Customs Act 1901

PART XI - AGENTS AND CUSTOMS BROKERS  

Division 4 - Suspension, revocation and non-renewal of licences  

SECTION 183CS   POWERS OF COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF CUSTOMS  

183CS(1)  


Where the Comptroller-General of Customs, after considering a report under subsection 183CQ(7) in relation to a broker ' s licence, is:


(a) satisfied in relation to the licence as to any of the matters mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (j) (inclusive) of subsection 183CQ(1) ; or


(b) satisfied on any other grounds that it is necessary to do so for the protection of the revenue or for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the Customs Acts,

he or she may, by notice to the customs broker:


(c) cancel the licence; or


(d) if the licence is about to expire - order that the licence not be renewed; or


(e) reprimand the customs broker; or


(f) in a case where the licence is not already suspended - suspend the licence for a period specified in the notice; or


(g) in a case where the licence is already suspended - further suspend the licence for a period specified in the notice.

183CS(2)  


Where the Comptroller-General of Customs, after considering a report under subsection 183CQ(7) in relation to a broker ' s licence, decides not to take any further action in the matter, he or she shall, by notice in writing to the customs broker, inform the customs broker accordingly, and, if the licence of the customs broker is suspended, he or she shall revoke the suspension.

183CS(3)  
A notice under subsection (1) shall:


(a) be in writing; and


(b) be served, either personally or by post, on the holder of the licence.

183CS(4)  


The period for which the Comptroller-General of Customs may suspend or further suspend a licence under subsection (1) may be a period expiring after the date on which the licence, if not renewed, would expire.

183CS(5)  


Where the Comptroller-General of Customs orders under paragraph (1)(d) that a licence not be renewed, he or she shall notify the appropriate Collector accordingly.



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