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Act No. 59 of 1981 as made
An Act to impose a charge upon the export of dried fruit
Date of Assent 12 Jun 1981
Date of repeal 18 Dec 1987
Repealed by Repealed by Act No. 141 of 1987

Dried Fruit (Export Inspection Charge) Act 1981

No. 59 of 1981


An Act to impose a charge upon the export of dried fruit

[Assented to 12 June 1981]

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

Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Dried Fruit (Export Inspection Charge) Act 1981.


2. This Act shall come into operation on 1 July 1981.

Collection Act

3. The Dried Fruit (Export Inspection Charge) Collection Act 1981 shall be incorporated and read as one with this Act.


4. In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears, “charge” means the charge imposed by this Act.


Imposition of charge

5. (1) Subject to sub-section (2), a charge is imposed on dried fruit that is exported from Australia.

(2) Sub-section (1) does not apply to dried fruit, or dried fruit included in a class of dried fruit, that is exempt from the charge under the regulations.

Rates of charge

6. (1) Subject to this section, the rate of charge in respect of dried fruit is such rate as is applicable under the regulations to the class of dried fruit in which that dried fruit is included.

(2) For the purposes of sub-section (1), different rates of charge may be prescribed in respect of different classes of dried fruit.

(3) The rate of charge in respect of dried fruit shall not exceed $11.00 per tonne.

By whom charge payable

7. The charge on dried fruit exported from Australia is payable by the person (including a State or an authority of a State) who exports the dried fruit.


8. The Governor-General may make regulations for the purposes of sections 5 and 6.