Customs Act 1901

PART IV - THE IMPORTATION OF GOODS  

Division 3 - The Report of the Cargo  

Subdivision A - General reporting requirements  

SECTION 63A   63A   DEFINITIONS  


In this Division:

abbreviated cargo report
means an electronic cargo report, in relation to low value cargo of a particular kind, made by a special reporter in relation to cargo of that kind in accordance with the requirements of section 64AB .

applicant
means an applicant under Subdivision C for registration, or for renewal of registration, as a special reporter in relation to low value cargo of a particular kind.

application
means an application under Subdivision C for registration, or for renewal of registration, as a special reporter in relation to low value cargo of a particular kind.

cargo
, in relation to a ship or aircraft, includes any mail carried on the ship or aircraft.

dedicated computer facilities
, in relation to a person who is seeking to be registered, or is or has been registered, as a special reporter in relation to low value cargo of a particular kind, means computer facilities of that person that meet the requirements of Subdivision C relating to the making of abbreviated cargo reports in relation to cargo of that kind, and the storage of electronic information concerning individual consignments covered by those reports.

house agreement
, in relation to a particular mail-order house and to a particular registered user proposing to handle consignments from that house, means a written agreement between that house and that user that includes provisions:


(a) setting out the arrangements made by the user with the house for the shipment of low value goods consigned by that house and handled by that user; and


(b) providing that all such consignments from that house that are to be handled by that user will be consolidated at a single place of export outside Australia designated or determined in accordance with the agreement; and


(c) providing that the house will transmit electronically to the user full particulars of each such consignment for which an order has been placed including details of the consignment's transportation to Australia.

low value cargo
means:


(a) cargo consigned from a particular mail-order house; or


(b) (repealed)


(c) cargo comprising other goods of a kind prescribed by the regulations;

being cargo in relation to each single consignment of which section 68 does not apply because of paragraph 68(1)(f).

mail
, n relation to a ship or aircraft, means:


(a) any goods consigned through the Post Office that are carried on the ship or aircraft; and


(b) any other correspondence carried on the ship or aircraft that is not consigned as cargo and that is not accompanied personal or household effects of a passenger or member of the crew.

Note:

Correspondence covered by paragraph (b) would include, for example, an airline's inter-office correspondence that is carried on one of the airline's aircraft and that is not consigned as cargo.

mail-order house
means a commercial establishment carrying on business outside Australia that sells goods solely in response to orders placed with it either by mail or electronic means.

notified premises
, in relation to a person who is, or has been, a special reporter in relation to low value cargo of a particular kind, means:


(a) the premises or all premises indicated in the application, in accordance with subsection 67EC(3) , as places in Australia at which are located:


(i) dedicated computer facilities for the storage of information relating to cargo of that kind; or

(ii) documents relating to such information; and


(b) if a special reporter notifies the Comptroller-General of Customs under subsection 67EF(2) that, with effect from a particular day, the premises at which all or any of those facilities or documents will be located is to be changed to another place in Australia - with effect from that day, the premises at which all of those facilities and documents will be located.

registered user
(Repealed by No 95 of 2001)

re-mail item
, in relation to a ship or aircraft, means an item of cargo carried on the ship or aircraft, in respect of which all of the following apply:


(a) the item is packaged in an addressed envelope, of paper or other material, whose length plus width does not exceed 80 cm;


(b) the item consists only of paper;


(c) the item and packaging weigh no more than one kilogram;


(d) the item either has no commercial value or is a publication in respect of which the following apply:


(i) the publication is sent from overseas to the addressee as a subscriber to the publication;

(ii) the subscription is made by a direct dealing with the consignor by either the addressee or another person arranging a gift subscription for the addressee;

(iii) the value of the publication does not exceed $250 (or such other amount as is prescribed for the purposes of subparagraph 68(1)(f)(iii));

(iv) (repealed)


(e) the item is not mail;


(f) the item is not, or does not contain, goods covered by paragraph (a) or (b) of the definition of prohibited goods in subsection 4(1);


(g) there is no individual document of carriage for the item;


(h) the item was consigned on the ship or aircraft by the consignor, with other items that are covered by paragraphs (a) to (g) of this definition, to different consignees.

re-mail reporter
means a person or partnership that is registered under Subdivision E as a re-mail reporter.

reportable document
(Repealed by No 95 of 2001)

special reporter
means a person who is registered under Subdivision C as a special reporter in respect of low value cargo of a particular kind.


 

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