Section 117AA Customs Act 1901 | Consolidation of Goods for Export at Prescribed place


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The Legislation

Section 117AA of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Consolidation of Goods for Export at Prescribed place and is extracted below.

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117AA Consolidation of certain goods for export can only occur at a prescribed place

(1) A person must not consolidate, or take part in the consolidation of, prescribed goods for export unless the consolidation is to be carried out at a place prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this section.

Penalty: 60 penalty units.

(2) If prescribed goods are received at a place referred to in subsection (1) for the purpose of being consolidated for export, the person in charge of the place must give notice electronically to Customs, within the prescribed period after the goods were received at the place, stating that the goods were received and setting out such particulars of the goods as are required by an approved statement.

Penalty: 60 penalty units.

(3) The person in charge of a place referred to in subsection (1) must not permit prescribed goods to be released from the place unless:

(a) the person has ascertained, from information made available by Customs, that:

(i) the goods have been entered for export; and
(ii) an authority to deal with the goods is in force; or

(b) a permission to move, alter or interfere with the goods has been given under section 119AA or 119AC.

Penalty: 60 penalty units.

(4) If prescribed goods have been released from a place referred to in subsection (1), the person in charge of the place must give notice electronically to Customs, within the prescribed period after the goods were released, stating that the goods were released and giving particulars of the entry and authority referred to in subsection (3) that relates to the goods.

Penalty: 60 penalty units.

(5) An offence for a contravention of this section is an offence of strict liability.