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A Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Act 1975, and for related purposes
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Registered 02 Jul 2013
Introduced HR 29 May 2013
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2010‑2011‑2012‑2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customs Tariff (Anti‑Dumping) Amendment Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Home Affairs)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Tariff (Anti‑Dumping) Act 1975, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Customs Tariff (Anti‑Dumping) Act 1975                                                               3

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Tariff (Anti‑Dumping) Act 1975, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Customs Tariff (Anti‑Dumping) Amendment Act 2013.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

At the same time as the Customs Amendment (Anti‑dumping Measures) Act 2013 commences.

1 January 2014

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Customs Tariff (Anti‑Dumping) Act 1975

1  After subsection 8(5B)

Insert:

     (5BAA)  However, subsection (5B) does not require the Minister to have regard to the matter in that subsection if the Minister is satisfied that either or both of the following apply in relation to the goods the subject of the notice under subsection 269TG(1) or (2) of the Customs Act:

                     (a)  the normal value of the goods was not ascertained under subsection 269TAC(1) of that Act because of the operation of subparagraph 269TAC(2)(a)(ii) of that Act;

                     (b)  there is an Australian industry in respect of like goods that consists of at least 2 small‑medium enterprises, whether or not that industry consists of other enterprises.

2  After subsection 8(5BA)

Insert:

  (5BAAA)  However, subsection (5BA) does not require the Minister to have regard to the matter in that subsection if the Minister is satisfied that one or more of the following apply in relation to the goods the subject of the notice under subsection 269TG(1) or (2) of the Customs Act:

                     (a)  the normal value of the goods was not ascertained under subsection 269TAC(1) of that Act because of the operation of subparagraph 269TAC(2)(a)(ii) of that Act;

                     (b)  there is an Australian industry in respect of like goods that consists of at least 2 small‑medium enterprises, whether or not that industry consists of other enterprises;

                     (c)  if a countervailable subsidy has been received in respect of the goods—the country in relation to which the subsidy has been provided has not complied with Article 25 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures for the compliance period.

3  After subsection 9(5AA)

Insert:

    (5AAA)  However, subsection (5AA) does not require the Minister to have regard to the matter in that subsection if the Minister is satisfied that either or both of the following apply in relation to the goods the subject of the notice under subsection 269TH(1) or (2) of the Customs Act:

                     (a)  the normal value of the goods was not ascertained under subsection 269TAC(1) of that Act because of the operation of subparagraph 269TAC(2)(a)(ii) of that Act;

                     (b)  there is an Australian industry in respect of like goods that consists of at least 2 small‑medium enterprises, whether or not that industry consists of other enterprises.

4  After subsection 10(3C)

Insert:

       (3CA)  However, subsection (3C) does not require the Minister to have regard to the matter in that subsection if the Minister is satisfied that either or both of the following apply in relation to the goods the subject of the notice under subsection 269TJ(1) or (2) of the Customs Act:

                     (a)  the country in relation to which the countervailable subsidy has been provided has not complied with Article 25 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures for the compliance period;

                     (b)  there is an Australian industry in respect of like goods that consists of at least 2 small‑medium enterprises, whether or not that industry consists of other enterprises.

5  After subsection 10(3D)

Insert:

       (3DA)  However, subsection (3D) does not require the Minister to have regard to the matter in that subsection if the Minister is satisfied that one or more of the following apply in relation to the goods the subject of the notice under subsection 269TJ(1) or (2) of the Customs Act:

                     (a)  the country in relation to which the countervailable subsidy has been provided has not complied with Article 25 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures for the compliance period;

                     (b)  there is an Australian industry in respect of like goods that consists of at least 2 small‑medium enterprises, whether or not that industry consists of other enterprises;

                     (c)  if the normal value of the goods was ascertained under Part XVB of that Act—the normal value of the goods was not ascertained under subsection 269TAC(1) of that Act because of the operation of subparagraph 269TAC(2)(a)(ii) of that Act.

6  After subsection 11(5)

Insert:

          (5A)  However, subsection (5) does not require the Minister to have regard to the matter in that subsection if the Minister is satisfied that either or both of the following apply in relation to the goods the subject of the notice under subsection 269TK(1) or (2) of the Customs Act:

                     (a)  the country in relation to which the countervailable subsidy has been provided has not complied with Article 25 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures for the compliance period;

                     (b)  there is an Australian industry in respect of like goods that consists of at least 2 small‑medium enterprises, whether or not that industry consists of other enterprises.

7  Application provisions

(1)       The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to a notice given under subsection 269TG(1) or (2), 269TH(1) or (2), 269TJ(1) or (2) or 269TK(1) or (2) of the Customs Act 1901 on or after the commencement of this Schedule, where:

                     (a)  the application for the notice is made on or after that commencement; or

                     (b)  the investigation under subsection 269TAG(1) of that Act begins on or after that commencement.

(2)       The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to a notice given under subsection 269TG(1) or (2), 269TH(1) or (2), 269TJ(1) or (2) or 269TK(1) or (2) of the Customs Act 1901 before the commencement of this Schedule, where, on or after that commencement, the Minister publishes a notice under subsection 269ZHG(1) of that Act declaring the continuation of the anti‑dumping measures concerned.