Import Processing Charges (Amendment and Repeal) Amendment Bill 2003


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Bills Digest No. 81 2003-04

Import Processing Charges (Amendment and Repeal) Amendment Bill 2003

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CONTENTS

Passage History
Purpose
Background
Main Provisions
Contact Officer & Copyright Details


Passage History

Import Processing Charges (Amendment and Repeal) Amendment Bill 2003

Date Introduced: 4 December 2003

House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Justice and Customs

Commencement: Royal Assent, except for Schedule 1 which commences at the same time as section 19 of the Customs Legislation Amendment (Application of International Trade Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2003.

Purpose

The purpose of the Bill is to amend the Import Processing Charges (Amendment and Repeal) Act 2002 to extend the operation of the Import Processing Charges Act 1997 to cover the transitional provisions contained in the Customs Legislation Amendment (Application of International Trade Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2003.

Background

See the accompanying Bills Digest for the Customs Legislation Amendment (Application of International Trade Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2003.

Main Provisions

Schedule 1 Amendments

Import Processing Charges (Amendment and Repeal) Act 2002

Item 1 continues the operation of the charges imposed under the Import Processing Charges Act 1997 for cost recovery relating to the importation and reporting of goods. This extension is necessary to align with the overlap period leading up to the turn-off time for systems that use the current Customs notification procedure and the commencement of the new international trade modernisation computerised notification systems.

Contact Officer and Copyright Details

Brendan Bailey
23 February 2004
Bills Digest Service
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