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A Bill for an Act to amend the Import Processing Charges Act 1997, and for related purposes
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Introduced HR 03 Jun 1999

Import Processing Charges Amendment (Warehouses) Bill 1999
First Reading

1998-99

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Presented and read a first time

Import Processing Charges Amendment (Warehouses) Bill 1999

No. , 1999

(Justice and Customs)

A Bill for an Act to amend the Import Processing Charges Act 1997, and for related purposes

ISBN: 0642 400148

Contents

Import Processing Charges Act 1997 3

A Bill for an Act to amend the Import Processing Charges Act 1997, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1 Short title This Act may be cited as the Import Processing Charges Amendment (Warehouses) Act 1999.

2 Commencement (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

(2) The items in Schedule 1, other than item 20, are taken to have commenced on 29 April 1999.

3 Schedule(s) Subject to section 2, each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1--Amendments concerning warehousing

Import Processing Charges Act 1997

1 Section 3

Insert:

general warehouse has the same meaning as in the Customs Act.

2 Section 3

Insert:

general warehoused goods has the same meaning as in the Customs Act.

3 Section 3 (at the end of the definition of line)

Add:

Note: Because of the operation of section 98 of the Customs Act, imported goods that are entered into home consumption after being subjected to an activity authorised by a general or MiB warehouse licence are taken, for the purpose of the entry into home consumption, to be characterised in the manner they were originally characterised for the purpose of the entry for warehousing.

4 Section 3

Insert:

MiB warehoused goods has the same meaning as in the Customs Act.

5 Section 3

Insert:

MiB warehouse licence has the same meaning as in the Customs Act.

6 Section 3

Insert:

MiB warehousing has the same meaning as in the Customs Act.

7 Section 3

Insert:

movement permission means a movement permission granted under section 71E of the Customs Act.

8 Section 3

Insert:

warehousing has the same meaning as in the Customs Act.

9 Subsections 6(2), (3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

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

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

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

(c) in relation to a type CA entry or a type CB entry--such amount, not exceeding $39.00, as is prescribed; and

(d) in relation to a type D entry--such amount, not exceeding $77.00, as is prescribed; and

(e) in relation to a type E entry or a type F entry--such amount, not exceeding $66.00, as is prescribed; and

(f) in relation to a type G entry or a type H entry--such amount, not exceeding $92.75, 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, a type C entry, a type CA entry or a type CB entry--such 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, a type F entry, a type G entry or a type H entry--such 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 subsection (2) or (3) may prescribe different flat rates, or different line rates:

(a) for different types of entry; or

(b) for different classes of persons liable to pay entry processing charge under section 71AA of the Customs Act.

10 Subsection 6(5) (definition of type A entry)

Omit "post", substitute "post or goods imported for MiB warehousing".

11 Subsection 6(5) (definition of type B entry)

Omit "post", substitute "post or goods imported for MiB warehousing".

12 Subsection 6(5) (definition of type C entry)

Omit "post", substitute "post (other than goods so imported for MiB warehousing)".

13 Subsection 6(5)

Insert:

type CA entry means a computer entry relating to MiB warehoused goods that are entered for home consumption.

14 Subsection 6(5)

Insert:

type CB entry means a computer entry relating to general warehoused goods that are entered into home consumption after being moved from a MiB warehouse to the general warehouse under a movement permission.

15 Subsection 6(5) (definition of type D entry)

Omit "post", substitute "post or goods imported for MiB warehousing".

16 Subsection 6(5) (definition of type E entry)

Omit "post", substitute "post or goods imported for MiB warehousing".

17 Subsection 6(5) (definition of type F entry)

Omit "post", substitute "post (other than goods so imported for MiB warehousing)".

18 Subsection 6(5)

Insert:

type G entry means a documentary import entry relating to MiB warehoused goods that are entered for home consumption.

19 Subsection 6(5)

Insert:

type H entry means a documentary entry relating to general warehoused goods that are entered into home consumption after being moved from a MiB warehouse to the general warehouse under a movement permission.

20 Regulations may have retrospective effect to 29 April 1999

Despite the limitations set out in subsection 48(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, regulations made for the purposes of subsection 6(2) or (3) of the Import Processing Charges Act 1997 as amended by this Act may be expressed to take effect from 29 April 1999 and, if they are so expressed, take effect accordingly.