EXCISE ACT 1901

PART VI - PAYMENT OF DUTY, REMOVAL OF EXCISABLE GOODS FROM FACTORIES, AND EXCISE CONTROL  

SECTION 59A   DECLARED PERIOD QUOTAS - EFFECT ON RATES OF EXCISE DUTY  

59A(1)  
If at any time the CEO is of the opinion that, for the reason that persons are anticipating, or may anticipate, an increase in the rate of duty applicable to goods of a particular kind, the quantity of goods of that kind that may be entered for home consumption during a period is likely to be greater than it would otherwise be, the CEO may, by notice published in the Gazette , declare that that period is, for the purposes of this section, a declared period with respect to goods of that kind.

59A(2)  
The CEO shall, in a notice under subsection (1) declaring that a period is a declared period for the purposes of this section, specify in the notice another period, being a period ending before the commencement of the declared period, as the base period in relation to the declared period.

59A(3)  
Where the CEO makes a declaration under subsection (1) specifying a declared period in respect of goods of any kind, he or she may, in respect of that kind of goods, or goods of a kind included in that kind of goods, make an order in writing (in this Act referred to as a ``quota order'' applicable to a person specified in the order, being an order that states that the person's quota, for the declared period, in respect of goods of the kind to which the order relates is such quantity as is specified in the order or is nil, and, subject to subsection (4) and subsection 61C (6) , the order comes into force forthwith.

59A(4)  
Where, during a declared period, a person enters goods for home consumption, being goods of a kind in respect of which there is no quota order in force that is applicable to that person for the declared period, the CEO may, before the entry is passed and whether or not the declared period has expired, make, under subsection (3), a quota order that is applicable to that person for that declared period in respect of goods of that kind, and a quota order so made shall, subject to subsection 61C (6) and unless the contrary intention appears in the order, be deemed to have come into force immediately before the time of entry of the goods.

59A(5)  
In making a quota order under subsection (3), or revoking or varying a quota order under section 59B , with respect to a person, the CEO shall have regard to the quantity of goods (if any) of the kind to which the order relates that, at any time or times during the period that is the base period with respect to the declared period to which the order relates or during any other period that the CEO considers relevant, the person has entered for home consumption, and to such other matters as the CEO considers relevant.

59A(6)  
If:


(a) at any time during a declared period, a person has entered any goods (in this section referred to as the ``relevant goods'') for home consumption, being goods of a kind in respect of which there is in force at the time of entry of the goods a quota order that states that the person's quota in respect of goods of that kind is a quantity specified in the order;


(b) the quantity of the relevant goods so entered, together with goods (if any) of that kind previously entered for home consumption by the person during the declared period, exceeds the quota; and


(c) the amount of Excise duty paid or payable on the relevant goods at the rate of duty in force at the time of entry of the goods is less than the amount of duty applicable to those goods in accordance with the rate of duty in force on the day immediately following the last day of the declared period;

the rate of Excise duty payable on the relevant goods, or on so much of the relevant goods as, together with goods (if any) of that kind previously entered for home consumption by the person during the declared period, exceeds the quota, is the rate of duty in force on the day immediately following the last day of the declared period.

59A(7)  
If:


(a) at any time during a declared period, a person has entered any goods for home consumption, being goods of a kind in respect of which there is in force at the time of entry of the goods a quota order that states that the person's quota in respect of goods of that kind is nil; and


(b) the amount of Excise duty paid or payable on those goods at the rate of duty in force at the time of entry of the goods is less than the amount of duty applicable to those goods in accordance with the rate of duty in force on the day immediately following the last day of the declared period;

the rate of Excise duty payable on the goods is the rate of duty in force on the day immediately following the last day of the declared period.

59A(8)  


Where, at any time during a declared period, a person enters any goods for home consumption, being goods of a kind in respect of which there is in force at the time of entry of the goods a quota order that is applicable to that person for the declared period, the CEO shall have the right, before the entry is passed, in addition to requiring Excise duty to be paid on the goods at the rate in force at that time of entry of the goods, to require and take, for the protection of the revenue in relation to any additional amount of duty that may become payable on the goods, or on a part of the goods, by virtue of the operation of subsection (6) or (7), security by way of cash deposit of an amount equal to the amount of duty payable on the goods, or on that part of the goods at the rate in force at the time of entry of the goods.

59A(9)  
For the purposes of this section, a person shall be deemed to have entered goods for home consumption at a particular time (in this section referred to as ``time of entry'') if the person entered the goods, or caused the goods to be entered, for home consumption at that time or is, by virtue of subsection 61C (2) , deemed to have entered the goods for home consumption at that time.




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