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Customs Act 1977 (as amended up to Customs Amendment Act 2010)

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Year of current version:2011
Date of entry into force of original text:August 1, 1977
Date of Text (Enacted):December 20, 1977
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, Other, Trademarks
Notes:
The Customs Act 1977 makes provisions for the collection of duties of Customs and the importation and exportation of goods. This Act has been amended by the Customs Amendment Act 2007 and the Customs Amendment Act 2010.
Part VIIIA of the Act, which has been inserted by the Customs Amendment Act 2010, specifically refers to the border protection measures for copyright and trademark goods.
Among others, Article 191(1) provides on the entry and search under Customs warrant for any goods unlawfully imported or any forfeited goods,
or any goods in respect of which any offence has been committed against the Customs Acts, or any books or other documents relating to any such goods.
Article 134 entrusts the power to the Head of State to make regulations and decisions relating to country of origin of goods.
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Customs Act 1977 (as amended up to Customs Amendment Act 2010) Customs Act 1977 (as amended up to Customs Amendment Act 2010), Complete document (pdf) [688 KB]

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