Agricultural Produce (Meat) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1978

Exporter's permits.

7.—Section 17 of the Act of 1930, which relates to exporter's permits, is hereby amended by the substitution of the following subsections for subsections (4), (6) and (7), respectively:

“(4) There shall be paid in respect of every exporter's permit by the holder thereof at the expiration of such permit a fee (in this section referred to as the ‘permit fee’) computed by multiplying the appropriate sum as defined by rule 1 of the Schedule to this Act by the number of animals presented under such permit to a veterinary examiner for examination during the period for which such permit was granted.

(6) Every certificate of indebtedness shall be sufficient evidence until the contrary is shown of all matters purported to be certified in the certificate and any document purporting to be a certificate of indebtedness issued under this section shall, on production of the certificate in any proceedings to recover the amount certified to be payable, be deemed until the contrary is shown to be a certificate of indebtedness duly issued under this section and shall be admitted in evidence accordingly.

(7) As soon as may be after the issue of a certificate of indebtedness, a copy of the certificate shall be served on the person certified by the certificate as liable to pay the fee mentioned in the certificate and, immediately on the service, that amount shall become and be payable by that person to the Minister and shall, after the expiration of fourteen days from the service, be recoverable by the Minister as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.”.