CUSTOMS REGULATION 2015

PART 1 - PRELIMINARY  

Division 1 - Preliminary  

REGULATION 1   1   NAME  
This is the Customs Regulation 2015.

REGULATION 2   2   COMMENCEMENT  
This instrument commences on 1 April 2015.

REGULATION 3   3   AUTHORITY  
This instrument is made under the Customs Act 1901.

Division 2 - Definitions  

REGULATION 4   4   DEFINITIONS  


In this instrument:

Act
means the Customs Act 1901.

AHECC
: see subclause 1(2) of Schedule 3.

aircraft's stores
has the meaning given by section 130C of the Act.

alcoholic beverage
: see section 95.

allowable factory cost
: see subsection 112(8).

appointed
, in relation to an airport, boarding station, port or wharf, means an airport, boarding station, port or wharf appointed under section 15 of the Act.

Australian Border Force
has the same meaning as in the Australian Border Force Act 2015.

Australian National Flag
means the Australian National Flag within the meaning of the Flags Act 1953.

authorised Australia Post outlet
means an outlet:


(a) owned and operated by Australia Post; or


(b) that is:


(i) licensed by Australia Post to a third party licensee; and

(ii) operated by a licensee or manager who meets the criteria for Gatekeeper accreditation of registration authorities.
Note:

Gatekeeper is managed by the Australian Government Information Management Office.

broker's licence
has the meaning given by subsection 180(1) of the Act.

CAMS Manual of Motor Sport
: see subclause 2(2) of Schedule 9.

child abuse material
has the meaning given by subsection 233BAB(4) of the Act.

child pornography
(Repealed by FRLI No F2020L01046)

commencing day
means the day this instrument commences.

commercial quantity of objectionable goods
: see subclause 1(2) of Schedule 7.

Committee
has the meaning given by subsection 180(1) of the Act.

contaminated petrol
means petrol that has been contaminated by being mixed with another substance.

customs document
means a document:


(a) given, issued or kept by the Department, or any officer, for the purposes of the Customs Acts; or


(b) produced or delivered to the Department, or any officer, for the purposes of the Customs Acts.

Note:

Examples include a receipt, a certificate, a claim, an account, a book, a manifest, a declaration, an entry, an invoice, a licence, a security, a notice, a permit, a debenture, a report, an authority and a consent.

Customs flag
(Repealed by SLI No 90 of 2015)

deductible administrative costs
: see subsection 112(8).

departure area
means a part of an airport or wharf that is set aside for the reception of relevant travellers who:


(a) have complied with the laws of the Commonwealth relating to the departure of personsfor places outside Australia; and


(b) are yet to embark on an aircraft or ship for the relevant flight or relevant voyage concerned.

education institution
has the same meaning as in the Student Assistance Act 1973.

excluded import duty
has the meaning given by subsection 94A(2).

gateway airport
: see subsection 150A(3).

human embryo clone
has the same meaning as in the Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2002.

instalment period
: see subsection 37(3).

intergovernmental agreement
means an agreement:


(a) to which the Commonwealth and the government of one or more foreign countries are parties; and


(b) that provides for the importation of goods of a class or classes specified in the agreement into Australia, and that country or those countries, on a temporary basis without payment of duty.

international airport
means the following airports:


(a) Adelaide International Airport;


(b) Brisbane International Airport;


(c) Cairns International Airport;


(d) Coolangatta Airport;


(e) Darwin International Airport;


(f) Hobart International Airport;


(g) Melbourne International Airport;


(h) Perth International Airport;


(i) Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) Airport;


(j) Sydney International Airport;


(k) Townsville Airport.

international flight
:


(a) in the case of a person leaving Australia - has the same meaning as in section 96A of the Act; and


(b) in the case of a person entering Australia - has the same meaning as in section 96B of the Act.

international passenger cruise ship
: see subsection 74(2).

international traveller
: see subsection 150A(3).

inwards duty free shop
has the same meaning as in section 96B of the Act.

ISO 1628-2: 1998 (Plastics)
(Repealed by FRLI No F2016L01550)

mail-order house
: see subsection 24(4).

objectionable good
: see subclause 1(2) of Schedule 7.

off-airport duty free shop
means an outwards duty free shop other than an on-airport duty free shop.

on-airport duty free shop
means an outwards duty free shop located in a departure area of an airport.

outwards duty free shop
has the same meaning as in section 96A of the Act.

overseas flight
: see subsection 150A(3).

petrol
includes:


(a) benzine, benzol, gasoline, naphtha and pentane; and


(b) any of the following that are dutiable under the Act:


(i) petroleum distillate;

(ii) shale distillate;

(iii) coal tar distillate.

place of export
has the meaning given by subsection 154(1) of the Act.

Prohibited Exports Regulations
means the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958.

Prohibited Imports Regulations
means the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956.

proprietor
:


(a) in relation to an outwards duty free shop - has the same meaning as in section 96A of the Act; and


(b) in relation to an inwards duty free shop - has the same meaning as in section 96B of the Act.

Reagent Chemicals document
means the document known as the Reagent Chemicals: Specifications and Procedures, Tenth Edition, published by the American Chemical Society, as it exists on the commencing day.

relevant flight
, in relation to a person who is a relevant traveller, means the international flight in relation to which the person is a relevant traveller.

relevant instalment period
: see subsection 37(3).

relevant traveller
:


(a) in the case of a person leaving Australia - has the same meaning as in section 96A of the Act; and


(b) in the case of a person entering Australia - has the same meaning as in section 96B of the Act.

relevant voyage
, in relation to a person who is a relevant traveller, means the international voyage (within the meaning of section 96A of the Act) in relation to which the person is a relevant traveller.

ship's stores
has the meaning given by section 130C of the Act.

special processing area
: see subsection 150A(3).

statutory function
: see subsection 150A(3).

Subdivision AA goods
has the meaning given by section 71AAAA of the Act.

tariff heading
: see section 5.

tariff subheading
: see section 5.

TCO
has the meaning given by subsection 269B(1) of the Act.

tobacco products
has the same meaning as in section 233BABAD of the Act.

viable material
: see subclause 3(2) of Schedule 7.

warehouse licence
has the meaning given by subsection 78(1) of the Act.

REGULATION 5   5   REFERENCES TO TARIFF HEADING OR TARIFF SUB-HEADING  
In this instrument:


(a) a reference to a tariff heading or a tariff subheading is a reference to a heading or a subheading, as the case may be, in Schedule 3 to the Customs Tariff Act 1995; and


(b) a reference to a tariff heading includes a reference to any tariff subheading listed under the heading in that Schedule.

Division 3 - Provisions relating to definitions in the Act  

REGULATION 6   AIRPORT SHOP GOODS  

6(1)  
For paragraph (b) of the definition of Airport shop goods in subsection 4(1) of the Act, each of the following classes of goods is a class of airport shop goods for the purposes of section 96B of the Act:


(a) alcoholic beverages;


(b) tobacco products;


(c) goods which are:


(i) no more than $900 in value; and

(ii) no more than 7 kilograms in weight; and

(iii) no more than 56 centimetres long, 36 centimetres high and 23 centimetres deep.

6(2)  
However, each of the following goods is taken not to be in a class of airport shop goods:


(a) alcoholic beverages that are not in sealed containers;


(b) food or beverages which are able to be immediately consumed, other than:


(i) commercially produced confectionery that is in sealed packaging; and

(ii) alcoholic beverages in sealed containers;


(c) fresh or dried fruits;


(d) fresh or dried vegetables;


(e) live plants;


(f) fresh or dried cut flowers.

6(3)  
Subsection (1) applies regardless of whether the goods are local use goods within the meaning of subsection 270(5) of the Act.

REGULATION 7   ENSIGN AND INSIGNIA FOR COMMONWEALTH AIRCRAFT  

7(1)  
This section is made for the definition of Commonwealth aircraft in subsection 4(1) of the Act.

7(2)  
The ensign for an aircraft is:


(a) for an aircraft in the service of the Australian Border Force - the flag prescribed by section 11; and


(b) otherwise - the Australian National Flag.

7(3)  
The insignia for an aircraft is:


(a) for an aircraft in the service of the Australian Border Force - the words "AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE" displayed in letters at least 150 millimetres high; and


(b) for an aircraft in the service of the Australian Defence Force - the Australian Air Force roundel (displayed in any colour or combination of colours) that forms part of the flag:


(i) appointed under section 5 of the Flags Act 1953 to be the ensign of the Australian Air Force; and

(ii) known as the Royal Australian Air Force Ensign.

REGULATION 8   8   ENSIGN FOR COMMONWEALTH SHIP  
For the definition of Commonwealth ship in subsection 4(1) of the Act, the ensign for a ship is:


(a) for a ship in the service of the Australian Border Force - the flag prescribed by section 11; and


(b) for a ship in the service of the Royal Australian Navy - the ensign of the Royal Australian Navy; and


(c) otherwise - the Australian National Flag.

REGULATION 9   9   EXCISE-EQUIVALENT GOODS  
For the definition of excise-equivalent goods in subsection 4(1) of the Act, clause 1 of Schedule 1 prescribes goods.

REGULATION 10   10   LIKE CUSTOMABLE GOODS  
For the definition of like customable goods in subsection 4(1) of the Act, clause 2 of Schedule 1 prescribes goods.

PART 2 - ADMINISTRATION  

REGULATION 11   11   FLAG  


For section 14 of the Act, the flag is the Australian National Flag with the words "AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE" in bold, white letters between the Commonwealth Star and the lower part of the Southern Cross.

REGULATION 12   DAYS AND HOURS FOR PERFORMING FUNCTIONS  

12(1)  


For subsection 28(1) of the Act, officers are to be available to perform a function mentioned in an item in the following table, in the State or Territory, on the day, and during the hours, mentioned in the item.


Days and hours for performing functions
Item Function State or Territory Days Hours
1 Receiving electronic communications required or permitted to be made under Division 3 or 4 of Part IV of the Act. Every State or Territory Every day All hours
2 Boarding or clearing aircraft at an international airport. Every State or Territory Every day All hours
3 Attendance for the examination of: Every State or Territory Every day All hours
(a) aircraft passengers' baggage at an international airport; or
(b) ship passengers' baggage at an appointed port or appointed wharf.
4 Receiving electronic communications sent to the Department or an officer of Customs in relation to: Every State or Territory Every day All hours
(a) goods intended for export; or
(b) the departure of ships and aircraft.
5 Receiving applications under section 107 given to an officer of Customs manually. Northern Territory Monday to Friday, other than a public holiday 8.00 am to 4.30 pm
6 Receiving applications under section 107 given to an officer of Customs manually. A State or Territory other than the Northern Territory Monday to Friday, other than a public holiday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
7 Any other function done at a Customs place for the purposes of the Customs Acts. Northern Territory Monday to Friday, other than a public holiday 8.00 am to 4.30 pm
8 Any other function done at a Customs place for the purposes of the Customs Acts. A State or Territory other than the Northern Territory Monday to Friday, other than a public holiday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

12(2)  


In this section:

Customs place
means:


(a) a place owned or occupied by the Commonwealth for use for the purposes of the Customs Acts; or


(b) a port, airport or wharf that is appointed, and the limits of which are fixed, under section 15 of the Act; or


(c) a boarding station that is appointed under section 15 of the Act; or


(d) a place described in a depot licence that is granted under section 77G of the Act; or


(e) a place described in a licence for warehousing goods that is granted under subsection 79(1) of the Act; or


(f) a place approved in an instrument under subsection 183UA(2) of the Act as a place for the examination of international mail.

public holiday
, in relation to a function, means a day that is observed as a public holiday at the place where the function is to be performed.

REGULATION 13   RATES OF FEES AND TRAVEL EXPENSES  

13(1)  


For paragraph 28(3)(a) of the Act, the rate for the overtime fee is $65.45 per hour or part hour.

13(2)  


For paragraph 28(5)(a) of the Act, the rate for the location fee is $65.45 per hour or part hour.

13(3)  
For paragraphs 28(3)(b) and (5)(b) of the Act, the rate of travel expense is:

(a)  for travel by taxi:


(i) if Cabcharge is used - 110% of the fare; or

(ii) if Cabcharge is not used - the fare; or

(b)  for travel by motor vehicle other than taxi - 58 cents for each kilometre travelled; or

(c)  for travel by bus, aircraft, boat or train - the fare.

13(4)  


For paragraphs 28(3)(b) and (5)(b) of the Act, the whole of an accommodation allowance paid to an officer by the Commonwealth for the officer to perform a function at a place is a travel expense.

PART 3 - CUSTOMS CONTROL EXAMINATION AND SECURITIES GENERALLY  

REGULATION 14   14   PRESCRIBED PLACES FOR MAKING, PREPARING OR RECEIVING GOODS FOR EXPORT  
For paragraphs 30(1)(d) and (e) of the Act, the places are the following:


(a) an appointed airport or appointed wharf;


(b) a place for which a depot licence has been granted under section 77G of the Act;


(c) a place where goods intended for export may be inspected and examined under the Act or the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905.

PART 4 - THE IMPORTATION OF GOODS  

Division 1 - General reporting requirements  

Subdivision A - Impending arrival reports  

REGULATION 15   15   PRESCRIBED PERIOD  
For subparagraphs 64(5)(b)(i) and (5A)(b)(i) of the Act, the period is 96 hours.

REGULATION 16   16   SPECIFIED PERIOD FOR KIND OF JOURNEY  
For subparagraphs 64(5)(b)(ii) and (5A)(b)(ii) of the Act, the period mentioned in an item in the following table is specified for a journey of the kind mentioned in the item.


Impending arrival reports - specified periods for kinds of journey
Item Kind of journey Specified period
1 A journey that is likely to take at least 72 hours but less than 96 hours 72 hours
2 A journey that is likely to take at least 48 hours but less than 72 hours 48 hours
3 A journey that is likely to take at least 24 hours but less than 48 hours 24 hours
4 A journey that is likely to take less than 24 hours 12 hours

REGULATION 17   17   PLEASURE CRAFT - PRESCRIBED NUMBER OF DAYS  
For paragraph 64(5A)(a) of the Act, 90 days is prescribed.

Subdivision B - Cargo reports  

REGULATION 18   18   PRESCRIBED PERIOD  
For subparagraph 64AB(8)(a)(i) of the Act, the period is 48 hours.

REGULATION 19   19   SPECIFIED PERIOD FOR KIND OF JOURNEY  
For subparagraph 64AB(8)(a)(ii) of the Act, the following periods are specified:


(a) for a journey that is likely to take at least 24 hours but less than 48 hours - 24 hours;


(b) for a journey that is likely to take less than 24 hours - 12 hours.

Subdivision C - Passenger reports  

REGULATION 20   20   PRESCRIBED PERIOD  
For paragraph 64ACA(5)(a) of the Act, the period is 96 hours.

REGULATION 21   21   SPECIFIED PERIOD FOR KIND OF JOURNEY  
For paragraph 64ACA(5)(b) of the Act, the period mentioned in an item in the following table is specified for a journey of the kind mentioned in the item.


Passenger reports - specified periods for kinds of journey
Item Kind of journey Specified period
1 A journey that is likely to take at least 72 hours but less than 96 hours 72 hours
2 A journey that is likely to take at least at least 48 hours but less than 72 hours 48 hours
3 A journey that is likely to take at least 24 hours but less than 48 hours 24 hours
4 A journey that is likely to take less than 24 hours 12 hours

Subdivision D - Other matters relating to reporting  

REGULATION 22   MANNER OF SENDING OR GIVING DOCUMENTARY REPORTS  

22(1)  
For subsection 64ACE(1) of the Act, the manner for sending or giving a documentary report is as follows:


(a) for a documentary report of impending arrival under section 64 of the Act - by hand, post or fax;


(b) for a documentary report of the arrival of a ship or aircraft under section 64AA of the Act - by hand or fax;


(c) for a documentary report of stores and prohibited goods under section 64AAA of the Act - by hand or fax;


(d) for a documentary report of passengers under section 64ACA of the Act - by hand, post or fax;


(e) for a documentary report of crew under section 64ACB of the Act - by hand, post or fax.

22(2)  
An officer who receives a documentary report mentioned in subsection (1) must promptly stamp it with the time when the officer received it.

REGULATION 23   23   ACCESS TO PASSENGER INFORMATION - PRESCRIBED LAWS  
For paragraph 64AF(5)(b) of the Act, clause 1 of Schedule 2 prescribes laws of the Commonwealth.

Division 2 - Registration of special reporters  

REGULATION 24   FURTHER CONDITIONS ATTACHING TO REGISTRATION AS SPECIAL REPORTER  

24(1)  
For section 67EH of the Act, if, after the commencing day:


(a) a person is registered for the first time as a special reporter in relation to low value cargo consigned from a particular mail-order house; or


(b) a person's registration as such a special reporter is renewed;

that first or renewed registration is subject to the further condition mentioned in subsection (2).

24(2)  


If:


(a) the person proposes to make an abbreviated cargo report (as defined by section 63A of the Act) covering an item of goods; and


(b) the person has not previously informed the Department that those goods are sold by the mail-order house;

the person must give the Department a description of the item in writing at least 30 days before making the report.

24(3)  
The description of the item may include a print or photograph of the item.

24(4)  
In this instrument:

mail-order house
has the meaning given by section 63A of the Act.

Division 3 - Entry, unshipment, landing, and examination of goods  

Subdivision A - Exempt goods and value of goods  

REGULATION 25   25   GOODS EXEMPT FROM IMPORT ENTRY  
For paragraph 68(1)(i) of the Act, goods are exempt from section 68 of the Act if the goods:


(a) would, but for subsection 68(4) of the Act, be accompanied personal or household effects of a passenger, or a member of a crew, of a ship or aircraft; and


(b) have a value not exceeding $250 or such other amount as is prescribed for subparagraph 68(1)(f)(iii) of the Act.

REGULATION 26   26   VALUE OF GOODS CONSIGNED OTHERWISE THAN BY POST  
For subparagraph 68(1)(f)(iii) of the Act, the amount is $1 000.

Subdivision B - Subdivision AA goods  

REGULATION 27   27   PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT SUBDIVISION AA GOODS  
For subsection 71AAAB(1) of the Act, if a Collector requires a person to provide particular information, the manner and form in which the information must be provided is as follows:


(a) the information must be in an approved form or an approved statement, and must include the information required by that form or statement;


(b) the form or statement must be signed in the manner required by that form or statement;


(c) the completed approved form or approved statement must be given to a Collector.

REGULATION 28   28   METHOD OF COMMUNICATION OF AUTHORITY TO DEAL WITH SUBDIVISION AA GOODS  
For subsection 71AAAB(3) of the Act, other methods of communication are the following:


(a) for goods that are accompanied personal or household effects of a passenger, or a member of a crew, of a ship or aircraft - oral communication to the passenger or crew member;


(b) for goods that are included in a consignment consigned by the Post Office of a foreign country to the Post Office of Australia - the release of the goods by a Collector for delivery to the addressee.

Subdivision C - Specified low value goods  

REGULATION 29   29   GOODS EXCLUDED FROM BEING SPECIFIED LOW VALUE GOODS  
For subsection 71AAAE(1) of the Act, the following goods are excluded from being specified low value goods:


(a) goods reasonably required for disaster relief or for urgent medical purposes;


(b) engines or spare parts that are unavailable in Australia and are urgently required for:


(i) ships or aircraft; or

(ii) other machinery that serves a public purpose;


(c) perishable food;


(d) goods included in a consignment consigned by the Post Office of a foreign country to the Post Office of Australia;


(e) goods that, but for subsection 68(4) of the Act, would be accompanied personal or household effects of a passenger, or a member of a crew, of a ship or aircraft;


(f) goods that:


(i) are exempt, under the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1967, from duties, taxes and related charges, or indirect tax, that would be payable on the importation of the goods; and

(ii) have a value not exceeding $250 or such other amount as is prescribed for subparagraph 68(1)(f)(iii) of the Act.
Note:

The goods mentioned in this section are Subdivision AA goods (see section 71AAAA of the Act).

REGULATION 30   30   INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN AUTHORITY TO DEAL WITH SPECIFIED LOW VALUE GOODS  


For paragraph 71AAAJ(1)(c) of the Act, an authority to deal with specified low value goods must set out the identifying number given by a Collector to the self-assessed clearance declaration relating to the goods.

Subdivision D - Other matters relating to entry and authority to deal  

REGULATION 31   31   INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN AUTHORITY TO DEAL WITH GOODS  


For paragraphs 71C(8)(c) and 71DJ(6)(c) of the Act, an authority to deal with goods must set out the identifying number given by a Collector to the import declaration or warehouse declaration relating to the goods.

REGULATION 32   FAILURE TO MAKE ENTRIES - PRESCRIBED PERIODS  

32(1)  
For paragraph 72(1)(b) of the Act, the prescribed period is that period ending on:


(a) the day after the day on which the goods were imported; or


(b) if the day mentioned in paragraph (a) is not a working day - the next subsequent day that is a working day.

32(2)  
For subparagraphs 72(4)(b)(i) and (ii) of the Act, the period is 6 months.

32(3)  
In this section:

working day
means a day when an officer is to be available under section 12, to perform the function of receiving an entry in relation to goods in the relevant State or Territory.

PART 5 - DEPOT LICENCES  

REGULATION 33   TRAVELLING EXPENSES AND CIRCUMSTANCES FOR PAYING TRAVELLING EXPENSES  

33(1)  


For subsection 77N(3) of the Act, this section sets out travelling expenses that are payable if a depot is more than 40 kilometres, by the most direct convenient route, from the nearest place owned or occupied by the Commonwealth for use for the purposes of the Customs Acts.

33(2)  


An item in the following table sets out the travelling expenses that are payable in the circumstance mentioned in the item.


Travelling expenses in relation to a Collector travelling to and from a depot
Item Circumstance Travelling expenses
1 Travel during the working hours mentioned in item 7 or 8 of the table in subsection 12(1). $65.45 for each hour or part of an hour.
2 Travel outside the working hours mentioned in item 7 or 8 of the table in subsection 12(1). $65.45 for each hour or part of an hour.
3 Travel by taxi if Cabcharge is used. 110% of the fare.
4 Travel by taxi if Cabcharge is not used. The fare.
5 Travel by motor vehicle, unless item 3, 4 or 6 applies. 58 cents for each kilometre.
6 Travel by bus, aircraft, boat or train if a fare is payable The fare.

REGULATION 34   34   TRANSFER OF DEPOT LICENCE  
For subsection 77Z(2) of the Act, a depot licence may be transferred:


(a) if the licence holder dies - to the legal personal representative of the licence holder; or


(b) if the licence holder is a company for which a receiver is appointed - to the receiver of the company; or


(c) if the licence holder is a company for which an administrator is appointed under section 436A, 436B or 436C of the Corporations Act 2001 - to the administrator of the company.

PART 6 - WAREHOUSES  

Division 1 - Warehouse licences  

REGULATION 35   PAYMENT OF WAREHOUSE LICENCE CHARGE IN RESPECT OF THE GRANT OF A WAREHOUSE LICENCE  

35(1)  
For section 85A of the Act, this section sets out when a warehouse licence charge in respect of the grant of a warehouse licence must be paid. Warehouse licence comes into force on 1 July

35(2)  
For a warehouse licence that comes into force on 1 July in a financial year and for which the amount of the warehouse licence charge is worked out under section 6D of the Customs Licensing Charges Act 1997, the charge must be paid:


(a) in full before the end of that 1 July; or


(b) in 4 equal instalments, before the end of that 1 July and the end of 1 October, 1 January and 1 April in that financial year. Warehouse licence comes into force on another day

35(3)  
For a warehouse licence that comes into force on a day in a financial year other than 1 July and for which the amount of the warehouse licence charge is worked out under section 6D of the Customs Licensing Charges Act 1997, the charge must be paid in accordance with the following table:


Payment of warehouse licence charge
Item If the warehouse licence comes into force [mldr ] the warehouse licence charge must be paid [mldr ]
1 after 1 July and before 2 October either in full before the end of the day the licence comes into force, or in the following instalments:
(a) 1/2 of the amount of the charge before the end of the day the licence comes into force;
(b) 1/4 of the amount of the charge before the end of the next 1 January;
(c) 1/4 of the amount of the charge before the end of the next 1 April.
2 on or after 2 October and before 2 January either in full before the end of the day the licence comes into force, or in the following instalments:
(a) 3/4 of the amount of the charge before the end of the day the licence comes into force;
(b) 1/4 of the amount of the charge before the end of the next 1 April.
3 on or after 2 January and on or before 30 June in full before the end of the day the licence comes into force.

Dual-licensed place

35(4)  
For a warehouse licence for which the amount of the warehouse licence charge is worked out under section 6E of the Customs Licensing Charges Act 1997, the charge must be paid in full before the end of the day the licence comes into force. Election to pay in full or by instalments

35(5)  
If, under this section, a warehouse licence charge may be paid in full or in instalments, the person or partnership liable to pay the charge must, by notice given to the Comptroller-General of Customs, elect to pay the charge in full or in instalments.

REGULATION 36   PAYMENT OF WAREHOUSE LICENCE CHARGE IN RESPECT OF THE RENEWAL OF A WAREHOUSE LICENCE  

36(1)  
For section 85A of the Act, this section sets out when a warehouse licence charge in respect of the renewal of a warehouse licence must be paid.

36(2)  
For the renewal of a warehouse licence for a financial year, the amount of the warehouse licence charge must be paid:


(a) in full before the end of 1 July in that financial year; or


(b) in 4 equal instalments, before the end of 1 July, 1 October, 1 January and 1 April in that financial year. Election to pay in full or by instalments

36(3)  
The holder of the warehouse licence must, by notice given to the Comptroller-General of Customs, elect to pay the charge in full or in instalments.

REGULATION 37   REFUND OF WAREHOUSE LICENCE CHARGE  

Warehouse licence charge paid in full

37(1)  
For section 87A of the Act, if the warehouse licence charge for the licence was paid in full, the amount of the refund is worked out using the formula:


Amount of the charge that was paid × Number of days in the financial year during which the licence is not in force following the cancellation of the licence
Number of days in the financial year

Warehouse licence charge paid in instalments

37(2)  
For section 87A of the Act, if the warehouse licence charge for the licence was paid in instalments, the amount of the refund is worked out using the formula:


Amount of the instalment that was paid for the relevant instalment period × Number of days remaining in the relevant instalment period, starting on the day after the licence is cancelled
Number of days in the relevant instalment period

Definitions

37(3)  
In this instrument:

instalment period
means a period, in a financial year, that:


(a) starts on the day on which an instalment is due to be paid; and


(b) ends on the day immediately before:


(i) the day on which the next instalment for the financial year is due to be paid; or

(ii) if no more instalments are due to be paid for the financial year - the start of the next financial year.

relevant instalment period
means the instalment period during which the licence is cancelled.

REGULATION 38   38   REFUND OF WAREHOUSE LICENCE FEES  
(Repealed by SLI No 239 of 2015)

Division 2 - Permission for outwards duty free shops  

REGULATION 39   CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH PERMISSION MAY BE GIVEN - APPLICATION  

39(1)  
For subsection 96A(2) of the Act, the Collector may give permission in relation to an outwards duty free shop only if an application for permission is made in accordance with this section.

39(2)  
The application must:


(a) be in writing; and


(b) relate to a single outwards duty free shop; and


(c) specify:


(i) the name of the proprietor of the shop; and

(ii) the name of the shop; and

(iii) the address where the shop is located; and


(d) be lodged with a Collector for the place where the shop is located.

REGULATION 40   40   MATTERS TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT - OFF-AIRPORT DUTY FREE SHOP  
For subsection 96A(2) of the Act, when deciding whether to give permission in relation to an off-airport duty free shop, the Collector must take into account whether the proprietor of the shop to which the permission would relate is likely to be able to comply with the conditions set out in sections 49 and 50 of this instrument.

REGULATION 41   41   PERIOD OF EFFECT OF PERMISSION  
For subsection 96A(2) of the Act, if permission is given, the permission has effect:


(a) starting on the day when the permission is given; and


(b) for the period specified in the permission.

REGULATION 42   REVOCATION OF PERMISSION  

42(1)  
This section is made for subsection 96A(13) of the Act.

42(2)  
Each of the following are grounds on which a permission in relation to an outwards duty free shop may be revoked:


(a) that a condition:


(i) to which the permission is subject; and

(ii) that must be complied with by the proprietor of the shop, or an employee or agent of the proprietor;
has not been complied with;


(b) that revocation of the permission is necessary:


(i) for the protection of the revenue; or

(ii) for ensuring compliance with the Customs Acts.

Division 3 - Conditions for outwards duty free shops  

REGULATION 43   43   PRELIMINARY  
For subsection 96A(2) of the Act, this Division sets out conditions to which a permission in relation to goods sold in an outwards duty free shop is subject.

REGULATION 44   ARRANGEMENTS AND PROOF OF TRAVEL AND EXPORT  

44(1)  
The proprietor of the shop must not sell the goods to a person who is in the shop unless:


(a) the person is a relevant traveller; and


(b) the person has shown to the proprietor a ticket, or other document approved by a Collector under paragraph 96A(7)(b) of the Act, that shows that the person is entitled to make the traveller's relevant flight or relevant voyage.

44(2) 
The proprietor of the shop must not enter into an agreement to sell the goods to a person who is not in the shop unless:


(a) the person is a relevant traveller; and


(b) the person has given the proprietor, orally or in writing, the particulars of the intended exportation of the goods by the person required under paragraph 48(1)(b) or 57(1)(b); and


(c) the agreement is subject to the condition that the sale takes place in the shop.

44(3)  
The proprietor of the shop must not deliver the goods to the relevant traveller to whom the goods are sold under an agreement mentioned in subsection (2) unless the traveller has shown to the proprietor the ticket, or other document approved by a Collector under paragraph 96A(7)(b) of the Act, that confirms the particulars, mentioned in paragraph (2)(b), that were given to the proprietor.

44(4)  
The proprietor of the shop, or an employee or agent of the proprietor, must not enter into an arrangement with a relevant traveller under which the goods delivered to the relevant traveller are:


(a) to be transferred to the proprietor, or an employee or agent of the proprietor, upon the return of the relevant traveller to Australia; or


(b) to remain with the proprietor or an employee or agent of the proprietor.

REGULATION 45   45   RECOGNITION OF OBLIGATIONS  
A relevant traveller to whom the goods are sold in the shop must, at or before the time of delivery of the goods, sign a recognition, in an approved form, of the traveller's obligations concerning the export of the goods.

Division 4 - Additional conditions for off-airport duty free shops  

Subdivision A - Preliminary  

REGULATION 46   46   PRELIMINARY  
For subsection 96A(2) of the Act, this Division sets out conditions to which a permission in relation to goods sold in an off-airport duty free shop is subject.

Subdivision B - Conditions for proprietor of shop  

REGULATION 47   DELIVERY OF GOODS  

47(1)  
The proprietor of the shop must ensure that the goods are not delivered from the shop to a relevant traveller earlier than the 60th day before the day on which, according to the ticket or other document shown to the proprietor under paragraph 44(1)(b) or subsection 44(3), the traveller's relevant flight or relevant voyage is to depart.

47(2)  
The proprietor of the shop must ensure that the goods are not delivered from the shop to a relevant traveller unless they are enclosed in a package:


(a) that is sealed in such a manner that the goods cannot be removed from it without the seal being broken; and


(b) if the package is of a size that it may (in accordance with the conditions applying to the relevant traveller on the relevant flight or relevant voyage) be carried in the cabin of the aircraft or ship - that is transparent enough for the goods to be easily identified without the seal of the package being broken.

REGULATION 48   INVOICE FOR GOODS TO BE DELIVERED  

48(1)  
At the time of the sale of the goods that are to be delivered from the shop to a relevant traveller, the proprietor of the shop must prepare an invoice, in triplicate, specifying the following:


(a) the name and usual residential address of the relevant traveller;


(b) the following particulars about the relevant flight or relevant voyage for the intended exportation of the goods by the relevant traveller:


(i) the date of departure;

(ii) the airport or wharf of departure;

(iii) for a relevant flight - the flight number or other designation of the flight;

(iv) for a relevant voyage - the name of the ship and the number or other designation of the voyage;

(v) the number or other identification of the traveller's ticket or other document approved by the Collector for paragraph 96A(7)(b) of the Act;


(c) a precise description of the goods, including:


(i) the quantity, in figures, of each item of the goods; and

(ii) the total number, in words, of the items mentioned in the invoice; and

(iii) the sale amount, in figures, of each item or quantity of items; and

(iv) the total sale amount of those items and quantities of items.

48(2)  
The invoice must be one of a series of sequentially numbered invoices.

48(3)  
The description mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) must be prepared in such a way as to make it impracticable to add other items to the description.

48(4)  
After preparing the invoice, the proprietor must:


(a) place one copy with the goods inside the package mentioned in subsection 47(2); and


(b) place one copy in a waterproof envelope and attach that envelope securely to the outside of the package; and


(c) retain one copy in the proprietor's own records.

48(5)  
For a package mentioned in paragraph 47(2)(b), the copy of the invoice mentioned in paragraph (4)(a) must be positioned so that it may be read without the seal of the package being broken.

REGULATION 49   GIVING INFORMATION TO A COLLECTOR  

49(1)  
The condition in this section applies if a Collector requires the proprietor of the shop to comply with the condition in a particular case.

49(2)  
The proprietor must give to any Collector the following information about a sale of the goods from the shop to a relevant traveller:


(a) the name of the shop;


(b) the name of the relevant traveller;


(c) the date and time of departure of the traveller's relevant flight or relevant voyage;


(d) for a relevant flight - the number or other designation of the flight;


(e) for a relevant voyage - the name of the ship and the number or other designation of the voyage;


(f) a full description of any item of the goods included in the sale having a sale amount of at least $500;


(g) the total number of items of the goods included in the sale;


(h) the total number of packages mentioned in subsection 47(2) in which the goods included in the sale are packed;


(i) the total number of the packages that are packages mentioned in paragraph 47(2)(b);


(j) the total number of the packages that are not packages mentioned in paragraph 47(2)(b);


(k) the invoice numbers for all invoices relating to the sale.

49(3)  
The proprietor must give the information to the Collector:


(a) before the date of departure mentioned in paragraph (2)(c); and


(b) in a manner approved by a Collector.

REGULATION 50   PACKAGES TO BE EXAMINED  

50(1)  
This section applies in relation to a package mentioned in subsection 47(2) that is prepared by the proprietor of the shop for a relevant traveller.

50(2)  
If the package:


(a) is surrendered by the relevant traveller for carriage otherwise than in the cabin of the aircraft or ship; or


(b) is taken by the relevant traveller into a departure area;

the proprietormust, at the point of surrender or within the departure area, cause the package to be examined to check whether it remains sealed and whether it has been tampered with.

50(3)  
If the package remains sealed and has not been tampered with, the proprietor must cause the copy of the invoice mentioned in paragraph 48(4)(b) to be removed from the package.

50(4)  
Subsection (5) applies if:


(a) the package is no longer sealed or has been otherwise tampered with; or


(b) the copy of the invoice enclosed in the package does not correspond with the copy of the invoice that was attached to the package; or


(c) the copy of the invoice that was required to be enclosed in the package is not enclosed; or


(d) the copy of the invoice that was required to be attached to the package is not attached; or


(e) the goods enclosed in the package are not as specified in the copy of the invoice enclosed in, or attached to, the package.

50(5)  
The proprietor must give to a Collector a notice specifying:


(a) the name of the relevant traveller; and


(b) the following particulars about the relevant flight or relevant voyage for the intended exportation of the goods by the relevant traveller:


(i) the date and time of the departure of the flight or voyage;

(ii) for a relevant flight - the number or other designation of the flight;

(iii) for a relevant voyage - the name of the ship and the number or other designation of the voyage; and


(c) the nature of the discrepancy identified under subsection (4).

REGULATION 51   GIVING A RETURN AND PAYING DUTY  

51(1)  
The proprietor of the shop must comply with this section within 21 working days of the shop after the end of a month.

51(2)  
The proprietor must lodge with a Collector a return setting out the following:


(a) the name of the shop;


(b) the invoice number of each invoice:


(i) prepared in accordance with section 48 for the goods delivered from the shop for export; and

(ii) that specifies under that section a date of departure that is in the month; and

(iii) a copy of which was not removed during the month in accordance with subsection 50(3) from a package containing the goods;


(c) the invoice number of each invoice:


(i) that meets the requirements of subparagraphs (b)(i) and (ii); and

(ii) a copy of which was removed during the month in accordance with subsection 50(3); and

(iii) for which an electronic record has not been provided in accordance with section 58;


(d) for each invoice mentioned in paragraph (b) or (c):


(i) the particulars required to be set out in the invoice; and

(ii) the amount of duty payable for the goods to which the invoice relates.

51(3)  
The proprietor must pay to a Collector an amount equal to the sum of the amounts of duty specified in the return.

Subdivision C - Conditions for relevant traveller  

REGULATION 52   52   PRELIMINARY  
This Subdivision applies to:


(a) a relevant traveller to whom the goods were sold; and


(b) the proprietor of the shop in which the goods were sold.

REGULATION 53   PACKAGE NOT TO BE INTERFERED WITH  

53(1)  
If an invoice is attached to the outside of a package which contains the goods, the relevant traveller must not:


(a) remove, alter or otherwise interfere with the invoice; or


(b) allow the invoice to be removed, altered or interfered with (except as required or authorised by or under the Act).

53(2)  
The relevant traveller must not, before the exportation of the goods:


(a) break the seals on, or otherwise tamper with the integrity of, a package which contains the goods; or


(b) allow (except as required or authorised by or under the Act):


(i) the seals to be broken on a package containing the goods; or

(ii) the integrity of a package containing the goods to be otherwise tampered with.

REGULATION 54   PACKAGE TO BE EXAMINED  

54(1)  
This section applies if the relevant traveller:


(a) surrenders a package containing the goods for carriage otherwise than in the cabin of an aircraft or ship; or


(b) takes a package containing the goods into a departure area.

54(2)  
The relevant traveller must:


(a) present the package, sealed and with the copy of the invoice attached, to the proprietor, or an employee or agent of the proprietor; and


(b) permit the proprietor, or the employee or agent of the proprietor, to examine the package and to remove the copy of the invoice.

REGULATION 55   IF GOODS ARE NOT EXPORTED AS INTENDED  

55(1)  
If the relevant traveller does not export the goods on the relevant flight or the relevant voyage specified in the invoice for the goods, the relevant traveller must notify the proprietor by noon on the next working day of the shop after the date of departure (the original departure date ) specified in the invoice.

55(2)  
If the relevant traveller intends to export the goods on a subsequent flight that will depart no more than 48 hours after the departure time on the original departure date, the relevant traveller must do the following together:


(a) notify the proprietor of that intention;


(b) provide the proprietor with the following:


(i) the flight number or other designation of the flight;

(ii) particulars of the intended date and time of departure of that flight.

55(3)  
If the relevant traveller intends to export the goods on a subsequent voyage that will depart no more than 48 hours after the departure time on the original departure date, the relevant traveller must do the following together:


(a) notify the proprietor of that intention;


(b) provide the proprietor with the following:


(i) the name of the ship and voyage number or other designation of the voyage;

(ii) particulars of the intended date and time of departure of that voyage.

55(4)  
If the relevant traveller does not intend to export the goods as mentioned in subsection (2) or (3), the relevant traveller must:


(a) notify the proprietor accordingly; and


(b) return the goods to the shop no later than the close of business of the shop on the second working day of the shop after the departure time on the original departure date.

55(5)  
Subsection (6) applies if:


(a) the relevant traveller notifies the proprietor under subsection (2) or (3) of the intention to export the goods on a subsequent flight or voyage; and


(b) the relevant traveller does not so export the goods.

55(6)  
The relevant traveller must:


(a) no later than noon on the next working day of the shop after the date of departure specified in the notice of intention under paragraph (2)(a) or (3)(a), notify the proprietor that the goods have not been so exported; and


(b) no later than the close of business of the shop on the second working day after that specified date of departure, return the goods to the shop.

Division 5 - Additional conditions for on-airport duty free shops  

REGULATION 56   56   PRELIMINARY  
For subsection 96A(2) of the Act, this Division sets out conditions to which a permission in relation to goods sold in an on-airport duty free shop is subject.

REGULATION 57   INVOICE FOR GOODS  

57(1)  
At the time of the sale of the goods at the shop to a relevant traveller, the proprietor of the shop must prepare an invoice, in duplicate, specifying the following:


(a) if the relevant traveller is the pilot, or a member of the crew, of an aircraft - the name and usual residential address of the relevant traveller;


(b) the following particulars about the relevant flight for the intended exportation of the goods by the relevant traveller:


(i) the date of departure;

(ii) if the relevant traveller is the pilot, or a member of the crew, of an aircraft - the airport of departure;

(iii) the flight number or other designation of the flight;


(c) a precise description of the goods, including:


(i) the quantity of each item of the goods; and

(ii) the sale amount of each item or quantity of items; and

(iii) the total sale amount of those items and quantities of items.

57(2)  
The invoice must be one of a series of sequentially numbered invoices.

57(3)  
The description mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) must be prepared in such a way as to make it impracticable to add other items to the description.

57(4)  
After preparing an invoice, the proprietor of the shop must:


(a) place one copy with the goods that are to be delivered to the relevant traveller; and


(b) retain one copy in the proprietor's own records.

Division 6 - Other matters relating to outwards duty free shops  

REGULATION 58   PROOF OF EXPORT OF GOODS - OFF-AIRPORT DUTY FREE SHOPS  

58(1)  
This section is made for paragraph 96A(10)(b) of the Act and applies in relation to an off-airport duty free shop.

58(2)  
The way for providing proof is by providing an electronic record of the invoice number of each invoice for which a copy was removed, in accordance with subsection 50(3), from the package in which the goods are enclosed.

58(3)  
The time for providing proof is 10 working days of the shop after the date of departure of the relevant traveller mentioned in that paragraph.

REGULATION 59   SEALED BAG ARRANGEMENTS FOR LAG PRODUCTS - OFF-AIRPORT DUTY FREE SHOPS  

59(1)  
This section applies if:


(a) a person purchases a liquid, aerosol, gel, cream or paste (a LAG product ) at an off-airport duty free shop; and


(b) the delivery and export of the LAG product is the subject of a permission under subsection 96A(2) of the Act; and


(c) the permission is subject to a condition set out in section 50, 51, 53 or 54 of this instrument; and


(d) the person deals with the LAG product in accordance with an arrangement (known as a "sealed bag arrangement") that:


(i) is administered by the Australian Taxation Office and the Department; and

(ii) is consistent with the requirements of Subdivision 4.1.1A of the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005.

59(2)  
The delivery and export of the LAG product is taken to comply with the conditions in subsections 44(1) to (3) and Subdivisions B and C of Division 4.

Division 7 - Inwards duty free shops  

Subdivision A - Permission for inwards duty free shops  

REGULATION 60   CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH PERMISSION MAY BE GIVEN - APPLICATION  

60(1)  
For subsection 96B(3) of the Act, the Collector may give permission in relation to an inwards duty free shop only if:


(a) the applicant for the permission:


(i) is the holder of a warehouse licence authorising the sale of airport shop goods at the inwards duty free shop; and

(ii) has been granted a lease or licence, and an authority, to operate an inwards duty free shop on land within the airport; and


(b) the application for permission is made in accordance with subsection (2).

60(2)  
The application must:


(a) be in writing; and


(b) relate to a single inwards duty free shop; and


(c) specify:


(i) the name of the proprietor of the shop; and

(ii) the name of the inwards duty free shop; and

(iii) the location of the airport where the shop is located; and


(d) be lodged with a Collector for the place where the shop is located.

REGULATION 61   61   PERIOD OF EFFECT OF PERMISSION  
For subsection 96B(3) of the Act, if permission is given, the permission has effect:


(a) starting on the day when the permission is given; and


(b) for the period specified in the permission.

REGULATION 62   REVOCATION OF PERMISSION  

62(1)  
This section is made for subsection 96B(12) of the Act.

62(2)  
Each of the following are grounds on which a permission in relation to an inwards duty free shop may be revoked:


(a) that a condition:


(i) to which the permission is subject; and

(ii) that must be complied with by the proprietor of the shop, or an employee or agent of the proprietor;
has not been complied with;


(b) that revocation of the permission is necessary:


(i) for the protection of the revenue; or

(ii) for ensuring compliance with the Customs Acts;


(c) that a lease, licence or authority to operate the inwards duty free shop on land within the airport has expired or been cancelled.

Subdivision B - Conditions for inwards duty free shops  

REGULATION 63   63   PRELIMINARY  
For subsections 96B(3) of the Act, this Subdivision sets out conditions to which a permission in relation to goods sold in an inwards duty free shop is subject.

REGULATION 64   ARRANGEMENTS AND PROOF OF TRAVEL  

64(1)  
The proprietor of the shop must not sell the goods to a person who is in the shop unless:


(a) the person is a relevant traveller; and


(b) the person has shown to the proprietor a ticket, or other document, that shows that the person has arrived in Australia on an international flight.

64(2)  
The proprietor of the shop must not enter into an agreement to sell the goods to a person who is not in the shop unless:


(a) the person is, or intends to be, a relevant traveller; and


(b) the person has given the proprietor, orally or in writing:


(i) the date of the person's arrival or intended arrival in Australia; and

(ii) the flight number or other designation of the international flight on which the person arrived or intends to arrive; and


(c) the proprietor has informed the person of:


(i) the amounts of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products that may be entered for home consumption by a relevant traveller free of duty; and

(ii) the conditions with which, for the purposes of the Customs Acts, a relevant traveller must comply in relation to the purchase of goods at the shop; and


(d) the agreement is subject to the condition that the sale takes place in the shop.

64(3)  
The proprietor of the shop must not deliver the goods to the relevant traveller to whom the goods are sold under an agreement mentioned in subsection (2) unless the traveller has shown to the proprietor the ticket, or other document, that confirms the information given to the proprietor under subparagraph (2)(b)(ii).

64(4)  
The proprietor of the shop, or an employee or agent of the proprietor, must not enter into an arrangement with a relevant traveller under which the goods delivered to that relevant traveller under the permission are:


(a) to be transferred to the proprietor, or an employee or agent of the proprietor, after the relevant traveller has cleared customs; or


(b) to remain with the proprietor or an employee or agent of the proprietor.

REGULATION 65   SIGNS TO BE DISPLAYED  

65(1)  
The proprietor of the shop must display in the shop signs, in an approved form, that clearly state:


(a) the conditions with which, for the purposes of the Customs Acts, a relevant traveller must comply in relation to the purchase of the goods at the shop; and


(a) if alcoholic beverages or tobacco products are for sale in the shop - the amounts of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products that may be entered for home consumption by a relevant traveller free of duty.

65(2)  
If confectionery is available for sale in the shop, the proprietor of the shop must display signs that clearly state the following:

"The confectionery you have purchased from this outlet has been approved for entry to Australia by Quarantine and does not need to be declared on your incoming passenger card. However, please remember you must declare any other items of food or anything which you can eat, which you have purchased before arriving in Australia."

65(3)  
The signs mentioned in subsections (1) and (2) must be reasonably prominent and in enough numbers to give reasonable notice to relevant travellers of the matters mentioned in the relevant subsection.

Division 8 - Other matters relating to warehouses  

REGULATION 66   REPACKING IN WAREHOUSE  

66(1)  
This section is made for section 92 of the Act.

66(2)  
The Collector may give permission only if:


(a) the owner of the goods applies for permission in writing; and


(b) the application includes a description of the goods and the manner in which it is proposed to sort, bottle, pack or repack the goods.

66(3)  
Permission may be given for the goods to be sorted, bottled, packed or repacked:


(a) in accordance with the application; or


(b) in the manner specified by the Collector.

REGULATION 67   BOTTLING, CANNING, BLENDING OR REDUCING STRENGTH OF SPIRITS  

67(1)  
The Collector may permit the owner of spirits that:


(a) have been imported in bulk; and


(b) are in a warehouse;

to, in accordance with a warehouse licence, bottle, can or blend the spirits, or reduce the spirits in strength, in the warehouse for home consumption or for exportation.

Bottling or canning spirits

67(2)  
If the spirits are bottled or canned under subsection (1), the owner of the spirits must ensure that a label, containing a description of the spirits in the bottle or can, is fixed to each bottle or can.

67(3)  
If the spirits are not removed from the warehouse immediately after they have been bottled or canned under subsection (1), the owner of the spirits must ensure that the bottles or cans of spirits are packed into outer containers each of which contains only bottles or cans, as the case may be, of a like capacity. Blending or reducing strength of spirits

67(4)  
If a quantity of imported spirits (the imported quantity ) is reduced in strength under subsection (1) and in accordance with a warehouse licence, the amount of duty payable on the entry of the reduced spirits for home consumption is the amount that would be payable if that imported quantity were entered for home consumption without having been so reduced in strength.

67(5)  
If imported spirits are blended with Australian spirits under subsection (1) and in accordance with a warehouse licence, duty is payable on the entry of the blended spirits for home consumption:


(a) for the quantity of Australian spirits contained in the blended spirits - at the rate that would apply if the blended spirits were Australian spirits of a like kind; and


(b) for the quantity of imported spirits contained in the blended spirits - at the rate that would apply if the blended spirits were imported spirits of a like kind.

REGULATION 68   68   DELIVERY FROM WAREHOUSE  
Warehoused goods dutiable at fixed rates may, subject to section 99 of the Act, be cleared and delivered at original quantity and strength if the owner so desires.

REGULATION 69   DUTY-PAID OR FREE GOODS IN WAREHOUSES  

69(1)  


Any goods remaining in a warehouse after duty for the goods has been paid remain at the risk of the owner, and the Commonwealth is not liable in any way to a claim of any kind in relation to the goods.

69(2)  
The holder of the warehouse licence may remove the goods from a warehouse if:


(a) the Collector has ordered the removal; and


(b) the holder of the warehouse licence has given notice to the owner.

REGULATION 70   70   PERMITTING GOODS TO LEAVE WAREHOUSE  
For paragraph 99(3)(c) of the Act, clause 1 of Schedule 3 prescribes goods.

REGULATION 71   NOTICE TO DEPARTMENT BY HOLDER OF WAREHOUSE LICENCE  

71(1)  
For subsection 102A(1) of the Act, clause 1 of Schedule 3 prescribes goods.

71(2)  
For subsection 102A(2) of the Act:


(a) the time at which the period begins is 24 hours before the estimated time of release of the goods; and


(b) the time at which the period ends is immediately before the goods are released.

71(3)  
For subsection 102A(3) of the Act, the period is 3 hours after the return of the goods.

PART 7 - CARGO TERMINALS  

REGULATION 72   PARTICULARS ABOUT PERSONS WHO ENTER A CARGO TERMINAL  

72(1)  
For subsection 102CE(3) of the Act, the particulars for a record of a person's entry to a cargo terminal are:


(a) the person's full name; and


(b) the time and day the person enters the terminal; and


(c) the time and day the person leaves the terminal; and


(d) the particulars mentioned in subsections (2) or (3).

72(2)  
If the person enters the terminal using an electronic access card, the particulars are:


(a) the type of electronic access card used by the person (for example, a transport security identification card); and


(b) the unique identifier assigned to the electronic access card used by the person.

72(3)  
If the person enters the terminal other than by using an electronic access card, the particulars are:


(a) the form of identification used by the person on entering the terminal (for example, a transport security identification card, driver's licence or passport); and


(b) the unique identifier on the identification used by the person (for example, the transport security identification card number, driver's licence number or passport number); and


(c) the name of the person at the terminal who sighted the identification used in relation to the person's entry to the terminal; and


(d) if the person entering the terminal is visiting a person at the terminal - the name of the person being visited by the person entering the terminal.

PART 8 - SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO BEVERAGES  

REGULATION 73   73   CUSTOMABLE BEVERAGES  
For paragraph (b) of the definition of customable beverage in section 103 of the Act, clause 4 of Schedule 1 prescribes goods.

PART 9 - INFORMATION ABOUT PERSONS DEPARTING AUSTRALIA  

REGULATION 74   KINDS OF SHIP  

74(1)  
For section 106A of the Act, a kind of ship is an international passenger cruise ship.

74(2)  
In this instrument:

international passenger cruise ship
means a ship that:


(a) has sleeping facilities for at least 100 persons (other than crew members); and


(b) is being used to provide a service of sea transportation of persons, from a place in Australia to a place outside Australia, that:


(i) is provided in return for a fee payable by persons using the service; and

(ii) is available to the general public.

PART 10 - THE EXPORTATION OF GOODS  

Division 1 - Export of goods for a military end-use  

REGULATION 75   75   METHODS OF SERVICE AND TIME OF RECEIPT OF NOTICES  
For subsections 112BB(1) and (2) of the Act, this Division sets out:


(a) methods for giving a notice to a person; and


(b) the time at which the person is taken to have received the notice.

REGULATION 76   NOTICE GIVEN PERSONALLY  

76(1)  
A notice may be given to a person (the recipient ) by a person authorised by the Minister for this subsection:


(a) at the last address notified by the recipient to the Minister for the purpose of receiving notices; and


(b) either:


(i) by giving it to the recipient; or

(ii) by giving it to a person who appears to work at the address mentioned in paragraph (a) in a management or executive position.

76(2)  
The recipient is taken to have received the notice when it is given to the recipient or a person in accordance with paragraph (1)(b).

REGULATION 77   NOTICE SENT BY REGISTERED MAIL  

77(1)  
A notice may be posted by registered mail to a person (the recipient ) at the postal address last notified by the recipient to the Minister for the purpose of receiving notices.

77(2)  
The recipient is taken to have received the notice:


(a) if the notice was posted from a place in Australia to an address in Australia - 7 business days (at the place from which it was sent) after the date the notice was sent; or


(b) in any other case - 21 days after the date the notice was sent.

REGULATION 78   NOTICE FAXED, EMAILED OR SENT BY OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS  

78(1)  
If a person has notified to the Minister a fax number, email address or other electronic address, for the purpose of receiving notices, a notice may be:


(a) faxed to the person at the fax number last notified to the Minister for that purpose; or


(b) sent to the person at the email address last notified to the Minister for that purpose; or


(c) sent to the person by any other electronic means to the electronic address last notified to the Minister for that purpose.

78(2)  
The person is taken to have received the notice at the end of the day (in the person's location) that it was sent or, if that day is not a business day, at the end of the next business day.

Division 2 - Entry and clearance of goods for export  

Subdivision A - Entry of goods for export  

REGULATION 79   79   GOODS NOT EXEMPT  
For paragraph 113(2)(b) of the Act, the following goods are prescribed:


(a) dutiable goods on which the duty is unpaid;


(b) excisable goods on which the excise duty is unpaid;


(c) goods for which a person intends to claim:


(i) a drawback of duty under the Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015; or

(ii) a drawback of excise duty under the Excise Act 1901.

REGULATION 80   EXEMPT GOODS  

80(1)  
This section is made for paragraph 113(2)(f) of the Act.

80(2)  
Goods that:


(a) are not petroleum products supplied for use as fuel to provide locomotive power; and


(b) are aircraft's stores; and


(c) are supplied to aircraft (whether or not engaging in international flights) by a person whose business includes providing stores for aircraft engaging in international flights in accordance with an international airline licence granted under regulations made under the Air Navigation Act 1920; and


(d) would be:


(i) dutiable goods if entered for home consumption under subsection 68(2) of the Act; or

(ii) excisable goods if entered for home consumption under subsection 58(1) of that Act;

are exempt from section 113 of the Act if the condition specified in paragraph (5)(a) is satisfied in relation to the goods.

80(3)  
Goods that are:


(a) aircraft's stores or ship's stores; and


(b) a petroleum product supplied for use as fuel to provide locomotive power;

are exempt from section 113 of the Act if the conditions specified in subsection (5) are satisfied in relation to the goods.

80(4)  
Goods that are:


(a) not specified in subsection (2) or paragraph (3)(a); and


(b) not goods that would be dutiable goods if entered for home consumption under subsection 68(2) of the Act; and


(c) not goods that would be excisable goods if entered for home consumption under subsection 58(1) of that Act;

are exempt from section 113 of the Act if the condition specified in paragraph (5)(a) is satisfied in relation to the goods.

80(5)  
The following are the conditions:


(a) at all reasonable times the owner of the goods must make available to an officer, for examination, records that show details of the receipt, use and disposal of the goods;


(b) a return in an approved form or approved statement in relation to the goods must be lodged with the Department by the owner of the goods within 7 days after the end of each month.

REGULATION 81   81   LIVE ANIMALS  
For subsection 113(2A) of the Act, goods that are live animals are prescribed if:


(a) the export is not for a commercial reason; and


(b) the animal is exported as part of the accompanied or unaccompanied personal effects of the owner of the animal; and


(c) the owner is a passenger in:


(i) the ship or aircraft in which the animal is travelling; or

(ii) a ship or aircraft travelling to the same final destination as the animal within a reasonable time before or after the export of the animal; and


(d) the export of the animal does not require a permission (however described) under an Act or an instrument made under an Act, other than the Export Control Act 1982.

Subdivision B - Export declarations and export entry advices  

REGULATION 82   82   REFUSAL TO ACCEPT OR DEAL WITH EXPORT DECLARATION  


For subsection 114(8) of the Act, a Collector may refuse to accept or deal with an export declaration if:


(a) the intended day of exportation notified in the declaration is more than 6 months after the declaration is communicated to the Department; or


(b) any of the information required by an approved form under subsection 114(3) of the Act or approved statement under subsection 114(4) of the Act is not given in the declaration.

REGULATION 83   GIVING EXPORT ENTRY ADVICES  

83(1)  


For subsection 114C(1) of the Act, this section sets out the manner and form in which a Collector must give an export entry advice.

83(2)  


If an export declaration for goods has been communicated to the Department electronically, the export entry advice for the goods must be given:


(a) electronically; or


(b) if the advice cannot be given electronically - in documentary form.

83(3)  


If an export declaration for goods has been communicated to the Department in documentary form, the export entry advice for the goods may be given:


(a) by the delivery of the advice by an officer to the person who made the declaration; or


(b) by making the advice available for collection during business hours at a place that has been allocated for collection of such advices by notice published on the Department's website; or


(c) by sending the advice by fax to a fax number nominated on the declaration by the person who made the declaration; or


(d) by posting the advice by pre-paid post to the postal address (which may be a post office box number) nominated on the declaration by the person who made the declaration.

83(4)  
An export entry advice must contain:


(a) the export entry advice number by which the advice can be identified; and


(b) the identifying reference, specified in the export declaration to which the advice relates, of the person communicating the export declaration to the Department; and


(c) if the advice is a refusal to provide an authority to export the goods - an error status message.

Subdivision C - Goods sent to, or received at, a wharf or an airport for export  

REGULATION 84   SENDING GOODS - GOODS ENTERED FOR EXPORT  

84(1)  
For subparagraph 114E(1)(a)(i) of the Act, this section sets out particulars and the manner in which the particulars are to be given.

84(2)  
The particulars must be given to the deliveree in writing.

84(3)  


The particulars are:


(a) the relevant export entry advice number; and


(b) the Australian Business Number, or the number allocated by a Collector, that identifies the shipping line or airline that will be used to export the goods; and


(c) for a circumstance mentioned in an item in the following table - theparticulars mentioned in the item.


Particulars for goods entered for export
Item Circumstance Particulars
1 A submanifest number has been allocated by a Collector for the goods. The submanifest number.
2 The goods are transhipped goods. The number allocated by a Collector to the goods.
3 The goods are to be consigned by ship. The following:
(a) the international vessel identification number;
(b) the number of the voyage on which the goods will be exported.
4 The goods are to be consigned by ship and exported in a container. The number of the container.
5 The goods are to be consigned by ship but not in a container. The voyage booking reference or the bill of lading reference.
6 The goods are to be consigned by air. The following:
(a) the number or reference of the air waybill on which the goods are listed;
(b) the flight number of the aircraft on which the goods will be exported.

REGULATION 85   SENDING GOODS - GOODS NOT REQUIRED TO BE ENTERED FOR EXPORT  

85(1)  
For paragraph 114E(1)(b) of the Act, this section sets out particulars and the manner in which the particulars are to be given.

85(2)  
The particulars must be given to the deliveree in writing.

85(3)  
The particulars are:


(a) the Australian Business Number, or the number allocated by a Collector, that identifies the shipping line or airline on which the goods will be exported; and


(b) the particulars prescribed by clause 1 of Schedule 4.

REGULATION 86   SENDING GOODS - OTHER MATTERS  

86(1)  
For paragraph 114E(1)(c) of the Act, the period is 3 hours.

86(2)  
For subsection 114E(5) of the Act, all goods are exempt from section 114E of the Act other than the goods mentioned in section 88.

REGULATION 87   RECEIVING GOODS - NOTICES  

87(1)  
For subsection 114F(1) of the Act, the airport on Horn Island is excluded from the application of section 114F of the Act.

87(2)  
For subsection 114F(1A) of the Act:


(a) if the goods are received at a wharf - the period is 3 hours starting when the goods are received; and


(b) if the goods are received at an airport - the period is 1 hour starting when the goods are received.

87(3)  
For subsection 114F(4) of the Act, all goods are exempt from section 114F of the Act other than the goods mentioned in section 88.

REGULATION 88   88   GOODS NOT EXEMPT  
For subsections 86(2) and 87(3), the goods that are not exempt from sections 114E and 114F of the Act are the goods mentioned in the following table.


Goods not exempt from sections 114E and 114F of the Act
Item Goods
1 Goods consigned by air, other than livestock.
2 Goods consigned by sea, in a container, whether or not open-roofed.
3 Goods that are liquids, in a container of cylindrical shape designed for the purpose of transporting liquids (known as tanktainers).
4 Excisable goods and imported goods that, if manufactured in Australia, would be excisable goods, other than the following:
(a) aircraft's stores or ship's stores;
(b) fuel oil being exported in a bulk tanker.
5 Machinery, other than new motor vehicles manufactured in Australia.
6 Scrap metal, however packed.
7 Goods packed in sealed or closed crates.
8 Goods packed in metal, plastic, wood or cardboard boxes that conceal the contents.
9 Goods sealed in drums.

Subdivision D - Certificate of Clearance  

REGULATION 89   89   KINDS OF SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT  
For subsection 118A(1) of the Act, a ship or aircraft is specified if:


(a) it is not carrying any goods, other than goods mentioned in section 92 of this instrument; and


(b) it is not a ship or aircraft in relation to which, on its last voyage to Australia from a place outside Australia, a report of cargo was required under section 64AB of the Act from:


(i) for a ship - the master or owner; or

(ii) for an aircraft - the pilot or owner.

Subdivision E - Other matters  

REGULATION 90   CONSOLIDATION OF CERTAIN GOODS FOR EXPORT  

90(1)  
For section 117AA of the Act, clause 1 of Schedule 3 prescribes goods.

90(2)  
For subsection 117AA(1) of the Act, a prescribed place is a place that:


(a) is described in a depot licence granted under section 77G of the Act; and


(b) is for the packing of goods that are subject to customs control under section 30 of the Act into receptacles for export.

90(3)  
For subsections 117AA(2) and (4) of the Act, the period is 3 hours.

REGULATION 91   DOCUMENTARY EXPORT ENTRIES AND DOCUMENTARY WITHDRAWAL OF EXPORT ENTRIES  

91(1)  
This section is made for subsection 119D(1) of the Act.

91(2)  


A documentary export entry may be sent to an officer by giving the document to a person employed at an authorised Australia Post outlet, for delivery to the Department.

91(3)  
A documentary withdrawal of an export entry may be sent to an officer by:


(a) sending the document to the Department by fax at a fax number specified by a Collector for the purpose; or


(b) posting the document by pre-paid post to a postal address specified by a Collector for the purpose.

91(4)  
The officer mentioned in subsection (2) or (3) must promptly apply a stamp to the document denoting the time when the officer received it.

91(5)  


A document to which a stamp has been applied under subsection (4) is taken to have been communicated to the Department at the time of receipt denoted by the stamp.

REGULATION 92   SHIPMENT OF GOODS  

92(1)  
For paragraph 120(b) of the Act, the following goods are prescribed:


(a) stores in relation to which a Collector has granted approval under subsection 129(1) of the Act;


(b) ship's ballast approved by an officer performing duties in relation to the granting of Certificates of Clearance;


(c) baggage accompanying or intended to accompany a passenger on a ship or aircraft, if it consists of goods mentioned in subsection (2).

92(2)  
For paragraph (1)(c), the goods are the following:


(a) goods carried personally by a passenger on departure from Australia;


(b) goods consigned for transport as the passenger's:


(i) allowed ticket baggage; or

(ii) excess baggage (other than baggage consigned as cargo on an airway bill or a bill of lading).

PART 11 - SHIPS' STORES, DRUGS AND AIRCRAFT'S STORES  

REGULATION 93   93   SHIP'S STORES  
For section 130 of the Act, the ship's stores liable to duty are those consisting of:


(a) alcoholic beverages (other than beer or wine) sold to a passenger or member of the crew of a ship, other than by the glass or nip; or


(b) cigars sold to a passenger or member of the crew of a ship, other than by the individual packet, tin or box containing 25 or less cigars; or


(c) cigarettes sold to a passenger or a member of the crew of a ship, other than by the individual packet or tin containing 50 or less cigarettes; or


(d) tobacco products (other than those mentioned in paragraphs (b) and (c)) sold to a passenger or a member of the crew of a ship in a quantity that exceeds 120 grams in weight; or


(e) alcoholic beverages (including beer or wine), cigarettes, cigars or other tobacco products sold to a person other than a passenger or a member of the crew of a ship.

REGULATION 94   DRUGS THAT ARE PROHIBITED IMPORTS  

94(1)  
If directed by an officer, the master of a ship must, on arrival at the first port of call in Australia:


(a) complete and sign in the presence of the Collector; and


(b) give to the Collector;

a statement, verified by declaration made in the presence of the Collector, setting out particulars of all drugs that are prohibited imports that form part of the ship's stores.

94(2)  
If directed by an officer, the master of a ship must, before the ship leaves its last port of call in Australia, give to the Collector a statement, verified by declaration made in the presence of the Collector, setting out:


(a) particulars of all drugs that are prohibited imports that are shipped in Australia on the ship; and


(b) the quantity consumed on the ship while the ship was in Australian waters.

94(3)  
The statements and declarations mentioned in this section may be in an approved form.

PART 12 - THE DUTIES  

Division 1A - Goods imported by certain trusted traders  

REGULATION 94A   PAYMENT OF IMPORT DUTY ON GOODS IMPORTED BY CERTAIN TRUSTED TRADERS  

94A(1)  
For the purposes of item 2 of the table in subsection 132AA(1) of the Act, goods are prescribed if:


(a) at the time an entity enters the goods for home consumption, all the following apply:


(i) the goods had not been entered for warehousing at any time before that time;

(ii) a trusted trader agreement is in force, and not suspended, between the Comptroller-General of Customs and the entity;

(iii) the trusted trader agreement provides that the payment of import duty on the goods may be deferred by the entity;

(iv) the entity is approved under Division 33 of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Regulations 2019 to make deferred payments of assessed GST on the goods;

(v) the entity is not liable to pay wine tax (within the meaning of the A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999) or luxury car tax (within the meaning of the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999) on any of the goods; and


(b) the goods are goods in relation to which import duty, other than an excluded import duty, is payable.

94A(2)  
An excluded import duty is:


(a) a charge imposed under section 7 of the Biosecurity Charges Imposition (Customs) Act 2015, to the extent that the charge is an import duty; or


(b) charge imposed under Schedule 8 to the Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999 on forest products imported into Australia.

94A(3)  
For the purposes of item 2 of the table in subsection 132AA(1) of the Act, import duty (other than an excluded import duty) on the goods must be paid on or before the 21st day after the end of the month in which the goods were entered for home consumption.

Division 1 - Duty on alcoholic beverages  

REGULATION 95   95   MEANING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE  
For the definition of alcoholic beverage in section 153AA of the Act, an alcoholic beverage is a good that is classified under tariff heading 2203, 2204, 2205, 2206 or 2208.

Division 2 - Allowable expenditure of a factory  

REGULATION 96   96   COSTS OF A FACTORY - LABOUR  
For subsection 153F(1) of the Act, the cost of each of the following, to the extent that the cost relates to labour, is prescribed:


(a) wages and employee benefits;


(b) supervision and training;


(c) management of the process of manufacture;


(d) receipt and storage of materials;


(e) quality control;


(f) packing of goods into inner containers;


(g) handling and storage of goods within the factory.

REGULATION 97   97   COSTS OF A FACTORY - OVERHEADS  
For subsection 153G(1) of the Act, clause 1 of Schedule 5 prescribes costs.

Division 3 - Value of goods  

REGULATION 98   98   MANNER OF ACCEPTANCE OF ESTIMATED VALUE OF GOODS  
For subsection 161K(2) of the Act, a Collector signifies acceptance of an estimate of the value of goods by:


(a) giving an authority to deal with the goods under section 71 of the Act; or


(b) giving an authority mentioned in subsection 71C(4) or 71DJ(4) of the Act.

Division 4 - Delivery of goods on giving of security or undertaking  

REGULATION 99   MATTERS RELATING TO GRANTING PERMISSION  

99(1)  
This section is made for subsection 162(1) of the Act. Classes of persons

99(2)  
The classes of persons are tourists and temporary residents. Classes of goods

99(3)  
The classes of goods are the following:


(a) specialised equipment or tools that:


(i) are to be used in exploration, production, manufacture, repair or modification; and

(ii) are included in a class of goods to which an intergovernmental agreement applies;


(b) goods imported for use at a public exhibition or public entertainment, other than:


(i) cinematograph films of a kind usually used for profit; or

(ii) theatrical costumes, scenery or property;


(c) testing or evaluation equipment.

Prescribed purposes

99(4)  
The purposes for goods are testing and evaluation of goods. Application for permission

99(5)  
An application for a permission mentioned in section 162 of the Act must be in an approved form.

REGULATION 100   PERMISSION TO TAKE DELIVERY OF GOODS - REQUIREMENTS  

100(1)  
This section is made for subsection 162(2) of the Act.

100(2)  
A person must not export goods for which a permission has been granted unless:


(a) the person has given to the Collector a notice of intention to export the goods; and


(b) the goods have been brought into a place prescribed for paragraph 30(1)(d) of the Act.

Note:

For prescribed places, see section 14.

100(3)  
Except with the consent of a Collector, a person to whom permission has been granted must not do any of the following in relation to the goods:


(a) lend, sell, pledge, mortgage, hire, give away or exchange the goods;


(b) part with possession of the goods;


(c) otherwise dispose of the goods;


(d) alter the goods in any way.

100(4)  
However, subsection (3) does not apply if:


(a) a security mentioned in subsection 162(1) of the Act, given for the payment of the duty on the goods, has been enforced; or


(b) the amount of that duty has otherwise been paid or recovered.

REGULATION 101   101   CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH DUTY IS NOT PAYABLE  
For subparagraph 162(3)(b)(ii) of the Act, the circumstance is that the goods have no value because:


(a) they have been accidentally damaged or destroyed; or


(b) if the goods are an animal - it has died, or has been destroyed, because of an accident or illness.

Division 5 - Refunds, rebates and remissions of duty  

Subdivision A - Circumstances for refund, rebate or remission  

REGULATION 102   102   CIRCUMSTANCES FOR REFUNDS, REBATES AND REMISSIONS OF DUTY  
For paragraph 163(1)(b) of the Act, clause 1 of Schedule 6 prescribes circumstances in which a refund, rebate or remission of duty may be made by a Collector.

Note:

The Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015 also prescribes circumstances for refunds, rebates and remissions of duty under paragraph 163(1)(b) of the Act.

REGULATION 103   REQUIREMENTS FOR REFUND OF DUTY ON PETROL  

103(1)  
For paragraph (c) of item 14 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6, the requirements are the following:


(a) the applicant for the refund keeps records that will allow an officer to:


(i) determine the volume of petrol returned; and

(ii) verify that duty has been paid on the petrol returned;


(b) for the return of contaminated petrol:


(i) notice of the proposed return of the petrol has been received by an officer before the return of the petrol; and

(ii) if required by an officer - the composition of the contaminated petrol, and the ratios of petrol and other substance present in the contaminated petrol, have been determined in accordance with subsection (2).

103(2)  
If an officer requires that the composition of the contaminated petrol, and the ratios of petrol and other substance present in the contaminated petrol, be determined:


(a) a sample of the contaminated petrol may be taken for analysis; and


(b) the sample must be taken in the presence of an officer; and


(c) the analysis of the sample must be undertaken in a laboratory that is a registered member of the National Association of Testing Authorities Australia; and


(d) the cost of the analysis is to be borne by the applicant.

REGULATION 104   104   REMISSION OF DUTY - ROUNDING DOWN DUTY PAID IN CASH  
For section 163 of the Act, if an amount of duty:


(a) is to be paid in cash; and


(b) is not a multiple of 5 cents;

remission of the number of cents in excess of the next lower amount that is a multiple of 5 cents may be made.

REGULATION 105   REMISSION OR REFUND OF DUTY - IMPORT ENTRY OR SELF-ASSESSED CLEARANCE DECLARATION TAKEN TO BE WITHDRAWN  

105(1)  
For section 163 of the Act, this section applies if:


(a) a person pays an amount of duty ( duty 1 ) in relation to imported goods; and


(b) either:


(i) the import entry relating to the goods is taken to be withdrawn under subsection 71F(2) of the Act because the person has changed the information in the entry; or

(ii) the self-assessed clearance declaration relating to the goods is taken to be withdrawn under subsection 71AAAP(3) of the Act because the person has changed the information in the declaration.

105(2)  
If duty 1 is less than or equal to the amount of duty ( duty 2 ) that would be payable in relation to the changed entry or declaration:


(a) remission of duty 2 may be made to the extent of the amount of duty 1; and


(b) the person is not entitled to a refund of duty 1.

105(3)  
If duty 1 is greater than duty 2:


(a) remission of the full amount of duty 2 may be made; and


(b) the person is entitled to a refund of the amount by which duty 1 is greater than duty 2; and


(c) the person is not required to apply for the refund.

Subdivision B - Application for refund, rebate or remission  

REGULATION 106   WHEN AN APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR A REFUND, REBATE OR REMISSION OF DUTY  

106(1)  
For section 163 of the Act, this section sets out when an application is required for a refund, rebate or remission of duty.

Note:

The application must be made in accordance with sections 107 and 109.

Refund or rebate of duty

106(2)  
An application is required for a refund or rebate of duty unless:


(a) the refund or rebate relates to a circumstance mentioned in item 8 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6; or


(b) all of the following apply:


(i) the goods on which duty has been paid are Subdivision AA goods and were not the subject of a self-assessed clearance declaration or an import declaration;

(ii) the duty was paid through manifest error of fact or patent misconception of the law;

(iii) a person tells the Collector the grounds on which the person believes he or she is entitled to a refund or rebate:

(A) within 4 years after the duty was paid; and

(B) in writing, signed by the person.
Remission of duty

106(4)  
An application is required for a remission of duty unless:


(a) the remission relates to a circumstance mentioned in item 18 or 19 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6; or


(b) the goods on which duty was payable have been totally lost or destroyed or have otherwise ceased to exist.

REGULATION 107   APPLICATION FOR A REFUND, REBATE OR REMISSION OF DUTY  

107(1)  
An application for a refund, rebate or remission of duty must be made in accordance with this section. Application by document

107(2)  
An application by document for a refund, rebate or remission of duty must:


(a) be in an approved form; and


(b) include the information required by the form; and


(c) be signed as required by the form; and


(d) state the circumstance in clause 1 of Schedule 6 to which the refund, rebate or remission relates; and


(e) be:


(i) given or sent to an officer performing duties in relation to refunds, rebates or remissions of duty; or

(ii) left at a place designated for lodgement of applications for refunds, rebates or remissions of duty by notice published on the Department's website.
Application by computer

107(3)  
An application by computer for a refund, rebate or remission of duty must:


(a) include the information required by an approved statement; and


(b) state the circumstance in clause 1 of Schedule 6 to which the refund, rebate or remission relates; and


(c) be transmitted, and signed, in a manner that meets the information technology requirements:


(i) determined under section 126DA of the Act; and

(ii) that apply to import declarations, self-assessed clearance declarations, or returns, about goods of the kind to which the application relates.
Note:

See section 108 for when an application is taken to have been communicated to the Department.

General requirements relating to applications

107(4)  
The goods for which an application is made must be goods covered by the same:


(a) import declaration; or


(b) self-assessed clearance declaration; or


(c) return under subsection 69(8), 70(7) or 105C(2) of the Act.

107(5)  
For paragraphs (2)(d) and (3)(b), only one circumstance may be stated to apply to particular goods mentioned in a line of an application. Definitions

107(6)  
In this section:

line of an application
means the part of the application that describes particular goods that have a single tariff classification to which a duty rate applies, whether or not the application describes other goods that have the same tariff classification or another tariff classification.

REGULATION 108   108   COMMUNICATION OF APPLICATION FOR REFUND, REBATE OR REMISSION BY COMPUTER TO DEPARTMENT  


For subsection 163(1AB) of the Act, an application by computer for a refund, rebate or remission of duty is taken to have been communicated to the Department when an electronic message is transmitted by a Collector to the person who made the application stating that:


(a) the application has been accepted and the refund, rebate or remission has been approved; or


(b) the application has been received but further information is required.

REGULATION 109   PERIOD FOR MAKING AN APPLICATION FOR REFUND, REBATE OR REMISSION  

109(1)  


The application for a remission of duty must be made before the goods to which the remission relates leave customs control under the Act.

109(2)  


The application for a refund or rebate of duty in a circumstance mentioned in an item of the following table must be made within the period mentioned in the item.


Period for making an application for a refund or rebate of duty
Item Circumstance Period for making application
1 A circumstance mentioned in item 1, 2 or 3 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6. Subject to subsections (3) and (4), within 14 days after the delivery from customs control under the Act:
(a) of the goods; or
(b) of the packages in which the goods were originally packed or were assumed to have been packed.
2 Both of the following apply:
(a) duty has been paid on goods through manifest error of fact;
(b) the goods were invoiced as part of the contents of packages but not received.
Subject to subsections (3) and (4), within 14 days after the delivery from customs control under the Act of:
(a) the goods; or
(b) the packages in which the goods were originally packed or were assumed to have been packed.
3 A circumstance mentioned in item 4 of the table in clause 1of Schedule 6. Subject to subsection (4), within 14 days after the goods were released from biosecurity control under the Biosecurity Act 2015 or released from quarantine under the Quarantine Act 1908, as in force before 16 June 2016.
4 (Repealed by FRLI No F2018L00459)
5 Any of the following circumstances:
(a) a circumstance mentioned in any of items 5, 6 and 9 to 17 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6;
(b) any circumstance not mentioned in items 1 to 3 in this table or in item 8 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6.
Subject to items 6 to 8, within 4 years after the day on which the duty was paid.
5A A circumstance mentioned in item 20 or 21 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6. Within 4 years after the day on which the duty was paid.
6 More than 3 years after the day on which the duty was paid, there is a reduction (the event ) of the duty payable on goods entered for home consumption, on which duty has been paid, because of:
(a) a Customs Tariff, or a Customs Tariff alteration, proposed in the Parliament; or
(b) the publication of a notice under subsection 273EA(1) of the Act of an intention to propose in the Parliament a Customs Tariff or a Customs Tariff alteration; or
(c) in the case of an amendment of the Customs Tariff Act 1995 - the later of:
Within 12 months of the occurrence of the event.
(i) the Royal Assent to the amendment; or
(ii) the commencement of the amendment.
7 More than 3 years after the day on which the duty was paid:
(a) a by-law under Part XVI of the Act; or
(b) a determination under Part XVI of the Act;
is made (the event ) to the effect that duty is not payable on those goods, or duty is payable on those goods at a rate which is less than the rate that applied when the goods were entered for home consumption.
Within 12 months of the occurrence of the event.
8 Both of the following apply:
(a) duty was paid on goods that were first entered for home consumption when a TCO, made in relation to those goods under Part XVA of the Act, was in force or was taken to have come into force;
(b) the latest of the following (the event ) occurs more than 3 years after the day on which the duty was paid:
Within 12 months of the occurrence of the event.
(i) the entry of the particular goods for home consumption;
(ii) the gazettal of the TCO under section 269R of the Act;
(iii) the gazettal of a decision on an application for reconsideration under section 269SH of the Act;
(iv) if, under subsection 269SD(2) of the Act, the TCO is revoked and a new TCO is made in relation to the goods - the gazettal of a notice of the decision under that subsection under section 269SE of the Act;
(v) a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on an application under paragraph 273GA(1)(n), (o), (p), (q), (r) or (s) of the Act.

109(3)  


For a refund or rebate of duty in a circumstance mentioned in item 1 or 2 of the table in subsection (2), a Collector may extend the period in which the application may be made if the information necessary to verify the application came into the possession of the Department before the delivery from customs control under the Act of:


(a) the goods; or


(b) the packages in which the goods were originally packed or were assumed to have been packed.

109(4)  
For a refund or rebate of duty in a circumstance mentioned in item 1, 2 or 3 of the table in subsection (2), a Collector may extend the period in which the application may be made if, for a reason other than that mentioned in subsection (3), it is reasonable that the period within which the application may be made should be extended.

109(5)  
If the period in which an application may be made is extended under subsection (3) or (4), the application must be made within 4 years after the day on which duty was paid.

109(6)  


If an application for refund or rebate of duty must be made within a time (the application time ) that ends while a notice under section 126E of the Act that an information system has become temporarily inoperative is in force, the application time is taken to be extended until the end of the day after the Comptroller-General of Customs gives notice that the information system has again become operative.

109(7)  
A reference in item 6 of the table in subsection (2), or in subsection (5), to the day on which duty was paid includes, for duty offset in the way mentioned in subsection 163(3) of the Act, the day on which the duty was offset.

REGULATION 110   PROCEDURES FOR DEALING WITH APPLICATION FOR REFUND, REBATE OR REMISSION  

110(1)  


For paragraph 163(1AA)(b) of the Act, this section sets out procedures to be followed in dealing with applications for a refund, rebate or remission of duty. Verifying particulars and other matters

110(2)  
Before considering an application for a refund, rebate or remission of duty, a Collector must:


(a) verify particulars in the application; and


(b) be satisfied of any other matter that may be relevant to approval of the refund, rebate or remission.

110(3)  
A Collector may require the applicant to verify the information in the application by declaration or by producing documents. Requiring documents or information

110(4)  
A Collector may require the applicant to give to the Collector:


(a) the commercial documents relating to the application that are in the applicant's possession or control; or


(b) information, of a kind specified by the Collector, about the goods that is within the knowledge of the applicant or that the applicant is reasonably able to obtain.

110(5)  
If a requirement mentioned in subsection (4) is to be communicated in a document, the requirement must:


(a) be communicated to:


(i) the applicant; or

(ii) if another person made the application for the applicant - that other person; and


(b) be in an approved form; and


(c) include the information required by the form.

110(6)  
If a requirement mentioned in subsection (4) is to be communicated electronically, the requirement must:


(a) be transmitted electronically to the person who made the application; and


(b) include the information required by an approved statement. Questions about the application

110(7)  
A Collector may require either of the following to answer questions about the application:


(a) the applicant;


(b) if another person made the application for the applicant - that other person. Considering an application

110(8)  
If a requirement under subsection (3), (4) or (7) to verify information, give documents or information, or answer questions, is not complied with within 30 days after the requirement is made, an application may be considered only on the information available to a Collector. Returning a commercial document

110(9)  
If a person delivers a commercial document to a Collector, the Collector must deal with the document and then return the document to the person.

Subdivision C - Conditions for refund, rebate or remission of duty  

REGULATION 111   CONDITIONS FOR REFUND, REBATE OR REMISSION OF DUTY  

111(1)  
For paragraph 163(1)(b) of the Act, this section sets out conditions and restrictions to which a refund, rebate or remission of duty is subject. When drawback has been paid

111(2)  
A refund, rebate or remission of duty must not be made if drawback of all the import duty paid for the goods has been paid under the Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015.

111(3)  
If the amount of drawback of import duty paid for the goods under the Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015 is less than the total import duty paid for the goods, that amount of drawback must be deducted from the amount of the refund, rebate or remission of duty. Destruction or export of goods

111(4)  
For goods mentioned in item 1, 2 or 4 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6 that have not been totally lost or destroyed, or have not otherwise ceased to exist, a refund, rebate or remission of the whole of the duty paid or payable on the goods may be made only if:


(a) the Department is notified that:


(i) not all of the goods have been lost, destroyed or otherwise ceased to exist; and

(ii) all of the remaining goods will be destroyed or exported; and


(b) all of the remaining goods:


(i) are destroyed under the supervision of an officer; or

(ii) are destroyed after a Collector tells the person who made the application that the goods can be destroyed; or

(iii) are exported.

111(5)  
For goods mentioned in item 12 or 13 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6, a refund, rebate or remission of the whole of the duty paid or payable on the goods may be made only if all of the goods are destroyed, exported or otherwise dealt with as approved by a Collector. Appeals to Federal Court or High Court

111(6)  
A refund, rebate or remission of duty in a circumstance mentioned in item 8 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6 is subject to the following conditions and restrictions:


(a) the period of time has elapsed (without the grant of an extension of time) during which an appeal may be taken from the decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to the Federal Court of Australia (the Federal Court );


(b) if the Federal Court has determined an appeal mentioned in paragraph (a):


(i) the period of time has elapsed (without the grant of an extension of time) during which an application may be made to the High Court for special leave to appeal from the decision of the Federal Court; and

(ii) special leave has not been granted or, if granted, has since lapsed or been rescinded;


(c) no appeal is pending in the Federal Court in relation to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal's decision;


(d) no appeal is pending in the High Court in relation to a determination of the Federal Court on an appeal of a kind mentioned in paragraph (a).

Subdivision D - Amount of refund, rebate or remission of duty  

REGULATION 112   CALCULATION OF REFUND, REBATE OR REMISSION OF DUTY  

112(1)  
For subsection 163(1A) of the Act, the amount of a refund, rebate or remission of duty that may be made by a Collector in a circumstance mentioned in an item of the following table is the amount mentioned in the item.


Amount of refund, rebate or remission in a circumstance
Item Circumstance Amount
1 The goods on which duty has been paid or is payable:
(a) have deteriorated or been damaged; or
(b) are faulty or defective; or
(c) do not conform to contract specifications given by the importer to the manufacturer or supplier of the goods;
to such an extent that the goods have no commercial value at the port of entry into Australia when the goods first enter under section 68 of the Act.
The amount that is the whole of the duty paid or payable.
2 A circumstance mentioned in item 11 or 12 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6, unless item 1 applies. The amount worked out using the formula in subsection (2).
3 A circumstance mentioned in item 1, 2, 4 or 13 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6, unless item 1 applies. The amount worked out using the formula in subsection (3).
4 A circumstance mentioned in item 16 or 17 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6. The amount worked out using the formula in subsection (4).
5 A circumstance mentioned in item 18 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6, if the duty was payable between 1 July 2012 and 1 July 2013. The amount worked out under subsection (5).
6 A circumstance mentioned in item 19 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6, if the duty was payable between 1 July 2012 and 1 July 2013. The amount worked out under subsection (6).

112(2)  
For item 2 of the table in subsection (1), the formula is:


Amount of duty × Amount of rebate or price decrease
Customs value

where:

amount of duty
means the amount of duty paid or payable on the goods.

amount of rebate or price decrease
means the amount of rebate of, or other decrease in, the price paid, or to be paid, for the goods that accrued to the importer of the goods.

customs value
means the customs value of the goods determined under Division 2 of Part VIII of the Act.

112(3)  
For item 3 of the table in subsection (1), the formula is:


Amount of duty × (Customs value A - Customs value B)
Customs value A

where:

amount of duty
means the amount of duty paid or payable on the goods.

customs value A
means the customs value of the goods determined under Division 2 of Part VIII of the Act when they were first entered under section 68 of the Act.

customs value B
means the customs value of the goods determined under Division 2 of Part VIII of the Act after they have been affected by the circumstance mentioned in item 1, 2, 4 or 13 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6.

112(4)  
For item 4 of the table in subsection (1), the formula is:


Amount of duty × (Assessed value - Administrative costs)
Customs value

where:

administrative costs
means any deductible administrative costs or allowable factory cost that would have been payable if:


(a) the goods were sold instead of being donated; and


(b) the sale was used as the basis for determining the customs value of the goods under Division 2 of Part VIII of the Act.

amount of duty
means the amount of duty paid or payable on the goods.

assessed value
means the assessed valueof the goods when they were donated.

customs value
means the customs value that the goods had at the port of entry into Australia when the goods were first entered under section 68 of the Act.

112(5)  
For item 5 of the table in subsection (1), the amount, expressed in cents, is worked out using the formula:


Quantity × 3.78

where:

quantity
means the quantity of liquefied natural gas, expressed in kilograms:


(a) that is imported for a use other than in an internal combustion engine in either a motor vehicle or vessel; and


(b) for which the time for working out the rate of duty occurs during the period.

112(6)  
For item 6 of the table in subsection (1), the amount, expressed in cents, is worked out using the formula:


Quantity × 1.32

where:

quantity
means the quantity of LPG, expressed in litres:


(a) that is imported for a use other than in an internal combustion engine in either a motor vehicle or vessel; and


(b) for which the time for working out the rate of duty occurs during the period.

112(7)  
(Repealed by FRLI No F2018L00459)

112(8)  
In this instrument:

allowable factory cost
has the same meaning as in section 153B of the Act.

deductible administrative costs
has the same meaning as in section 154 of the Act.

PART 13 - AGENTS AND CUSTOMS BROKERS  

Division 1 - Broker's licences  

REGULATION 113   113   INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN APPLICATION FOR LICENCE  
For paragraph 183CA(1)(f) of the Act, an application for the grant or renewal of a broker's licence must indicate whether the applicant for the licence intends to act as a customs broker in his or her own right when the licence is in force.

REGULATION 114   CONDITION ON LICENCE  

114(1)  
This section applies to a broker's licence that is granted to, or renewed, for a natural person who does not intend to act as a customs broker in his or her own right when the licence is in force.

114(2)  
For subsection 183CG(5) of the Act, the licence is subject to the condition that the holder of the licence must not, when the licence is in force, act as an agent authorised by an owner of goods under subsection 181(1) of the Act.

REGULATION 115   115   BROKER'S LICENCE FEES  
(Repealed by SLI No 239 of 2015)

REGULATION 116   116   TIME FOR PAYMENT OF FEE FOR GRANT OR RENEWAL OF LICENCE  
(Repealed by SLI No 239 of 2015)

Division 2 - National Customs Brokers Licensing Advisory Committee  

REGULATION 117   117   COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS  
For section 183E of the Act:


(a) meetings of the Committee must be convened by the Chair of the Committee; and


(b) the Committee must cause a record of its proceedings, including a transcript of all evidence given before it, to be kept.

PART 14 - OFFICERS  

Division 1 - Powers of officers  

REGULATION 118   118   DOCUMENTS CONTAINING INFORMATION RELEVANT TO AN OFFENCE AGAINST AN ACT  


For subparagraph 186A(1)(b)(ii) of the Act, the Acts mentioned in the following table are prescribed.


Documents containing information relevant to an offence against an Act
Item Act
1 Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
2 Aviation Transport Security Act 2004
3 Bankruptcy Act 1966
3A Biosecurity Act 2015
4 Crimes Act 1914
5 Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991
6 Crimes (Hostages) Act 1989
7 Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons) Act 1976
8 Crimes (Ships and Fixed Platforms) Act 1992
9 Criminal Code Act 1995
10 Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
11 Family Law Act 1975
12 Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988
13 Fisheries Management Act 1991
14 Geneva Conventions Act 1957
15 Migration Act 1958
16 Proceeds of Crime Act 1987
17 Quarantine Act 1908, as in force before 16 June 2016
18 Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984

REGULATION 119   119   APPROVED FIREARMS  
For the definition of approved firearm in subsection 189A(5) of the Act, the following are approved firearms:


(a) Colt M16 automatic rifle;


(b) Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol;


(c) Remington 870 Marine Magnum shotgun;


(d) CZ .22 Bolt Action Rifle;


(e) Remington 700 Bolt Action Rifle;


(f) Browning 0.50 Calibre Infantry Machinegun;


(g) FN Herstal General Support Machine Gun (GSMG) MAG 58 (7.62mm).

REGULATION 120   120   POST-IMPORTATION PERMISSION - KINDS OF PROHIBITED IMPORTS  
For section 209T of the Act, the kinds of prohibited imports are those mentioned in the following table.


Post-importation permission - kinds of prohibited imports
Item Kinds of prohibited imports
1 Goods to which regulation 4A of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies.
2 Goods to which regulation 4B of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies.
3 Goods to which regulation 4BA of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies.
4 Goods to which regulation 4C of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies.
5 Goods to which regulation 4F of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies.
6 Goods to which regulation 4G of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies.
7 Goods to which regulation 4S of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies.
8 Goods to which regulation 4T of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies.
9 Goods to which regulation 4V of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies.
10 Goods to which regulation 4W of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies.
11 Goods to which regulation 5G of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies.
12 Goods specified in item 15 or 16 of the table in Schedule 2 to the Prohibited Imports Regulations.
13 Goods specified in item 1 or 10 of the table in Schedule 3 to the Prohibited Imports Regulations.
14 Goods specified in item 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 12AA, 13, 14, 15 or 16 of the table in Schedule 8 to the Prohibited Imports Regulations.
15 Goods specified in item 2, 3, 10 or 11 of the table in Schedule 9 to the Prohibited Imports Regulations.
16 Goods specified in Part 3 or 4 of Schedule 11 to the Prohibited Imports Regulations.
17 Goods specified in item 5 of the table in Schedule 12 to the Prohibited Imports Regulations.
18 Goods specified in Part 2 of Schedule 13 to the Prohibited Imports Regulations.

REGULATION 121   121   REQUIRED IDENTITY INFORMATION  
For paragraph (c) of the definition of required identity information in subsection 213A(7) of the Act, the information is details of any area:


(a) that is covered by a notice under subsection 234AA(3) of the Act; and


(b) to which the person mentioned in the definition has access to perform his or her duties.

REGULATION 122   122   SECURITY IDENTIFICATION CARDS  
For the definition of security identification card in subsection 213A(7) of the Act, cards of the following kinds are specified:


(a) an aviation security identification card (ASIC) within the meaning of the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005;


(b) a visitor identification card (VIC) within the meaning of those Regulations.

REGULATION 123   SAMPLES  

123(1)  
This section is made for section 218 of the Act.

123(2)  
A sample may only be taken if the circumstances require it.

123(3)  
An officer must not consume or make use of a sample except as necessary for the performance of the officer's official duties.

123(4)  


All samples of goods under customs control under the Act must be kept in the custody of an officer.

123(5)  
However, a sample must be returned to the owner if:


(a) the sample is no longer required by the Commonwealth; and


(b) the owner of the goods applies to have the sample returned to the owner.

123(6)  
Subsection (7) applies if:


(a) notice is given to the owner that a sample may be collected; and


(b) the sample is not collected within 14 days after the notice is given.

123(7)  
The sample must be:


(a) sold by a Collector; or


(b) if the sample has no commercial value - destroyed in accordance with the directions of a Collector.

REGULATION 124   124   DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN ABANDONED GOODS - PRESCRIBED PERIOD 
For subsection 218A(2) of the Act, the period is 90 days.

Division 2 - Detention and search of suspects  

REGULATION 125   125   EQUIPMENT FOR INTERNAL NON-MEDICAL SCAN  
For subsection 219SA(1) of the Act, the Smiths Detection B-SCAN 16HR-DV is prescribed for carrying out an internal non-medical scan.

REGULATION 126   126   PLACES WHERE INTERNAL SEARCH OR RECOVERY OF A SUBSTANCE OR THING MAY BE CARRIED OUT  
For subsections 219Z(3) and (5) of the Act, an internal search, or the recovery of an internally concealed substance or thing, may be carried out at:


(a) a hospital; or


(b) the surgery or other practising rooms of a medical practitioner registered or licensed under a law of a State or Territory providing for the registration of medical practitioners.

REGULATION 127   STORAGE OF RECORDS OF AN EXTERNAL SEARCH OR AN INTERNAL NON-MEDICAL SCAN  

127(1)  
For subsection 219ZAE(6) of the Act:


(a) a search record must be securely stored; and


(b) the person responsible for the custody of the search record must make and keep, manually or electronically, a register of the details relating to the record that are mentioned in subsection (2).

127(2)  
The details are the following:


(a) the name of the person moving or removing the search record or any part of the record;


(b) the name of the agency that person represents;


(c) the reason for the movement or removal;


(d) the date of the movement or removal;


(e) if the search record or part of the record is removed - the date (if any) of the return of the record;


(f) if the search record or part of the record is destroyed - the date of destruction.

REGULATION 128   DETENTION PLACES  

128(1)  
For paragraph 219ZB(1)(a) of the Act, a room in a section 234AA place is prescribed as a place.

128(2)  
For paragraph 219ZB(1)(b) of the Act, the following standards are prescribed:


(a) persons inside the place are concealed from the view of persons outside;


(b) the place is secured against access by persons other than officers of Customs, police officers and any person who is covered by paragraph 219R(5)(a) or (b) of the Act;


(c) the place has reasonably comfortable ventilation and illumination.

128(3)  
For paragraph 219ZB(2)(a) of the Act, the following places are prescribed:


(a) a room in a section 234AA place;


(b) a hospital;


(c) the surgery or other practising rooms of a medical practitioner registered or licensed under a law of a State or Territory providing for the registration of medical practitioners.

PART 15 - PENAL PROVISIONS  

Division 1 - Matters other than infringement notices  

REGULATION 129   FORFEITED SHIPS - PRESCRIBED ACTS  

129(1)  
For paragraph 228(2)(c) of the Act, the following Acts are prescribed:


(a) the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999;


(b) the Fisheries Management Act 1991;


(c) the Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984.

129(2)  
For paragraph 228(3)(c) of the Act, the Maritime Powers Act 2013 is prescribed.

REGULATION 130   TIER 1 AND TIER 2 GOODS  

130(1)  
For subsections 233BAA(1) and (3) of the Act, Part 1 of Schedule 7 prescribes drugs, other goods and quantities of drugs.

130(2)  
For subsection 233BAB(1) of the Act, Part 2 of Schedule 7 prescribes goods.

REGULATION 131   131   RESTRICTED GOODS  


For the purposes of the definition of restricted goods in subsection 233BABAE(3) of the Act, items of child abuse material are prescribed.

REGULATION 132   132   COMMERCIAL DOCUMENTS  
For paragraph 240(7)(c) of the Act, section 240 of the Act does not apply to commercial documents relating to goods exported from Australia if the goods:


(a) are not required to be entered for export under paragraph 113(1)(a) of the Act; and


(b) are not required to be reported to the Department in a submanifest under subsection 117A(1) of the Act; and


(c) are not required to be specified in an outward manifest under paragraph 119(1)(a) of the Act.

Division 2 - Infringement notices  

Subdivision A - Preliminary  

REGULATION 133   PRELIMINARY  

133(1)  
This Division is made for subsection 243X(1) of the Act.

133(2)  
In this Division:

payment period
means the period mentioned in an item in the following table for the circumstance mentioned in the item.


Payment period
Item Circumstance Period
1 An infringement notice is given to a person under this Division: The period that ends when the person leaves the place for the first time after the notice is given.
(a) in a section 234AA place; and
(b) in relation to an alleged contravention of paragraph 233(1)(b) or (c), or subsection 234A(1) or 234AB(3), of the Act.
2 An infringement notice is given to a person under this Division in relation to an alleged contravention of subsection 243T(1) of the Act. The period that ends 28 days after the day the notice is given to the person, unless subsection 138(7) applies.
3 Any other infringement notice given to a person under this Division. The period that ends 28 days after the day the notice is given to the person.

REGULATION 134   MEANING OF INFRINGEMENT OFFICER  

134(1)  
A person is an infringement officer for the purposes of this Division if:


(a) the person is an officer of Customs; and


(b) the Comptroller-General of Customs authorises the person to exercise the powers or perform the functions of an infringement officer under this Division.

134(2)  
A person who is an infringement officer for the purpose of exercising powers mentioned in subsection (1) is also an infringement officer for the purposes of:


(a) exercising other powers under this Division; or


(b) performing functions or duties under this Division;

that are incidental to the powers mentioned in subsection (1).

REGULATION 135   135   PROVISIONS SUBJECT TO INFRINGEMENT NOTICES  
Schedule 8 prescribes provisions of the Act that are subject to an infringement notice under this Division.

Subdivision B - Infringement notices  

REGULATION 136   WHEN AN INFRINGEMENT NOTICE MAY BE GIVEN  

136(1)  
If an infringement officer believes on reasonable grounds that a person has contravened a provision subject to an infringement notice under this Division, the infringement officer may give the person an infringement notice for the alleged contravention.

136(2)  
The infringement notice must be issued by the earlier of:


(a) the day that is 4 years after the day the contravention is alleged to have taken place; and


(b) the day that is 12 months after the day the alleged contravention is detected.

136(3)  
A single infringement notice must relate only to a single contravention of a single provision unless subsection (4) applies.

136(4)  
An infringement officer may give a person a single infringement notice relating to multiple contraventions of a single provision if:


(a) the provision requires the person to do a thing within a particular period or before a particular time; and


(b) the person fails or refuses to do that thing within that period or before that time; and


(c) the failure or refusal occurs on more than 1 day; and


(d) each contravention is constituted by the failure or refusal on one of those days.

Note:

For continuing offences, see subsection 4K(2) of the Crimes Act 1914.

REGULATION 137   MATTERS TO BE INCLUDED IN AN INFRINGEMENT NOTICE - GENERAL  

137(1)  
This section does not apply to an infringement notice given to a person in relation to an alleged contravention of subsection 243T(1) of the Act.

137(2)  
An infringement notice must:


(a) be identified by a unique number; and


(b) state the day the notice is issued; and


(c) state the name of the person to whom the notice is given; and


(d) state the name of the person who gave the notice, and that the person is an infringement officer for the purpose of issuing the infringement notice; and


(e) give brief details of the alleged contravention, including:


(i) the provision that was allegedly contravened; and

(ii) the maximum penalty that a court could impose if the provision were contravened; and

(iii) the time (if known) and day of, and the place of, the alleged contravention; and


(f) state the amount that is payable under the notice; and


(g) give an explanation of:


(i) how payment of the amount is to be made; and

(ii) how the Department can be contacted.
Note:

For paragraph (f), see subsection 243X(2) of the Act for the maximum amount payable under an infringement notice.

137(3)  
The notice must state that:


(a) if the person pays the amount within the payment period, then (unless the notice is withdrawn) the person will not be liable to be prosecuted in a court for the alleged contravention; and


(b) the person may apply to the Comptroller-General of Customs to have the period extended.

137(4)  
The notice must state that payment of the amount is not an admission of guilt or liability.

137(5)  
The notice must state that the person may choose not to pay the amount and, if the person so chooses, the person may be prosecuted in a court for the alleged contravention.

137(6)  
The notice must state:


(a) how the notice can be withdrawn; and


(b) that if the notice is withdrawn, the person may be prosecuted in a court for the alleged contravention; and


(c) that the person may make written representations to the Comptroller-General of Customs seeking the withdrawal of the notice.

137(7)  
The notice may include any other matters the infringement officer considers necessary.

REGULATION 138   MATTERS TO BE INCLUDED IN AN INFRINGEMENT NOTICE - FALSE OR MISLEADING STATEMENTS RESULTING IN LOSS OF DUTY  

138(1)  
This section applies to an infringement notice given to a person in relation to an alleged contravention of subsection 243T(1) of the Act.

138(2)  
The notice must state that the obligation of the person to pay the duty or repay the refund or drawback mentioned in paragraph 243T(1)(b) of the Act (the obligation ) continues despite the person being given the notice.

138(3)  
The notice must include the matters mentioned in subsections 137(2), (5) and (6).

138(4)  
The notice must state that:


(a) unless the notice is withdrawn, the person will not be liable to be prosecuted in a court for the alleged contravention if the person:


(i) pays the amount within the payment period; and

(ii) discharges the obligation; and


(b) the person may apply to the Comptroller-General of Customs to have the period extended.

138(5)  
The notice must state that payment of the amount and discharge of the obligation are not an admission of guilt or liability.

138(6)  
The notice may include any other matters the infringement officer considers necessary.

138(7)  
If the person applies under subsection 273GA(2) of the Act for review of the amount of duty, refund or drawback, the payment period must not include the period that:


(a) starts on the day the application is made; and


(b) ends on the day a final determination of the amount is made.

REGULATION 139   EXTENSION OF A PAYMENT PERIOD   Application for extension of payment period

139(1)  


A person to whom an infringement notice has been given may apply to the Comptroller-General of Customs, in writing, for an extension of the payment period.

139(2)  


If the application is made before the end of that period, the Comptroller-General of Customs may, in writing, extend that payment period. The Comptroller-General of Customs may do so before or after the end of that period. Comptroller-General of Customs may extend period without application

139(3)  


The Comptroller-General of Customs may extend the payment period without an application if the Comptroller-General of Customs considers it appropriate to do so. Effect of decision to extend period

139(4)  
If the Comptroller-General of Customs extends the payment period, a reference in this Division, or in a notice or other instrument under this Division, to the payment period is taken to be a reference to that period so extended.

Effect of decision not to extend period

139(5)  


If the Comptroller-General of Customs does not extend the payment period in relation to an alleged contravention of a provision subject to an infringement notice, a reference in this Division, or in a notice or other instrument under this Division, to the payment period is taken to be a reference:


(a) for an alleged contravention of paragraph 233(1)(b) or (c), or subsection 234A(1) or 234AB(3), of the Act - to the end of the payment period; or


(b) otherwise - to the period that ends on the later of:


(i) the day that is the last day of the payment period; and

(ii) the day that is 7 days after the day the person was given notice of the decision of the Comptroller-General of Customs not to extend.
Comptroller-General of Customs may extend period more than once

139(6)  


The Comptroller-General of Customs may extend the payment period more than once under subsection (2) or (3).

REGULATION 140   WITHDRAWAL OF AN INFRINGEMENT NOTICE   Representations seeking withdrawal of notice

140(1)  


A person to whom an infringement notice has been given may make written representations to the Comptroller-General of Customs seeking the withdrawal of the notice.

140(2)  
The representations must be made:


(a) if the notice relates to an alleged contravention of paragraph 233(1)(b) or (c), or subsection 234A(1) or 234AB(3), of the Act - within 28 days after the end of the payment period; or


(b) otherwise - before the end of the payment period. Withdrawal of notice

140(3)  


The Comptroller-General of Customs may withdraw an infringement notice given to a person (whether or not the person has made written representations seeking the withdrawal).

140(4)  


When deciding whether to withdraw an infringement notice, the Comptroller-General of Customs:


(a) must take into account any written representations seeking the withdrawal that were given by the person to the Comptroller-General of Customs; and


(b) may take into account any matter the Comptroller-General of Customs considers relevant.

Notice of withdrawal

140(5)  
Notice of the withdrawal of the infringement notice must be given to the person.

140(6)  
The withdrawal notice must state:


(a) the person's name and address; and


(b) the day the infringement notice was issued; and


(c) the identifying number of the infringement notice; and


(d) that the infringement notice is withdrawn; and


(e) that the person may be prosecuted in a court for the alleged contravention. Refund of amount if infringement notice withdrawn

140(7)  


If:


(a) the Comptroller-General of Customs withdraws the infringement notice; and


(b) the person has already paid the amount stated in the notice;

the Commonwealth must refund to the person an amount equal to the amount paid.

REGULATION 141   EFFECT OF PAYMENT OF AN AMOUNT  

141(1)  
If the person to whom an infringement notice for an alleged contravention of a provision is given pays the amount specified in the notice before the end of the payment period:


(a) any liability of the person for the alleged contravention is discharged; and


(b) the person may not be prosecuted in a court for the alleged contravention; and


(c) the person is not regarded as having admitted guilt or liability for the alleged contravention; and


(d) the person is not regarded as having been convicted of the alleged offence.

141(2)  
Subsection (1) does not apply if an infringement notice has been withdrawn.

Subdivision C - Other matters  

REGULATION 142   142   PROHIBITED IMPORTS  
For paragraph 243Y(1)(a) of the Act, goods the importation of which is prohibited under the Prohibited Imports Regulations are prescribed.

Note:

Goods that are prescribed under this section and the importation of which allegedly contravenes paragraph 233(1)(b) of the Act are forfeited to the Crown: see section 243Y of the Act.

REGULATION 143   143   EFFECT OF THIS DIVISION  
This Division does not:


(a) require an infringement notice to be given to a person for an alleged contravention of a provision subject to an infringement notice under this Division; or


(b) affect the liability of a person for an alleged contravention of a provision subject to an infringement notice under this Division if:


(i) the person does not comply with an infringement notice given to the person for the contravention; or

(ii) an infringement notice is not given to the person for the contravention; or

(iii) an infringement notice is given to the person for the contravention and is subsequently withdrawn; or


(c) prevent the giving of 2 or more infringement notices to a person for an alleged contravention of a provision subject to an infringement notice under this Division; or


(d) limit a court's discretion to determine the amount of a penalty to be imposed on a person who is found to have contravened a provision subject to an infringement notice under this Division.

PART 16 - TARIFF CONCESSION ORDERS  

REGULATION 144   144   PRESCRIBED ORGANISATIONS  
For paragraph 269F(3)(d) and subsection 269M(6) of the Act, the following organisations are prescribed:


(a) Industry Capability Network Limited;


(b) Industry Capability Network (NSW) Ltd;


(c) Industry Capability Network (Victoria) Limited;


(d) Industry Capability Network (Queensland);


(e) Industry Capability Network Western Australia (ICNWA);


(f) Industry Capability Network South Australia (ICNSA);


(g) Industry Capability Network Tasmania (ICNTAS);


(h) Industry Capability Network (ACT);


(i) Northern Territory Industry Capability Network (NTICN).

REGULATION 145   145   GOODS TO WHICH A TCO SHOULD NOT EXTEND  
For paragraph 269SJ(1)(b) of the Act, a TCO should not extend to the following:


(a) goods prescribed by clause 1 or 2 of Schedule 9;


(b) goods that are excise-equivalent goods, other than:


(i) goods that are mentioned in column 2 of item 5 of the table in subclause 2(1) of Schedule 9; and

(ii) goods classified under tariff subheading 3817.00.10; and

(iii) goods classified under tariff heading 3819.00.00.

PART 17 - OTHER MATTERS  

Division 1 - Prescribed laws  

REGULATION 146   146   PRESCRIBED LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH  
The Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 is prescribed for the purposes of the provisions of the Customs Act 1901 mentioned in the following table.

Note:

See also section 118.


Prescribed laws of the Commonwealth
Item Provision of the Act
1 Paragraph 77Q(1)(b)
2 Subparagraph 77V(5)(b)(ii)
3 Subparagraph 77VA(2)(e)(ii)
4 Paragraph 77X(2)(g)
5 Subsection 77Y(1)
6 Paragraph 82(3)(b)
7 Paragraph 82A(1)(b)
8 Subsection 86(1)
9 Subparagraph 86(3)(b)(ii)
10 Paragraph 86(7)(e)
11 Paragraph 87(1)(b)
12 Paragraph 96A(6)(b)
13 Paragraph 96B(6)(b)
14 Paragraph 112C(1)(b)

Division 2 - Conversion of measurements of LPG and compressed natural gas  

REGULATION 147   CONVERSION OF MEASUREMENTS OF LPG AND COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS   Converting measurements of LPG

147(1)  
For the purposes of the Customs Acts and for determining a person's liability to pay duty, a quantity of LPG may be converted to litres at the rate of 1 kilogram of LPG to 1.885 litres of LPG if the quantity of LPG:


(a) is entered for home consumption as a quantity measured in kilograms; and


(b) is not measured usingvolumetric measurement equipment to calculate the amount of duty.

147(2)  
If:


(a) a person's first dealing with a quantity of LPG in a financial year, for the purpose of determining the person's liability to pay duty on LPG in the financial year, uses kilograms or litres; and


(b) the person proposes to deal with another quantity of LPG in that financial year, for the same purpose in that financial year, using the other unit of measurement;

the Collector is not required to accept the other unit of measurement, but may give the person permission to use the other unit.

Converting measurements of compress natural gas

147(3)  
For the purposes of the Customs Acts, a quantity of compressed natural gas that is measured in megajoules may be converted to kilograms at the rate of 1 megajoule of compressed natural gas to 0.01893 kilograms of compressed natural gas.

Division 3 - Collector's sales  

REGULATION 148   NOTICE OF COLLECTOR'S SALE  

148(1)  
For paragraph 276(a) of the Act, public notice of a sale by the Collector must be made by:


(a) advertisement in a newspaper circulating in the locality where the sale is to be held; and


(b) notice published on the Department's website.

148(2)  
Sales must not be held until after the end of 1 week from the first notification of the sale, or such longer period as the Collector approves.

148(3)  
Subsection (2) does not apply to the sale of perishable goods or living animals.

REGULATION 149   149   CONDITIONS OF COLLECTOR'S SALE  
The following are conditions of sale in relation to sales by the Collector:


(a) the Collector reserves the right to refuse the bid or tender of any person who has not satisfactorily complied with the conditions of previous sales;


(b) the highest bidder or tenderer is the purchaser but, if any dispute arises about that bidder, the lot in dispute must be offered for sale again;


(c) if the purchase money is not paid in cash on the acceptance of the bid or tender (the first acceptance ):


(i) the lot may be offered again; and

(ii) the person whose bid or tender was the first acceptance is liable to pay to the Collector any loss sustained due to the failure to pay the purchase money;


(d) the goods are sold with all faults and, if there is any discrepancy between the quantity stated in the sale list and the actual quantity available for delivery, the Collector is not required to deliver more than the quantity available for delivery;


(e) all goods remaining in a warehouse after the sale are at the purchaser's risk and expense;


(f) if the goods are not collected within 14 days after purchase:


(i) they may be again offered for sale by the Collector; and

(ii) the original purchaser is not entitled to a refund of any money paid by the original purchaser.

Division 4 - Offences relating to customs documents  

REGULATION 150   OFFENCES RELATING TO CUSTOMS DOCUMENTS   Offence about altering a customs document

150(1)  
A person commits an offence if the person makes an alteration to a customs document.

Penalty: 1 penalty unit.

150(2)  
Subsection (1) does not apply if the alteration is made to the customs document with the authority of the Collector.

Note:

A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2). See subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

Offence about having an altered customs document

150(3)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the persons uses, or has in his or her possession, a customs document; and


(b) an alteration has been made to the document.

Penalty: 1 penalty unit.

150(4)  
Subsection (3) does not apply if the alteration was made to the customs document with the authority of the Collector.

Note:

A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (4). See subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

Definitions

150(5)  
In this section:

alteration
includes an addition or omission.

Division 5 - Fees  

REGULATION 150A   FEES FOR PERFORMING FUNCTIONS RELATING TO GOODS OF CERTAIN INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS USING GATEWAY AIRPORTS  

150A(1)  
If, at the request of a person, the Comptroller-General of Customs arranges for a statutory function to be performed:


(a) in a special processing area for the performance of the function at a gateway airport; and


(b) in relation to goods of one or more international travellers using the gateway airport;

the person must pay the Commonwealth an agreed fee in respect of the performance of the statutory function and any other statutory functions in relation to those goods.

Note:

An agreed fee in respect of the performance of the statutory function and other statutory functions may be payable in anticipation of the performance of the function.

150A(2)  
On behalf of the Commonwealth, the Comptroller-General of Customs may make, with a person making a request described in subsection (1), an agreement relating to the amount and payment of a fee that is or will be payable under that subsection.

150A(3)  
In this instrument:

gateway airport
means an aerodrome (whether an airport or not) used by aircraft on overseas flights.

international traveller
using a gateway airport means a person who:


(a) arrives at the gateway airport aboard an aircraft on an overseas flight; or


(b) is due to depart from the gateway airport aboard an aircraft on an overseas flight.

overseas flight
means:


(a) a flight from a place outside Australia to a place in Australia; or


(b) a flight from a place in Australia to a place outside Australia (whether or not after calling at other places in Australia).

special processing area
of a gateway airport for the performance of a particular statutory function means:


(a) if the gateway airport is commonly used for overseas flights - an area of the gateway airport other than an area in which that function is performed in relation to goods of:


(i) a majority of international travellers arriving at the gateway airport aboard aircraft on overseas flights; or

(ii) a majority of international travellers due to depart from the gateway airport aboard aircraft on overseas flights; or


(b) if the gateway airport is not commonly used for overseas flights - an area of the gateway airport in which that function is, or is to be, performed in relation to goods of international travellers using the gateway airport.

statutory function
means a function under:


(a) the Act; or


(b) regulations made under the Act.

REGULATION 150B   CREDIT CARD SURCHARGE  

Liability

150B(1)  
A person is liable to pay a fee (the credit card surcharge ) if:


(a) in connection with the Act or a regulation made under the Act, the person makes a payment of all or some duty, tax, charge, fee (except credit card surcharge), security, penalty or amount specified in an infringement notice; and


(b) the payment is made by credit card.

150B(2)  
The amount of the credit card surcharge payable in respect of the payment is as follows:


(a) for a payment made by Visa or MasterCard credit card - 1.4% of the amount of the payment;


(b) for a payment made by American Express or Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) credit card - 1.4% of the amount of the payment;


(c) for a payment made by Diners Club International credit card - 1.99% of the amount of the payment;


(d) for a payment made by China UnionPay credit card - 1.9% of the amount of the payment.

150B(3)  
The credit card surcharge is payable when the payment is made. Refund

150B(4)  
If an amount of the payment is refunded the Minister must refund the credit card surcharge in respect of that amount.

REGULATION 150C   PAYPAL SURCHARGE  

Liability

150C(1)  
A person is liable to pay a fee (the PayPal surcharge ) if:


(a) in connection with the Act or a regulation made under the Act, the person makes a payment of all or some duty, tax, charge, fee (except PayPal surcharge), security, penalty or amount specified in an infringement notice; and


(b) the payment is made by the PayPal system.

150C(2)  
The amount of the PayPal surcharge payable in respect of the payment is 1.01% of the amount of the payment.

150C(3)  
The PayPal surcharge is payable when the payment is made. Refund

150C(4)  
If an amount of the payment is refunded the Minister must refund the PayPal surcharge in respect of that amount.

PART 18 - TRANSITIONAL MATTERS  

REGULATION 151   THINGS DONE UNDER THE CUSTOMS REGULATIONS 1926  

151(1)  
If:


(a) a thing was done for a particular purpose under the Customs Regulations 1926 as in force immediately before those Regulations were repealed; and


(b) the thing could be done for that purpose under this instrument;

the thing has effect for the purposes of this instrument as if it had been done under this instrument.

151(2)  
Without limiting subsection (1), a reference in that subsection to a thing being done includes a reference to a notice, application or other instrument being given or made.

REGULATION 152   152   CONDITIONS FOR SPECIAL REPORTERS  
If, immediately before the commencing day, a person's registration as a special reporter was subject to the further condition in regulation 31AA of the Customs Regulations 1926 as in force immediatelybefore those regulations were repealed, that registration is, on and after the commencing day, subject to the condition in subsection 24(2) of this instrument.

REGULATION 153   APPROVED FORMS AND APPROVED STATEMENTS  

153(1)  
Subsection (2) applies if:


(a) a form or statement approved under section 4A of the Act before the repeal of the Customs Regulations 1926 is approved for the purposes of a provision of those Regulations; and


(b) the form or statement, if approved after that time, could have been approved under that section for the purposes of a provision of this instrument (the corresponding provision ) that corresponds to the provision of the Regulations mentioned in paragraph (a).

153(2)  
The form or statement has effect for the purposes of this instrument as if it had been approved for the purposes of the corresponding provision of this instrument.

REGULATION 154   AMENDMENTS MADE BY THE CUSTOMS AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE) REGULATION 2015  

154(1)  
A document that is a customs document under this instrument immediately before 1 July 2015 is taken on and after that day to continue to be a customs document under this instrument.

154(2)  
The reference in paragraph (f) of the definition of Customs place in subsection 12(2) to an instrument under subsection 183UA(2) of the Act is a reference to such an instrument in force on or after 1 July 2015 (whether the instrument was made before, on or after that day).

154(3)  
An accommodation allowance paid before 1 July 2015 to an officer by Customs as mentioned in subsection 13(4) is taken on and after that day to have been an accommodation allowance paid to the officer by the Commonwealth.

154(4)  
If before 1 July 2015 a person had informed Customs of the matter referred to in paragraph 24(2)(b), then on and after that day the person is taken to have informed the Department of that matter.

154(5)  
A description given to Customs before 1 July 2015 under subsection 24(2) is taken on and after that day to have been a description given to the Department.

154(6)  
A return lodged with Customs before 1 July 2015 under paragraph 80(5)(b) is taken on and after that day to have been a return lodged with the Department.

154(7)  
A number allocated by Customs before 1 July 2015 as mentioned in paragraph 84(3)(b), item 2 of the table in subsection 84(3), paragraph 85(3)(a) or item 3 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 4 is taken on and after that day to have been a number allocated by a Collector.

154(8)  
If:


(a) a documentary export entry was given to a person before 1 July 2015 as mentioned in subsection 91(2); and


(b) the document had not been delivered to Customs before that day;

then on and after that day the document is taken to have been given to the person for delivery to the Department.

154(9)  
A documentary withdrawal of an export entry sent to Customs before 1 July 2015 as mentioned in paragraph 91(3)(a) is taken on and after that day to have been sent to the Department.

154(10)  
A fax number specified by Customs as mentioned in paragraph 91(3)(a) and in effect immediately before 1 July 2015 is taken on and after that day to have been a fax number specified by a Collector.

154(11)  
A postal address specified by Customs as mentioned in paragraph 91(3)(b) and in effect immediately before 1 July 2015 is taken on and after that day to have been a postal address specified by a Collector.

154(12)  
An application left in accordance with subparagraph 107(2)(e)(ii) before 1 July 2015 is taken on and after that day to have been an application left in accordance with that subparagraph as amended by the Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Regulation 2015.

154(13)  
An application taken to have been communicated to Customs before 1 July 2015 as mentioned in section 108 is taken on and after that day to have been an application communicated to the Department.

154(14)  
A notification to Customs before 1 July 2015 as mentioned in paragraph 111(4)(a) is taken on and after that day to have been a notification to the Department.

154(15)  
If before 1 July 2015 Customs told a person of the matter referred to in subparagraph 111(4)(b)(ii), then on and after that day a Collector is taken to have told the person of that matter.

154(16)  
An authorisation of a person in force immediately before 1 July 2015 under paragraph 134(1)(b) is taken on and after that day to be an authorisation of the person by the Comptroller-General of Customs.

154(17)  
An infringement notice in force immediately before 1 July 2015 that states the matter referred to in paragraph 137(3)(b) or (6)(c) or 138(4)(b) is taken on and after that day to have stated the matter in relation to the Comptroller-General of Customs.

154(18)  
An application under subsection 139(1) that is pending immediately before 1 July 2015 is taken on and after that day to be an application to the Comptroller-General of Customs.

154(19)  
If before 1 July 2015 a payment period was extended under section 139, then on and after that day the Comptroller-General of Customs is taken to have extended that period.

154(20)  
Written representations made before 1 July 2015 under section 140 are taken on and after that day to be written representations made to the Comptroller-General of Customs.

154(21)  
An infringement notice withdrawn under section 140 before 1 July 2015 is taken on and after that day to have been withdrawn under that section by the Comptroller-General of Customs.

REGULATION 155   AMENDMENTS MADE BY THE CUSTOMS AMENDMENT (DUTY DEFERRAL FOR AUSTRALIAN TRUSTED TRADERS) REGULATIONS 2018  


The amendments of these Regulations made by Schedule 1 to the Customs Amendment (Duty Deferral for Australian Trusted Traders) Regulations 2018 apply in relation to goods entered for home consumption on or after the commencement of that Schedule.

REGULATION 156   156   AMENDMENTS MADE BY THE CUSTOMS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (ASBESTOS) REGULATIONS 2019  


The amendments of these Regulations made by the Customs Legislation Amendment (Asbestos) Regulations 2019 apply in relation to:


(a) goods imported into Australia on or after the commencement of those Regulations; or


(b) goods exported from Australia on or after the commencement of those Regulations.

REGULATION 157   157   AMENDMENTS MADE BY THE TREASURY LAWS AMENDMENT (GOODS AND SERVICES TAX) REGULATIONS 2019  


The amendments of section 94A made by Schedule 2 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Goods and Services Tax) Regulations 2019 apply in relation to any goods entered for home consumption after the commencement of that Schedule.

REGULATION 158   158   AMENDMENTS MADE BY THE CUSTOMS AMENDMENT (FEES) REGULATIONS 2020  


The amendments of these Regulations made by Schedule 1 to the Customs Amendment (Fees) Regulations 2020 apply in relation to requests made, or travel undertaken, on or after the commencement of that Schedule.

SCHEDULE 1 - TARIFF SUBHEADINGS  

Note:

See sections 9, 10 and 73.

1   1   TARIFF SUBHEADINGS FOR EXCISE-EQUIVALENT GOODS  


For section 9, goods classified under a tariff subheading mentioned in the following table are prescribed as excise-equivalent goods.


Excise-equivalent goods
Item Tariff subheading
1 2203.00.62
2 2203.00.69
3 2203.00.71
4 2203.00.72
5 2203.00.79
6 2203.00.91
7 2203.00.99
8 2204.10.23
9 2204.10.29
10 2204.10.83
11 2204.10.89
12 2204.21.30
13 2204.21.90
13A 2204.22.30
13B 2204.22.90
14 2204.29.30
15 2204.29.90
16 2205.10.30
17 2205.10.90
18 2205.90.30
19 2205.90.90
20 2206.00.13
21 2206.00.14
22 2206.00.21
23 2206.00.22
24 2206.00.23
25 2206.00.24
26 2206.00.52
27 2206.00.59
28 2206.00.62
29 2206.00.69
30 2206.00.74
31 2206.00.75
32 2206.00.78
33 2206.00.82
34 2206.00.83
35 2206.00.89
36 2206.00.92
37 2206.00.99
38 2207.10.00
39 2207.20.10
40 2208.20.10
41 2208.20.90
42 2208.30.00
43 2208.40.00
44 2208.50.00
45 2208.60.00
46 2208.70.00
47 2208.90.20
48 2208.90.90
49 2401.10.00
50 2401.20.00
51 2401.30.00
52 2402.10.20
53 2402.10.80
54 2402.20.20
55 2402.20.80
56 2403.11.00
57 2403.19.10
58 2403.19.90
59 2403.91.00
60 2403.99.80
61 2707.10.00
62 2707.20.00
63 2707.30.00
64 2707.50.00
65 2709.00.90
66 2710.12.61
67 2710.12.62
68 2710.12.69
69 2710.12.70
70 2710.19.16
71 2710.19.22
72 2710.19.28
73 2710.19.40
74 2710.19.51
75 2710.19.52
76 2710.19.53
77 2710.19.70
78 2710.19.91
79 2710.19.92
80 2710.20.00
81 2710.91.16
82 2710.91.22
83 2710.91.28
84 2710.91.40
85 2710.91.51
86 2710.91.52
87 2710.91.53
88 2710.91.61
89 2710.91.62
90 2710.91.69
91 2710.91.70
92 2710.91.80
93 2710.91.91
94 2710.91.92
95 2710.99.16
96 2710.99.22
97 2710.99.28
98 2710.99.40
99 2710.99.51
100 2710.99.52
101 2710.99.53
102 2710.99.61
103 2710.99.62
104 2710.99.69
105 2710.99.70
106 2710.99.80
107 2710.99.91
108 2710.99.92
109 2711.11.00
110 2711.12.10
111 2711.13.10
112 2711.21.10
113 2902.20.00
114 2902.30.00
115 2902.41.00
116 2902.42.00
117 2902.43.00
118 2902.44.00
119 3403.11.10
120 3403.11.90
121 3403.19.10
122 3403.19.90
123 3403.91.10
124 3403.91.90
125 3403.99.10
126 3403.99.90
127 3811.21.10
128 3811.21.90
129 3817.00.10
130 3819.00.00
131 3824.99.30
132 3824.99.40
133 3826.00.10
134 3826.00.20

2   2   TARIFF SUBHEADINGS FOR LIKE CUSTOMABLE GOODS  


For section 10, goods classified under a tariff subheading mentioned in the following table are prescribed as like customable goods.


Like customable goods
Item Tariff subheading
1 2203.00.61
2 2203.00.62
3 2203.00.69
4 2203.00.71
5 2203.00.72
6 2203.00.79
7 2203.00.91
8 2203.00.99
9 2204.10.21
10 2204.10.22
11 2204.10.23
12 2204.10.29
13 2204.10.81
14 2204.10.82
15 2204.10.83
16 2204.10.89
17 2204.21.10
18 2204.21.20
19 2204.21.30
20 2204.21.90
20A 2204.22.30
20B 2204.22.90
21 2204.29.10
22 2204.29.20
23 2204.29.30
24 2204.29.90
25 2204.30.10
26 2204.30.90
27 2205.10.10
28 2205.10.20
29 2205.10.30
30 2205.10.90
31 2205.90.10
32 2205.90.20
33 2205.90.30
34 2205.90.90
35 2206.00.13
36 2206.00.14
37 2206.00.21
38 2206.00.22
39 2206.00.23
40 2206.00.24
41 2206.00.41
42 2206.00.42
43 2206.00.51
44 2206.00.52
45 2206.00.59
46 2206.00.61
47 2206.00.62
48 2206.00.69
49 2206.00.74
50 2206.00.75
51 2206.00.78
52 2206.00.82
53 2206.00.83
54 2206.00.89
55 2206.00.92
56 2206.00.99
57 2207.10.00
58 2207.20.10
59 2208.20.10
60 2208.20.90
61 2208.30.00
62 2208.40.00
63 2208.50.00
64 2208.60.00
65 2208.70.00
66 2208.90.10
67 2208.90.20
68 2208.90.90
69 2401.10.00
70 2401.20.00
71 2401.30.00
72 2402.10.20
73 2402.10.80
74 2402.20.20
75 2402.20.80
76 2403.11.00
77 2403.19.10
78 2403.19.90
79 2403.91.00
80 2403.99.80
81 2707.10.00
82 2707.20.00
83 2707.30.00
84 2707.50.00
85 2709.00.90
86 2710.12.61
87 2710.12.62
88 2710.12.69
89 2710.12.70
90 2710.19.16
91 2710.19.22
92 2710.19.28
93 2710.19.40
94 2710.19.51
95 2710.19.52
96 2710.19.53
97 2710.19.70
98 2710.20.00
99 2710.91.16
100 2710.91.22
101 2710.91.28
102 2710.91.40
103 2710.91.51
104 2710.91.52
105 2710.91.53
106 2710.91.61
107 2710.91.62
108 2710.91.69
109 2710.91.70
110 2710.91.80
111 2710.99.16
112 2710.99.22
113 2710.99.28
114 2710.99.40
115 2710.99.51
116 2710.99.52
117 2710.99.53
118 2710.99.61
119 2710.99.62
120 2710.99.69
121 2710.99.70
122 2710.99.80
123 2711.11.00
124 2711.12.10
125 2711.13.10
126 2711.21.10
127 2902.20.00
128 2902.30.00
129 2902.41.00
130 2902.42.00
131 2902.43.00
132 2902.44.00
133 3817.00.10
134 3824.99.30
135 3824.99.40
136 3826.00.10
137 3826.00.20

3   3   TARIFF SUBHEADINGS FOR GOODS USED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF EXCISABLE GOODS AT A DUAL-LICENSED PLACE  
(Repealed by SLI No 239 of 2015)

4   4   TARIFF SUBHEADINGS FOR CUSTOMABLE BEVERAGES  


For section 73, goods classified under a tariff subheading mentioned in the following table are prescribed.


Customable beverages
Item Tariff subheading
1 2204.10.23
2 2204.10.29
3 2204.10.83
4 2204.10.89
4A 2204.22.30
4B 2204.22.90
5 2204.29.30
6 2204.29.90
7 2205.90.30
8 2205.90.90
9 2206.00.52
10 2206.00.59
11 2206.00.62
12 2206.00.69
13 2206.00.92
14 2206.00.99
15 2207.10.00
16 2208.20.10
17 2208.20.90
18 2208.30.00
19 2208.40.00
20 2208.50.00
21 2208.60.00
22 2208.70.00
23 2208.90.20
24 2208.90.90


SCHEDULE 2 - ACCESS TO PASSENGER INFORMATION - PRESCRIBED LAWS  

Note:

See section 23.

1   1   ACCESS TO PASSENGER INFORMATION - PRESCRIBED LAWS  


For section 23, the laws of the Commonwealth set out in the following table are prescribed.


Access to passenger information - prescribed laws
Item Law of the Commonwealth
1 A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
2 Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
3 Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
4 Aviation Transport Security Act 2004
5 Bankruptcy Act 1966
5A Biosecurity Act 2015
6 Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994
7 Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905
8 Copyright Act 1968
9 Crimes Act 1914
10 Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991
11 Crimes (Hostages) Act 1989
12 Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons) Act 1976
13 Crimes (Ships and Fixed Platforms) Act 1992
14 Criminal Code Act 1995
15 Defence Act 1903
16 Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
17 Family Law Act 1975
18 Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988
19 Fisheries Management Act 1991
20 Foreign Passports (Law Enforcement and Security) Act 2005
21 Geneva Conventions Act 1957
22 Migration Act 1958
23 Narcotic Drugs Act 1967
24 National Health Act 1953
25 Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987
26 Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978
27 Proceeds of Crime Act 1987
28 Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
29 Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986
30 (Repealed by FRLI No F2016L00717)
31 Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
32 Trade Marks Act 1995
33 Any regulations made under an Act mentioned in this table.


SCHEDULE 3 - GOODS CLASSIFIED UNDER AN AHECC SUBHEADING  

Note:

See section 70 and subsections 71(1) and 90(1).

1   GOODS CLASSIFIED UNDER AN AHECC SUBHEADING  

1(1)  
For section 70 and subsections 71(1) and 90(1), goods classified under an AHECC subheading mentioned in the following table are prescribed.


Goods classified under an AHECC subheading
Item AHECC subheading Descriptor from AHECC
1 2207.10.00 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80% vol or higher
2 2207.20.00 Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength
3 2208.20.10 Brandy (grape) obtained by distilling grape wine or grape marc
4 2208.20.90 Spirits obtained by distilling grape wine or grape marc (excl. grape brandy)
5 2208.30.00 Whiskies
6 2208.40.00 Rum and other spirits obtained by distilling fermented sugar-cane products
7 2208.50.00 Gin and Geneva
8 2208.60.00 Vodka
9 2208.70.00 Liqueurs and cordials
10 2208.90.00 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80% vol, spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages (excl. those of HS 220820 to 220870)
11 2401.10.00 Unmanufactured tobac