,
73
 
 
77
 
 
 
 
 
78
such goods shall be liable to
confiscation, and the person by
whose authority the goods are
shipped, landed, water-borne or
transhipped, and the person in
charge of the vessel employed in
conveying them, shall each be
liable to a penalty not exceeding
twice the amount of the duty (if
any) leviable on such goods.
32.—If, after the issue of a notification under
section 79 with regard to any port, any goods
are found within the limits of such port on
board of any beat not duly licensed and
registered.
79 such goods, unless they are covered
by a special permit from the
Customs-collector, shall be liable to
confiscation, and the owner or the
person in charge of the boat shall
be liable to a penalty not exceeding
one hundred rupees.
33.—If any master of a vessel discharges or
suffers to be discharged any goods not duly
entered in the manifest of such vessel,
55&82 such master shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding one thousand
rupees.
34.--If any goods are found concealed in any
place, box or closed receptacle in any vessel,
and are not duly accounted for to the
satisfaction of the officer in charge of the
custom-house,
General such goods shall be liable to
confiscation.
35.—If any goods are fund on board in excess
of those entered in the manifest, or not
corresponding with the specification therein
contained,
55 & 82 such goods shall be liable to
confiscation, or to be charged with
such increased rates of duty as the
Chief Officer of Customs directs.
36.—If, after any goods have been landed and
before they have been passed through the
custom-house, the owner removes or attempts
to remove them, with the intention of
defrauding the revenue,
86 & 87 such goods shall be liable to
confiscation, or if the goods cannot
be re-covered, the owner shall be
liable, in addition to full duty, to a
penalty not exceeding twice the amount of such duty, if the goods
be dutiable and the duty leviable
thereon can be ascertained, or
otherwise to a penalty not ex-
ceeding one thousand rupees for
every missing or deficient package
or separate article.
37 —If it be found, when any goods are
entered at, or brought to be passed through, a
custom-house, either for importation or
exportation, that
tai the packages in which they are contained
differ windely from the description given in
the bill of entry or application for passing
them, or
the contents thereof have ben wrongly
described in such bill or application lion as
regards the denominations, characters or
conditions according to which such goods arc
chargeable with duty, or are being imported or
exported, or
the contents of such packages have been mis-
stated in regard to sort, quality, quantity or
value, or
Id) goods not stated in the bill of entry or
application have been concealed in, or mixed
with, the articles specified therein, or have
apparently been packed so as to deceive the
offieers of Customs,
and such circumstance is not accounted for to
the satisfaction of the Customs-collector,
86 & 137 such packages, together with the
whole of the goods contained
therein, shall be liable to
confiscation, and every person
concerned in any such offence shall
be liable to a penalty not exceeding
one thousand rupees.
38.—If, when goods are passed by tale or by
package, any omission or misdescription
thereof tending to injure the revenue be
discovered,
86 & 94 the person guilty of such omission
or misdescription shall be liable to
a penalty not exceeding ten times
the amount of duty which might
have been lost to Government by
such omission or misdescription,
unless it be proved to the
satisfaction of the officer in charge
of the custom-house that the
variance was accidental.
39.—If, without entry duly made, any goods are
taken or passed out of any custom-house or
wharf,
86 the person so taking or passing such
goods shall, in every such case, be
liable to a penalty not exceeding five
hundred rupees, and such goods shall
be liable to confiscation.
40.—If any prohibited or dutiable goods are
found, either before or after landing, concealed in
any passenger
'
s baggage,
General such passenger shall be liable to
apenalty not exceeding five hundred
rupees, and such goods shall be liable
to con fiscation.
41.—If any goods entered to be warehoused are
carried into the warehouse, unless with the
authority, or under the care, of the proper officers
of Customs, and in such manner, by such
persons, within such time, and by such roads or
ways, as such officers direct.
93 such goods shall be liable to
confiscation, and any person so
carrying them shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding one thousand
rupees.
42.—If any goods entered to be warehoused are
not duly warehoused in pursuance of such entry,
or are withheld, or removed from any proper
place of examination before they have been
 such goods shall be deemed
not to have been duly
warehoused, and shall be
liable to confiscation. examined and certified by the proper officer,
43.—If any warehoused goods be not ware-
housed in accordance with sections 94 and 95
94 & 95 such goods shall be liable to
confiscation.
44.—If the licensee of any private warehouse
licensed under this Act does not open the
same when required so to do by any officer
entitled to have access thereto, or, upon demand
made by any such officer, refuses access to any
such officer,
97 such licensee shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding one
thousand rupees, and shall further
be liable to have his licence
forthwith cancelled.
45.- If the keeper of any public warehouse, or the
licensee of any private warehouse, neglects to
stow the goods warehoused therein so that easy
access may be had to every package and parcel
thereof,
Chap.  XI such keeper or licensee shall, for
every such neglect, be liable to a per
ally not exceeding fifty rupees.
46.—If the owner of any warehoused goods, or
any person in the employ of such owner,
clandestinely opens any warehouse, or, except in
presence of the proper officer of Customs, gains
access to his goods,
99 such owner or person shall, in every
such case, be liable to a penalty not
exceeding one thousand rupees
47.—if any warehoused goofs e opened in con-
travention of the provisions of section 98, or
if any alteration be made in such goods or in the
packing thereof, except as provided in section
100,
98 & 100 such goods shall be liable to
confiscation.
48.--If any goods lodged in a private warehouse
are found at the time of delivery there-from to be
deficient, and such deficiency is not due solely to
ullage or wastage, as allowed under sections 116
and 117,
123 the licensee of such warehouse shall,
unless the deficiency be accounted
for to the satisfaction of the Customs-
collector, be liable to a penalty equal
to five times the duty chargeable on
the goods so deficient.
49.—If the keeper of any public warehouse, or
the licensee of any private warehouse, fails, on
the requisition of any officer of Customs, to
produce any goods which have been deposited in
such warehouse, and which have not been duly
cleared and delivered therefrom, and is unable to
account for such failure to the satisfaction, of
the Customs-collector,
123 such keeper or licensee shall. for
every such failure, he liable to pay
the duties due on such goods, and
also a penalty not exceeding fifty
rupees in respect of every package or
parcel so missing or deficient.
50. - If any goods, after being duly warehoused,
are fraudulently concealed in, or removed from,
the warehouse, or abstracted from any package,
or transferred from one package to another, or
otherwise, for the purpose of illegal removal or
concealment,
Chap. XI such goods shall be liable to
confiscation, and any person
concerned in any such offence shall
be liable to a penalty not exceeding
one thousand rupees.
51. - If any goods lodged in a private warehouse
are found to exceed the registered quantity,
Ditto such excess, unless accounte
d
 for to
the satisfaction of the officer in
charge of the custom-house, shall be
charged with five times the ordinary
duty thereon.
52. - I f any goods be removed from the
warehouse in which they were originally
deposited, except in the presence, or with the
sanction, of the proper officer, or under the
proper authority for their delivery,
Ditto such goods shall be liable to
confiscation, and any person so
removing them shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding one thousand
rupees.
53.-If any person illegally takes any goods out
of any warehouse without payment of duty, or
aids, assists or is concerned therein,
Ditto such person shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding one thousand
rupees.
54. - I f any person contravenes any rule regard-
ing the process of transhipment made by the
Chief Customs-authority, or
130
 
134
such pc-son shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding one thousand
rupees, and any goods in respect of any prohibition or order relating to transhipment
notified by the President of the Union, or
tranships goods not allowed to he transhipped,
which such offence has been corn-
milted shall be liable to confiscation.
55. - I f any goods be taken on board of any
vessel at any customs-port in contravention of
section 136,
136 the master of such vessel shall be
liable to a penalty not exceeding one
thousand rupees.
56.--If any goods not specified in a duly passed
shipping bill are taken on board of any vessel,
contrary to the
p
rovisions of section 137,
137 the master of such vessel shall be
liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty
rupees to every package of such
goods
57. - If any goods specified in the manifest of
any vessel, or in any shipping bill, are not duly,
shipped before the departure of such vessel, o:
are re-landed, and notice of such short-shipment
or re-landing be not given as required by section
140,
140 the owner of such gods shall be
liable to a penalty not exceeding one
hundred rupees, and such goods
shall be liable to confiscation.
58. - If ally goods duly shipped on board of any
vessel be landed, except under section 141, 142
or 143, at any place other than that for which
they have been cleared,
141 the master of such vessel shall,
unless the lauding be accounted for to
the satisfaction of the Customs-
collector, be liable to a penalty not
exceeding three times the value of
such goods so landed.
59.—If any goods on account of which
drawback has been paid be not found on board
of any vessel referred to in section 142,
142 the master of such vessel shalt be
liable to a penalty not exceeding the
entire value of such goods, unless
the fact be accounted for to the
satisfaction of the Custom-
collector.
60. —If any person, without a special pass
from
an officer of Excise at the place of export-
ation, re-lands or attempts to re-land any
spirit shipped for exportation,
154 such person shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding five hundred
rupees.
61. --If any person wilfully contravenes any
rule relating to spirits made under section 155,
155 such person shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding five hundred
rupees, and all such spirit shall be
liable to confiscation.
 
62.—If, in contravention of any rules made
under section 157, any goods are taken into, or
put out of, or carried in, any coasting-vessel, or
if any such rules he otherwise infringed,
157 the master of such vessel shall be
liable to a penalty not exceeding
one thousand rupees.
63.—If, contrary to any such rules, any
coasting-vessel touches at any foreign port, or
deviates from her voyage, unless forced by
unavoidable circumstances, or
if the master of any such vessel which has
touched at a foreign port fails to declare the
same in writing to the Customs-collector at the
customs-port at which such vessel afterwards
first arrives,
159 the master of such vessel shall be
liable to a penalty not exceeding
one thousand rupees, and if any
goods liable to export-duty have
been landed from, or any goods
liable to import-duty have been
shipped in, such vessel at such
foreign port, such master shall
further be liable to a penalty not
exceeding three times the duty
which would have been leviable on
such goods if they had been
exported from, or imported at, a
customs-port to or from a foreign
port, as the case may be.
64.--If in the case of any coasting-vessel any
of the provisions of section 158, 159 or 160 are
not complied with,
158, 129 & 160 the master of such vessel shall in
each such case be liable to a
penalty not exceeding five hundred rupees.
65.—If the person executing any bond given
under section 161 fails to produce the certificate
mentioned in the same section, ion, or to show
sufficient reason for its nonproduction,
161 such person shall be bound to pay a
penalty equal to double the amount
of customs-duties which would
have been chargeable on the export-
cargo of the vessel had she been
declared to be bound to a foreign
port.
66.—If the master of any coasting vessel
violates any of the conditions under which a
general pass for such vessel has been granted,
164 such master shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding one thousand
rupees.
67.--If any master of a coasting-vessel contra-
venes any of the provisions of section 165,
165 such master shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding five hundred
rupees.
68.—If, upon examination, any package
entered in the cargo-book required by section
165, as containing dutiable goods, is found not
to contain such goods, or
if any package is found to contain dutiable
goods not entered, or not entered as such, in
such book,
165 such package, with its contents,
shall be liable to confiscation,
69.—If the master of any coasting-vessel re-
quired under section 165 to keep a cargo-book
fails correctly to keep, or to cause to be kept,
such hook, or to produce the same on demand,
or
if at any time there be found on board of any
such vessel any goods not entered in such book
as laden, or any goods noted as delivered, or if
any goods entered as laden, and not noted as
delivered, be not on board,
165 such master shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding five hundred
rupees.
70.—If, contrary to the provisions of this or
any other law for the time being in force re-
lating to the Customs, any goods Ire laden on
board of any vessel in any customsport and
carried coastwise, or
if any goods which have been brought coast-
wise are so unladen in any such port, or
if any goods are found en board of any
coasting-vessel without being entered in the
manifest or cargo-book or both (as the case
may be) of such vessel,
Chap.  XV such goods shall be liable to
confiscation, and the master of such
vessel shall be liable to a penalty
not exceeding five hundred rupees.
71.—If the master of any coasting-vessel
refuses to bring any document to the Customs-
collector when so required under section 166,
166 such master shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding two hundred
rupees.
72.--If any person makes or signs, or uses, any
declaration or document used in the trans-
action of any business relating to the Customs,
knowing such declaration or document to be
false in any particular, or counterfeits, falsifies
or fraudulently alters or destroys any such
document, or any seal, signature, initials or
other mark made or impressed by any officer
of Customs in the transaction of any business
relating to the Customs', or,
being required under this Act to produce any
document, refuses or neglects to pro-duce such
document, or, -
being required under this Act to answer any
question put to him by an officer of Customs,
General such person shall, oil conviction of
any such offence before a
Magistrate, be liable to a fine not
exceeding one thousand rupees. does not truly answer such question,
73.—If any person on board of any vessel or
boat in any customs-port, or who has landed
from tiny such vessel or boat, upon being asked
by any such officer whether he has dutiable or
prohibited goods about his person or in his
possession, declares that he has not, and if any
such goods are, after such denial, found about
his person or in his possession,
General such goods shall be liable to
confiscation, and such person shall
be liable to a penalty not exceeding
three times the value of such goods.
74.-If any officer of Customs require any
person to be searched for dutiable or prohibited
goods, or to be detained, without having
reasonable ground to believe that he has such
goods about his person, or has been guilty of
an offence relating to the Customs,
169 such officer shall, on conviction
before a Magistrate, be liable to a
fine not exceeding five hundred
rupees.
75.--If any officer of Customs or other person
duly employed for the prevention of smuggling
is guilty of a wilful breach of the provisions of
this Act,
General such officer or person shall, on
conviction before a Magistrate, be
liable to simple imprisonment for
any term not exceeding two years,
or to fine, or to both.
76. --If any officer of Customs, or other person
duly employed for the prevention of
smuggling, practises, or attempts to practise,
any fraud for the purpose of injuring the
custom-revenue, or abets or connives at any
such fraud, or any attempt to practise any such
fraud,
Ditto Ditto ditto.
77.-If any police officer, whose duty it is, un-
der section 180, to send a written notice or
cause goods to be conveyed to a custom-house,
neglects so to do,
180 such officer shall, on conviction
before a Magistrate, be liable to a
penalty not exceeding one hundred
rupees.
78. - If any person intentionally obstructs any
officer of Customs or other person duly
employed for the prevention of smuggling, in
the exercise of any powers given under this
Act to such officer or person,
General such person shall, on conviction'
before a Magistrate, be liable to
imprisonment for any term not
exceeding six months, or to a fine
not exceeding one thousand rupees,
or to both.
79.-If any officer of Customs, except in the
discharge in good faith of his duty as such
officer, discloses any particulars learned by
him in his official capacity in respect of any
goods or shows any samples delivered to him
in such capacity, or
if any officer of Customs, except as permitted
by this Act, parts with the possession of any
samples delivered to him in his official
capacity,
195 he shall be liable to a penalty not
exceeding one thousand rupees.
80.-If any person, without the approval of the
Customs-collector under section 202, acts as
an agent for the transaction of business as
therein mentioned,
202 such person shall be liable to a
penalty not exceeding five hundred
rupees.
 
 
Nothing in the second column of the above schedule shall be deemed to have the force of law  
 
 
 
 
 1
167A. I f in any prosecution or in any proceeding in respcet of any goods, Burden of the
importation or exportation of which has been prohibited or restricted proof. under section 19,
any question shall arise whether such goods have not been imported or whether no attempt
has been made to export such goods, contrary to such prohibition or restriction, then in such
case the burden of proof thereof shall be on the accused or on the person against whom the
proceedings are opened.
 
168. The confiscation of any goods under this Act includes any package Packages in
which they are found, and all the other contents thereof.
 Every vessel, cart or other means of conveyance, and every horse or other animal,
used in the removal of any goods liable to confiscation under this Act, shall in like manner be
liable to confiscation.
 The confiscation of any vessel under this Act includes her tackle, apparel Tackle,
etc., and furniture.
 
 
CHAPTER XVII.
PROCEDURE RELATING TO OFFENCES, APPEALS, ETC.
 
169. Any officer of Customs duly employed in the prevention of smuggling may search
any person on board of any vessel in any port in the Union of Burma, or any person who has
landed from any vessel :
 Provided that such officer has reason to believe that such person has dutiable or
prohibited goods secreted about his person.
 
170. When any officer of Customs is about to search any person under the provisions of
section 169, such person may require the said officer to take him, previous to search, before
the nearest Magistrate or Customs-collector.
 I f such requisition be made, the officer of Customs may detain the person making it
until he can bring him before the nearest Magistrate or Customs-collector.
 The Magistrate or Customs-collector before whom any person is so brought shall, if
he sees no reasonable ground for search, forthwith discharge such person ; but if otherwise,
shall direct that the search be made.
 A female shall not be searched by any but a female.
 
171. Any duly empowered officer of Customs, or other person duly employed for the
prevention of smuggling, may stop and search for smuggled goods Any vessel, cart or other
means of conveyance :Provided that he has reason to believe that smuggled goods are
contained therein.
 
 
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Inserted by Act XVI, 1953
 172. Any Magistrate may, on application by a Customs-collector, stating his belief that
dutiable or prohibited goods are secrected in any place within the local limits of the jurisdiction
of such Magistrate, issue a warrant to search for such goods.
 Such warrant shall be executed in the same way, and shall have the same effect, as a
search-warrant issued under the law relating to Criminal Procedure.
 
173. Any person against whom a reasonable suspicion exists that he has been guilty of an
offence under this Act may be arrested in any place, either upon land or water, by any officer of
Customs or other person duly employed for the prevention of smuggling.
 
174. Every person arrested on the ground that he has been guilty of an offence under this Act
shall forthwith be taken before the nearest Magistrate or Customs-collector.
 
175. When any such person is taken before a Magistrate, such Magistrate may, if he thinks
fit, either commit him to gaol or order him to be kept in the custody of the police for such time
as is necessary to enable such Magistrate to communicate with the proper officers of Customs :
 Provided that any person so arrested, committed or kept shall be released on giving
security to the satisfaction of the Magistrate to appear at such time and place as such Magistrate
appoints in this behalf.
 
176. I f any person liable to be arrested under this Act is not arrested at the time of
committing the offence for which he is so liable, or after arrest makes his escape, he may at any
time afterwards be arrested and taken before a Magistrate, to be dealt with as if he had been
arrested at the time of committing such offence.
 
177. When any person employed on the crew of any of the ships of the Burma Navy is
arrested under this Act, the arresting officer shall forthwith give notice thereof to the
commanding officer of the ship, who shall thereupon place such person in security on board of
such ship, until the arresting officer has obtained a warrant from a Magistrate for bringing up
such person to be dealt with according to law.
 The Magistrate shall grant such warrant upon complaint made to him by the arresting
officer, stating the offience for which the person is detained.
 
178. Any things liable to confiscation under this Act may be seized in any place, either upon
land or water, by any officer of Customs or other person duly employed for the prevention of
smuggling.
 
179.  All things seized on the ground that they are liable to confiscation under this Act
shall, as soon as conveniently may be, be delivered into the care of any Customs-officer
authorized to receive the same.
 If there be no such officer at hand, all such things shall be carried to and
deposited at the custom-house nearest to the place of seizure.
 If there be no custom-house within a convenient distance, such things shall be
deposited at the nearest place appointed by the Chief Customs-officer for the deposit of
things so seized.
 
180. When any things liable to confiscation under this Act are seized by any police-officer
on suspicion that they have been stolen, he may carry them to any police-station or Court at
.
 
which a complaint connected with the stealing or receiving of such things has been made, or
an enquiry connected with such stealing or receiving is in progress, and there detain such things until the dismissal of such complaint or the conclusion of such enquiry or of any trial
thence resulting.
 In every such case the police-officer seizing the things shall send written notice of
their seizure and detention to the nearest custom-house ; and immediately after the
dismissal of the complaint or the conclusion of the enquiry or trial he shall cause such things
to be conveyed to, and deposited at, the nearest custom-house, to be there proceeded against
according to law.
 
181. When anything is seized, or any person is arrested under this Act, the officer or other
person making such seizure or arrest shall, on demand of the person in charge of the thing so
seized, or of the person so arrested, give him a statement in writing of the reason for such
seizure or arrest.
 
181A. (1) The Chief Customs-officer or other officer authorized by the President of the
Union in this behalf may detain any package, brought whether by land or sea into the Union
of Burma, which he suspects to contain—
(a) any newspaper or book as defined in the Press (Registration) Act, or
(b) any document,
containing any seditious matter, that is to say, any matter the publication of which is
punishable under section 124A of the Penal Code, and shall forward such package to such
officer as the President of the Union may appoint in this behalf.
 (2) Any officer detaining a package under the provisions of sub-section (1) shall,
where practicable, forthwith send by post to the addressee or consignee of such package
notice of the fact of such detention.
 (3) The President of the Union shall cause the contents of such package to be
examined, and if it appears to the President of the Union that the package contains any such
newspaper, book or other document, containing any such seditious matter, may pass such
orders as to the disposal of the package and its contents as he may deem proper, and, if it
does not so appear, shall release the package and its contents unless the same be otherwise
liable to seizure under any law for the time being in force :
 Provided that any person interested in any package detained under the provisions of
this section may, within two months from the date of such detention, apply to the President of
the Union for release of the same, and the, President of the Union shall consider such
application and pass such orders thereon as he may deem to be proper :
 Provided further that, if such application is rejected, the applicant may, within two
months from the date of the order rejecting the appliction, apply to the High Court for release
of the package or its contents on the ground that the package did not contain any such
newspaper, book or other document containing any such seditious matter.
 (4) In this section " document " includes also any painting, drawing or photograph, or
other visible representation.
 
181B. Every application under the second proviso to sub-section (3) of section 181A shall be
heard and determined, in the manner provided by section 99D to 99F of the Code of Criminal
Procedure, by a Special Bench of the High Court constituted in the manner provided by
section 99C of that Code.
 
181C. No order passed or action taken under section 181A shall be called in question in any
Court otherwise than in accordance with the second proviso to sub-section (3) of that section.  
 182. In every case, except the cases mentioned in section 167, [Nos. 23, 26, 72 and 74 to
78, both inclusive,]
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in which, under this Act, anything is liable to confiscation or to
increased rates of duty, or any person is liable to a penalty, such confiscation, increased rate
of duty or penalty may be adjudged--
(a) without limit, by a Deputy Commissioner or Deputy Collector of Customs, or a
Customs-collector ;
(b) up to confiscation of goods not exceeding two hundred and fifty rupees in value,
and imposition of penalty or increased duty not exceeding one hundred rupees, by
an Assistant Commis-sioner or Assistant Collector of Customs ;
(c) up to confiscation of goods not exceeding fifty rupees in value, and imposition of
penalty or increased duty not exceeding ten rupees, by such other subordinate
officers of Customs as the Chief Customs-authority may, from time to time,
empower in that behalf in virtue of their office :
 Provided that the Chief Customs-authority may, in the case of any officer performing
the duties of a Customs-collector, limit his powers to those indicated in clause (b) or in clause
(c) of this section, and may confer on any officer, by name or in virtue of his office, the
powers indicated in clauses (a), (b) or (c) of this section.
 
183. Whenever confiscation is authorized by this Act, the officer adjudging it shall give
the owner of the goods an option to pay in lieu of confiscation such fine as the officer
thinks fit.
 
184. When anything is confiscated under section 182, such thing shall thereupon vest in
the State.
 The officer adjudging confiscation shall take and hold possession of the thing
confiscated, and every officer of police, on the requisition of such officer, shall assist him
in taking and holding such possession.
 
185. If any vessel actually departs without a port-clearance, or after failing to bring-to
when required at any station appointed under section 17, the penalty o which the master
of. such vessel is liable may be adjudged by the Chief Customs-officer of any customs-
port to which such vessel proceeds, or in which she is.
 A certificate of such departure or failure to bring-to when required purporting to
be signed by the Chief Customs-officer of the port from which the vessel is stated to have
so departed, shall be prima facie proof of the fact so certified.
 
186. The award of any confiscation, penalty or increased rate of duty under this Act by
an officer of Customs shall not prevent the infliction of any
p
unishment to which the
person affected thereby is liable under any other law.
 
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186A. The provisions of section 403 of the Code of Criminal Procedure shall not
apply to any proceeding before an officer of Customs under sections 167 and 183 or to
any appeal or revision under section 188 or 191.
 
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1
Substituted by Act LI, 1950,
2
Inserted by Act LI, 1950, 187. All offences against this Act, other than those cognizable under section 182 by
officers of Customs, may be tried summarily by a Magistrate.
 
188. Any person deeming himself aggrieved by any decision or order passed by an
officer of Customs under this Act may, within three months from the date of such
decision or order, appeal therefrom to the Chief Customs-authority, or, in such cases as
the President of the Union directs, to any officer of Customs not inferior in rank to a
Customs-collector and empowered in that behalf by name or in virtue of his office by the
President of the Union.
 Such authority or officer may thereupon make such further inquiry and pass such
order as he thinks fit, confirming, altering, or annulling the decision or order appealed
against :
 Provided that not such order in appeal shall have the effect of subjecting any
person to any greater confiscation, penalty or rate of duty than has been adjudged against
him in the original decision or order.
 [Every order passed in appeal under this section shall, subject to the power of
review and revision conferred by section 191, be final.]
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189. Where the decision or order appealed against relates to any duty or penalty
leviable in respect of any goods, the owner of such goods, if desirous of ' appealing
against such decision or order, shall, pending the appeal, deposit in the hands of the
Customs-collector at the port where the dispute arises the amounth demanded by the
officer passing such decision or order.
 When delivery of such goods to the owner thereof is withheld merely by reason
of such amount not being paid, the Customs-collector shall, upon such deposit being
made, cause such goods to be delivered to such owner.
 If upon any such appeal it is decided that the whole or any portion of such
amount was not leviable in respect of such goods, the Customs-collector shall return
such amount or portion (as the case may be) to the owner of such goods on demand by
such owner.
 
190. If, upon consideration of the circumstances under which any penalty, increased
rate of duty or confiscation has been adjudged under this Act by an officer of Customs,
the Chief Customs-authority is of opinion that such penalty, increased rate or
confiscation ought to be remitted in whole or in part, or commuted, such authority may
remit the same or any portion thereof, or may, with the consent of the owner of any
goods ordered to be confiscated, commute the order of confiscation to a penalty not
exceeding the value of such goods.
 
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191. (1) An officer of Customs or the Chief Customs-authority or the President of the
Union may, either of his own motion or on the application of any party interested,
review, and on so reviewing modify, reverse or confirm, any order [other than one made
on review]
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 made by himself or by any of his predecessors in office :
Provided as follows :
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Substituted by Act XXXIII, 1949.
2
 Substituted ibid.
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Inserted by Act LIX, 1949. (a) when an officer of Customs below the rank of Customs-collector
proposes to review any order, whether made by himself or by any of his
predecessors in office, he shall first obtain the sanction of the Customs-
collector ;
(b) an application for review of an order shall not be entertained unless it is
made within ninety days from the making of the order, or unless the
applicant satisfies the officer of Customs or the Chief Customs-
authority or the President of the Union, as the case may be, that he had
sufficient cause for not making the application within that period ;
(c) an order shall not be modified or reversed unless reasonable notice has been
given to the parties affected thereby to appear and be heard in support of the
order;
(d) an order against which an appeal has been preferred shall not be reviewed ;
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(e) a review by a reviewing authority under this section on the own motion of
such authority shall not be made after the expiry of two years from the
making of the order.
 (2)(a) The Chief Customs-authority may, at any time and on application or otherwise,
call for the record of any case disposed of by any officer of Customs
subordinate to him, and
(b) the President of the Union may, at any time and on application or otherwise,
call for the record of any case disposed of by any officer of Customs or the
Chief Customs-authority
for the purpose of satisfying himself as to the correctness, legality or propriety of any decision
or order made and may make such order as he thinks fit :
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Provided that before any such decision or order is modified or reversed in revision the
party concerned shall be given an opportunity to file a written statement, but he may not be
permitted to give any oral statement, as to why such decision or order should not be modified
or reversed.
 
192. When any fine, penalty or increased rate of duty is leviable under Goods on this Act,
the goods in respect of which such fine, penalty or rate is leviable shall not be removed by the
owner until such fine, penalty or rate is paid.  
 If any person has become liable to any such fine, penalty or rate in  respect of any goods,
the Customs-collector may detain any y other goods belonging to such person passing through the
custom-house until such fine, penalty or rate is paid.
 
193. When a penalty or increased rate of duty is adjudged against any person under this Act
by any office' of Customs, such officer, if such penalty or increased rate be' not paid, may levy
the same by sale of any goods of the said person which may be in his charge or in the charge of
any other officer of Customs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1
This proviso was substituted by Act LIX, 1949.
2
his proviso was irserted by Act LI, 1950.  When an officer of Customs who has adjudged a penalty or increased rate of duty
against any person under this Act is unable to realize the unpaid amount thereof from such
goods, such officer may notify in writing, to any . Magistrate within the local limits of whose
jurisdiction such person or any goods belonging to him may be, the name and residence of
the said person and the amount of penalty or increased rate of duty unrecovered ; and such
Magistrate shall thereupon proceed to enforce payment of the said amount in like manner as
if such penalty or increased rate had been a fine inflicted by himself.
 
 
CHAPTER XVIII.
MISCELLANEOUS.
 
194. Any officer of Customs may open any package, and examine any  goods brought by
sea to, or shipped or brought for shipment at, any customs port.
 
195.  (1) The Customs-collector may, on the entry or clearance of any goods or at any time
while such goods are being passed through the custom-house, take samples of such goods, for
examination or for ascertaining the value thereof on which duties are payable, or for any
other necessary purpose.
 Every such sample shall, if practicable, be at the option of the owner either restored to
him, or sold and the proceeds accounted for to him.
 (2) In the case of goods which consist of drugs or articles intended for consumption as
food, and in respect of which the taking of samples for the purposes of this sub-section may
have been authorized by general or special order of the President of the Union, the Customs-
collector may also in like circumstances take samples thereof for submission to, and
examination by, such officer of Government or of a Iocal authority as may be specified in
such order. The real value of all such samples shall be paid to the owner by the Customs-
collector.
 
195A. (1) When by any law for the time being in force a duty of customs is imposed on
mineral oil which is specified as being suitable or as not being suitable for use as an
illuminant in wick lamps, the Chief Customs-authority may make rules for determining in
disputed cases whether any mineral oil is or is not suitable for such use.
 (2) In particular such rules may -
(a) specify the design, construction and materials of test lamps to be used for
testing the burning properties of mineral oil in wick lamps and provide for the
standardization of such test lamps ; and
(b) prescribe the manner in which and the persons by whom tests are to be carried
out, and the standards to be accepted for deciding whether any mineral oil is or
is not suitable for use as an illuminant in wick lamps.
 
196. The unshipping, carrying, shipping and landing of all goods; and the bringing of them
to the proper place for examination or weighing, and the putting of them into and out of the
scales, and the opening, unpacking, bulking, sorting, lotting, marking and numbering of goods,
where such operations are necessary or permitted,
 and the removing of goods to, and the placing of them in, the proper place of deposit,
 shall be performed by or at the expense of the owner of such goods.
 
197. No owner of goods shall be entitled to claim from any officer of Customs compensation
for any loss or damage occurring to such goods at any time while they remain or are lawfully detained in any custom-house, or on any custom-house wharf, or under charge of any officer of
Customs, unless it be proved that such loss or damage was occasioned by the neglect or wilful
act of such officer of Customs.
 
198. No proceeding other than a suit shall be commenced against any person for anything
purporting to be done in pursuance of this Act without giving to such person a month'
s previous
notice in writing of the intended proceeding and of the cause thereof ; or
 after the expiration of three months from the accrual of such cause.
 
199. The Chief Customs-officer may from time to time fix the period after the expiration of
which goods left on any custom-house wharf, or other authorized landing-place or part of the
custom-house premises, shall be subject to payment of fees and the amount of such fees.
 
200. A duplicate of any certificate, manifest, bill or other custom-house document may, on
payment of a fee not exceeding ten rupees, be furnished at the discretion of the Customs-
collector to any person applying for the same, if the Customs-collector is satisfied that no fraud
has been committed or is intended by the applicant.
 
201. Except in the cases provided for by sections 36, 55, 63 and 94, the Customs-collector
may in his discretion, upon payment of one rupee, authorize any document, after it has been
entered and recorded in the custom-house, to be amended.
 
202. No person authorized to act as an agent for the transaction of any business relating to
the entrance or clearance of any vessel or the import or export of goods or baggage shall so
act in any custom-house unless such authorization is approved by the Customs-collector.
 Such officer may require any person so authorized to give a bond with sufficient
security in any sum not exceeding five thousand rupees for his faithful behaviour as regards
the custom-house regulations and officers.
 Such officer may, in case of misbehaviour of the person so authorized, suspend or
withdraw such approval, but an appeal against every such suspension or withdrawal shall lie
to the Chief Customs-authority, whose decision thereon shall be final.
 Every appeal under this section shall be made within one month of the suspension or
withdrawal.
 
203. When any person applies to any officer of Customs for permission to transact any
specified business with him on behalf of any other person, such officer may require the
applicant to produce a written authority from the person on whose behalf such business is to
be transacted, and in default of the production of such authority may refuse such permission.
 The clerk, servant or agent of any person or mercantile firm may transact business
generally at the custom-house on behalf of such person or firm : Provided that the Customs-
collector may refuse to recognize such clerk, servant or agent unless such person or a member
of such firm identifies such clerk, servant or agent to the Customs-collector as empowered to
transact such business, and deposits with the Customs-collector an authority in writing duly
signed, authorizing such clerk, servant or agent to transact such business on behalf of such
person or firm.
 
204. All rules made under this Act shall be notified in the Gazette and shall thereupon have
the force of law.
 All such rules for the time being in force shall be collected, arranged and published at
intervals not exceeding two years, and shall be sold to the public at a reasonable price.  
205. * * * *
 
206. If, in any case relating to the removal of goods from a warehouse without payment of
duty, the person offending be an officer of Customs not acting in execution of his duty, and
be prosecuted to conviction by the owner of such goods, no duty shall be payable in respect
of such goods. For any damage so occasioned'
 by such officer, the Chief Customs-officer, or
the Customs-collector with the sanction of the Chief Customs-officer, shall 'make due
compensation to such owner :
 Provided that compensation exceeding Rs. 250 shall be paid with the sanction of the
Chief Customs-authority.
 
207. Nothing in this Act shall affect any law for the time being in force relating to the
Commissioners for the Port of Rangoon or any like body created for any other port.
 
 
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SCHEDULE.
 
PART  I
 
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PART  II.
 
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FORMS.
 
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A
 
FORM OF BOND FOR IMPORT-DUTY.
(See section 92.)
 
BOND.
 
No.  19
 
We, A.B.,
      now of      
         , and C.D.,
of the same place, are jointly and severally bound to the Government of the Union of Burma
in the sum of rupees   , to be paid to the Government of the Union of Burma
for which payment we jointly and severally bind ourselves and our legal representatives.
 (date)
     (Signed)
The above bounden      having  applied to the  
officer-in-charge of the Custom-house at       for
and obtained permission to lodge in the warehouse     for a  
period of   the following goods, that is to say -
imported by sea from        on board of the ship  and entered in the Custom-house books as No.  of the Register of
  Goods imported by sea ;
  The condition of this Bond is that ;
I f the      , or their legal representatives, shall observe all the rules
prescribed in the Sea Customs Act to be observed by owners of goods warehoused, and by
persons obtaining permission to ware, house goods under the provisions thereof ;
 And if the said   , or their legal representatives, sh pay to the officer-in-
charge of the Custom-house at the port of      all dues, whether
customs-duties, warehouse-dues, rent or other law? charges which shall be demandable on
the said goods, or on account penalties incurred in respect to them, within   
from the date of this Bond, or within such further time as the Chief Customs-authority shall
allow in that behalf, together with interest on every such sum at the rate of six per cent. per
annum from the date of demand thereof being made in writing by the said officer-in-charge
of the Custom-house ;
 And if, within the term so fixed or enlarged, the said goods, or any portion thereof,
having been removed from the said warehouse for home consumption or re-exportation by
sea, the full amount of all customs-duties, warehouse-dues, rent and other lawful charges,
penalties and interest demand-able as aforesaid shall have been first paid on the whole of the
said goods ;
 This obligation shall be void.
 therwise, and on breach or failure in the performance of any part of this condition, the
same shall be in full force.
 (date)
  (Signed)
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B
 
FORM OF BONDED WAREHOUSE WARRANT.
(See section 96.)
 
 I do hereby certify that    have deposited in the warehouse
of    the undermentioned goods          , which goods,
the  engage on demand, after payment of rent and incidental charges and
Government dues or customs chargeable thereon, to deliver to the said           or
their assigns, or to the holder of this warrant to whom it may be transferred by endorsement.
 
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C
 
FORM OF BOND FOR THE REMOVAL OF SPIRIT FROM A LICENSED
DISTILLERY.
(See sections 144 and 152.)
We,
 are jointly and severally bound to the Government of the Union of Burma in the sum
of rupees to be paid to the Government of the Union of Burma for which payment we jointly
and severally bind ourselves and our legal representatives.
 Dated this  day of  19
 
(Signed)  The above bounden   being indebted to the Government of the Union
of Burma in the sum of rupees   , being the amount of duty payable at the
rate of rupees   per imperial gallon London proof, for    gallons of
  (or for   gallons of proof spirit used in the preparation of        dozens
of bottles, or   gallons of cordials and liquors, as specified in the annexed schedule)
manufactured at   which the said    have been allowed to remove
thence for exportation by sea subject to the provisions of the Sea Customs Act without having
paid such duty.
 The condition of this obligation is that, i f the above bounden       ,
or their legal representatives, shall, at the expiration of four calendar months from the date of
this obligation, pay or cause to be paid to the Government of the Union of Burma duty at the
rate of   rupees per imperial gallon of proof spirit for all or any portion of the above-
mentioned  which shall not have been then exported by sea to a foreign port
subject to the aforesaid provisions (of which exportation, if any, due proof shall be given), or
passed for local consumption on payment of duty, then this bond shall be void ; otherwise the
same shall remain in full force.
Signed in the presence of
Place
Date
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