imageSão Tomé and Príncipe | Decree-Law No. 10/2016, of 16 November 2016

Alteração da Pauta Aduaneira (2016)

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DECREE-LAW No. 10/2016 Taking into account that the prevention of damage and aggression to the environment is imperative and requires the adoption of effective measures capable of preventing major environmental degradation, especially in view of the new prospects that are opening up for tourism development in the country; Whereas encouraging the import of sand, raw wood, its derivatives, and butane gas by reducing and exempting the relevant applicable customs duties will increase the import of these products by manufacturers and craftsmen or wood furniture manufacturers, and will also facilitate access by the public to the acquisition and use of gas as a substitute for firewood and coal; Accordingly, in the use of legislative authorization No. 5/2016 of 29 June 2016 and in accordance with subparagraph (d) of Article 111 of the Constitution of the Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, the Government of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe hereby decrees the following: Article 1 Purpose The purpose of this Statute is to amend the customs duties hereinafter referred to as the rates to be charged for the import of sand, raw wood, its derivatives, and butane gas.