Customs Act 1901

PART XIII - PENAL PROVISIONS  

Division 5 - Infringement notices  

SECTION 243Y   INFRINGEMENT NOTICES - FORFEITURE OF GOODS THAT ARE PROHIBITED IMPORTS IF INFRINGEMENT NOTICE PAID  

243Y(1)  


Goods are taken to be condemned as forfeited to the Crown if:


(a) the goods are prohibited imports of a kind prescribed by a regulation for the purposes of this section; and


(b) a person pays a penalty to the Commonwealth under an infringement notice as an alternative to prosecution for an offence for a contravention of paragraph 233(1)(b) (importing prohibited imports) in relation to the goods.


(c) (Repealed by No 4 of 2015)

243Y(2)  


In addition:


(a) the title to the goods immediately vests in the Commonwealth to the exclusion of all other interests in the goods; and


(b) the title cannot be called into question.

243Y(3)  


The goods must be dealt with and disposed of in accordance with the directions of the Comptroller-General of Customs.

243Y(4)  


Subsections (1) and (2) cease to apply if the infringement notice is withdrawn.



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