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Pearl-shell Export Charges Act 1927

Authoritative Version
Act No. 14 of 1927 as made
An Act to impose Charges upon the Export of Pearl-shell.
Date of Assent 08 Apr 1927
Date of repeal 06 Aug 1934
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1934




No. 14 of 1927.

An Act to impose Charges upon the Export of Pearl-shell.

[Assented to 8th April, 1927.]

BE it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia as follows:—

Short title.

1.  This Act may be cited as the Pearl-shell Export Charges Act 1927.


2.  In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears, “pearl-shell” means mother of pearl shell of the varieties known as Meleagrina Margaritifera and Margaritifera Maxima, and such other varieties of pearl-shell as are prescribed.

Charge on export of pearl-shell.

3.—(1.)   A charge is imposed and shall be levied and paid on all pearl-shell which is exported from the Commonwealth after a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

(2.)  Subject to a lower rate being prescribed by the Regulations, the rate of the charge shall be Three pounds for each ton of pearl-shell exported.

(3.)  All moneys payable under this section in respect of any pearl-shell shall be paid to the Collector of Customs on or before the entry of that pearl-shell for export.


4.  The Governor-General may, after report to the Minister by the Pearl-shell Overseas Marketing Board constituted under the Pearl-shell Overseas Marketing Act 1927, make regulations prescribing lower rates of the charge imposed on pearl-shell exported from the Commonwealth.

Duration of Act.

5.  This Act shall continue in force until a date to be fixed by Proclamation as the date upon which the Act shall expire.