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Act No. 152 of 1994 as made
An Act to amend the Customs Tariff Act 1987 to enable Australia to accept the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization
Date of Assent 13 Dec 1994
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016
 

CUSTOMS TARIFF (WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AMENDMENTS) ACT 1994 No. 152, 1994

Making Information
- Assented to 13 December 1994

CUSTOMS TARIFF (WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AMENDMENTS) ACT 1994 No. 152 of 1994 - LONG TITLE

An Act to amend the Customs Tariff Act 1987 to enable Australia
to accept the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization

CUSTOMS TARIFF (WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AMENDMENTS) ACT 1994 No. 152 of 1994 - SECT 1
Short title etc.

1.(1) This Act may be cited as the Customs Tariff (World Trade Organization Amendments) Act 1994.


(2) In this Act, "Principal Act" means the Customs Tariff Act 1987.*1*


(Minister's second reading speech made in -
House of Representatives on 18 October 1994
Senate on 7 November 1994)
*1* No. 82, 1987, as amended. For previous amendments, see Nos. 43 and 147, 1987; Nos. 60 and 68, 1988; Nos. 27, 67, 74 and 176, 1989; No. 127, 1990; Nos. 81 and 187, 1991; Nos. 96 and 236, 1992; Nos. 45, 47 and 99, 1993; and No. 87, 1994.

CUSTOMS TARIFF (WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AMENDMENTS) ACT 1994 No. 152 of 1994 - SECT 2
Commencement

2.(1) In this section, "World Trade Organization Agreement" means the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization done at Marrakesh on 15 April 1994.


(2) Section 1 and this section commence on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.


(3) Section 3 commences on the day on which the World Trade Organization Agreement enters into force for Australia.


(4) For the purposes of subsection (3), the day on which the World Trade Organization Agreement enters into force for Australia is to be taken to be the day declared by the Governor-General, by Proclamation, under paragraph 2(5)(b) of the Copyright (World Trade Organization Amendments) Act 1994, to be the day on which the Agreement enters into force for Australia.

CUSTOMS TARIFF (WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AMENDMENTS) ACT 1994 No. 152 of 1994 - SECT 3
Amendments of Schedules 3 and 4 having effect from the date this
section commences

3. The Principal Act is amended as set out in the Schedule.

CUSTOMS TARIFF (WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AMENDMENTS) ACT 1994 No. 152 of 1994 - SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE Section 3
AMENDMENTS HAVING EFFECT FROM THE DATE SECTION 3 COMMENCES
Amendments of Schedule 3
1. Omit 0406.10.00 to 0406.30.00, substitute:
"0406.10.00 - Fresh (unripened or uncured)
cheese, including whey cheese, and curd $1 403/t
DC: $1 403/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 403/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 403/t
From 1 January 1996 $1 366/t
DC: $1 366/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 366/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 366/t
From 1 January 1997 $1 330/t
DC: $1 330/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 330/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 330/t
From 1 January 1998 $1 294/t
DC: $1 294/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 294/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 294/t
From 1 January 1999 $1 257/t

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DC: $1 257/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 257/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 257/t
From 1 January 2000 $1 220/t
DC: $1 220/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 220/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 220/t
0406.20.00 - Grated or powdered cheese, of all
kinds $1 403/t
DC: $1 403/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 403/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 403/t
From 1 January 1996 $1 366/t
DC: $1 366/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 366/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 366/t
From 1 January 1997 $1 330/t
DC: $1 330/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 330/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 330/t
From 1 January 1998 $1 294/t
DC: $1 294/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 294/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 294/t
From 1 January 1999 $1 257/t
DC: $1 257/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 257/t
HONG, RKOR, SING,
TAIW:
$1 257/t
From 1 January 2000 $1 220/t
DC: $1 220/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 220/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 220/t
0406.30.00 - Processed cheese, not grated or
powdered $1 403/t
DC: $1 403/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 403/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 403/t
From 1 January 1996 $1 366/t
DC: $1 366/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 366/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 366/t
From 1 January 1997 $1 330/t
DC: $1 330/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 330/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 330/t
From 1 January 1998 $1 294/t
DC: $1 294/t,

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less 5%
DCS: $1 294/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 294/t
From 1 January 1999 $1 257/t
DC: $1 257/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 257/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 257/t
From 1 January 2000 $1 220/t
DC: $1 220/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 220/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 220/t".
2. Omit 0406.40.90, substitute:
"0406.40.90 - - - Other $1 403/t
DC: $1 403/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 403/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 403/t
From 1 January 1996 $1 366/t
DC: $1 366/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 366/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 366/t
From 1 January 1997 $1 330/t
DC: $1 330/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 330/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 330/t
From 1 January 1998 $1 294/t
DC: $1 294/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 294/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 294/t
From 1 January 1999 $1 257/t
DC: $1 257/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 257/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 257/t
From 1 January 2000 $1 220/t
DC: $1 220/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 220/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 220/t".
3. Omit 0406.90.90, substitute:
"0406.90.90 - - - Other $1 403/t
DC: $1 403/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 403/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 403/t
From 1 January 1996 $1 366/t
DC: $1 366/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 366/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 366/t
From 1 January 1997 $1 330/t
DC: $1 330/t,
less 5%

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DCS: $1 330/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 330/t
From 1 January 1998 $1 294/t
DC: $1 294/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 294/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 294/t
From 1 January 1999 $1 257/t
DC: $1 257/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 257/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 257/t
From 1 January 2000 $1 220/t
DC: $1 220/t,
less 5%
DCS: $1 220/t
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
$1 220/t".
4. 0710.21.00 and 0710.22.00 are amended by inserting after the last
rate appearing in the second and third columns:
"From 1 January 1997 4%
DCS: 4%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
4%
From 1 January 1998 2%
DCS: 2%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
2%
From 1 January 1999 1%
DCS: 1%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
1%
From 1 January 2000 Free".
5. 0811.10.00, 1702.40.00, 1904.90.00, 2008.91.00, 2104.10.00,
2105.00.00 and 2106.90.90 are amended by inserting after the last
rate appearing in the second and third columns:
"From 1 January 1997 4%".
6. 1106.10.00 and 1106.20.00 are amended by inserting after the last
rate appearing in the second and third columns:
"From 1 January 1998 4%
DCS: 4%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
4%
From 1 January 1999 2%
DCS: 2%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
2%
From 1 January 2000 1%
DCS: 1%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
1%".
7. 1702.30.00 is amended by inserting after the last rate appearing
in the second and third columns:
"From 1 January 1999 4%
DCS: 4%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
4%".
8. 2104.20.00 is amended by inserting after the last rate appearing
in the second and third columns:
"From 1 January 1997 4%
CAN:Free".
9. 2203.00.90 is amended by inserting after the last rate appearing
in the second and third columns:
"From 1 January 1999 Free".
10. Omit 2401.10.12 and 2401.10.13, substitute:
"2401.10.19 - - - - Other 15%

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DC: 10%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%".
11. Omit 2401.10.90, substitute:
"2401.10.90 - - - Other 15%
DC: 10%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%".
12. Omit 2401.20.12 and 2401.20.13, substitute:
"2401.20.19 - - - - Other 15%
DC: 10%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%".
13. Omit 2401.20.90, substitute:
"2401.20.90 - - - Other 15%
DC: 10%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%".
14. Omit 2401.30.00, substitute:
"2401.30.00 - Tobacco refuse 15%
DC: 10%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%".
15. 3822.00.00 is amended by inserting after the last rate appearing
in the second and third columns:
"From 1 January 1998 3%
DCS: 3%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
3%
From 1 January 1999 Free".
16. Omit 6806.90.10, substitute:
"6806.90.10 - - - Of a kind used as replacement
components in passenger motor
vehicles 14%
DC: 9%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1996 13%
DC: 8%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1997 12%
DC: 7%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1998 11%
DC: 6%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1999 10%
DC: 5%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%".
17. Omit 8414.59.10, substitute:
"8414.59.10 - - - Of a kind used as replacement
components in passenger motor
vehicles 15%
DC: 10%
DCS: 10%

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HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1997 14%
DC: 9%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1998 12%
DC: 7%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1999 10%
DC: 5%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%".
18. Omit 8419.50.10, substitute:
"8419.50.10 - - - Of a kind used as replacement
components in passenger motor
vehicles 14%
DC: 9%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1996 13%
DC: 8%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1997 12%
DC: 7%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1998 11%
DC: 6%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1999 10%
DC: 5%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%".
19. Omit 8419.90.00, substitute:
"8419.90.00 - Parts 15%
DC: 10%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1997 13%
DC: 8%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1998 9%
DC: 4%
DCS: 9%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
9%
From 1 January 1999 5%
DCS: 5%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
5%".
20. Omit 8483.60.10, substitute:
"8483.60.10 - - - Of a kind used as replacement

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components in passenger motor
vehicles 15%
DC: 10%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1999 13%
DC: 8%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%".
21. Omit 8484.10.10, substitute:
"8484.10.10 - - - Of a kind used as replacement
components in passenger motor
vehicles 14%
DC: 9%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1996 13%
DC: 8%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1997 12%
DC: 7%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1998 11%
DC: 6%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1999 10%
DC: 5%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%".

22. Omit 8484.90.10, substitute:
"8484.90.10 - - - Of a kind used as replacement
components in passenger motor
vehicles 14%
DC: 9%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1996 13%
DC: 8%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1997 12%
DC: 7%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1998 11%
DC: 6%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1999 10%
DC: 5%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
"10%".
23. Omit 8531.10.10, substitute:

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"8531.10.10 - - - Burglar alarms 15%
DC: 10%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1996 14%
DC: 9%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1997 13%
DC: 8%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1998 11%
DC: 6%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1999 10%
DC: 5%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%".
24. Omit 8531.10.91, substitute:
"8531.10.91 - - - - Of a kind used as
replacement components in
passenger motor vehicles 14%
DC: 9%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1996 13%
DC: 8%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1997 12%
DC: 7%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1998 11%
DC: 6%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1999 10%
DC: 5%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%".
25. 8543.80.00 is amended by inserting after the last rate appearing
in the second and third columns:
"From 1 January 1999 Free".
26. Omit 9001.90.10, substitute:
"9001.90.10 - - - Goods, as follows:
(a) other than of glass,
of a kind used with
motor vehicles;
(b) shaped eyepieces, not
powered, for goggles
and the like;
(c) other articles of
glass, other than
prisms, mirrors or
powered lenses 15%
DC: 10%
DCS: 10%

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HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1997 13%
DC: 8%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1998 9%
DC: 4%
DCS: 9%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
9%
From 1 January 1999 5%
DCS: 5%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
5%".
27. 9018.11.00, 9018.19.10, 9018.39.10 and 9018.90.20 are amended by
inserting after the last rate appearing in the second and third
columns:
"From 1 January 1999 Free".
28. Omit 9032.89.10, substitute:
"9032.89.10 - - - Automatic voltage regulators
of a kind commonly used with
motor vehicles, for 6 V or
12 V systems 15%
DC: 10%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1999 13%
DC: 8%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%".
29. After 9032.89.20 insert:
"9032.89.30 - - - Goods incorporating, or
designed to incorporate,
thyristors, power transistors
or the like, of a kind used
for controlling electric
motors 10%
DC: 5%
DCS: 7%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 July 1995 8%
DC: 3%
DCS: 7%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
8%
From 1 July 1996 5%
DCS: 5%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
5%".
30. Omit 9032.90.90, substitute:
"9032.90.90 - - - Other 11%
DC: 6%
DCS: 10%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
10%
From 1 January 1996 9%
DC: 4%
DCS: 9%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
9%
From 1 January 1997 8%
DC: 3%
DCS: 8%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
8%
From 1 January 1998 6%
DC: 1%
DCS: 6%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
6%
From 1 January 1999 5%
DCS: 5%
HONG, RKOR,
SING, TAIW:
5%".
Amendments of Part III of Schedule 4
1. Omit items 35B and 35C, substitute:
"35B Unmanufactured tobacco and tobacco refuse
classified under 2401.10.19, 2401.20.19
or 2401.30.00 of Schedule 3, as prescribed
by by-law, being:
(a) for use by a person who is a
manufacturer for the purposes of
the Excise Act 1901, and also the
holder of a certificate issued by
the Comptroller for the purposes of
this item; and
(b) for use in the manufacture of
cigarettes or of fine cut tobacco
suitable for the manufacture of
cigarettes $0.47/kg
DC: $0.47/kg,
less 5%
35C Unmanufactured tobacco and tobacco refuse
classified under 2401.10.19, 2401.20.19
or 2401.30.00 of Schedule 3, as prescribed
by by-law, being:
(a) for use by a person who is a
manufacturer for the purposes of
the Excise Act 1901, and also the
holder of a certificate issued by
the Comptroller for the purposes of
this item; and
(b) for use in the manufacture of tobacco
(other than snuff, cigarettes or fine
cut tobacco suitable for the
manufacture of cigarettes) $0.33/kg
DC: $0.33/kg,
less 5%".
2. Omit the Table to item 53A, substitute:
"THE TABLE
2401.10.19 4010.10.00
2401.10.90 4011.10.00
2401.20.19 4011.20.00
2401.20.90 4012.10.00
2401.30.00 4012.20.00
2403.91.00 4016.91.00
3917.22.00 4016.93.00
3917.23.00 4016.99.00
3917.29.00 5911.90.10".