Customs Act 1901

PART VI - THE EXPORTATION OF GOODS  

Division 4K - Exportation of goods to Hong Kong, China  

SECTION 126APD   POWER TO ASK QUESTIONS  

Power to ask questions

126APD(1)  
An authorised officer may require a person who is an exporter or producer of goods that:


(a) are exported to the Area of Hong Kong, China; and


(b) are claimed to be Australian originating goods for the purpose of obtaining a preferential tariff in the Area of Hong Kong, China;

to answer questions in order to verify the origin of the goods.

Note:

Failing to answer a question when required to do so by an officer may be an offence: see section 243SA . However, a person does not have to answer a question if doing so would tend to incriminate the person: see section 243SC .

Disclosing answers to Hong Kong, China customs official

126APD(2)  
An authorised officer may, for the purpose of verifying a claim for a preferential tariff in the Area of Hong Kong, China, disclose any answers to such questions to a Hong Kong, China customs official.




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