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Regulations as made
These regulations amend the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 to implement a temporary prohibition on the export of goods that are essential to preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The prohibition applies to the exportation of goods including face masks and hand sanitizer, as such export limits the availability of these goods for those with the greatest need in Australia. A further aim of this export prohibition is to dissuade consumers from engaging in widespread bulk purchase for the purpose of export.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 29 Mar 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Apr-2020
Tabled Senate08-Apr-2020
Date of repeal 01 Sep 2020
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
Authoritative version Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958
F1996B03403SR 1958 No. 5