Control of Imports Act, 1934

Quota orders.

3.—(1) The Executive Council may at any time by order (in this Act called a quota order) prohibit, subject to the provisions of this Act, the importation into Saorstát Eireann on or after a specified day (in this Act referred to as the commencement of such order) not prior to the date of such order of any particular description or descriptions of goods.

(2) The Executive Council shall, in and by every quota order, appoint the day (not more than six weeks after the commencement of such order) on which the first quota period under such quota order shall commence.

(3) The Executive Council may, in and by any quota order, exempt from the prohibition of importation effected by such order, goods imported in quantities not exceeding a specified amount for the personal use of the importer or members of his household.

(4) No quota order shall apply to or affect the importation into Saorstát Eireann of articles which were (whether before or after the date of such order) manufactured or produced in and exported from Saorstát Eireann.

(5) A quota order shall not be made in respect of any description of goods the importation of which into Saorstát Eireann is for the time being prohibited by law otherwise than under this Act.