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Meat Export Charge Collection Regulations

Authoritative Version
SR 1973 No. 236 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Gazetted 27 Nov 1973
Date of repeal 12 Jun 1981
Repealed by Repeal of the enabling legislation by Statute Law Revision Act 1981

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Statutory Rules

1973 No. 236

REGULATIONS UNDER THE MEAT EXPORT CHARGE COLLECTION ACT 1973.*

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL of Australia, acting with the advice of the Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the Meat Charge Collection Act 1973.

Dated this twenty-seventh day of November, 1973.

PAUL HASLUCK

Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

J. L. CAVANAGH

Minister of State for Aboriginal Affairs

for and on behalf of the

Minister of State for Primary Industry.

 

MEAT EXPORT CHARGE COLLECTION REGULATIONS

Citation.

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Meat Export Charge Collection Regulations.

Definitions.

2. In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears—

“authorised agent” means a person authorised by an exporter to be his agent under regulation 5;

“certificate as to condition” in relation to meat, means—

(a) a certificate in whichever of the forms referred to in regulation 38 of the Exports (Meat) Regulations is applicable in relation to the meat; or

(b) a certificate by an officer of the Department of Primary Industry certifying, as required by the country to which the meat is being exported, that the meat is suitable for human consumption;

“the Act” means the Meat Export Charge Collection Act 1973;

“vessel” includes aircraft.

Manner of payment of charge, &c.

3. The payment of the charge or other amounts payable under the Act with respect to meat exported from Australia shall be made—

(a) in the case of meat for which a certificate as to condition was issued—to the office of the Department of Primary Industry in the State in which the certificate was issued; or

 

* Notified in the Australian Government Gazette on 27 November 1973.


 

(b) in the case of meat for which a certificate as to condition was not issued—

(i) for meat exported from the Northern Territory—to the office of the Department of Primary Industry in South Australia;

(ii) for meat exported from the Australian Capital Territory—to the office of the Department of Primary Industry in New South Wales; and

(iii) in any other case—to the office of the Department of Primary Industry in the capital city of the State from which the meat is exported.

Returns.

4. (1) An exporter who has in any month exported meat shall, at the time at which he makes payment of the charge imposed in respect of meat exported in that month, furnish to the person to whom payment of the charge is made a return containing the particulars set out in sub-regulation (2) or where in any month, no meat is exported by him, he shall furnish to the person to whom payment would have been made if he had exported meat in that month, a statement to that effect.

(2) The particulars referred to in sub-regulation (1) are the following particulars:—

(a) the full name and address of the exporter;

(b) the name of the vessel on which the meat was exported;

(c) the port at which the meat was loaded for export;

(d) the port of destination of the meat;

(e) particulars of the kind and method of preparation of the meat;

(f) the quantity of each kind of meat exported;

(g) the date on which the vessel into which the meat was loaded left the port at which the meat was loaded;

(h) if a certificate as to condition was, or certificates as to condition were, issued in respect of any of the meat, the serial number or numbers of the certificate or certificates;

(j) the amount of charge payable in respect of each kind of meat.

(3) A return furnished by an exporter in accordance with sub-regulation (1) shall contain a declaration by the exporter or by his authorized agent that the particulars referred to in paragraphs (2) (a) to (j) (inclusive) furnished in a return are true and correct in every particular and shall be signed—

(a) by the exporter;

(b) where there are more than one exporter in relation to particular exports of meat—by one of those exporters;

(c) by the authorized agent of the exporter or exporters; or

(d) where the exporter is a company—by a director or the secretary of the company or by the authorized agent of the company.

Authorized agents.

5. (1) An exporter may appoint a person to be his authorized agent for the purpose of furnishing, on behalf of the exporter, the return referred to in regulation 4 and for executing the declaration in that return.

(2) The appointment of an authorized agent by an exporter—

(a) shall be in accordance with the Form in the Schedule; and

(b) shall be lodged with the office of the Department of Primary Industry with whom the exporter is required to lodge his returns.

Records to be kept by exporter.

6. (1) An exporter of meat shall keep proper records showing—

(a) the quantity, kind and method of preparation of meat exported; and

(b) details of meat condemned for human consumption after export showing the place at which the meat was condemned and containing


 

confirmation in writing signed by a person authorized to inspect meat by the Government of the country to which the meat was exported that the meat was condemned for human consumption.

(2) The records referred in sub-regulation (1) shall be kept for a period of not less than one year from and including the date of export of the meat.

Penalty: Two hundred dollars.

 

SCHEDULE                                             Regulation 5

Form of Appointment of Authorized Agent

AUSTRALIA

Meat Export Charges Collection Act

APPOINTMENT OF AUTHORIZED AGENT

To the Secretary of the Department of Primary Industry.

I,.............................................................................................................................................

(Full name and address of exporter or of one of the exporters)

hereby appoint........................................................................................................................

(Full name, address and occupation of authorized agent)

............................................................................................... , a specimen of whose signature appears on this appointment, to be my authorized agent for the purpose of furnishing, on my behalf, the returns to be furnished in accordance with regulation 4 of the Meat Export Charge Collection Regulation and for the purpose of executing, on my behalf, the declaration contained in such a return.

Dated at……………………………………this………………………………………………..day of……………………………., 19     .

                                                        

(Signature)

Witness.........................................

.........................................

.........................................

(Signature, address and occupation)

Signature of authorized agent.................................................