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CUSTOMS (PROHIBITED EXPORTS) AMENDMENT REGULATIONS 2003 (NO. 3) 2003 NO. 52EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
STATUTORY RULES 2003 No. 52
Issued by the Authority of the Minister for Justice and Customs
Customs Act 1901
Customs (Prohibited Exports) Amendment Regulations 2003 (No. 3)
Section 270 of the Customs Act 1901 (the Act) provides in part that the Governor-General may make regulations not inconsistent with the Act prescribing all matters which by the Act are required or permitted to be prescribed for giving effect to the Act.
Section 112 of the Act provide in part that the Governor-General may, by regulation, prohibit the exportation of goods from Australia and that the power may be exercised by prohibiting the exportation of goods absolutely or by prohibiting the exportation of goods unless specified conditions or restrictions are complied with.
The Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 (the PE Regulations) control the exportation of the goods specified in the various regulations and the Schedules to the PE Regulations, by prohibiting exportation absolutely, or by making exportation subject to a permission or licence.
Regulations 13CE and 13CF and Schedule 14AA to the PE Regulations restricted the exportation of certain goods to Angola. These regulations and Schedule were enacted to implement Australia's obligations to impose trade sanctions against Angola under United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions 864 (1993), 1127 (1997) and 1173 (1998).
The UNSC recently adopted Resolution 1448 (2002), which terminated the sanctions imposed against Angola under Resolutions 864 (1993), 1127 (1997) and 1173 (1998).
The purpose of the amending Regulations is to give effect to the termination of the trade sanctions under UNSC Resolution 1448 (2002) by repealing regulations 13CE and 13CF and Schedule 14AA to the PE Regulations, consistent with.
The amending Regulations also removed the references to regulations 13CE and 13CF from the PE Regulations.
The amending Regulations commenced on gazettal.