CEMENT INDUSTRY (ENCOURAGEMENT AND CONTROL) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Power to grant licence

   4   Licence may provide for exemption from customs duty and tonnage tax

   5   Licence may provide for relief from income tax

   6   Licence may exempt from royalty on minerals

   7   Licence may authorise acts in relation to roads

   8   Prohibition of importation of cement

   9   Prohibition of manufacture of cement

   10   Offences by corporations

   11   Regulations

 

THE CEMENT INDUSTRY (ENCOURAGEMENT AND CONTROL) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 15th November, 1948]

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1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Cement Industry (Encouragement and Control) Act.

2   Interpretation

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>   In this Act-

   "cement" means any product consisting principally of lime silica alumina and iron oxide or of some of such ingredients which have been calcified and ground to a fine powder which on hydration is capable of setting to a hard mass;

   "ordinary Portland cement" means cement which complies with the British Standard specifications for ordinary Portland cement published by the British Standards Institute.

3   Power to grant licence

   (1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2) the Minister may, on the application of any person, grant to such person a licence conferring the exclusive right to manufacture cement in Jamaica during such period as may be specified in the licence and may from time to time with the written consent of the licensee vary or amend any term or condition or the period of such licence or add or repeal any term or condition thereof.

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   (2) At any time after the grant of any licence under subsection (1) (hereinafter referred to as "the prior licence") no other licence (hereinafter referred to as "the subsequent licence") conferring the exclusive right to manufacture cement in Jamaica shall be granted, whether or not the prior licence shall have expired, to any person except to the grantee of the prior licence ore if such licence shall have been assigned during the currency thereof, to the last assignee thereof, unless the grantee oil the prior licence or the last assignee thereof, as the case may be, has either-

   (a)   ceased to exist; or

   (b)   ceased for two years or more before the date of the application for the subsequent licence to manufacture cement in Jamaica; or

   (c)   has consented in writing to the grant of the subsequent licence.

   (3) Any licence under this Act shall contain such terms and be subject to such conditions and may, if thought fit, be limited to such types of cement as the Minister may, in his absolute discretion, think fit to specify therein.

4   Licence may provide for exemption from customs duty and tonnage tax

   (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, any licence under this Act may provide for exempting the licensee, subject to such conditions as may be specified in the licence, from the payment of any customs duties or tonnage tax upon any articles imported by him into Jamaica, in respect of which such duties or tax would be payable under the provisions of any law for the time being in force, if this section had not been enacted.

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