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Customs Bills History

This part of the archive area is intended for use in circumstances where it might be necessary to establish a sequence in policy changes on legislative provisions.

It should be noted that the final publication of a draft might differ from the original draft circulated in view of the comments received and/or legislative policy considerations.

The area Preparation of Legislation will give you access to current Bills; and current Acts (including the Amendment Acts) can be found under Primary Legislation.

The rewrite process of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964 started as a result of a ministerial decision and the first Draft Bills were released for comment in 2009.

You can follow the whole process since the first release for comment until the promulgation as Acts of Parliament here.

Customs Bills
Progress made Dates Documents

Initial release of both Draft Bills for public comment

  • Due date for comments 26 February 2010
29 October 2009

Second Round for Comment – Draft Customs Control Bill

  • Due date for comments 16 May 2011
18 April 2011

Second Round for Comment – Draft Customs Duty Bill

  • Due date for comments 6 June 2011

20 May 2011

Pre-Certified versions of Draft Bills released for information purposes 15 August 2013

Publication of explanatory summary of the Customs and Excise Amendment Bill, 2013

  • Intention to be introduced in the National Assembly on 24 October 2013
18 October 2013

Publication of explanatory summary of the Customs Control Bill, 2013

  • Intention to be introduced in the National Assembly on 24 October 2013
18 October 2013

Invitation from Parliament’s SCoF for written comments

  • Due date for comments 28 October 2013
22 October 2013
Introduction in the National Assembly 24 October 2013

Invitation from Parliament’s SCoF for written comments and oral presentation at the Public Hearings on 28 January 2014

  • Due date for comments 13 December 2013
26 October 2013 No separate documentation – just an invite on the website
Presentation to SCoF 4 February 2014

Revised Bills after SCoF amendments 19 March 2014

Promulgation as Acts of Parliament



  Note:
Not in operation as yet

10 July 2014

GG 37821

23 July 2014

GG 37862

23 July 2014

GG 37863

Initial release of both Draft Bills for public comment

  • Due date for comments 14 September 2015
14 September 2015

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