Customs Consolidation Act, 1876

Prohibitions and restrictions.

42. The goods enumerated and described in the following table of prohibitions and restrictions inwards are hereby prohibited to be imported or brought into the United Kingdom, save as thereby excepted, and if any goods so enumerated and described shall be imported or brought into the United Kingdom contrary to the prohibitions or restrictions contained therein, such goods shall be forfeited, and may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of as the Commissioners of Customs may direct.

A Table of Prohibitions and Restrictions Inwards. [1]

Goods prohibited to be imported.

Table of prohibitions and restrictions.

Books wherein the copyright shall be first subsisting, first composed, or written or printed, in the United Kingdom, and printed or reprinted in any other country, as to which the proprietor of such copyright or his agent shall have given to the Commissioners of Customs a notice in writing, duly declared, that such copyright subsists, such notice also stating when such copyright will expire.

Coin, viz., false money or counterfeit sterling.

Coin, silver, of the realm, or any money purporting to be such, not being of the established standard in weight or fineness.

Extracts, essences, or other concentrations of coffee, chicory, tea, or tobacco, or any admixture of the same, except in transit, or to be warehoused for exportation only.

Indecent or obscene prints, paintings, photographs, books, cards, lithographic or other engravings, or any other indecent or obscene articles.

Snuff work.

Tobacco stalks, whether manufactured or not.

Tobacco stalk flour.

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Clocks and watches, or any other article of metal impressed with any mark or stamp representing or in imitation of any legal British assay, mark, or stamp, or purporting by any mark or appearance to be of the manufacture of the United Kingdom.

Infected cattle, sheep, or other animals, or the carcases thereof, and hides, skins, horns, hoofs, or any other part of cattle, or other animals which the Privy Council may, by order prohibit in order to prevent the dessemination of any contagious distemper.

Spirits (not being cordials, or perfumed or medicinal spirits), unless in ships of forty tons burden at least, and in casks or other vessels capable of containing liquids, each of such casks or other vessels being of the size or content of [[1] nine] gallons at the least, and duly reported, or unless in glass or stone bottles, properly packed in cases, and forming part of the cargo of the importing ship and duly reported.

Tobacco, cigars, cigarillos, or cigarettes, and snuff, unless into ports approved by the Commissioners of Customs for the importation and warehousing thereof, nor unless in ships of not less than one hundred and twenty tons burden, nor unless in whole and complete packages each [[2] of the gross weight of not less than eighty pounds.]

Tobacco, sweetened (whether manufactured or unmanufactured), except as otherwise specially provided for by this or any other Act relating to the Customs.

Wine, except into such ports as may be approved for the importation thereof by the Commissioners of Customs.

[1 See further 50 & 51 Vict. c. 28. s. 16; 52 & 53 Vict. c. 42. ss. 1, 2; 60 & 61 Vict. c. 63. s. 1; 61 & 62 Vict. c. 46. s. 1.]

[1 Substituted for “twenty” by 59 & 60 Vict. c. 28. s. 4.]

[2 Substituted for “containing not less than eighty pounds net weight of tobacco, cigars, or snuff, or eighty pounds net weight of cigarillos or cigarettes, including the papers forming the covering of each cigarillo or cigarette,” by 59 & 60 Vict. c. 28. s. 5.]