اليوم الأحد الموافق : 17 - يناير - 2021


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Part Six
Import and export
Section One
  (1) Marine Transportation:-
  Article (39): Every goods that arrives by way of sea, even if sent to the free zones, must be recorded in the shipment statement (mainfest).
  The Shipment statement must be single and must carry the signature of the vessel’s captain.
  The shipment statement must include the following information:-
  - Name of the vessel and its registered tonnage.
  - Types of goods and their gross weight and weight of excess goods, if any.
  - If the goods are prohibited their real nomenclature must be mentioned.
  - Number or parcels and parts and description of their wrappings , markings and numbers.
  - Name of shipper and name of addressee.
  - Ports from which the goods have been shipped.
  When entering the customs precinct the vessel’s captain must produce, on first demand of customs employees, the original shipment statement for endorsement, and hand over a copy thereof.
  When the vessel enters the harbour he must also submit to the Customs Department:-
  - The sole shipment state and when necessary a preliminary translation thereof.
  - The shipment statement related to the vessel’s supplies, sailors’ effects and their commodities.
  - A list of the names of passengers and all documents and shipment policies that may be required by the Customs Department for the sake of applying customs regulations.
  - A list of the goods to be disembarked at the harbour.
  - The statements and documents shall be submitted within thirty six hours of the vessel’s entry into the harbour. Official holidays shall not be entered within this period. The Chairman of the Authority shall define the form of the shipment statement and the mumber of copies that must be submitted.
  Article (40) :- if the shipment statement is that of a vessel that does not undertake regular trips or does not have shipping agents at ports or is a sailing vessel, that must be indicated by the customs of the shipping port. In exceptional cases at the discretion of the director of the department the shipment statement may be accepted from the captain of the vessel.
  Article (41) :- In principle it shall not be permissible to unload the vessel’s cargo and that of all other water transport means except in the precinct of the harbour in which the customs centre is present.
  It shall not be permissible to unload any goods or transport them to another vessel except with the written permission of the Customs Department and in the presence of its employees.
  Unloading and transfer from one vessel to another shall take place during hours and within the Conditions determined by the Customs Authority. Fishing vessels and transporters of fish products shall be allowed to load and unload at sea outside the harbours, provided that a prior annual permit is obtained from the minister.
  Article (42) : - Vessels’ captains of their representatives shall be responsible for shortage in pieces or parcels or their contents or the quantity of excess cargo until the goods are received into the customs warehouses or stores or by their owners when they are so permitted, with due regard for the provisions of Article (65) of this law.
  The executive regulation shall determine the ratio of allowance permitted in excess cargo by increase or decrease, as well as the ratio of partial shortage in goods arising out of natural factors or as a result of the weakness of wrappings and the outflow of their contents.
  Article (43) : If a shortage in the number of pieces or parcels unloaded from that entered in the cargo statement is established or a shortage in the amount of excess goods surpassing the ratio of allowance permitted by resolution of the Chairman of the Authority is established, then the vessel’s captain or his representative must justify such shortage and support it with documents of established relevance. If the submissions of such documents is not possible immediately a period of six months grace may be granted for their submissions after taking such surety as guarantees the rights of the Customs Department.