Merchandise Marks Act, 1970

Import licences.

11.—(1) Where, in the case of any goods the importation of which is prohibited by or under this Act, or the Merchandise Marks Acts, 1887 to 1931, the Minister is of opinion that enforcement of the prohibition would cause undue hardship, the Minister may, at his discretion on application being duly made to him, grant a licence (in this section referred to as a licence) authorising the importation by the person named in the licence of those goods.

(2) The Minister may attach to a licence such conditions as he shall think proper and shall specify in the licence.

(3) The Minister may revoke a licence.

(4) Every person who, for the purpose of obtaining for himself or any other person a licence, makes any statement or representation which is to his knowledge false or misleading in any material respect or who fails to comply with a condition attached to a licence shall be guilty of an offence under this section.

(5) An application for a licence shall be in such form and contain such particulars as the Minister may from time to time direct.

(6) Notwithstanding anything in this Act or in an order under section 2 of this Act, a person named in a licence for the time being in force may, subject to compliance with any conditions attached to the licence, import the goods specified in the licence.