INTERNATIONAL TRADE ZONE ACT, 1995

PART IV - LICENCE

6. (1) A person shall not carry on business in a zone unless the person holds a licence under this Act.

(2) An application for a licence shall be made to the Authority in the form approved by the Authority.

(3) The Authority may, before processing an application for a licence, call on an applicant to supply it with such further information as the Authority may require for the purpose of deciding on the application.

(4) The holder of a licence shall be entitled to the relevant concessions specified in the licence.

(5) The holder of a licence shall not transfer the licence without the prior written approval of the Authority.

(6) The fees specified in the Second Schedule are payable in respect of the matter so specified.

(7) A licence is valid for the period specified in the licence unless -

(a) it is earlier revoked under section 7; or

(b) the holder fails to pay the annual or other fees specified in the Second Schedule in respect thereof.

(8) Where a person fails to pay the annual or other fee in respect of a licence, the licence shall cease to be valid on the day next following the day on which the fee becomes due and payable.

(9) The Authority shall keep a register of licences.

7. (1) The Authority may revoke a licence where the holder of the licence -

(a) fails, within the time specified in the licence or, where no such time is specified, a reasonable time, to carry on the business in respect of which the holder was issued a licence;

(b) contravenes this Act or a condition attached to a licence;

(c) ceases to carry on the business in respect of which the holder was issued a licence.

(2) Where the Authority revokes a licence under subsection (1) -

(a) it shall, by notice in writing, inform the person who was the holder of the licence accordingly; and

(b) the person shall, forthwith upon being informed under paragraph (a), cease to carry on the business in respect of which the licence was issued.

(3) The person whose licence has been revoked may, within 10 days after the date of the service of the notice under subsection 2(a), make written representation to the Authority.

(4) The Authority shall, as soon as practicable but in any event of not later than 28 days after receiving the representation under section (3), consider any representation made under subsection (3) and decide whether to confirm or rescind its decision to revoke the licence.

(5) The Authority may, under subsection (4), rescind the revocation of a licence subject to conditions.

8. (1) A person who is aggrieved by the decision of the Authority under section 7(4) may, within 15 days after a decision of the Authority, appeal to the Supreme Court against t he decision.

(2) The Chief Justice may make rules in connection with an appeal under this section.