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Apple and Pear Export Charges Act 1968

Authoritative Version
  • - C1968A00117
  • No longer in force
Act No. 117 of 1968 as made
An Act to amend sections 4 and 6 of the Apple and Pear Export Charges Act 1938-1966, and for purposes related thereto.
Date of Assent 02 Dec 1968
Date of repeal 01 Jan 1977
Repealed by Apple and Pear Export Charge Act 1976

Apple and Pear Export Charges

No. 117 of 1968

An Act to amend sections 4 and 6 of the Apple and Pear Export Charges Act 1938–1966, and for purposes related thereto.

[Assented to 2 December 1968]

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

Short title and citation.

1.—(1.)     This Act may be cited as the Apple and Pear Export Charges Act 1968.

(2.)  The Apple and Pear Export Charges Act 1938–1966 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3.)  The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Apple and Pear Export Charges Act 1938–1968.

Commencement.

2.—(1.)   Subject to this section, this Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

(2.)  Section 3 of this Act shall come into operation on the first day of January, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine.

Charges on the export of apples and pears.

3.  Section 4 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting sub-section (2.) and inserting in its stead the following sub-sections:—

“(2)  The amount of charge on any apples or pears exported—

(a) shall be calculated separately in respect of the apples or pears contained in each container; and

(b) shall be ascertained in accordance with the regulations, but is not to exceed an amount calculated at the rate of Five cents for each reputed bushel, or part of a reputed bushel, of apples or pears in the container.

“(2a.) In the last preceding sub-section—

‘container’, in relation to apples or pears, means the receptacle in which the apples or pears are enclosed, but does not include a receptacle that contains one or more smaller receptacles;

‘reputed bushel’ means—

(a) in relation to apples—forty pounds; and

(b) in relation to pears—forty-five pounds.”.


 

Regulations.

4.   Section 6 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting the words “lower rates” and inserting in their stead the words “the manner of ascertaining the amounts”.

Saving.

5.  Notwithstanding the amendments made by this Act, the charges payable under the Apple and Pear Export Charges Act 1938–1968 on apples or pears exported before the first day of January, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine, are the same as if this Act had not been enacted.