Bills Digest No. 38  2000-01 Customs Tariff Amendment (Product Stewardship for Waste Oil) Bill 2000


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CONTENTS

Passage History
Purpose
Background
Main Provisions
Contact Officer & Copyright Details

Passage History

Customs Tariff Amendment (Product Stewardship for Waste Oil) Bill 2000

Date Introduced: 22 June 2000

House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Justice and Customs

Commencement: The Bill commences on Royal Assent. However, the operative part of the Bill (Schedule 1) commences on the same day as Part 2 of the Product Stewardship (Oil) Bill 2000.

Purpose

To amend the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to introduce a five cent a litre / a kilogram tariff on imported lubricant-type oils.

Background

The proposed tariff will assist in funding payments to eligible companies recycling waste oil under the Product Stewardship Oil scheme.

For further background, readers are referred to the Bills Digest No. 36, 2000-01 on the Product Stewardship (Oil) Bill 2000.

Main Provisions

Under the existing customs regime, most imported lubricant-type oils are not subject to customs duty. Schedule 1 amends various aspects of subsection 19(1) and Schedule 3 of the Customs Tariff Act 1995 with the effect that these oils will be subject to a 5 cent a litre / a kilogram duty.

Contact Officer and Copyright Details

Angus Martyn
11 September 2000
Bills Digest Service
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