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A Bill for an Act to impose import processing charges in respect of certain goods imported into Australia, and for related purposes
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Introduced HR 06 Dec 2000

Import Processing Charges Bill 2000
First Reading

1998-1999-2000

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Presented and read a first time

Import Processing Charges Bill 2000

No. , 2000

(Justice and Customs)

A Bill for an Act to impose import processing charges in respect of certain goods imported into Australia, and for related purposes

ISBN: 0642 463956

Contents

A Bill for an Act to impose import processing charges in respect of certain goods imported into Australia, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1 Short title This Act may be cited as the Import Processing Charges Act 2000.

2 Commencement (1) Section 1 and this section commence on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

(2) The remaining sections commence on the day fixed by Proclamation under subsection 2(3) of the Customs Legislation Amendment and Repeal (International Trade Modernisation) Act 2000.

3 Definitions (1) In this Act:

Customs Act means the Customs Act 1901.

import processing charge means any of the following:

(a) screening charge;

(b) self-assessed clearance declaration charge;

(c) import declaration processing charge;

(e) RCR processing charge;

(e) periodic declaration processing charge;

(f) warehouse declaration processing charge.

prescribed means prescribed by the regulations.

reportable document means:

(a) any paper or other material on which there is writing; or

(b) any paper or other material on which there are marks, figures, symbols or perforations having a meaning for persons qualified to interpret them; or

(c) any paper or other material on which a photographic image or other image is recorded; or

(d) any article or material from which sounds, images or writing is capable of being produced with or without the aid of a computer or of some other device;

but does not include any such paper, article or other material:

(e) that comprises advertising material; or

(f) that does not yet contain the sounds, images or writing for the carriage of which it was produced.

(2) Expressions used in this Act have the same meanings as in the Customs Act.

4 Imposition of import processing charges (1) Screening charge payable as set out in section 64ABC of the Customs Act is imposed.

(2) Self-assessed clearance declaration charge payable as set out in section 71AAA of the Customs Act is imposed.

(3) Import declaration processing charge payable as set out in section 71B of the Customs Act is imposed.

(4) RCR processing charge payable as set out in section 71DC of the Customs Act is imposed.

(5) Periodic declaration processing charge payable as set out in section 71DG of the Customs Act is imposed.

(6) Warehouse declaration processing charge payable as set out in section 71DI of the Customs Act is imposed.

5 Amounts of import processing charges (1) The amount of a screening charge for an abbreviated cargo report is $45 or such other amount (not exceeding $67.50) as is prescribed.

(2) The amount of a self-assessed clearance declaration charge is:

(a) for a self-assessed clearance declaration that is made by a cargo reporter in respect of 21 or more reportable documents included in a cargo report--$45 or such other amount (not exceeding $67.50) as is prescribed; or

(b) in any other case--$2.15 or such other amount (not exceeding $3.23) as is prescribed.

(3) The amount of an import declaration processing charge is:

(a) for an electronic import declaration that relates to goods to which section 68 applies:

(i) if the value of the goods is more than $250 (or such other amount as is prescribed) but not more than $1,000 (or such other amount as is prescribed)--$23.20 or such other amount (not exceeding $34.80) as is prescribed; or

(ii) if the value of the goods is more than $1,000 (or such other amount as is prescribed)--$29.25 or such other amount (not exceeding $43.85) as is prescribed; or

(b) for a documentary import declaration that relates to goods to which section 68 applies--$60.00 or such other amount (not exceeding $90.00) as is prescribed.

(4) The amount of a periodic declaration processing charge is $1,275 or such other amount (not exceeding $1,912.50) as is prescribed.

(5) The amount of an RCR processing charge is $9.40 or such other amount (not exceeding $14.10) as is prescribed.

(6) The amount of a warehouse declaration processing charge is:

(a) for an electronic warehouse declaration:

(i) if the value of the goods is more than $250 (or such other amount as is prescribed) but not more than $1,000 (or such other amount as is prescribed)--$23.20 or such other amount (not exceeding $34.80) as is prescribed; or

(ii) if the value of the goods is more than $ 1,000 (or such other amount as is prescribed)--$29.25 or such other amount (not exceeding $43.85) as is prescribed; or

(b) for a documentary warehouse declaration--$60.00 or such other amount (not exceeding $90.00) as is prescribed.

6 Regulations The Governor-General may make regulations for the purposes of section 5.