(A) Prohibited Goods

I. All goods the importation of which is prohibited under the provisions of any law for the time being in force in The Bahamas.

2. (1) Tops and yarns made wholly or partly of goat hair; excluding

    (a) cashmere yarns which have been bleached and dyed, mohair yarns, and dehaired China cashmere proved to the satisfaction of the Comptroller of Customs to be China cashmere; and

    (b) mohair tops originating from the United States of America or the Republic of South Africa, China cashmere (other than dehaired China cashmere), and mohair (other than Van mohair);

    Provided that-

    (i) the goods are imported in unbroken packages as originally shipped from the country of origin; and

    (ii) the goods are shipped direct from the country of origin to The Bahamas, or if trans-shipped at an intermediate port, are shipped on a through bill of lading, or if shipped to The Bahamas other than from the country of origin, arc proved to the satisfaction of the Comptroller of Customs, in the case of goods claimed to originate in the United States of America, the Republic of South Africa or the People's Republic of China to be of the origin claimed, or, in the ease of mohair (other than Van mohair), not to be Van mohair.

(2) Goat hair, or goods mixed with goat hair, and wool or animal hair produced in or exported from or through the United Arab Republic or the Sudan or goods mixed therewith, unless it is proved to the satisfaction of the Comptroller of Customs that the goods have been satisfactorily disinfected abroad and that a sample of the goods has been tested and found to be free from anthrax.

3. Any article which bears a design in the imitation of any currency or banknote or coin in current use in The Bahamas or elsewhere.

4. Copies of works in respect of which the owner has given notice to the Comptroller under section 22 of the Copyright Act.

5. Dredges capable of being used for sponging.

6. Indecent or obscene prints, paintings, photographs, books, cards, lithographic or other engravings, or any other indecent or obscene articles.

7. Infected cattle, sheep or other animals and hides, skins, horns and hoofs or anything which the Govemor-General may on sanitary grounds by Order prohibit to be imported.

8. Meat, provisions, fruit and vegetables and any articles intended for human food which are unfit for human consumption.

9. Oleomargarine, butterine, or other similar substitutes for butter, if invoiced, described or labelled as butter.

10. Sodium fluoracetate (a deadly poison commonly referred to as '1080’).

11. Lysergic acid diethylamide and any compound declared by the Minister by Order to be a compound related to lysergic acid diethylamide.

12. Underwater gun being any manufacture or device other than the device known as a Hawaiian sling whereby a missile may be discharged under water.

13. Goods whose place of origin is either Kuwait or Iraq and not being goods of Kuwaiti origin which were exported from Kuwait prior to 2nd day of August, 1990.

(B) Restricted Goods

1. All goods the importation of which is regulated under the provisions of any law for the time being in force in The Bahamas.

2. Firecrackers and impact flash salutes, save those which in the opinion the Comptroller are not dangerous.

3. Rum, including taffia, unless imported as cargo and duly reported in aircraft or in ships of not less than thirty tons burden, and in casks or other liquid containers, of a content of not less than five gallons or in glass or stone bottles properly packed in cases or in demi-johns, each case or demi-john containing not less than one gallon.

4. Other spirits (not being cordials or perfumed or medicinal spirits) unless imported as cargo and duly reported on aircraft or in ships of not less than thirty tons burden, and in casks or other liquid containers, of a content of at least nine gallons or in glass or stone bottles, properly packed in cases, or in demi-johns, each case or demi-john containing not less than one gauon:

Provided that no whisky or brandy shall be so imported unless the importer produces in respect thereof a certificate of origin and evidence to the satisfaction of the Comptroller that such whisky or brandy has been kept in wood for at least three years since manufacture.

5. Wine, unless imported as cargo and duly reported in aircraft or in ships of not less than thirty tons burden and in casks or other liquid containers, of a content not less than fifteen gallons or bottled and packed in cases, each case containing not less than one and a half gallons:

Provided that packages of Jess capacity may be imported under such regulations as may be made by the Minister.

6. Trailers, being trailer caravans for use as living quarters, offices, workshops, or similar purposes, unless specially authorised by the Minister.

7. Mechanical games and devices set in operation wholly or partly by the insertion of a coin or token and so constructed as to return mechanically or otherwise to the person inserting the coin or token in certain circumstances, merchandise, a coin, or token, or coins or tokens of greater total value than that of the coin or token inserted; parts and accessories of such games or devices:

Provided that such games, devices and parts and accessories thereof may be imported by a person, club or organisation holding a valid licence issued under the Lotteries and Gaming Act (Chapter 387) but only insofar as the conditions and terms of such licence permit.

8. Mechanical games and devices, other than the games and SJ lJ8/1976. devices referred to in paragraph 7 above, which are set in operation by the insertion of a coin or token and which by manual, mechanical or electronic means provide a game for play by one or more persons for amusement only, unless specially authorised by the Minister and subject to such conditions as the Minister may direct.

9. Goods imported for the purposes of any business (within the 16 of 1990, s. 5. meaning given thereto by section 2 of the Business Licence Act) Ch. 329. unless the importer of the goods produces for inspection by the Comptroller

a) a current business licence issued under the provisions of the Business Licence Act; and

(b) proof that exchange control approval was obtained by the importer from The Central Bank of The Bahamas permitting the expenditure of foreign currency for the purchase of the goods.

 

Acetic acidHydn'odic acid

Piperonal

Acetic anhydrideHydrochloric acidPotassium carbonate
AcetonelsosafrolePotassium hydroxide
AmmoniumLysergic acidPotassium permanganate
Anthranilic acid and its saltsMethylamine and its saltsPropionic Anhydride
BenzeneMethylene ChloridePseudoephedrin and its salts
Benzyl ChlorideMethyl ethyl ketoneSafrole
Benzyl cyanide3, 4-Methylenedioxphenyl-2 PropanoneSodium carbonate
Bromobenzyl cyanideN-acetylanthranilic acid and its salts optical isomers and salts of optical isomersSodium hydroxide
Carbon sulfideN-EthyJephedrine, its salts and optical isomersSodium sulphate
ChloroformN-Ethylpseudoephedrine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomersSulphuric acid
Ephedrin and its saltsN-Methylephedrine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomersToluene
Ergometrine and its saltsN-Methylpseudoephedrine, its salts, optical isomers and salts of optical isomersTrichloroethylene
ErgotaminePhenylacetic acid and its salts
Ethyl alcohol1-phenyl-2 propanone
Ethylamine and its saltsPhenylpropanolamine and its salts
Ethyl or sulphuric etherPiperidine

 

Unless the Comptroller is satisfied that the restricted goods are necessary for use in the manufacturing process of an undertaking licensed under the laws of The Bahamas or for sale as a product in the normal course of business of such an undertaking being a sale which is not otherwise prohibited by those Laws and subject to such conditions as to reporting of the use and disposal of the restricted goods as the Comptroller sees fit.


11. Benzaldehyde (Benzoic aldehyde), Nitroethane and SJ. 72/1995.

Norpseudoephedrine, unless the Comptroller is satisfied that the aforesaid restricted goods are necessary for use in the manufacturing process of an undertaking licensed under the Jaws of The Bahamas or for sale as a product in the normal course of business of such an undertaking being a sale which is not otherwise prohibited by those laws and subject to such conditions as to reporting of the use and disposal of such goods as the Comptroller sees fit.