Customs Tariff Amendment (Paraquat Dichloride) Bill 2004

Customs Tariff Amendment (Paraquat Dichloride) Bill 2004

On 10 March 2004, the Senate referred the provisions of the above bill to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 May 2004.

The bill proposes amendments to the Customs Tariff Act 1995 which will reduce the current 5 percent duty imposed on the importation of paraquat dichloride with an added emetic to zero. The basis for the reduction is that the added emetic is a safety agent.

Also provided for your information are links to the following documents:-

Public Hearings


The closing date for the lodgement of submissions is yet to be finalised by the Committee.

All communications with the Committee and its Secretariat are protected by parliamentary privilege. It is expected that submissions will be published unless clearly marked as confidential. Persons making submissions must not disclose them without the prior approval of the Committee. Submissions are covered by parliamentary privilege but unauthorised release of submissions is not.

The Committee encourages the lodgement of submissions in electronic form. E-mailed submissions must include the author's full name, phone number and postal address.

Report - Tabled 13 May 2004

For further information

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