Section 64ADA Customs Act 1901 | Disclosure of Cargo Reports to Port Authorities


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Section 64ADA of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Disclosure of Cargo Reports to Port Authorities and is extracted below.

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64ADA Disclosure of cargo reports to port authorities

(1) The CEO or an officer may disclose a cargo report to a port authority for the purpose of enabling the authority to collect statistics or compute liability for wharfage charges.

(2) A person to whom information is disclosed under subsection (1) must not:

(a) use the information for any purpose other than the purpose for which the information was disclosed; or
(b) disclose the information to any person except to the extent necessary for that purpose.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

(3) A reference in this section to disclosure of information includes a reference to disclosure by way of the provision of electronic access to the information.