Bills Digest No. 100   1997-98 Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 5) 1997


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Passage History

Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 5) 1997

Date Introduced: 22 October 1997
House: House of Representatives
Portfolio: Industry, Science and Tourism
Commencement: The amendments outlined in the Digest are taken to have commenced on 17 September 1997.

Purpose

To impose new rates of customs duty on tobacco and tobacco products.

Background

The reader is referred to the Digest for the States Grants (General Purposes) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1997.

Main Provisions

Items 2-4 of Schedule 1 insert in the Customs Tariff Act 1995 new rates of customs duty for tobacco and tobacco products. The rate of duty applying to:

  • cigars, cheroots and cigarillos containing tobacco of a kind for which the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has declared a wholesale list price - $86.92 per kilogram and 50.32% of the wholesale list price;
  • cigars, cheroots and cigarillos containing tobacco of a kind for which the CEO has notdeclared a wholesale list price - $232.17 per kilogram;
  • cigarettes containing tobacco of a kind for which the CEO has declared a wholesale list price - $86.92 per kilogram and 50.32% of the wholesale list price;
  • cigarettes containing tobacco of a kind for which the CEOhas not declared a wholesale list price and are of a weight such that there are not more than 1,200 per kilogram - $232.14 per kilogram;
  • cigarettes containing tobacco of a kind for which the CEO has not declared a wholesale list price and are of a weight such that there are more than 1,200 per kilogram - $350.00 per kilogram;
  • smoking tobacco of a kind for which the CEO has declared a wholesale list price - $86.92 per kilogram;
  • smoking tobacco of a kind for which the CEO has not declared a wholesale list price - $232.17 per kilogram;
  • other tobacco of a kind for which the CEO has declared a wholesale list price - $86.92 per kilogram; and
  • other tobacco of a kind for which the CEO has not declared a wholesale list price - $232.17 per kilogram.

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Ian Ireland
11 November 1997
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