Legal Document

Title: Trading Enterprises (Amendment) Regulations, 2011
Type: Law
Issuing Agency: National Assembly
Responsible Agency: Ministry of Trade and Industry
Issuing Date: 10-04-2012

Supplement No. 1 to Gazette No. 76 of 2nd December, 2011

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                                                 LEGAL NOTICE

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Published by the Authority of His Majesty the King

Price: M6.50

 

 

 

LEGAL NOTICE NO. 158 OF 2011

Trading Enterprises (Amendment) Regulations, 2011

 

1. Citation and commencement

2. Application for licenses

3. Amendment of regulations 15 and 17

4. Transfer fee

5. Penalties

6. Amendment of the First Schedule

Pursuant  to section 34 of the Trading Enterprises Act 1993, I,

DR. LEKETEKETE KETSO

Minister responsible for trade and industry, cooperatives and marketing, make the following regulations:

Citation and Commencement

  1. These regulations may be cited as the Trading Enterprises (Amendment) Regulations, 2011 and shall come into operation on the date of publication in the Gazette.

Application for licenses

  1. The Trading Enterprises Regulations 1999 (in these regulations referred to as the “principal regulations”) are amended in regulation 11 (1)(e), by deleting subparagraph (ii) and substituting the following subparagraph –

“(ii) where necessary , a public health inspection in respect of the business premises and the public health inspection report shall contain such information as the Director of trade may specify or require”.

Amendment of Regulations 15 and 17

  1. The principal regulations are amended by deleting regulations 15 and 17.

Transfer fee

  1. The principal regulations are amended in regulations 18 by deleting the figure “M50.00” and substituting the figure “M100.00”.

Penalties

  1. The principal regulation are amended by deleting regulation 30 and substituting the following –

“Penalties

30. A person who contravenes a provision of these regulations commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding M10,000.00 or imprisonment  for a period not exceeding one year or both”.

Ammendment of First Schedule

  1. The First Schedule to the principal regulations is amended in –
  1. Part 1 item 6, by inserting the following new sub-item after sub-item 2:

“(3) A wholesale business shall operate at the premises where there is sufficient parking space for customers.

(4) The wholesale licence shall only be issued in respect of a business that has a floor space of not less than one thousand square meters.

(5) The wholesale licence shall be issued for any location as an investor think necessary to set up a business as long as it meets other requirements as a wholesaler.";

(b) Part II by deleting Part II and substituting the following -

PART II LICENSING FEE (REGULATION 12)

Item:  FIRST SCHEDULE: Business Activity  License fee (in Maluti) payable by individual license holders License fee (in Maluti) payable by other license holding
1. Agent of a foreign firm 300 600
2. Broker 300 600
3. Advertising Agent 150 300
4. Pharmacy 400 600
5. Consultant 300 600
6. Wholesaler 700 1 400
7. Supermarket 500 1 000
8. Mini-Market 300 600
9. General Dealer 300 600
10. General Cafe 150 300
11. Cafe 100  
12. Butchery 150 300
13. Snack bar 150 300
14. Dairy shop 150 300
15. Hair and Beauty Salon 150 300
16. Barber shop 150  
17. Cinema Theatre 150 300
18. Laundry 150  
19. Dry cleaner 150 300
20. Builder and Contractor 150 300
21. Motor Dealer 300 600
22. Petrol Dealer 300 600
23. Motor Garage 150 300
24. Dealer in Furniture and household articles 300 600
25. Footwear and Textile 200 400
26. Sport shop 150 300
27. Music shop 150 300
28. Curio shop 150 300
29. Florist 150 300
30. Book store 150 300
31. Domestic fuel 150 300
32. hardware Store 150 300
33. Funeral undertaker 150 300
34. Workshop 150 300
35. Specialised Dealer in Cosmetics 150 300
36. Scrap yard Dealer 150 300
37. Hawker 100 200
38. Auctioner 720 1 440
39. Street photographer 200  
40. Clearing Agent 1 000 2 000
41. Automatic Car Wash 150 300
42. Tentage Dealer 400 800
43. Gift shop 150 300

DATED:

DR. LEKETEKETE KETSO

MINISTER OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY, COOPERATIVES AND MARKETING

NOTE

1. Act No. 11 of 199

2. L.N. 107 OF 1999 as amended by L.N. No 20 of 2011

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