Trading with the Enemy Act 1939

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The Trading with the Enemy Act 1939[1]
Long title An Act to impose penalties for trading with the enemy, to make provision as respects the property of enemies and enemy subjects, and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.
Citation 2 & 3 Geo 6 c 89
Dates
Royal assent 5 September 1939
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Trading with the Enemy Act 1939 (2 & 3 Geo 6 c 89) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which makes it a criminal offence to conduct trade with the enemy in wartime, with a penalty of up to seven years' imprisonment. The bill passed rapidly through Parliament in just two days, from 3 to 5 September 1939, and the Act was passed on 5 September 1939, at the beginning of the Second World War. It is still in force.

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  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 17(1) of this Act.

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