Control of Goods Act

This Act was repealed on 2018-06-29 by Control of Goods Act, 2018.
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Control of Goods Act

Chapter 18:08

  • Assented to on 28 October 1968
  • Commenced on 10 January 1969
  • [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2014.]
  • [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated in the Fifth Revised Edition of the Laws of Malawi (L.R.O. 1/2018), by the Solicitor General and Secretary for Justice under the authority of the Revision of the Laws Act.]
  1. [Repealed by Control of Goods Act, 2018 (Act 15 of 2018) on 29 June 2018]
[Please Note: The Control of Goods Act, 1968, (28 of 1968) was assented to on the 28th of October, 1968, but only sections 4, 5 and 18 were in operation on 10th January, 1969. (See G.N. 189 of 1968). Those sections are set out below.]

4. Registration

(1)Any person wishing to be registered as an importer or an exporter under this Act shall make application in writing addressed to the Minister, and shall supply such additional information as the Minister may require.
(2)The Minister may, at his discretion, register the applicant as an importer or exporter, as the case may be, and if he does so register the applicant shall issue him with a certificate of registration in the prescribed form.
(3)The production of a certificate of registration as an importer or exporter, as the case may be, issued under subsection (2) shall be prima facie evidence that the person named therein is so registered.
(4)Certificates issued under subsection (2) shall not be transferable without the written approval of the Minister.
(5)In the case of a certificate issued to a company or firm, a transfer of the control of the company or firm shall terminate the validity of the certificate unless the Minister otherwise orders. The decision of the Minister as to whether any transfer of the control of a company or firm has taken place shall be final and shall no be questioned in any court.

5. Cancellation of registration

The Minister, if he is satisfied that a person registered under section 4 has acted in a manner harmful to the interests of the national economy or the security of the State, may without liability for compensation, cancel such registration.

18. Regulations

The Minister may make regulations for the better carrying out of the provisions of this Act and prescribing anything required to be prescribed under this Act, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing such regulations may prescribe fees for the registration of importers and exporters and for the issue of import and export licences.
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History of this document

29 June 2018
31 December 2014 this version
10 January 1969
28 October 1968
Assented to

Subsidiary legislation

Title Numbered title
Control of Goods (Import and Export) (Commerce) (Amendment) Order, 2015 Government Notice 43 of 2015