Control of Imports Act, 1934

Registers of importers.

7.—(1) Whenever the Executive Council makes a quota order, the Minister shall forthwith establish and shall, so long as such quota order remains in force, maintain a register (in this Act referred to as a register of importers) of persons engaged in the importation into Saorstát Eireann of goods to which such quota order applies.

(2) Whenever and so long as any particular register of importers is maintained in pursuance of this section, there shall be registered and, subject to the provisions of this Act, kept registered in such register every person who applies in the prescribed manner to the Minister for such registration and satisfies the Minister in the prescribed manner that he is either—

(a) an individual who is a national of Saorstát Eireann and has a place of business in Saorstát Eireann, or

(b) a partnership carrying on a business whereof more than half the capital is beneficially owned by an individual who is or two or more individuals each of whom is a national of Saorstát Eireann and which has a place of business in Saorstát Eireann, or

(c) a company registered in Saorstát Eireann under the Companies Acts, 1908 to 1924, or

(d) a person carrying on a manufacturing undertaking in Saorstát Eireann, or

(e) a company, not registered or incorporated under the laws of Saorstát Eireann, which has a place of business in Saorstát Eireann and has, during at least the five consecutive years next preceding the establishment of the said register, carried on the business of importing into Saorstát Eireann goods to which the relevant quota order applies.

(3) The Minister may, if he so thinks proper, remove from any register of importers maintained in pursuance of this section—

(a) any person convicted of an offence under any section of this Act, and

(b) any person who, having obtained licences under this Act for the importation of goods in two successive quota periods under the same quota order, has not imported under the said licences an aggregate quantity of goods exceeding twenty-five per cent. of the total of the quantities of goods authorised by the said licences respectively to be imported.