Bills Digest No. 35   1997-98 Customs Tariff (Fuel Rates Amendments) Bill 1997

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Passage History

Customs Tariff (Fuel Rates Amendments) Bill 1997

Date Introduced: 25 June 1997
House: House of Representatives
Portfolio: Industry, Science and Tourism
Commencement: On the commencement of the Excise Tariff (Fuel Rates Amendment) Act 1997 :


To amend the Customs Tariff Act 1995 so as to define the imported petroleum products to which a prescribed fuel marker must be added, prior to their distribution for home consumption.


The reader is referred to the Bills Digest for the Excise Tariff (Fuel Rates Amendments) Bill 1997.

Main Provisions

This Bill amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995.The effect of the amendments is to impose customs duty on imported petroleum products according to their intended end use at the time of entry for home consumption.The amendments parallel those in the Excise Tariff (Fuel Rates Amendments) Bill 1997.Item 1 of Schedule 1 adds the definition of a chemical 'marker'.The effect of Item 3 of Schedule 1 is to redefine the technical specifications of 'fuel oil' in Chapter 27 of Schedule 3 of the Customs Tariff.In future, the chemical marker will provide the classification criterion to be applied to this product.

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