Customs Act 1901

PART VAAA - CARGO TERMINALS  

Division 4 - Powers of authorised officers  

SECTION 102E   GENERAL POWERS  

102E(1)  
For the purpose of determining whether a provision of any Customs-related law has been, or is being, complied with, an authorised officer may enter a cargo terminal and exercise the following powers:


(a) the power to inspect any document at the terminal;


(b) the power to take extracts from, or make copies of, any such document;


(c) the power to take into the terminal such equipment and materials as the authorised person requires for the purpose of exercising powers under a Customs-related law in relation to the terminal.

102E(2)  
While at a cargo terminal, an authorised officer may:


(a) access electronic equipment at the terminal; and


(b) use a disk, tape or other storage device that:


(i) is at the terminal; or

(ii) can be used with the equipment or is associated with it;

if the authorised officer has reasonable grounds for suspecting that the electronic equipment, disk, tape or other storage device is or contains information relating to a matter mentioned in subsection (3).

102E(3)  
For the purposes of subsection (2), the matters are:


(a) the unloading of goods subject to customs control from a ship or aircraft or their movement to a particular part of the cargo terminal; or


(b) the receipt of goods subject to customs control at the cargo terminal; or


(c) access to goods subject to customs control:


(i) in the cargo terminal; or

(ii) on a ship or aircraft within, or adjacent to, the terminal; or


(d) the security of goods subject to customs control in the cargo terminal; or


(e) where goods subject to customs control are stacked in the terminal; or


(f) ship bay plans relating to the terminal; or


(g) the rostering and attendance of staff at the terminal.




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