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The Customs Act, 1969

( ACT NO. IV OF 1969 )

Chapter VIII


Power to prohibit plying of unlicensed cargo-boats
71. (1) The Board may declare with regard to any customs-port, by notification in the official Gazette, that, after a date therein specified, no boat not duly licensed and registered shall be allowed to ply as a cargo-boat for the landing and shipping of merchandise within the limits of such port.
(2) In any port with regard to which such notification has been issued, the Commissioner of Customs or other officer whom the Board appoints in this behalf, may, subject to rules and on payment of such fees as the Board may, by notification in the official Gazette, prescribe, issue licences for and register cargo-boats, or cancel the same.

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