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Meat Export Charge Act 1973

Act No. 125 of 1973 as made
An Act to impose a Charge upon the Export of Meat
Date of Assent 13 Nov 1973
Date of repeal 12 Jun 1981
Repealed by Repealed by Act No. 61 of 1981
 

MEAT EXPORT CHARGE ACT 1973 No. 125, 1973

MEAT EXPORT CHARGE ACT 1973 No. 125, 1973 - TABLE OF PROVISIONS


MEAT EXPORT CHARGE ACT 1973

TABLE OF PROVISIONS
Section
1. Short title
2. Commencement
3. Collection Act
4. Imposition of charge
5. Exemption of meat from charge
6. Rate of charge on meat derived from cattle
7. Rate of charge for other meat
8. By whom charge payable
9. Weight of meat
10. Regulations

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MEAT EXPORT CHARGE ACT 1973 No. 125, 1973 - SECT. 1.
Short title.

An Act to impose a Charge upon the Export of Meat.
1. This Act may be cited as the MEAT EXPORT CHARGE ACT 1973 No. 125, 1973.*

MEAT EXPORT CHARGE ACT 1973 No. 125, 1973 - SECT. 2.
Commencement.

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

MEAT EXPORT CHARGE ACT 1973 No. 125, 1973 - SECT. 3.
Collection Act.

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

MEAT EXPORT CHARGE ACT 1973 No. 125, 1973 - SECT. 4.
Imposition of charge.

4. Subject to this Act, a charge is imposed on meat that is exported from Australia for human consumption, being meat that is so exported on or after the date of commencement of this Act and before 1 July 1976.

MEAT EXPORT CHARGE ACT 1973 No. 125, 1973 - SECT. 5.
Exemption of meat from charge.

5. Charge is not payable on-

(a) meat consisting of food of a kind that is declared by the regulations to be exempt from charge, being food prepared wholly or partly from, or containing, the flesh or other edible portions of cattle, sheep, goats or pigs; or

(b) meat included in a class of meat declared by the regulations to be a class of meat that is exempt from charge.

MEAT EXPORT CHARGE ACT 1973 No. 125, 1973 - SECT. 6.
Rate of charge on meat derived from cattle.

6. (1) This section applies to meat consisting of-

(a) the flesh or other edible portions of cattle; or

(b) food prepared wholly or partly from, or containing any of, the flesh or other edible portions of cattle.

(2) The rate of the charge is-

(a) in respect of meat to which this section applies, being meat included in a prescribed class of such meat-such rate, being less than 1.6 cents for each pound of meat exported, as is prescribed in respect of that class of meat; and

(b) in respect of any other meat to which this section applies-1.6 cents for each pound of meat exported.

MEAT EXPORT CHARGE ACT 1973 No. 125, 1973 - SECT. 7.
Rate of charge for other meat.

7. (1) This section applies to meat other than meat to which section 6 applies.

(2) The rate of the charge is-

(a) in respect of meat to which this section applies, being meat included in a prescribed class of such meat-such rate, being less than 1 cent for each pound of meat exported, as is prescribed in respect of that class of meat; and

(b) in respect of any other meat to which this section applies-1 cent for each pound of meat exported.

MEAT EXPORT CHARGE ACT 1973 No. 125, 1973 - SECT. 8.
By whom charge payable.

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

MEAT EXPORT CHARGE ACT 1973 No. 125, 1973 - SECT. 9.
Weight of meat.

9. For the purposes of this Act-

(a) the weight of any meat includes the weight of any bones or other parts of the animal from which the meat is derived that are contained in, or attached to, the meat; and

(b) in the case of meat that is packed in a can or other container-the weight of the meat does not include the weight of the can or container in which it is packed.

MEAT EXPORT CHARGE ACT 1973 No. 125, 1973 - SECT. 10.
Regulations.

10. The Governor-General may make regulations for the purpose of sections 5, 6 and 7.
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MEAT EXPORT CHARGE ACT 1973 No. 125, 1973 - NOTE


NOTE
1. Act No. 125, 1973; assented to 13 November 1973; commenced 26 November 1973 (see Gazette 1973, No. 176, p. 1).