Customs Act 1901

PART VI - THE EXPORTATION OF GOODS  

Division 4B - Exportation of textile or apparel goods to the US  

SECTION 126AE   AUTHORISED OFFICER MAY REQUEST RECORDS OR ASK QUESTIONS  

126AE(1)  


If goods that are a textile or apparel good are exported to the US, an authorised officer may request a person who:

(a)  is the exporter or producer of the goods; or

(b)  is involved in the transportation of the goods from Australia to the US;

to produce particular records, or to answer questions put by the officer, in relation to the export, production or transportation of the goods.

126AE(2)  
The person is not obliged to comply with the request. Disclosing records or answers to US

126AE(3)  
An authorised officer may disclose any records so produced, or disclose any answers to such questions, to a US customs official for the purpose of a matter covered by Article 4.3 of the Agreement. Definitions

126AE(4)  


In this section:

Agreement
means the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement done at Washington DC on 18 May 2004, as amended from time to time.

Note:

In 2004 the text of the Agreement was accessible through the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Harmonized System
has the same meaning as in section 153YA .

textile or apparel good
has the meaning given by Article 1.2 of Chapter 1 of the Agreement.

textile and clothing goods
(Repealed by No 4 of 2021)

US
means the United States of America.

US customs official
means a person representing the customs administration of the US.




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