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SLI 2008 No. 256 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 to introduce an import control on certain incandescent light bulbs.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Made 12 Dec 2008
Registered 18 Dec 2008
Tabled HR 03 Feb 2009
Tabled Senate 03 Feb 2009
Date of repeal 19 Jul 2013
Repealed by Customs and Border Protection (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 7)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2008 No. 256

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Customs Act 1901.


Dated 12 December 2008



By Her Excellency’s Command


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 7).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 February 2009.

3              Amendment of Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956

                Schedule 1 amends the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956.

Schedule 1        Amendment

(regulation 3)


[1]           After regulation 4V


4VA        Importation of incandescent lamps

         (1)   In this regulation:

authorised officer means an officer of the Department administered by the Minister authorised in writing by the Minister for the purposes of this regulation.

incandescent lamp means an incandescent lamp for general lighting services that has the following attributes as specified in the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4934.2(Int):2008 (‘Incandescent lamps for general lighting services Part 2: Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) requirements’):

                (a)    a shape described as any of:

                          (i)    A50 to A65; or

                         (ii)    PS50 to PS65; or

                         (iii)    M50 to M65; or

                        (iv)    T50 to T65; or

                         (v)    E50 to E65;

               (b)    a cap described as E14, E26, E27, B15 or B22d;

                (c)    a nominal voltage of ≥220 V;

               (d)    a nominal wattage of <150 W;

but not including primary coloured lamps.

Minister means the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts.

         (2)   The importation into Australia of an incandescent lamp is prohibited unless:

                (a)    the person importing the incandescent lamp is the holder of a written permission granted by the Minister or an authorised officer; and

               (b)    the permission or a copy of the permission is produced to the Collector at or before the time of importation.

         (3)   An application for a permission under subregulation (2) must be in writing.

         (4)   A permission under subregulation (2) may specify conditions or requirements to be complied with by the holder of the permission and may, for any such condition or requirement, specify the time (being a time either before or after the importation of the goods to which the permission relates) at or before which the condition or requirement must be complied with by the holder of the permission.

         (5)   If the holder of a permission does not comply with a condition or requirement (if any) of the permission, the Minister or an authorised officer may, by writing, revoke the permission.

         (6)   The Minister or authorised officer may revoke a permission under subregulation (5) whether or not the holder of the permission is charged with an offence under subsection 50 (4) of the Act for not complying with the condition or requirement.


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