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SLI 2015 No. 15 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Customs Regulations 1926 to specify a new type of circumvention activity in Australia’s anti-dumping system to address the practice of slightly modifying goods to avoid payment of anti-dumping and countervailing duties.
Administered by: Immigration and Border Protection
Registered 02 Mar 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR04-Mar-2015
Tabled Senate05-Mar-2015
Date of repeal 02 Apr 2015
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
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Customs Amendment (Anti‑Dumping Improvements) Regulation 2015

 

Select Legislative Instrument No. 15, 2015

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.

Dated 26 February 2015

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Ian Macfarlane

Minister for Industry and Science

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name................................................................................................... 1

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

3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1

4............ Schedules............................................................................................ 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2

Customs Regulations 1926                                                                                        2

 


1  Name

                   This is the Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Improvements) Regulation 2015.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the 30th day after it is registered.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Customs Act 1901.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Customs Regulations 1926

1  After regulation 183

Insert:

183A  Circumvention activities

             (1)  For subsection 269ZDBB(6) of the Act, the circumstances set out in subregulation (2) of this regulation are prescribed.

Slight modification of goods exported to Australia

             (2)  The following circumstances apply:

                     (a)  goods (the circumvention goods) are exported to Australia from a foreign country in respect of which the notice applies;

                     (b)  before that export, the circumvention goods are slightly modified;

                     (c)  the use or purpose of the circumvention goods is the same before, and after, they are so slightly modified;

                     (d)  had the circumvention goods not been so slightly modified, they would have been the subject of the notice;

                     (e)  section 8 or 10 of the Customs Tariff (Anti‑Dumping) Act 1975, as the case requires, does not apply to the export of the circumvention goods to Australia.

             (3)  For the purpose of determining whether a circumvention good is slightly modified, the Commissioner must compare the circumvention good and the good the subject of the notice, having regard to any factor that the Commissioner considers relevant, including any of the following factors:

                     (a)  each good’s general physical characteristics;

                     (b)  each good’s end use;

                     (c)  the interchangeability of each good;

                     (d)  differences in the processes used to produce each good;

                     (e)  differences in the cost to produce each good;

                      (f)  the cost of modification;

                     (g)  customer preferences and expectations relating to each good;

                     (h)  the way in which each good is marketed;

                      (i)  channels of trade and distribution for each good;

                      (j)  patterns of trade for each good;

                     (k)  changes in the pricing of each good;

                      (l)  changes in the export volumes for each good;

                    (m)  tariff classifications and statistical codes for each good.