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Customs Legislation Amendment (Modernising Import Controls and Other Measures) Bill 2006 [2007]

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2004-2005-2006

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

SENATE

 

 

 

CUSTOMS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (MODERNISING IMPORT

CONTROLS AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2006

 

 

CORRECTION TO THE

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

       SCHEDULE 1, ITEM 36, PAGE 22, PARAGRAPH 123

       Omit the paragraph, substitute

“123.      Paragraph (b) relates to where an offence is detected in respect of goods imported through places other than section 234AA places. In this situation, Customs would seize the goods under section 203B and issue a seizure notice under section 205. At the same time, an infringement notice would be issued so that timeframes on the notices run concurrently. This ensures that the time periods in relation to the infringement notice process and the seizure notice process start at the same time, which will facilitate the concurrent operation of the processes and minimise the time taken to deal with the offence. Therefore, if the person fails to pay the Infringement notice, the seizure notices ensures that the goods do not enter the community and the person remains liable for the offence. While this provision is broad, the intention is that this provision would only apply in respect of unaccompanied goods and goods imported through the post."

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Justice and Customs,

Senator the Honourable Christopher Martin Ellison)