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Customs Legislation Amendment (Border Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2007

Schedule 1 Dangerous goods

   

Customs Act 1901

1  After subsection 206(1)

Insert:

Dangerous goods

          (1A)  If:

                     (a)  goods are seized under a seizure warrant or under subsection 203B(2) or (2A), 203CA(3) or 203CB(2); and

                     (b)  the CEO or a Regional Director for a State or Territory is satisfied that the retention of the goods would constitute a danger to public health or safety;

the CEO or Regional Director concerned may cause the goods to be dealt with in such manner as he or she considers appropriate (including the destruction of the goods).

Note 1:    The following heading to subsection 206(1) is inserted “ Perishable goods and live animals ”.

Note 2:    The following heading to subsection 206(2) is inserted “ Unseaworthy vessels ”.

2  Subsection 206(3)

Omit “(1) or (2)”, substitute “(1), (1A) or (2)”.

Note:       The following heading to subsection 206(3) is inserted “ Notice ”.

3  Paragraph 206(5)(c)

Omit “(1) or (2)”, substitute “(1), (1A) or (2)”.

4  Subsection 206(6)

Omit “(1) or (2)”, substitute “(1), (1A) or (2)”.

Note:       The following heading to subsection 206(6) is inserted “ Right to recover market value of goods ”.

5  Subsection 206(7)

Omit “(1) or (2)”, substitute “(1), (1A) or (2)”.

6  Application

The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to goods seized on or after the commencement of this Schedule.