AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

East Timor Sea Treaty  

TIMOR SEA TREATY BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF EAST TIMOR AND THE GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA  

ARTICLE 15   Customs, quarantine and migration  

(a) Australia and East Timor may, subject to paragraphs (c), (e), (f) and (g), apply customs, migration and quarantine laws to persons, equipment and goods entering its territory from, or leaving its territory for, the JPDA. Australia and East Timor may adopt arrangements to facilitate such entry and departure.


(b) Limited liability corporations or other limited liability entities shall ensure, unless otherwise authorised by Australia or East Timor, that persons, equipment and goods do not enter structures in the JPDA without first entering Australia or East Timor, and that their employees and the employees of their subcontractors are authorised by the Designated Authority to enter the JPDA.


(c) Either country may request consultations with the other country in relation to the entry of particular persons, equipment and goods to structures in the JPDA aimed at controlling the movement of such persons, equipment or goods.


(d) Nothing in this Article prejudices the right of either Australia or East Timor to apply customs, migration and quarantine controls to persons, equipment and goods entering the JPDA without the authority of either country. Australia and East Timor may adopt arrangements to co-ordinate the exercise of such rights.


(e) Goods and equipment entering the JPDA for purposes related to petroleum activities shall not be subject to customs duties.


(f) Goods and equipment leaving or in transit through either Australia or East Timor for the purpose of entering the JPDA for purposes related to petroleum activities shall not be subject to customs duties.


(g) Goods and equipment leaving the JPDA for the purpose of being permanently transferred to a part of either Australia or East Timor may be subject to customs duties of that country.




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