Section 96 Customs Act 1901 | Arrears of Warehouse Charges


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The Legislation

Section 96 of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Arrears of Warehouse Charges and is extracted below.

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96 Arrears of warehouse charges

(1) Where any rent or charges in respect of warehoused goods has or have been in arrears for:

(a) except where paragraph (b) applies—6 months; or
(b) where the goods are the unclaimed baggage of a passenger or member of the crew of a ship or aircraft—30 days;
a Collector may sell the goods.

(2) In this section, member of the crew includes:

(a) in relation to a ship—the master, a mate or an engineer of the ship; and
(b) in relation to an aircraft—the pilot of the aircraft.