Control of Imports Act, 1934

Licences for importation during the preliminary period.

8.—(1) Whenever the Executive Council has made a quota order the Minister may, at any time before the expiration of the preliminary period in respect of such quota order, issue to any person who applies in the prescribed manner therefor, a licence expressed to authorise such person to import into Saorstát Eireann during the said preliminary period a specified quantity of goods to which the said quota order applies.

(2) If and so far as an application for a licence under this section relates to goods which were actually consigned and in course of transit to the applicant at the commencement of the preliminary period, the Minister shall issue a licence under this section but only for so much of the said goods as will, in the opinion of the Minister, meet the reasonable requirements of the applicant.

(3) Every licence issued under this section shall operate to authorise the person specified therein to import into Saorstát Eireann, during the preliminary period specified in such licence, goods of the description and not exceeding the quantity specified in such licence, but subject to due compliance by such person with the law for the time being in force in relation to the importation of such goods and in particular to the payment of the duties of customs (if any) chargeable on such importation.