Importation of prohibited items

The Customs Act 1901 (Cth) is a piece of Commonwealth legislation that regulates the importation into Australia of a wide variety of goods that are classified as prohibited goods. These matters are generally investigated by the Australian Border Force (“ABF”). Prohibited goods include Tier 2 goods and are charged under section 233BAB of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth). Most commonly, Tier 2 goods include:

  • Steroids
  • Pre-cursers and other chemicals
  • Tobacco and tobacco related products
  • Objectionable material such as child pornography material
  • Weapon like items such as knuckle dusters, bullet proof vests, tasers and laser pointers

Some prohibited goods fall under the definition of Tier 1 goods at section 233BAA The Customs Act 1901 (Cth). These include performance enhancing drugs (PED’s).

The team at Kingston Fox Lawyers understand and have experience dealing with offences under the Customs Act 1901 (Cth). If you are being investigated, questioned or charged by the ABF give us a call. We can review your situation and give you advice to achieve the best outcome.

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