Agricultural Products (Regulation of Export) Act, 1933

Power to regulate and control export of agricultural products.

2.—(1) If any country to which any agricultural product is usually exported from Saorstát Eireann establishes any system of restriction or control of the import of that agricultural product into that country from Saorstát Eireann the Minister may by order (in this Act referred to as an export order) regulate and control the export of that agricultural product to that country from Saorstát Eireann in such manner as appears to him to be calculated to secure for exporters from Saorstát Eireann the maximum benefit permitted by the said system of restriction and control so established by such country and in particular may, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, by such order provide for all or any of the following matters, that is to say:—

(a) for the registration of persons engaged in exporting such product to such country;

(b) for the control and restriction of the export of such product to such country from Saorstát Eireann;

(c) for requiring registered persons to export to such country during any specified period or periods a specified quantity of such product not exceeding the quantity such persons respectively undertake to export during such period or periods;

(d) for regulating and controlling any alternative export to such country which may for the time being be permitted;

(e) for securing the making of returns;

(f) for making specified infringements of such order offences punishable on summary conviction and fixing the penalties for such offences.

(2) The Minister may by order revoke or amend an order previously made under this section.

(3) Every order made under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made, and if a resolution annulling such order is passed by either such House within the next subsequent twenty-one days on which that House has sat after such order is so laid before it, such order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under such order.