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A Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Act 1901, and for related purposes
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Registered 09 Dec 2020
Introduced Senate 08 Dec 2020
Table of contents.

 

 

2019‑2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced By Uyghur Forced Labour) Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

(Senator Patrick)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Act 1901, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                        3

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Act 1901, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced By Uyghur Forced Labour) Act 2020.

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.  The whole of this Act

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.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 1Amendments

  

Customs Act 1901

1  Section 50 (at the end of the heading)

Add “—general”.

2  After section 50

Insert:

50A  Prohibition of the importation of goods—goods produced by Uyghur forced labour

                   The importation of the following goods is prohibited absolutely:

                     (a)  goods produced or manufactured in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China;

                     (b)  goods produced or manufactured in the People’s Republic of China through the use of forced labour (within the meaning of the Criminal Code).

3  Subsection 51(1)

After “section 50”, insert “or 50A”.

4  At the end of section 153ZOA

Add:

Note:          The importation into Australia of goods produced or manufactured in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China or through the use of forced labour is prohibited absolutely (see section 50A).

5  Application provision

The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to goods imported into Australia on or after the commencement of this Schedule.