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CATTLE EXPORT CHARGE REGULATIONS 1991 NO. 52EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
STATUTORY RULES 1991 No. 52
Issued by the Authority of the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy.
Subject - Cattle Export Charge Act 1990
Cattle Export Charge Regulations
The Cattle Export Charge Act 1990 (the Act) imposes a charge on the export of cattle. The charge consists of two components, which raise funds for the following purposes:
(a) financing of the Australian Meat and Live-stock Corporation (AMLC)
(b) financing of the Australian Meat and Live-stock Research and Development Corporation (AMLRDC)
These regulations will implement a recommendation by the AMLRDC to increase the charge component that raises funds to finance its activities. As required by the Act, the recommendation was endorsed at the Annual General Meeting of the AMLRDC on 29 November 1990. The rate increases will commence on 1 May 1991.
The Act commenced on 1 February 1991 and, in combination with the Beef Production Levy Act 1990 and the Cattle Transaction Levy Act 1990, replaced levies and charge imposed on cattle, calves and bobby calves under the Live-stock Slaughter Levy Act 1964 and the Live-stock Export Charge Act 1977.
The motion put to the annual general meeting by the AMLRDC recommended Increases In the operative rates for the Live-stock Slaughter Levy and the Live-stock Export Charge, but that in the event of the new arrangements being introduced before the new rates became operative, there commendations concerning cattle, calves and bobby calves were to be read as recommending increases in the new levies and charge to raise the same amount of revenue as would be raised under the old arrangements. The new rates for the charge have been calculated on this basis.
The present and proposed operative rates and the prescribed maximum rates of charge are as follows:
The funds generated by the rate increases will allow for the continuation and expansion of the Corporation's current marketing, development and promotional initiatives in line with its 5 year Corporate Plan.
The AMLC component of the charge remains unchanged by these Regulations.