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Decree No. (227) of 2000 on the export ban of certain commodities and goods

General People’s Committee

Decree No. (227) of 1430 FBP

on the export ban of certain commodities and goods

The General People’s Committee

Upon review of:

  • Law No. (38) of 1968 on export;
  • Law No. (67) of 1972 on customs;
  • Law No. (2) of 1979 on economic crimes and the amendments thereof;
  • Law No. (1) of 1430 FBP on the work system of People’s Congresses and People’s Committees;
  • General People’s Congress Resolution No. (4) of 1430 FBP on designating the sectors that are administered by General People’s Committees and adopting some procedures on the circumstances arising therefrom;
  • General People’s Committee Decree No. (193) of 1430 FBP on guidelines for issuing export and import licenses;
  • General People’s Committee Decree No. (226) of 1430 FBP on adopting certain provisions on promoting exports;
  • The meeting held with the Secretaries of General People’s Committees in the city of Benghazi during the period from 26, 27/March/1430 FBP;
  • The proposal of the Assistant Secretary for Service Affairs in his two letters Nos. (1.2.245) and (1.2.247) of 19/04/1430 FBP;

has decreed:

Article (1)

Without prejudice to the provisions organising temporary import, the export and re-export of the following commodities and goods shall be banned:

  1. All types of scrap metal, electric and postal materials and the extensions thereof;
  2. Paper waste.
  3. Pamphlets.
  4. Cowhide.
  5. Imported commodities and goods.

Article (2)

Upon the final departure of foreigners residing in the Great Jamahiriya for the purpose of work with an expatriate contract, they may export what they have purchased locally in terms of used home supplies and materials at a value that does not exceed 1,000 LYD on the condition that they obtain an export license.

Article (3)

With due consideration to the provisions of Article (1) of this decree, upon the departure of people who have arrived in the territory of the Great Jamahiriya for the purpose of tourism, they may bring with them commodities and goods that do not exceed 100 LYD per person, on the condition that they have resided in the Great Jamahiriya for a period of no less than one week. Any additional quantity shall be subject to the customs duty at a percentage of 100% of the value of the exported

commodity and with due consideration to the agreements entered into between the Great Jamahiriya and other countries in this field.

Article (4)

Anyone who violates the provisions of this decree shall be sentenced to the penalties stipulated in the legislation in force.

Article (5)

Any provision contrary to the provisions of this decision shall be repealed.

Article (6)

This decree shall enter into force from its date of issuance and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

General People’s Committee – Libya

Issued on: 27/

Corresponding to: 02/May/1430 FBP

Text Type:Decree
Text number:227
Text date:2000-06-20
Institution:General People's Committee

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