Bills Digest No. 37 1999-2000 Tradex Duty Imposition Bill 1999

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Passage History
Main Provisions
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Passage History

Tradex Duty Imposition Bill 1999

Date Introduced: 24 June 1999

House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Industry, Science and Resources

Commencement: On the day on which the Tradex Scheme Bill 1999 commences


To impose formally the tax to be known as tradex duty.


Clause 21 of the Tradex Scheme Bill 1999 specifies the circumstances in which a tradex order holder will be liable to pay tradex duty. The circumstances include:

  • where the nominated goods are consumed or used by the tradex order holder in Australia
  • where the nominated goods are disposed of or dealt with in any way by the tradex order holder for the purpose of being consumed or used by someone else in Australia, and
  • the goods are not exported within one year of their entry for home consumption.

Depending on the circumstances in which a tax is imposed, the tax may be defined to be a customs duty, an excise duty or a tax. To satisfy section 55 of the Constitution there is a separate Bill imposing the tax to be called tradex duty.

The reader is also referred to the Digest for the Tradex Scheme Bill 1999.

Main Provisions

Clause 3 imposes formally the tax to be known as tradex duty payable under clause 21 of the Tradex Scheme Bill 1991.

Clause 4 provides that the Bill does not impose a tax on property of any kind belonging to a State.

Contact Officer and Copyright Details

Ian Ireland
16 August 1999
Bills Digest Service
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