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

Justice and Customs 
Originating house
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
Amends the
Customs Act 1901
  to: provide Customs officers with additional powers to deal with prescribed prohibited imports that are low value and low risk, including allowing for: voluntary surrender of goods that have not been concealed, grant of post-importation permissions, rather than automatic seizure of goods, and service of infringement notices for certain offences; and reflect the new Certificate of Origin requirements for the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement. 

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21 Jun 2006Introduced and read a first time
21 Jun 2006Second reading moved
12 Feb 2008Lapsed at end of Parliament

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