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|47. Examination of warehoused goods on delivery.|
|Abandonment, etc., of warehoused goods.||Access to warehouse.|
|Examination of warehoused goods on delivery. 8 of 1983,s.6.
47. (1) Where warehoused goods are delivered for home use, for exportation, for removal to another warehouse, or for use as stores for aircraft or vessels, or are to be rewarehoused under section 46, then the proper officer may examine and take stock of the goods.
(2) Where there is a deficiency between the quantity shown by the warehouse account and that ascertained on examination, then, if the proper officer considers -
(a) that the deficiency is not excessive or that it was not wilfully or negligently caused, he may allow the deficiency and direct that the duties on the goods shall be payable, or that the re-warehousing entry shall be made, as the case may be, on the result of the examination;
(b) that the deficiency is excessive or that it was wilfully or negligently caused, he shall require the duties on the goods to be paid by the owner according to the warehouse account:
Provided that where the goods are to be rewarehoused, the duty on the deficiency shall be forthwith paid by the owner of the goods and the re-warehousing entry shall be made according to the result of the examination.