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This instrument is to prohibit all cargo originating from, or transiting through, Egypt, from entry into Australian territory, except for stated items.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 17 Dec 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Feb-2016
Tabled Senate02-Feb-2016



Aviation Transport Security (Prohibited Cargo—Egypt) Instrument 2015

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004



I, Warren Truss, Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, make the following instrument under subsection 65B(1) of the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004.


Dated      3     December 2015


Warren Truss

Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development


1  Name of instrument

                   This instrument is the Aviation Transport Security (Prohibited Cargo—Egypt) Instrument 2015.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

3  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004.

biological tissues means an item of cargo that consists only of biological tissues, biological substances or biological samples, and necessary packaging.

government article means an item of cargo that:

(a)          is sent by the Commonwealth or an authority of the Commonwealth; and

(b)          bears on its face a security classification; and

(c)          bears a security classification that is referred to in the protective security policy applicable to the Australian Government at the time the article is sent.

human remains means an item of cargo which meets all of the following requirements:

(a)          the item consists only of human remains and necessary packaging; and

(b)          the sender of the item is a funeral director; and

(c)          the airline transporting the item has sighted a copy of the death certificate of the person to which the human remains relate.

letter product is an item of cargo that has all of the following characteristics:

(a)          it weighs 500g or less;

(b)          it contains only flexible items;

(c)          its longest dimension is 360 mm or less;

(d)          its second longest dimension is 260 mm or less;

(e)          its shortest dimension is 20 mm or less.

small item means an item of cargo that weights 250g or less, and is 5 mm or less in its shortest dimension.

Note:    Expressions used in this instrument have the same meanings they have in the Act, including the following:

·            Australian territory;

·            aviation industry participants;

·            cargo.

4  Application

                   This instrument applies to aviation industry participants.

5  Prohibited cargo

                   A person to whom this instrument applies must not bring, or cause to be brought, into Australian territory cargo that has originated from, or that has transited through, the Arab Republic of Egypt, unless the item of cargo is one of the following:

(a)          a letter product;

(b)          a small item;

(c)          a live animal (and the necessary packaging used to ship the animal);

(d)          human remains;

(e)          biological tissues;

(f)           dangerous goods that are permitted, under section 23 of the Civil Aviation Act 1988, to be carried on board an aircraft (and necessary packaging);

(g)          a government article;

(h)          a diplomatic bag.