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ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION ACT 1999 - SECT 303EK

Imports of regulated live specimens

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person imports a specimen; and

                     (b)  the specimen is a regulated live specimen.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 10 years or 1,000 penalty units, or both.

Exemption--permit

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the specimen is included in Part 2 of the list referred to in section 303EB; and

                     (b)  the specimen is imported in accordance with a permit that was issued under section 303CG, 303EN, 303GB or 303GC and is in force.

Exemption--testing permit

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the specimen is imported in accordance with a permit that was issued under section 303GD and is in force.

Note:          The defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsections (2) and (3) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).



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