CUSTOMS ACT 1901
CUSTOMS TARIFF ACT 1995
BY-LAW No. 1300987
I, Geoff Johannes, delegate of the Chief Executive Officer, under section 271 of the Customs Act 1901 make the by-law set out in the Schedule below.
1. This by-law may be cited as Customs By-law No. 1300987.
2. This by-law shall take effect on and from 1 March 2013.
3. For the purposes of item 11 of Schedule 4 to the Customs Tariff Act 1995 the following goods are prescribed:
(a) the personal effects, furniture and household goods (other than goods referred to in paragraph 5) of a member of a Papua New Guinea Visiting Force or the civilian component of such a force or of a dependant of such a person; and
(b) a motor vehicle imported by a member of a Papua New Guinea Visiting Force or the civilian component of such a force.
4. The application of item 11 to the goods in paragraph 3(a) is subject to the following conditions:
(a) the goods are imported at the time of first arrival of the member or dependant in Australia;
(b) the goods remain in the use, ownership and possession of that person; and
(c) the goods will not be sold, traded, exchanged, hired out, donated or otherwise disposed of in Australia within two years of the date of importation unless prior written approval has been obtained from the Collector.
5. Paragraph 3(a) does not apply to motor vehicles, cigarettes, cigars, tobacco or spirituous liquors.
6. The application of item 11 to the goods in paragraph 3(b) is subject to the following condition:
(a) the motor vehicle is owned and used outside Australia by the member for three months immediately prior to the member’s first departure for Australia, provided that the motor vehicle remains in the use, ownership and possession of the member or, with the written permission of the Collector, of another member during the period of two years immediately after the date of its importation.
7. For the purposes of this by-law, “Visiting Force”, “civilian component” and “dependant” have the meanings expressed in Article 1 of the Agreement between the Governments of Australia and Papua New Guinea which entered into force on 26 January 1977.
8. For the purposes of this by-law, “at the time of the first arrival” means any time during the period commencing on the date of first arrival of a member or dependant of a Papua New Guinea Visiting Force, or the civilian component of such a force or a dependant, to six months after that date, or such further period as the Collector may allow.
9. For the purposes of this by-law, the “Customs Tariff Act 1995” means the Customs Tariff Act 1995, as amended or proposed to be altered.
Dated this twenty fifth day of February 2013.
Delegate of the
Chief Executive Officer