Customs Act 1901

PART IVA - DEPOTS  

SECTION 77Y   COLLECTOR MAY GIVE DIRECTIONS IN RELATION TO GOODS SUBJECT TO CUSTOMS CONTROL  

77Y(1)  


A Collector may, for the protection of the revenue or for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the Customs Acts, any other law of the Commonwealth prescribed by the regulations or a law of a State or Territory prescribed by the regulations, give written directions under this section to:


(a) the holder of a depot licence; or


(b) a person participating in the management or control of the depot;

in relation to goods in the depot that are subject to customs control (the controlled goods ).

77Y(2)  
A direction under subsection (1) must be a direction:


(a) to move, or not to move, controlled goods within a depot; or


(b) about the storage of controlled goods in the depot; or


(c) to move controlled goods to another depot or a warehouse; or


(d) about the unpacking from receptacles of controlled goods; or


(e) about the packing into receptacles of controlled goods.

77Y(3)  
A Collector may, for the purpose of:


(a) preventing interference with controlled goods in a depot; or


(b) preventing interference with the exercise of the powers or the performance of the functions of a Collector in respect of a depot or of controlled goods in a depot;

give directions, in relation to the controlled goods, to any person in the depot.

77Y(3A)  


A person who has been given a direction under subsection (1) or (3) must not intentionally refuse or fail to comply with the direction.

Penalty: 120 penalty units.

77Y(4)  
A person who has been given a direction under subsection (1) or (3) must not refuse or fail to comply with the direction.

Penalty: 60 penalty units.

77Y(5)  
An offence against subsection (4) is an offence of strict liability.

77Y(6)  


This section does not limit the directions that a Collector may give under section 112C .



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