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CUSTOMS (PROHIBITED IMPORTS) REGULATIONS 1956 - REG 2

Interpretation

             (1)   In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears:

"adjustable stock " has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

"amphibole asbestos " means asbestos in a form other than chrysotile.

"asbestos " means any of the following fibrous forms of mineral silicates belonging to the serpentine or amphibole groups of rock-forming minerals:

                     (a)  actinolite asbestos;

                     (b)  amosite (brown asbestos);

                     (c)  anthophyllite asbestos;

                     (d)  chrysotile (white asbestos);

                     (e)  crocidolite (blue asbestos);

                      (f)  tremolite asbestos.

"Australian Standard " means a standard approved for publication on behalf of the Council of the Standards Association of Australia, being the association of that name incorporated by Royal Charter.

"Australian Wool Exchange " means the Australian Wool Exchange Limited ACN 061 495 565.

"Australian Wool Exchange Standard " means a standard published by the Australian Wool Exchange.

"British Standard " means a standard issued by the British Standards Institution established under Royal Charter.

"CFC " means a chlorofluorocarbon mentioned in Part 1 of Schedule 10, whether existing alone or in a mixture.

"component of ammunition " has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

"detachable stock " has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

"electro-shock cartridge " has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

"firearm " has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

"firearm accessory " has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

"firearm magazine " has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

"firearm part " has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

"flash point " means the temperature at which petroleum and shale products (including kerosene) give off an inflammable vapor upon being tested by the Abel Pensky closed test apparatus.

"folding stock " has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

"handgun " has the meaning given in subregulation 4F(4).

"HCFC " means a hydrochlorofluorocarbon mentioned in Part 5 of Schedule 10, whether existing alone or in a mixture.

"HFC " means a substance mentioned in Part 9 of Schedule 10, whether existing alone or in a mixture.

Note:          HFC is short for hydrofluorocarbon.

"imitation " has the meaning given by subregulation 4F(4).

International Tonnage Certificate (1969) means a certificate in the form of the International Tonnage Certificate (1969) set out in Annex II to the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969.

"IUPAC name " means a designation attributed to a chemical by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, being a designation contained in International Standard ISO 1750--1981: Pesticides and Agrochemicals--Common Names, Published at Geneva by the International Standards Organisation in 1981.

"kava means a plant of the species Piper methysticum" or a preparation obtained from the plant or part of the plant.

"PFC " means a substance mentioned in Part 10 of Schedule 10, whether existing alone or in a mixture.

Note:          PFC is short for perfluorocarbon.

"poppy straw " means any part (other than the seeds) of either of the following:

                     (a)  a plant of the species Papaver somniferum (otherwise known as opium poppy);

                     (b)  a plant of the species Papaver bracteatum .

"security sensitive ammonium nitrate " means any of the following:

                     (a)  ammonium nitrate;

                     (b)  an emulsion that is made up of more than 45 per cent ammonium nitrate;

                     (c)  a mixture that is made up of more than 45 per cent ammonium nitrate;

but does not include ammonium nitrate in solution.

"SGG " means:

                     (a)  an HFC; or

                     (b)  a PFC; or

                     (c)  sulfur hexafluoride.

"the Act " means the Customs Act 1901 .

"therapeutic substance " means a substance, including a mixture or compound of substances, that has a therapeutic use and includes a surgical ligature, suture or dressing, but does not include a vaccine prepared from microscopic organisms from the body of a person or animal for use in the treatment of that person or animal only.

"therapeutic use " means a use for the purpose of:

                     (a)  the preventing, diagnosing, curing or alleviating of a disease, ailment, defect or injury in persons or animals;

                     (b)  the influencing, inhibiting or modifying of a physiological process in persons or animals; or

                     (c)  the testing of the susceptibility of persons or animals to a disease or ailment.

             (2)   For the purposes of regulations 5A and 5F:

                     (a)  each form of a therapeutic substance shall be taken to be a separate and distinct therapeutic substance;

                     (b)  if a therapeutic substance is manufactured according to two or more formulations--the substance manufactured according to a particular formulation shall be taken to be a different therapeutic substance from the substance manufactured according to the other or each other formulation; and

                     (c)  a therapeutic substance having a particular strength shall be taken to be a different therapeutic substance from the substance having a different strength.

             (3)   For the purposes of these Regulations:

                     (a)  a reference to a British Standard published on a date specified in these Regulations shall be read as a reference to such British Standard published by the British Standards Institution on that date; and

                     (b)  where a British Standard refers to another instrument, that instrument shall be deemed to be incorporated with, and form part of, the British Standard.

             (4)   For the purposes of these Regulations:

                     (a)  a reference to an Australian Standard, or a Part of an Australian Standard, published on a date specified in these Regulations shall be read as a reference to the Australian Standard, or the Part of an Australian Standard, as the case requires, approved for publication on that date; and

                     (b)  where an Australian Standard refers to another instrument, that instrument shall be deemed to be incorporated with, and form part of, the Australian Standard.

             (5)   For the purposes of these Regulations:

                     (a)  a reference to an Australian Wool Exchange Standard published on a date specified in these Regulations is taken to include a reference to the Australian Wool Exchange Standard approved for publication on that date; and

                     (b)  if an Australian Wool Exchange Standard refers to another instrument, that instrument is taken to be incorporated with, and form part of, the Australian Wool Exchange Standard.



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