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SLI 2011 No. 8 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Regulations 1999 to introduce a new statutory research and development levy on ginger growers.
Administered by: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Registered 01 Mar 2011
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Mar-2011
Tabled Senate02-Mar-2011
Date of repeal 19 Jul 2013
Repealed by Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 8

I, PROFESSOR MARIE BASHIR, AC, CVO, Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999.

Dated 24 February 2011



By Her Excellency’s Command


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 April 2011.

3              Amendment of Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Regulations 1999

                Schedule 1 amends the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Regulations 1999.

Schedule 1        Amendment

(regulation 3)


[1]           Schedule 27, after Part 8


Part 9          Ginger

9.1           Definition

                In this Part:

ginger means a rhizome of a plant of a variety of the species Zingiber officinale.

9.2           Imposition of levy

                For subclause 2 (1) of Schedule 27 to the Excise Levies Act, levy is imposed on ginger that:

                (a)    is produced in Australia; and

               (b)    is sold by the producer to a first purchaser, buying agent, selling agent, processor or wholesale produce market.

Note   For the meaning of processor in this clause, see clause 10.5 of Part 10 of Schedule 37 to the Collection Regulations.

9.3           Rate of levy — research and development component

                For clause 6 of Schedule 27 to the Excise Levies Act, the rate of levy on ginger is 0.5% of the sale price at the first point of sale.

Note   Sale price is taken to exclude net GST — see regulation 3A.

9.4           Who pays the levy

                For clause 11 of Schedule 27 to the Excise Levies Act, the levy on ginger is payable by the producer of the ginger.


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