Customs and Excise Act- Penalty Provisions
WHEREAS it is necessary to review the penalty provisions in the Customs and Excise Act (Cap. 58) with the view of increasing them to accord with the current needs of the country.
NOW THEREFORE in exercise of the powers conferred by section 5(1) of the Law Reform Commission Act, 1994, I, OLIVER ZAPO, Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs hereby refer to the Law Reform Commission the following –
To enquire and report to me on –
- The review of the penal provisions in the Customs and Excise law in Solomon Islands;
- Reforms necessary to reflect the need of the Customs & Excise Division and the country as a whole.
Dated at Honiara this 1st day of May 1995.
Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs
NB: Explanation: Penalties for offences against Customs & Excise law were prescribed many years ago and now are out of tune with the current needs in the country. It is therefore necessary to overhaul them with the view of increasing them to acceptable levels.