TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (IMMUNITIES AND PRIVILEGES) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Power to grant immunities and privileges

   4   Minister's discretion

   5   Citizens of Jamaica

   6   Minister's certificate

   7   Waiver

   8   Special provisions relating to customs duty

   9   Regulations

      SCHEDULE

 

THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (IMMUNITIES AND PRIVILEGES) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 23rd November, 1982]

Acts
16 of 1982,
12 of 1985.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Technical Assistance (Immunities and Privileges) Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "customs duties" means customs duties, consumption duties, retail sales tax and additional stamp duty on inward customs warrants but does not include duties on goods of local manufacture;

   "expert" means any person engaged by a foreign government or a foreign organisation and assigned, pursuant to an agreement with the Government of Jamaica, to render technical assistance in Jamaica or, on behalf of the Government of Jamaica, elsewhere;

   "foreign country" includes any Commonwealth country other than Jamaica;

   "foreign organisation" means an organisation (whether governmental or otherwise) established in a foreign country.

3   Power to grant immunities and privileges

   (1) Without prejudice to anything contained in the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act, this section shall apply to any foreign government or any foreign organisation declared by the Minister to be a government or organisation providing technical assistance to Jamaica.

   (2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Minister may by order, for the purposes of this Act-

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