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A Bill for an Act to amend the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905, and for related purposes
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Registered 03 Apr 2018
Introduced HR 28 Mar 2018
Table of contents.

2016‑2017‑2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Amendment Bill 2018

 

No.      , 2018

 

(Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Country of origin representations                                                  3

Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905                                                              3

Schedule 2—Incorporation of information standards                                    5

Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905                                                              5

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Amendment Act 2018.

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

Provisions

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

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

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  Schedules

                   Legislation 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 1Country of origin representations

  

Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905

1  At the end of subsection 9(2)

Add:

Note:          For rules about representations as to the country of origin of goods, see section 10AA.

2  At the end of section 9A

Add:

Note:          For rules about representations as to the country of origin of goods, see section 10AA.

3  At the end of subsection 10(1)

Add:

Note:          For rules about representations as to the country of origin of goods, see section 10AA.

4  At the end of Part III

Add:

10AA  Country of origin representations do not contravene certain provisions

             (1)  For the purposes of sections 9, 9A and 10, goods:

                     (a)  do not have a false trade description applied to them; and

                     (b)  do not bear a false trade description;

only by the making of a representation of a kind referred to in an item in the first column of the table in subsection 255(1) of Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, if the requirements of the corresponding item in the second column are met.

             (2)  Subsections 255(2), (5), (7), (8) and (9) of Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 apply in relation to subsection (1) of this section in a way corresponding to the way in which they apply in relation to subsection 255(1) of that Schedule.

             (3)  Regulations made for the purposes of subsection 255(3) of Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 apply in relation to subsection 255(2) of that Schedule (as applied by subsection (2) of this section) in a way corresponding to the way in which they apply in relation to subsection 255(2) of that Schedule.

5  Application provision

Section 10AA of the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905, as added by this Schedule, applies in relation to goods imported on or after the commencement of this item.

Schedule 2Incorporation of information standards

  

Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905

1  After subsection 7(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  Despite subsection 14(2) of the Legislation Act 2003, regulations made for the purposes of this section may make provision in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating, with or without modification, any matter contained in an information standard as in force or existing from time to time.

          (3B)  For the purposes of subsection (3A), an information standard is an information standard made under section 134, or declared under section 135, of Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.