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Honey Export Charge Act 1973

Authoritative Version
Act No. 183 of 1973 as made
An Act to impose a Charge upon the Export of Honey
Date of Assent 14 Dec 1973
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1999
Repealed by Primary Industries Levies and Charges (Consequential Amendments) Act 1999

Honey Export Charge Act 1973

 

No. 183 of 1973

 

 

AN ACT

To impose a Charge upon the Export of Honey.

 

[Assented to 14 December 1973]

 

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, the Senate and the House of Representatives of Australia, as follows:

Short title.

1.   This Act may be cited as the Honey Export Charge Act 1973.

Commencement.

2.   This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

Collection Act.

3.   The Honey Export Charge Collection Act 1973 shall be read as one with this Act.

Definition.

4.   In this Act, "Board" means the Australian Honey Board established by the Honey Industry Act 1962.

Imposition of charge.

5.   Subject to this Act, a charge is imposed on honey that is exported from Australia after the commencement of this Act.


 

Exemptions.

6. (1) Charge is not imposed by this Act on honey included in a class of honey declared by the regulations to be a class of honey that is exempt from charge.

(2) Before making regulations declaring a class of honey to be a class of honey that is exempt from charge or making regulations that amend repeal regulations made for that purpose, the Governor-General shall take into consideration any recommendation with respect to the exemption from charge of that class of honey made to the Minister by the Board.

(3) Charge is not imposed by this Act on honey on which levy imposed by the Honey Levy Act (No. 1) 1962, or by that Act as amended and force from time to time, has been paid or is payable.

(4) Where, in any month, a person exports honey on which charge is imposed by this Act but the weight of the total quantity of such honey exported by the person in that month does not exceed 50 kilograms, the charge is not payable in respect of honey exported by the person in that month.

Rate of charge

7. (1) Subject to sub-section (2), the rate of the charge imposed by this Act is 0.3 of a cent per kilogram of honey.

(2) The regulations may, from time to time, prescribe a rate, not exceeding 1 cent per kilogram, in lieu of the rate specified in sub-section (1).

(3) Before making regulations prescribing a rate of the charge imposed this Act or making regulations that amend or repeal regulations made that purpose, the Governor-General shall take into consideration any recommendation with respect to the rate made to the Minister by the Board.

Charge payable by exporter.

8.   The charge on honey exported from Australia is payable by the exporter of the honey.

Regulations.

9.   The Governor-General may make regulations for the purposes of sections 6 and 7.

 

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