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Customs Regulations 1986 (NI)

Reg No. 10 of 1986
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This is a regulation of the previous Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly that was continued in force under s16 and 16A of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.
Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Registered 16 Dec 2015
Date of repeal 01 Jul 2016
Repealed by Norfolk Island Continued Laws Amendment Ordinance 2015

 

NORFOLK                            ISLAND

 

 

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS 1986

 

[Consolidated as at 22 March 2014

on the authority of the Administrator

and in accordance with

the Enactments Reprinting Act 1980]

 

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TABLE OF PROVISIONS

 

         1.      Short title

         2.      Repeal

         3.      Interpretation

         4.      Personal effects

         5.      Prescribed personal effects that are motor vehicles

         6.      Personal effects not otherwise specified

         7.      Prescribed amounts

         8.      Exempted goods

         9.      Rate of exchange

       10.      Import entries

       11.      Export entries

       12.      Manner of marking invoice

       13.      Working days and hours

       14.      Payment for attendance

       15.      Exemptions

    15A.      Classes of warehouse licences

    15B.      Warehouse licence  application fee

    15C.      Warehouse licence  duration

    15D.      Warehouse licence  renewal fee

     15E.      Warehouse licence variation of premises

       16.      Prescribed postal articles

        Schedule 1

        Schedule 2

        Schedule 3


 

NORFOLK                            ISLAND

 

 

Customs Regulations 1986

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Short title

      1.         These Regulations may be cited as the Customs Regulations 1986.

Repeal

      2.         The Regulations specified in Schedule 3 are repealed.

Interpretation

      3.         (1)        In these Regulations unless the contrary intention appears —

“battery-powered”, in relation to a device, means a device that is capable of being operated by a source of power contained within the device;

“family”, in relation to a passenger, means the passenger's spouse and their dependant child or children, if any, not over 18 years of age;

“portable”, in relation to an object, means an object —

(a)        capable of being carried by the unaided strength of a person; and

(b)        designed and intended for use other than in a fixed location;

“postal article” means any article transmissible by post;

“the Act” means the Customs Act 1913.

                  (2)        In these Regulations, a reference to a form by number is a reference to a form so numbered in Schedule 1.

                  (3)        For the purposes of these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears, words, expressions and provisions contained in these regulations have the same interpretation, application and effect as they have under the Act.

                  (4)        A reference in these Regulations to a licence of a class identified by a letter shall be read as reference to a licence of the class so identified in Regulation 15A.

 

 


Personal effects

      4.         (1)        Subject to these Regulations, for the purposes of paragraph 2A(1)(b) of the Act, prescribed personal effects are effects —

(a)        not in excess of the quantity reasonably required by a passenger for the passenger’s own use or the use of the passenger’s family; and

(b)        specified in subregulation 4(2).

                  (2)        For the purposes of subregulation 4(1), the following are prescribed personal effects:

(a)        wearing apparel;

(b)        articles for personal hygiene, health maintenance, grooming or adornment;

(c)        goods, excluding cigarettes, cigars, tobacco and liquor, not otherwise specified in this regulation to a total value not exceeding  ¾

                              (i)         $900 for an adult passenger; and

                              (ii)        $450 for a passenger less than 18 years; and

            family members may combine their concessions.

(d)       tobacco products, being

(i)         cigarettes;

(ii)        cigars not exceeding 250 grams in weight; or

(iii)       tobacco not exceeding 250 grams in weight;

(e)        liquor;

(f)        cameras;

(g)        exposed photographic films;

(h)        typewriters;

(i)         wheelchairs, prostheses and mobility aids other than motor vehicles;

(j)         sporting equipment other than motor vehicles, aircraft or boats;

(k)        portable instruments, tools or equipment used by the passenger in the practice of the passenger's profession or trade;

(l)         cycles other than motor vehicles;

(m)       boats not exceeding 4 metres in length;

(n)        portable battery-powered radio and television receivers;

(o)        portable battery-powered devices for recording or retrieving images or sound;

(p)        portable battery-powered devices for recording, storing, retrieving or processing data or words;

(q)        scientific, technical or educational equipment intended for use in Norfolk Island for a public purpose.

Prescribed personal effects that are motor vehicles

      5.         Subject to these Regulations and for the purposes of paragraph 2A(1)(b) of the Act, prescribed personal effects include a motor vehicle where —

(a)        the passenger satisfies the Collector that —

(i)         the passenger ordinarily resides or intends to reside in Norfolk Island; and

(ii)        the vehicle was, for the whole of the period of 12 months immediately preceding the passenger’s departure for Norfolk Island, owned and used outside Norfolk Island by the passenger or a member of the passenger’s family;

(b)        the passenger or a member of the passenger's family has not, under any provision of the Act, on a previous occasion imported a motor vehicle without payment of duty; and

(c)        the passenger lodges with the Collector an undertaking that the amount of duty that would be payable on the vehicle on importation if the vehicle were not being admitted free under paragraph 2A(1)(b) of the Act shall be paid to the Collector where the vehicle is sold or otherwise disposed of in Norfolk Island by, or on behalf of, the passenger or his legal personal representative before the expiration of 2 years after the date of its importation into Norfolk Island.

Personal effects not otherwise specified

      6.         (1)        Subject to these Regulations and for the purposes of paragraph 2A(1)(b) of the Act, prescribed personal effects include machinery, plant or equipment not otherwise specified in subregulation 4(2) where —

(a)        the value of the goods does not exceed $1000;

(b)        the passenger satisfies the Collector that —

(i)         the passenger has attained the age of 18 years;

(ii)        the passenger ordinarily resides or intends to reside in Norfolk Island; and

(iii)       the goods have been in the passenger’s use and possession for not less than 12 months immediately preceding the commencement of the passenger's journey to Norfolk Island; and

(c)        the passenger lodges with the Collector an undertaking that the amount of duty that would be payable on the goods on importation if they were not being admitted free under paragraph 2A(1)(b) of the Act shall be paid to the Collector where the goods are sold or otherwise disposed of in Norfolk Island by, or on behalf of, the passenger or his legal personal representative before the expiration of 2 years after the date of their importation into Norfolk Island.


Prescribed amounts

      7.         For the purposes of subparagraph 2A(1)(b)(ii) of the Act, the prescribed amounts are —

                  (a)        2.25 litres of liquor for each passenger 18 years and over; and

                  (b)        250 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco products for each passenger 18 years and over.

Exempted goods

   8.         For subparagraphs 2A(1)(d)(i) and 2A(1)(d)(ii) of the Act, the amounts prescribed are respectively ¾

                  (i)         $18; and

                  (ii)        $3.

Rate of exchange

      9.         For the purposes of paragraph 2CA(b) of the Act, the rate of exchange applicable on the date of exportation is the rate ascertained by the Collector from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia as the seller's rate for foreign exchange on that date.

Import entries

      10.       (1)        For the purposes of subsection 4A(1) of the Act, an entry in respect of cargo unshipped or to be unshipped shall be in accordance with —

(a)        Form 1 where the cargo is conveyed by air;

(b)        Form 2 where the cargo is conveyed by sea; and

(c)        Form 3 where the cargo is postal articles.

                  (2)        A form referred to in paragraph 10(1)(a), 10(1)(b) or 10(1)(c) includes the declaration on the back of the form.

Export entries

      11.       (1)        For the purposes of subsection 4B(2) of the Act, an export entry shall be in accordance with Form 4.

                  (2)        Entries shall be made of the whole of the cargo to be shipped for export by a ship or aircraft from parts beyond the seas, and shall be presented to the Collector not later than 30 minutes before the departure of the ship or aircraft.

                  (3)        A person shall not export by ship or aircraft from parts beyond the seas any cargo in respect of which an entry has not been made in accordance with this regulation.

Penalty:           10 penalty units.

Manner of marking invoice

      12.       For the purposes of subsection 4E(2) of the Act, the manner of marking a genuine invoice for goods shall be by marking with a stamp inscribed with the words “NORFOLK ISLAND CUSTOMS” or “COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS”.


Working days and hours

      13.       For the purposes of subsection 5F(1) of the Act —

(a)        the working days of the Customs are each day of the year except those days observed as public holidays in public offices in Norfolk Island in accordance with section 40 of the Public Service Act 1979; and

(b)        the working hours of Customs on working days are from 8.45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Payment for attendance

      14.       (1)        Subject to Regulation 15, for the purposes of subsection 5G(1) of the Act, where the attendance of an officer is required at a ship or aircraft on a day that is not a working day or during hours that are not prescribed under regulation 13, the owner of that ship or aircraft shall pay to the Collector in respect of that attendance the amount specified in column 3 opposite the classification of a ship or aircraft specified in column 2 of Schedule 2.

                  (2)        Where a classification of an aircraft is not specified in column 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 2, the amount referred to in subregulation 14(1) is the amount payable in respect of the classification in that Part of an aircraft of the next most similar length.

Exemptions

      15.       Regulation 14 does not apply to a ship or aircraft that is —

(a)        carrying the head of state of a country;

(b)        in, or apparently in, the service of the defence force of a country; or

(c)        engaged for the purpose of -

(i)         medical evacuation; or

(ii)               search and rescue operations.

Classes of warehouse licences

      15A.    (1)        Warehouse licences of the following classes may be granted by the Collector under section 8A of the Act:

(a)                Class A — General;

(b)               Class B — Special;

(c)                Class C — Manufacturing.

(d)       Class D – Low duty cigarettes and tobacco.

                  (2)        Premises in respect of which a Class A licence is in force may be used in accordance with the Act for general warehousing of goods under Customs control.

                  (3)        Premises in respect of which a Class B licence is in force may be used in accordance with the Act for special warehousing of goods under Customs control.

                  (4)        Premises in respect of which a Class C licence is in force may be used in accordance with the Act for manufacturing in relation to goods under Customs control.

                  (5)        Premises in respect of which a Class D licence is in force may be used in accordance with the Act for warehousing of low duty cigarettes and tobacco goods under Customs control.

Warehouse licence — application fee

      15B.    (1)        For the purpose of paragraph 8(1)(e) of the Act, the fee to accompany an application for a warehouse licence is 10 fee units.

                  (2)        Subject to subregulation 15B(3), an applicant for a Class B licence is required to pay a licence fee of $30,000, in addition to the application fee referred to in subregulation 15B(1), prior to the grant of the licence.

                  (2A)     An applicant for a Class C or Class D licence is required to pay a licence fee of $200 per month, in addition to the application fee referred to in subregulation 15B(1). 

                  (2B)     The applicant shall pay the application fee and the first licence fee payment of the $200 referred to in subregulation 15B(2A), prior to the grant of the Class C or Class D licence.

                  (2C)     The applicant shall pay further additional licence fees of $200 on the first day of the relevant month.

                  (3)        Subregulation 15B(2) does not apply in relation to an application under subsection 17(2) of the Customs Amendment Act 1997 for a Class B licence by an owner of approved premises that were used for the warehousing of tobacco products in the 12 months before the repeal of former section 7.

                  (4)        In this Regulation —

“approved premises” has the same meaning as in section 17 of the Customs Amendment Act 1997;

“former section 7” means section 7 of the Act as in force immediately before its repeal by section 14 of the Customs Amendment Act 1997.

Warehouse licence — duration

      15C.    For the purpose of subsection 8C(1) of the Act, the period for which a warehouse licence remains in force subject to the Act is 12 months.

Warehouse licence — renewal fee

      15D.    For the purpose of paragraph 8C(2)(b) of the Act, the fee to accompany an application for renewal of a warehouse licence is 10 fee units.

Warehouse licence — variation of premises

      15E.    The fee to accompany an application to vary a warehouse licence in respect of the premises to which the licence relates is 10 fee units.

Prescribed postal articles

      16.       For the purposes of subsection 10(2) of the Act, a prescribed postal article is a postal article of which —

(a)        the dimensions do not exceed 310 x 220 x 10 millimetres; or

(b)     if the postal article is in roll form - the length plus twice the diameter does not exceed 700 millimetres .
 

SCHEDULE 1

 

 

 


(Back of Form 1)

DECLARATION

I DECLARE that —

 

1.         *I,                                                                           , am the authorised agent of the owner

            I,                                                                                            , am the owner

            of the goods in this entry.

2.         The description and particulars of the goods as stated in this entry are true and correct in every respect.

3.         No goods are contained in any package specified in this entry other than as appear in the entry.

4.         Nothing on my part or to my knowledge on the part of any person has been concealed or suppressed in connection with this entry.

5.         I enter the goods as of the value and of the description and quantities stated in this entry and for home consumption.

6.         The value for duty of the goods as stated in this entry is correct and represents the value for duty of the goods calculated in accordance with the Customs Act 1913.

7.         The invoice now produced is the genuine invoice for the goods as stated in this entry and is the only invoice received or expected to be received by me or to my knowledge by any person for such goods.

 

                        ____________________________

                        Owner/Agent *

 

DECLARED before me at Norfolk Island this ____________________ day of __________________________________ 20 _____

 

                        ____________________________

                        Collector

*   Strike out whichever is inapplicable


 

 (Back of Form 2)

DECLARATION

I DECLARE that —

 

1.         *I,                                                              , am the authorised agent of the owner

            *I,                                                                 , am the owner

            of the goods in this entry.

2.         The description and particulars of the goods as stated in this entry are true and correct in every respect.

3.         No goods are contained in any package specified in this entry other than as appear in the entry.

4.         Nothing on my part or to my knowledge on the part of any person has been concealed or suppressed in connection with this entry.

5.         I enter the goods as of the value and of the description and quantities stated in this entry and for home consumption.

6.         The value for duty of the goods as stated in this entry is correct and represents the value for duty of the goods calculated in accordance with the Customs Act 1913.

7.         The invoice now produced is the genuine invoice for the goods as stated in this entry and is the only invoice received or expected to be received by me or to my knowledge by any person for such goods.

 

                        ____________________________

                        Owner/Agent *

 

DECLARED before me at Norfolk Island this ____________________ day of __________________________________ 20 _____

 

                        ____________________________

                        Collector

*   Strike out whichever is inapplicable


 (Back of Form 3)

DECLARATION

 

I DECLARE that -

 

1.         *I,                                                      , am the authorised agent of the owner

            *I,                                                      , am the owner

            of the goods in this entry.

2.         The description and particulars of the goods as stated in this entry are true and correct in every respect.

3.         No goods are contained in any package specified in this entry other than as appear in the entry.

4.         Nothing on my part or to my knowledge on the part of any person has been concealed or suppressed in connection with this entry.

5.         I enter the goods as of the value and of the description and quantities stated in this entry and for home consumption.

6.         The value for duty of the goods as stated in this entry is correct and represents the value for duty of the goods calculated in accordance with the Customs Act 1913.

7.         The invoice now produced is the genuine invoice for the goods as stated in this entry and is the only invoice received or expected to be received by me or to my knowledge by any person for such goods.

 

                        ____________________________

                        Owner/Agent *

 

DECLARED before me at Norfolk Island this ____________________ day of __________________________________ 20 _____

 

                        ____________________________

                        Collector

·         Strike out whichever is inapplicable


 

                                                  SCHEDULE 2                                   Regulation 14(1)

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Classification

Column 3

Amount Payable

PART 1  -—  SHIPS

$

 1.

Trawlers, tugs and barges

          90

 2.

Yachts and motor launches with more than 6 berths

          60

 3.

Yachts and motor launches not otherwise classified

          45

 4.

Fuel and Gas Tankers

          90

 5.

Ships not otherwise classified

        120

PART 2  —  AIRCRAFT

6.

Boeing 727

           120

 7.

Boeing 737

           120

 8.

Boeing 767

           120

 9.

ATR 42

             90

10.

DASH 7

             90

11.

DASH 8

             90

12.

BAE 146

             90

13.

BAE 146 - (Airfreighter)

           120

14.

Fokker F28

             90

15.

Fokker F28 - (Airfreighter)

           120

16.

Lockheed C130 Hercules

             90

17.

Lockheed C130 Hercules - (Airfreighter)

           120

18.

Hawker Siddeley Argosy

             90

19.

Hawker Siddeley Argosy - (Airfreighter)

           120

20.

Bristol Freighter

             90

21.

Bristol Freighter - (Airfreighter)

             120

22.

Fokker F27

               90

23.

Beech Super Kingair 200

               60

24.

Challenger

               60

25.

Lear jet

               60

26.

Cessna Citation

               60

27.

Bandeirante

               60

28.

Light aircraft and helicopters not otherwise classified

               45

 

                                                  SCHEDULE 3                                                        Reg 2

 

Customs Regulations, being regulations made on 28 September 1936

 

Regulations No. 1 of 1961

Regulations No. 2 of 1969

Regulations No. 4 of 1980

Regulations No. 3 of 1981

Regulations No. 1 of 1985

 

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NOTES

The Customs Regulations as shown in this consolidation comprises Regulations and amendments as indicated in the Tables below.

Enactment

Number and year

Date of commencement

Application saving or transitional provision

 

Customs Regulations 1986

10, 1986

4.12.86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customs Amendment Regulations 1990

8, 1990

22.11.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customs Amendment Regulations  1997

4, 1997

10.4.97

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customs (Cigarettes and Tobacco) Amendment Regulations 2002

5, 2002

30.8.02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[previously consolidated as at 12 December 2002]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customs (Amendment) Regulations 2008

8, 2008

21.8.08

 

 

 

[previously consolidated as at 21 August 2008]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customs (Amendment) Regulations 2011

2, 2011

30.6.11

 

 

 

[previously consolidated as at 6 July 2011]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customs (Amendment) Regulations 2014

1, 2014

21.3.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Table of Amendments

 

ad =    added or inserted

am = amended

rep = repealed

rs =      repealed and substituted

Provisions affected                       How affected

3

am

4, 1997

4(2)(c)

am

8, 2008

7(a), (b)

rs

8, 2008

8

am

8, 2008;  2, 2011;  1, 2014

13

am

8, 1990

15A

ad

4, 1997

 

am

5, 2002

15B

am

5, 2002

15D

ad

4, 1997

15C

ad

4, 1997

15D

ad

4, 1997

15E

ad

4, 1997

Schedule 2

rs

8, 1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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