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Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco Duty Harmonisation) Act 2017

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Act No. 80 of 2017 as made
An Act to amend the Excise Tariff Act 1921, and for related purposes
Administered by: Treasury
Originating Bill: Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco Duty Harmonisation) Bill 2017
Registered 15 Aug 2017
Date of Assent 15 Aug 2017
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Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco Duty Harmonisation) Act 2017

 

No. 80, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Excise Tariff Act 1921, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Excise Tariff Act 1921                                                                                                3

 


 

 

Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco Duty Harmonisation) Act 2017

No. 80, 2017

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Excise Tariff Act 1921, and for related purposes

[Assented to 15 August 2017]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco Duty Harmonisation) Act 2017.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

31 August 2017.

31 August 2017

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.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 1Amendments

  

Excise Tariff Act 1921

1  Section 6AA (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

6AA  Indexing of tobacco duty rate under subitem 5.1 of the Schedule

2  Subsection 6AA(1)

Omit “each rate of duty set out in item 5 of the Schedule (each tobacco duty rate)”, substitute “the rate of duty set out in subitem 5.1 of the Schedule (the tobacco duty rate)”.

3  Subsection 6AA(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The amount worked out under subsection (1) is to be rounded to 5 decimal places (rounding up if the sixth decimal place is 5 or more).

4  After section 6AA

Insert:

6AAB  Tobacco duty rate under subitem 5.5 of the Schedule

             (1)  For the purposes of subitem 5.5 of the Schedule, the applicable rate on a day is the amount worked out using the formula:

                  

             (2)  The weight conversion factor is:

                     (a)  for a day on or after the first replacement day and before the second replacement day—0.000775; or

                     (b)  for a day on or after the second replacement day and before the third replacement day—0.00075; or

                     (c)  for a day on or after the third replacement day and before the fourth replacement day—0.000725; or

                     (d)  for a day on or after the fourth replacement day—0.0007.

Rounding

             (3)  The amount worked out under subsection (1) is to be rounded to 2 decimal places (rounding up if the third decimal place is 5 or more).

Replacement days

             (4)  For the purposes of this section, the first replacement day is:

                     (a)  1 September 2017; or

                     (b)  if, in relation to the indexation day that is 1 September 2017, subsection 6AA(7) has the effect of replacing a rate of duty on a later day—that later day.

             (5)  For the purposes of this section, the second replacement day is:

                     (a)  1 September 2018; or

                     (b)  if, in relation to the indexation day that is 1 September 2018, subsection 6AA(7) has the effect of replacing a rate of duty on a later day—that later day.

             (6)  For the purposes of this section, the third replacement day is:

                     (a)  1 September 2019; or

                     (b)  if, in relation to the indexation day that is 1 September 2019, subsection 6AA(7) has the effect of replacing a rate of duty on a later day—that later day.

             (7)  For the purposes of this section, the fourth replacement day is:

                     (a)  1 September 2020; or

                     (b)  if, in relation to the indexation day that is 1 September 2020, subsection 6AA(7) has the effect of replacing a rate of duty on a later day—that later day.

Application of applicable rate

             (8)  If the applicable rate changes on a particular day, the changed rate applies in relation to goods entered for home consumption on or after that day.

Publication

             (9)  The CEO must, on or as soon as practicable after the day the rate of duty set out in subitem 5.1 of the Schedule is replaced under section 6AA, publish a notice in the Gazette advertising:

                     (a)  the rate of duty under subitem 5.5 of the Schedule on that day; and

                     (b)  the goods to which subitem 5.5 of the Schedule applies.

5  Schedule (cell at table subitem 5.5, column headed “Rate of Duty”)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Applicable rate (see section 6AAB) per kilogram of tobacco content

6  Application provision

(1)       The amendments made by items 4 and 5 apply in relation to goods entered for home consumption on or after the first replacement day.

(2)       This item has effect despite subsection 5(2) of the Excise Tariff Act 1921.

(3)       For the purposes of this item, first replacement day has the same meaning as in section 6AAB of the Excise Tariff Act 1921 as amended by this Act.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 1 June 2017

Senate on 8 August 2017]

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