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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 602

When goods stop being withheld

             (1)  A biosecurity officer who is withholding goods under section 600 must stop withholding the goods if the goods cease to be subject to any charge created under section 598.

Note:          For when goods cease to be subject to a charge created under section 598, see subsection 599(3).

             (2)  A biosecurity officer who is withholding goods under section 600 may also stop withholding the goods if he or she thinks it is appropriate to do so.

             (3)  If goods that have been withheld under section 600 stop being withheld, any direction given under subsection 600(5) in relation to the goods ceases to have effect.

             (4)  This section:

                     (a)  does not affect any other power that has been or may be exercised in relation to goods under a provision of this Act other than this Subdivision; and

                     (b)  does not require goods to be released from biosecurity control; and

                     (c)  does not require an exposed goods order or a biosecurity control order in force in relation to goods to be revoked; and

                     (d)  does not prevent goods being withheld again under section 600.

Note:          Goods that stop being withheld under section 600 may be dealt with under other provisions of this Act, for example under Chapter 3 (managing biosecurity risks: goods).



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