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Import Processing Charges Act 1997

Act No. 2 of 1997 as made
An Act to impose import processing charges in respect of certain goods imported into Australia
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Originating Bill: Import Processing Charges Bill 1996
Date of Assent 26 Feb 1997
Date of repeal 20 Jul 2003
Repealed by Customs Legislation Amendment and Repeal (International Trade Modernisation) Act 2001

 

 

 

 

Import Processing Charges Act 1997

 

No. 2 , 1997

 

 

 

 

  

  

  


 

 

 

 

Import Processing Charges Act 1997

 

No. 2 , 1997

 

 

 

 

An Act to impose import processing charges in respect of certain goods imported into Australia

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................

2............ Commencement..................................................................................

3............ Definitions..........................................................................................

4............ Imposition of import processing charges...........................................

5............ Amount of cargo report processing charge.........................................

6............ Amount of entry processing charge....................................................

7............ Amount of screening charge................................................................

8............ Regulations.........................................................................................

 


Import Processing Charges Act 1997

No. 2 , 1997

 

 

 

An Act to impose import processing charges in respect of certain goods imported into Australia

[Assented to 26 February 1997]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Import Processing Charges Act 1997.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Sections 1, 2, 3 and 8 commence on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  Subsections 4(1) and (3) and sections 5 and 7 commence on the day on which item 10 of Schedule 1 to the Customs Amendment Act (No. 1) 1997 commences.

             (3)  Subsection 4(2) and section 6 commence on the day on which item 18 of Schedule 1 to the Customs Amendment Act (No. 1) 1997 commences.

3  Definitions

                   In this Act:

cargo report means a cargo report under section 64AB of the Customs Act.

Customs Act means the Customs Act 1901.

electronic, in relation to a report, means transmitted to Customs by computer.

import entry means an import entry under section 71A of the Customs Act other than an entry for transhipment.

import processing charge means one or more of the following:

                     (a)  cargo report processing charge;

                     (b)  entry processing charge;

                     (c)  screening charge.

line means:

                     (a)  in relation to a documentary report that is, or is a part of, a cargo report—that part of the documentary report that constitutes a reference to:

                              (i)  a single air waybill or similar document; or

                             (ii)  a single bill of lading or similar document;

                            that provides particulars of a consignment and identifies a person having a beneficial interest in the goods in that consignment; or

                     (b)  in relation to an import entry—the part of the import entry that constitutes a description of particular goods covered by the entry that fall to a single tariff classification to which a duty rate attaches (whether or not the import entry contains descriptions of other goods covered by the entry and falling to the same tariff classification or to another tariff classification).

4  Imposition of import processing charges

             (1)  Cargo report processing charge payable as set out in section 64ABB of the Customs Act is imposed.

             (2)  Entry processing charge payable as set out in section 71AA of the Customs Act is imposed.

             (3)  Screening charge payable as set out in section 64ABC of the Customs Act is imposed.

5  Amount of cargo report processing charge

                   The amount of cargo report processing charge is:

                     (a)  for a documentary report that is, or is a part of, a cargo report for a ship—$2.60 for each line of the documentary report or such other amount, not exceeding $3.90 for each such line, as is prescribed; and

                     (b)  for a documentary report that is, or is a part of, a cargo report for an aircraft—$3.00 for each line of the documentary report or such other amount, not exceeding $4.50 for each such line, as is prescribed.

6  Amount of entry processing charge

             (1)  The amount of entry processing charge in respect of a particular kind of import entry is an amount worked out in accordance with the formula:

where:

FR means the flat rate applicable under subsection (2) to an entry of that kind.

LR is the line rate applicable under subsection (3) to each chargeable line of the entry concerned.

number of chargeable lines, in relation to the entry concerned, means the number of lines of the entry to which, under subsection (3), the line rate applies.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the flat rate is:

                     (a)  in relation to a type A entry—$29.65 or such other amount, not exceeding $44.00, as is prescribed; and

                     (b)  in relation to a type B entry or a type C entry—$22.80 or such other amount, not exceeding $34.00, as is prescribed; and

                     (c)  in relation to a type D entry—$51.40 or such other amount, not exceeding $77.00, as is prescribed; and

                     (d)  in relation to a type E entry or a type F entry—$44.55 or such other amount, not exceeding $66.00, as is prescribed.

             (3)  For the purposes of subsection (1) the line rate is:

                     (a)  in relation to a type A entry, a type B entry or a type C entry —$0.20, or such other amount, not exceeding $0.30, as is prescribed, for each line of the entry after the tenth line; and

                     (b)  in relation to a type D entry, a type E entry or a type F entry—$1.00 or such other amount, not exceeding $1.50, as is prescribed, for each line of the entry after the first line.

             (4)  Regulations made for the purposes of paragraphs (2)(b), (2)(d), (3)(a) or (3)(b) may prescribe different flat rates or different line rates, for different types of entry.

             (5)  In this section:

computer import entry means an import entry that is communicated to Customs by computer.

documentary import entry means an import entry that is communicated to Customs by document.

type A entry means a computer import entry relating to goods to which section 68 of the Customs Act applies (other than goods imported through the post) that are imported into Australia by sea.

type B entry means a computer import entry relating to goods to which section 68 of the Customs Act applies (other than goods imported through the post) that are imported into Australia by air.

type C entry means a computer import entry relating to goods to which section 68 of the Customs Act applies that are imported into Australia through the post.

type D entry means a documentary import entry relating to goods to which section 68 of the Customs Act applies (other than goods imported through the post) that are imported into Australia by sea.

type E entry means a documentary import entry relating to goods to which section 68 of the Customs Act applies (other than goods imported through the post) that are imported into Australia by air.

type F entry means a documentary import entry relating to goods to which section 68 of the Customs Act applies that are imported into Australia through the post.

7  Amount of screening charge

                   The amount of the screening charge payable in respect of a documentary or electronic report that is, or is a part of, a cargo report is $2.40 for each line of the documentary or electronic report that relates to a consignment of goods of a kind referred to in paragraph 68(1)(f) of the Customs Act or such other amount for each such line, not exceeding $3.60, as is prescribed.

8  Regulations

                   The Governor-General may make regulations for the purposes of sections 5, 6 and 7.

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 7 November 1996

Senate on 25 November 1996]

 

(170/96)