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|Goods in transit shed, etc., deemed in aircraft or vessel.
7 of 2002, s. 3.
22. (1) Goods which have been unloaded and landed into a transit shed or a customs area shall be deemed to be still in the importing aircraft or vessel until they are delivered from the transit shed or customs area; and so long as they remain therein the owners or agents of the aircraft or vessel shall continue to be responsible therefore as if the goods had not been removed from the aircraft or vessel, and the owners or agents shall be liable for payment of duty thereon if the goods are not subsequently delivered or otherwise accounted for to the satisfaction of the proper officer or for reshipment or destruction of any such goods which are condemned while still in the dry port or in or inland transit shed:
(a) where the owners or agents of an aircraft or vessel fail to pay any duties or taxes in respect of any goods under this subsection, the Commissioner may require the transit shed operator to pay such duties or taxes in full; and
(b) where the owners or agents of an aircraft or vessel fail to meet the cost of reshipment or destruction of any goods condemned as aforesaid, the operator of the transit shed shall bear the cost.
(2) The owner or agent of an aircraft or vessel who fails to account for any of the goods deemed to be in the importing aircraft or vessel under subsection (1) to the satisfaction of the proper officer, within such period as may be prescribed or such further period as the proper officer may allow, shall be guilty of an offence.
(3) The owner of an aircraft or a vessel, or as the case may be, of a dry port or inland transit shed who fails to meet the cost of reshipment or destruction of any condemned goods pursuant to subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.