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A Bill for an Act to amend the Export Control Act 2020, and for related purposes
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
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Registered 11 Nov 2020
Introduced HR 11 Nov 2020
Table of contents.

2019‑2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Export Control Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

(Agriculture, Water and the Environment)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Export Control Act 2020, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Export Control Act 2020                                                                                            3

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Export Control Act 2020, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Export Control Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2020.

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

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.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

  

Export Control Act 2020

1  Paragraphs 120(3)(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  the requirements referred to in paragraphs 112(2)(b) to (f) would continue to be met; and

                     (b)  any other requirement prescribed by the rules would be met; and

                     (c)  in the case of a variation because a new person (other than the occupier of the registered establishment) has started, or is to start, managing or controlling export operations at the registered establishment—the occupier of the registered establishment is a fit and proper person (having regard to the matters referred to in section 372).

2  At the end of subsection 225(2)

Add:

                   ; (c)  whether any other requirement prescribed by the rules has been met, or will be met before the goods to which the application relates are imported into the importing country.

3  Paragraph 242(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

       (c)     at the time or within the period prescribed by the rules, or at a different time or within a different period allowed by the Secretary.

The rules may provide that the Secretary may approve a notice of intention to export a consignment of a kind of prescribed goods.

4  Section 243 (heading)

Omit “requirements”.

5  Subsection 243(1)

Omit all the words before paragraph (a), substitute:

             (1)  If the rules provide for a notice of intention to export a consignment of prescribed goods to be given, the notice must:

6  Paragraph 243(1)(g)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (g)  be given:

                              (i)  at the time or within the period prescribed by the rules; or

                             (ii)  if the Secretary allows a different time or a different period in relation to the consignment—at that time or within that period.

7  At the end of section 243

Add:

Rules may provide for the Secretary to approve notice of intention to export consignment

             (5)  The rules may:

                     (a)  provide that the Secretary may approve, or refuse to approve, a notice of intention to export a consignment of a kind of prescribed goods that is given in compliance with the requirements referred to in subsection (1) for the notice; and

                     (b)  make provision for and in relation to matters related to the Secretary’s decision to approve or refuse to approve the notice.

8  Paragraph 372(1)(a)

After “117”, insert “, 120”.

9  Section 386 (at the end of the heading)

Add “or tariff rate quota certificates”.

10  At the end of subsection 386(1)

Add “or tariff rate quota certificates”.

11  Subsection 386(1) (note)

Omit “entitlements”, substitute “systems”.

12  Subsection 386(2)

After “entitlements”, insert “or tariff rate quota certificates”.

13  At the end of subsection 386(3)

Add “or tariff rate quota certificates”.

14  Paragraph 432(3)(g)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (g)  any matter contained in any instrument or writing that:

                              (i)  sets out, or provides a method for calculating, the tariff rate quota for the importation of a kind of goods into a country from Australian territory; and

                             (ii)  is made by the authority or body that is responsible for regulating the importation of goods of that kind into that country from Australian territory;

                     (h)  any matter contained in an agreement between Australia and another country or a body (for example, the European Union) that sets out, or provides a method for calculating, the tariff rate quota for the importation of a kind of goods into a country covered by the agreement from Australian territory.