This Bill should be read
in conjunction with the Customs Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1996. </
: Item 25 of the Customs
Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1996 inserts a new Part IV (proposed
sections 77F-77ZA) dealing with depot licences in the Customs Act.
Under proposed section 77H applications for a depot licence must be
accompanied by a depot licence application charge. </ ul>
Proposed section 77M of the Customs Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1996
provides transitional provisions applicable to places appointed for
the examination of goods on landing (appointed places) prior to the
commencement of Part IV. Under proposed subsection 77M(6) a depot
licence charge is payable where a depot licence is granted in
respect of an application made prior to 1 April 1997. The licence
granted must cover the period starting from Part IV's commencement
and end on 30 June 1998.
Proposed section 77U requires a depot licensing charge to be
payed for the grant or renewal of a depot licence by the person or
partnership seeking it.
Rate of Depot Licence Application Charge
Clause 5 sets the rate of depot licence
application charge. The rate of charge will be
$1 000 for a person or partnership occupying and managing an
appointed place who applies for a licence before 1 April 1997. The
rate of charge for all other applicants will be $3 000 or a
prescribed amount not exceeding $4 500.
Rate of Depot Licence Charge
Clause 6 sets the rate of depot licence charge.
The rate payable for the grant or renewal of a licence under
section 77U is $4 000 or a prescribed amount not exceeding $6 000.
Where a licence is granted for less than year, the charge is to be
worked out using the specified formula. The amount of charge
payable in respect a person or partnership under subsection 77M(6)
of the Customs Act is $6 000.
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9 December 1996
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