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EXPORT INSPECTION (QUANTITY CHARGE) REGULATIONS (AMENDMENT) 1995 NO. 170EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
STATUTORY RULES 1995 No. 170
Issued by the authority of the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy
Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Act 1985
Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Regulations (Amendment)
Section 10 of the Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Act 1985 (the Act) provides that the GovernorGeneral may make regulations, not inconsistent with the Act, prescribing matters required or permitted by the Act to be prescribed, or necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to the Act, and, in particular, exempting a class or classes of a prescribed commodity from charge, and prescribing different rates of charge in respect of different classes of prescribed commodity.
The Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Regulations (the Regulations) prescribe quantity charges payable by persons in whose name an export permit is issued under the Export Control Act 1982 by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service.
'Me purpose of the Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Regulations (Amendment) is to lower the quantity charge for dairy produce from $1.35 to 40 cents per tonne, for bulk grain from 22.3 cents to 7.4 cents per tonne, and for containerised grain from $5.00 to $4.50 per tonne.
The fee reductions are the result of cost reductions and projected increased export activity. The costs reductions are directly due to the decrease in operating costs of the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service. The fee reductions have been endorsed by the respective industry representative groups.
The Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Regulations (Amendment) amends the Regulations as follows:
Regulation 1 - Commencement
Subregulation 1.1 provides that the Regulations as amended will commence on 1 July 1995.
Regulation 2 - Amendment
Subregulation 2.1 provides that the Regulations are amended as set out in the Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Regulations (Amendment).
Regulation 3 - Schedule (Rates of Charge)
Subregulation 3.1 provides that the existing schedule is replaced with an amended schedule. The proposed schedule sets a quantity charge for dairy produce of 40 cents per tonne, for bulk grain of 7.4 cents per tonne, and for containerised grain of $4.50 per tonne.