Trading with the Enemy Act, 1939
- Commenced on 3 September 1939
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
Part I – Preliminary
1. Short title and commencement
Part II – Trading with the enemy and matters relating thereto
3. Penalties for trading with the enemy
4. Definition of "enemy"
5. Inspection and supervision of businesses
6. Power to control and wind up certain businesses
7. Transfer of negotiable instruments and choses in action by enemies
8. Transfer and allotment of securities
9. Purchase of enemy currency
10. Power of Postmaster-General to confiscate and cancel postal matterIt shall be lawful for the Postmaster-General—
Part III – Property of enemies and enemy subjects
11. Collection of enemy debts and custody of enemy property
12. Provisions as to Custodian
13. False statements and obstruction
14. Offences by corporationsWhere any offence under this Act committed by a body corporate is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to have been attributable to any neglect on the part of, any director, manager, secretary or other officer of the body corporate, he, as well as the body corporate, shall be deemed to be guilty of that offence, and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
15. Evidence of authority or sanction of the PresidentAny document stating that any authority or sanction is given under any of the provisions of this Act by the President and purporting to be signed on behalf of the President by the Minister shall be evidence of the fact stated in the document.[As amended by S.I. No. 5 of 1965]
16. Saving of rights of the StateThis Act shall be without prejudice to the exercise of any right or prerogative of the State.
History of this document
31 December 1996 this version
03 September 1939