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:-
The closing date
for the lodgement of submissions is yet to be finalised by the Committee.
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.
encourages the lodgement of submissions in electronic form. E-mailed
submissions must include the author's full name, phone number and postal
Report - Tabled 13 May 2004
For further information
Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Telephone: (02) 6277 3511
Fax: (02) 6277 5811