Fertilizer Control Order, 1999


Control Order, 1999


Authority to
stop unloading

Ministry of Agriculture being responsible for controlling the import and
distribution of fertilizer under the laws, had the authority to issue direction
to another department of the government namely the Customs Authority to stop
unloading of the fertilizer from the vessel. Although the Custom authority did
not find fault with other shipping documents they are bound to follow the
direction of the sovereign authority.

M/s Bulk
Trade International v. The Commissioner, Customs & ors., 22 BLD (HCD) 598.