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This instrument provides for the prohibition on bringing electromechanical devices over one kilogram in weight, and originating from or having transited through Turkey, into Australia by air transport.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 25 Oct 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Oct-2017
Tabled Senate13-Nov-2017



Aviation Transport Security (Prohibited Cargo—Turkey) Instrument 2017

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004



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


Dated 25 October 2017


Darren Chester

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport


1  Name of instrument

                   This instrument is the Aviation Transport Security (Prohibited Cargo—Turkey) Instrument 2017.

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.

Electromechanical device means an item of cargo greater than one kilogram in weight that incorporates an electric motor. An electromechanical device includes a whole device or separate components shipped together that, when assembled, constitute an electromechanical device.

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

·            Australian territory;

·            aviation industry participant;

·            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 consisting of an electromechanical device that has originated from, or that has transited or transferred through, the Republic of Turkey.