Quarantine Service Fees Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Determination 2014

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Quarantine Service Fees Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Determination 2014
I, Barnaby Joyce, Minister for Agriculture, make the following determination.
Dated 18 June 2014
Barnaby Joyce
Minister for Agriculture
 
 
  
  
Contents
1............ Name of determination.................................................................................................. 1
2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1
3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1
4............ Schedule(s).................................................................................................................... 1
Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2
Part 1—General amendments                                                                                                              2
Quarantine Service Fees Determination 2005                                                                                 2
Part 2—Further amendments relating to fees                                                                              7
Quarantine Service Fees Determination 2005                                                                                 7
Part 3—Amendments relating to AQIS                                                                                         8
Quarantine Service Fees Determination 2005                                                                                 8
 
1  Name of determination
                   This determination is the Quarantine Service Fees Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Determination 2014.
2  Commencement
                   This determination commences on 1 July 2014.
3  Authority
                   This determination is made under the Quarantine Act 1908.
4  Schedule(s)
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1—Amendments
Part 1—General amendments
Quarantine Service Fees Determination 2005
1  Subsection 5(1)
Repeal the following definitions:
                     (a)  definition of AQIS;
                     (b)  definition of AQIS entry management system;
                     (c)  definition of AQIS holiday.
2  Subsection 5(1)
Insert:
Customs has the meaning given by section 4AA of the Customs Administration Act 1985.
3  Subsection 5(1)
Insert:
Departmental entry management system means an electronic import control system maintained and administered by the Department.
Departmental holiday, for the performance of a service, means a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday that:
                     (a)  is a day observed as a public holiday in the place where the service is performed; or
                     (b)  falls in the period beginning on 27 December and ending on 31 December in a year.
4  Subsection 5(1) (definition of ICS)
Repeal the definition, substitute:
ICS (short for Integrated Cargo System) means the system of that name administered by Customs.
5  Subsection 5(1)
Insert:
kitten means a cat that is less than 12 weeks old.
pup means a dog that is less than 12 weeks old.
6  Subsection 7A(1)
After “38B”, insert “, 38C or 38D”.
7  Paragraph 7B(1)(a)
Omit “38C”, substitute “38E or 38F”.
8  Part 1 of Schedule 1 (table item 32, column 3)
Omit “item 36”, substitute “items 36 to 38”.
9  Part 3 of Schedule 1 (table item 36)
Repeal the item, substitute:
 
36
For holding a ruminant or camelid animal in quarantine at a quarantine station and performing services in relation to the animal (not including care and maintenance or the provision of feed or veterinary supplies)
$25.00 a day for each animal

36A
For holding an equine animal in quarantine at a quarantine station and performing services in relation to the animal (not including care and maintenance or the provision of feed or veterinary supplies)
$262.00 a day for each animal
 

36B
For holding a cat in quarantine at a quarantine station and performing services in relation to the cat
$149.00 a day for each cat
 

36C
For holding a cat that bears kittens while in quarantine at a quarantine station
In addition to the fee under item 36B—$1 500.00

36D
For holding one or more kittens in the litter of a cat in quarantine at a quarantine station and performing services in relation to the kittens
$11.00 a day per litter (if the kittens are born in quarantine, this fee is in addition to the fee in item 36C)

36E
For holding a dog in quarantine at a quarantine station and performing services in relation to the dog
$149.00 a day for each dog

36F
For holding a bitch that bears pups while in quarantine at a quarantine station
In addition to the fee under item 36E—$1 500.00

36G
For holding one or more pups in the litter of a bitch in quarantine at a quarantine station and performing services in relation to the pups
$11.00 a day per litter (if the pups are born in quarantine, this fee is in addition to the fee in item 36F)

36H
For holding a rabbit or a guinea pig in quarantine at a quarantine station and performing services in relation to the rabbit or guinea pig
$5 a day for each animal

36J
For holding a queen bee in quarantine at a quarantine station, and performing services in relation to the queen bee (including entomological testing and the provision of services by a technical officer for a consignment of up to 12 queen bees)—if reproductive management and the nucleus colony are provided by the importer
(a) for the first 2 months in quarantine, other than for the months of June and July:
(i) if each queen bee is kept in a separate flight cage, the fee is as follows:

No. of bees in consignment
Fee ($)

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
900
1 000
1 100
1 200
1 300
1 400
1 700
1 800
1 900
2 200
2 300
2 400

(ii) if not all queen bees in the consignment are kept in separate flight cages—the fee is the fee in subparagraph (a)(i) for the number of bees in the consignment, less $100 for each flight cage containing 2 queen bees; and

(b) for each subsequent month, other than the months of June and July—$160; and

(c) for the months of June and July—nil

36K
For holding a queen bee in quarantine at a quarantine station, and performing services in relation to the queen bee (including entomological testing and the provision of services by a technical officer for a consignment of up to 12 queen bees)—if reproductive management and the nucleus colony are provided by the Department
(a) for the first 2 months in quarantine, other than for the months of June and July:
(i) if each queen bee is kept in a separate flight cage, the fee is as follows:

No. of bees in consignment
Fee ($)

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
1 500
1 600
1 700
1 800
1 900
2 000
2 400
2 500
2 600
3 000
3 100
3 200

(ii) if not all queen bees in the consignment are kept in separate flight cages—the fee is the fee in subparagraph (a)(i) for the number of bees in the consignment, less $100 for each flight cage containing 2 queen bees; and

(b) for each subsequent month, other than the months of June and July—$160; and

(c) for the months of June and July—nil

36L
For holding a live bird in quarantine at a quarantine station and performing services in relation to the bird
For each consignment—$531.00 a day

36M
For holding in quarantine, at a quarantine station, birds’ eggs for hatching and performing services in relation to the eggs
For each consignment—$620.00 a day (including the days after the eggs have hatched)

37
For holding in quarantine, at a quarantine station, an animal that:
(a) is not mentioned in items 36 to 36M; and
(b) weighs less than 60 kg;
not including the provision of feed or veterinary supplies
$16.00 a day for each animal

38
For holding in quarantine, at a quarantine station, an animal that:
(a) is not mentioned in items 36 to 36M; and
(b) weighs 60 kg or more;
not including the provision of feed or veterinary supplies
(a) for each of the first 25 animals in a consignment—$34.00 a day; and
(b) for each additional animal in the consignment—$10.00 a day


 
10  Division 1 of Part 3A of Schedule 1 (table)
Repeal the table, substitute:
 
Booking fees

Column 1
Column 2
Column 3

Item
Animal
Booking fee

38B
A ruminant or camelid animal
$1 180.00
If the animal is to be in a consignment of 2 or more animals, the booking fee is only payable for the first animal in the consignment

38C
A live bird
$1 180.00
If the bird is to be in a consignment of 2 or more birds, the booking fee is only payable for the first bird in the consignment

38D
A chick that hatches from an egg mentioned in item 36M
$1 180.00
If the chick is to be hatched from an egg that is in a consignment of 2 or more eggs for hatching, the booking fee is only payable for the first chick hatched from the consignment

 
11  Division 2 of Part 3A of Schedule 1 (table)
Repeal the table, substitute:
 
Deposits

Column 1
Column 2
Column 3

Item
Animal
Deposit

38E
A live bird
7 times the amount of the daily fee specified in column 3 of item 36L
If the bird is to be in a consignment of 2 or more birds, the deposit is only payable for the first bird in the consignment

38F
A chick that hatches from an egg mentioned in item 36M
25 times the amount of the daily fee specified in column 3 of item 36M
If the chick is to be hatched from an egg that is in a consignment of 2 or more eggs for hatching, the deposit is only payable for the first chick hatched from the consignment

 
Part 2—Further amendments relating to fees
Quarantine Service Fees Determination 2005
12  Amendments of listed provisions—Schedule 1
The items of the tables in Schedule 1 listed in the following table are amended as set out in the table.
 
Further amendments of fees

Item
Table item
Omit
Substitute

1
Item 15
$9.00
$10.00

2
Item 16
$25.00
$28.00

3
Item 16
$15.00
$17.00

4
Item 18
$85.00
$125.00

5
Item 19
$150.00
$225.00

6
Item 22
$40.00
$60.00

7
Item 23
$80.00
$120.00

8
Item 24
$160.00
$240.00

9
Item 25
$240.00
$360.00

10
Item 25A
$320.00
$480.00

11
Item 38A
$180.00
$212.00

12
Item 44
$800.00
$850.00

13
Item 44
$1 050.00
$1 210.00

14
Item 44
$330.00
$380.00

 
Part 3—Amendments relating to AQIS
Quarantine Service Fees Determination 2005
13  Amendments of listed provisions—AQIS
 
Further amendments

Item
Provision
Omit
Substitute

1
Subsection 5(1) (definition of electronic lodgment)
an AQIS
a Departmental

2
Subsection 5(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of entry)
an AQIS
a Departmental

3
Subsection 5(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of non‑standard goods)
AQIS
the Department

4
Subsection 5(1) (definition of standard goods)
AQIS
the Department

5
Subsection 5(1) (definition of weekday)
an AQIS
a Departmental

6
Subsections 6(5) and 6A(4)
AQIS
the Department

7
Paragraph 8(1)(b)
AQIS
the Department

8
Subsection 8(4)
AQIS
the Department

9
Paragraph 10(1)(d)
AQIS
the Department

10
Subsection 10(2)
AQIS
the Department

11
Schedule 1 (table items 15, 16, 20 and 21)
an AQIS
a Departmental

12
Schedule 1 (table item 27, column 2, paragraph (b))
AQIS
a Departmental

13
Schedule 1 (table items 34, 35, 39, 41, 45 and 46)
AQIS (wherever occurring)
the Department

14
Schedule 1 (table item 47, column 2, paragraph (b))
AQIS
a Departmental

15
Schedule 1 (table item 49)
AQIS (wherever occurring)
the Department

 
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