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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Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1934

 

PEARL-SHELL EXPORT CHARGES.

 

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.

Definitions.

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.

Regulations.

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.