Customs Act 1901


Division 2 - Penalties  


240AC(1)   [Written notice to produce records]  

An authorised officer may, by written notice given to a person who is required under section 240AB to keep a record, require the person to produce, either at the business premises in Australia of the person or at a place in Australia specified in the notice, and within a period specified in the notice, for inspection by an authorised officer:

(a) if the record is in writing - the record; or

(b) if the record is kept by a mechanical, electronic or other device - the information contained in the record.

Note 1:

A person who keeps a record of information by means of a mechanical, electronic or other device must comply with a requirement made under subsection (1) by producing the information in a document setting out the information in a form the authorised officer can understand. See section 25A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

Note 2:

Failure to produce a record following a requirement made under subsection (1) is an offence. See section 243SB.

240AC(2)   [Specified time to produce records]  

The period that may be specified in a notice given under subsection (1) must not be less than 14 days after the notice is given.


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