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14. Prohibition Of Importation Of Goods Liable

(1) It shall be unlawful to import into Nigeria any goods which, if sold, would be liable to forfeiture under this Act, or any goods of foreign manufacture, bearing any name or trademark being or purporting to be the name or trademark of any manufacturer, dealer or trader in the United Kingdom, unless such name or trademark is accompanied by a definite indication of the country in which the goods were made or produced. [L.N. 112 of 1964]

(2) Where there is on any goods a name which is identical with or a colourable imitation of the name of a place in the United Kingdom that name, unless accompanied by the name of the country in which such place is situate, shall be treated for the purposes of this section as if it were the name of a place in the United Kingdom.

(3) The Minister charged with responsibility for trade or commerce may make regulations respecting the detention and forfeiture of goods the importation of which is prohibited by this section, and the conditions, if any, to be fulfilled before such detention and forfeiture, and prescribing the information, notices and security to be given, and the evidence requisite for any of the purposes of this section and the mode of verification of such evidence.

(4) Such regulations may apply to all goods the importation of which is prohibited by this section; or different regulations may be made respecting different classes of such goods, or of offences in relation to such goods.

(5) The regulations may provide for the informant reimbursing the collector of customs and excise all expenses and damages incurred in respect of any detention made on his information, and of any proceedings consequent on such detention.

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