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Coasting Trade Act

Version of section 4 from 2002-12-31 to 2005-12-11:

Marginal note:Issuance of licence: foreign ship

  •  (1) Subject to section 7, on application therefor by a person resident in Canada acting on behalf of a foreign ship, the Minister of National Revenue shall issue a licence in respect of the foreign ship, where the Minister is satisfied that

    • (a) the Agency has determined that no Canadian ship or non-duty paid ship is suitable and available to provide the service or perform the activity described in the application;

    • (b) where the activity described in the application entails the carriage of passengers by ship, the Agency has determined that an identical or similar adequate marine service is not available from any person operating one or more Canadian ships;

    • (c) arrangements have been made for the payment of the duties and taxes under the Customs Tariff and the Excise Tax Act applicable to the foreign ship in relation to its temporary use in Canada;

    • (d) all certificates and documents relating to the foreign ship issued pursuant to shipping conventions to which Canada is a party are valid and in force; and

    • (e) the foreign ship meets all safety and pollution prevention requirements imposed by any law of Canada applicable to that foreign ship.

  • Marginal note:Other laws apply

    (2) For greater certainty, the issuance of a licence pursuant to subsection (1) does not affect the application of any law of Canada that imposes safety or pollution prevention requirements in respect of ships.

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