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SLI 2015 No. 32 Regulations as made
This regulation replaces relevant provisions of the Customs Regulations 1926 which relate to Australia’s international obligations.
Administered by: Immigration and Border Protection
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s11 item 01
Made 26 Mar 2015
Registered 30 Mar 2015
Tabled HR 12 May 2015
Tabled Senate 11 May 2015

 

Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015

 

Select Legislative Instrument No. 32, 2015

I, the Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC, Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.

Dated 26 March 2015

Alex Chernov

Administrator

By His Excellency’s Command

Peter Dutton

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

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

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

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

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Exemptions under Torres Strait Treaty                                               5

5............ Notices requesting exemptions............................................................ 5

Part 3—Exportation of goods                                                                                         6

Division 1—Exportation of goods to Singapore                                             6

6............ Declaration by representative of exporter............................................ 6

7............ Record keeping for the producer or manufacturer............................... 7

8............ Record keeping for other exporters..................................................... 8

9............ Form in which records to be kept........................................................ 9

Division 2—Exportation of goods to Thailand                                             10

10.......... Record keeping by exporter who is not the producer of goods......... 10

11.......... Record keeping by producer of goods.............................................. 11

12.......... Form in which records to be kept...................................................... 12

Division 3—Exportation of goods to New Zealand                                    14

13.......... Record keeping by exporter who is not the producer or principal manufacturer of goods        14

14.......... Record keeping by the producer or principal manufacturer of goods 15

15.......... Form in which records to be kept...................................................... 16

Division 4—Exportation of goods to Chile                                                     18

16.......... Record keeping by exporter who is not the producer of goods......... 18

17.......... Record keeping by the producer of goods......................................... 19

18.......... Form in which records to be kept...................................................... 20

Part 4—Delivery of goods on giving of general security or undertaking 22

19.......... Reference to duty to include relevant dumping duty.......................... 22

20.......... Bringing goods into Australia on a temporary basis......................... 22

21.......... Dealing with goods brought into Australia on a temporary basis...... 22

22.......... Circumstances in which duty is not payable...................................... 23

Part 5—Refunds, rebates and remissions of duty—originating goods 24

Division 1—Circumstances for refund, rebate or remission                 24

23.......... Circumstances for refunds, rebates and remissions of duty.............. 24

24.......... Whether goods are originating goods—refund not payable in certain circumstances               26

Division 2—Application for refund, rebate or remission                        27

25.......... When an application is required for a refund, rebate or remission of duty                27

26.......... Application for a refund, rebate or remission of duty........................ 27

27.......... Communication of application for refund, rebate or remission by computer to Customs         28

28.......... Period for making an application for refund, rebate or remission...... 29

29.......... Procedures for dealing with application for refund, rebate or remission.. 29

Division 3—Conditions for refund, rebate or remission                          31

30.......... Conditions for refund, rebate or remission of duty—drawback........ 31

Division 4—Amount of refund, rebate or remission                                  32

31.......... Calculation of refund, rebate or remission of duty............................ 32

Part 6—UN‑sanctioned goods                                                                                      33

32.......... UN‑sanctioned goods....................................................................... 33

Part 7—Drawback of import duty                                                                            34

Division 1—Drawback of dumping duty                                                          34

33.......... Reference to import duty to include relevant dumping duty.............. 34

Division 2—Goods for which drawback may be paid                               35

34.......... Drawback of import duty on goods—general................................... 35

35.......... Drawback of import duty on goods—manufactured goods and processed or treated goods    35

Division 3—Circumstances when drawback is not payable                   37

36.......... Circumstances when drawback of import duty is not payable........... 37

Division 4—Conditions relating to drawback                                               38

37.......... Conditions relating to drawback of import duty................................ 38

38.......... Additional conditions for tobacco and tobacco products................... 39

39.......... Drawback of import duty for goods imported more than once.......... 40

Division 5—Amount of claim for drawback                                                   41

40.......... Amount of claim for drawback of import duty.................................. 41

41.......... Amount of drawback for goods mixed with similar goods—manufactured goods or processed or treated goods   42

42.......... Deduction of rebates from drawback payable................................... 43

Part 8—Anti‑dumping duties                                                                                        44

Division 1—Ordinary course of trade                                                               44

43.......... Determination of cost of production or manufacture......................... 44

44.......... Determination of administrative, selling and general costs................ 45

Division 2—Normal value of goods                                                                    48

45.......... Determination of profit...................................................................... 48

46.......... Determining whether conditions exist—matters to which the Minister must have regard        49

47.......... Determination of value—countries to which subsection 269T(5D) of the Act does not apply 51

Division 3—Circumvention activities                                                                 52

48.......... Circumvention activities.................................................................... 52

Part 9—Transitional matters                                                                                        54

49.......... Approved forms and approved statements........................................ 54

Schedule 1—UN‑sanctioned goods                                                            55

Part 1—Prohibited Imports Regulations                                                               55

1............ Prohibited Imports Regulations......................................................... 55

Part 2—Prohibited Exports Regulations                                                               56

2............ Prohibited Exports Regulations......................................................... 56

Schedule 2—Countries to which subsection 269TAC(5D) of the Act does not apply                                                                                                                         58

1............ Countries........................................................................................... 58

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This is the Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on 1 April 2015.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Customs Act 1901.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

AANZ originating goods has the meaning given by subsection 153ZKB(1) of the Act.

Act means the Customs Act 1901.

Agreement:

                     (a)  in Division 2 of Part 3—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZA(1) of the Act; or

                     (b)  in Division 3 of Part 3—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZIB(1) of the Act.

Australian originating goods:

                     (a)  in Division 2 of Part 3—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZA(1) of the Act; or

                     (b)  in Division 3 of Part 3—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZIB(1) of the Act; or

                     (c)  in Division 4 of Part 3—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZJB(1) of the Act.

Certificate of Origin:

                     (a)  in Division 1 of Part 3—has the meaning given by section 153UA of the Act; or

                     (b)  in relation to AANZ originating goods—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZKB(1) of the Act; or

                     (c)  in Division 4 of Part 3 and in relation to Chilean originating goods—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZJB(1) of the Act; or

                     (d)  in relation to Japanese originating goods—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZNB(1) of the Act; or

                     (e)  in relation to Korean originating goods—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZMB(1) of the Act; or

                      (f)  in relation to Malaysian originating goods—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZLB(1) of the Act; or

                     (g)  in Division 2 of Part 3 and in relation to Thai originating goods—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZA(1) of the Act.

Chilean originating goods has the meaning given by subsection 153ZJB(1) of the Act.

country of export has the meaning given by section 269T of the Act.

Declaration of Origin, in relation to Malaysian originating goods, has the meaning given by subsection 153ZLB(1) of the Act.

economy in transition has the meaning given by section 269T of the Act.

Harmonized System:

                     (a)  in Division 2 of Part 3—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZA(1) of the Act; or

                     (b)  in Division 3 of Part 3—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZIB(1) of the Act; or

                     (c)  in Division 4 of Part 4—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZJB(1) of the Act.

intergovernmental agreement means an agreement:

                     (a)  to which the Commonwealth and the government of one or more foreign countries are parties; and

                     (b)  that provides for the importation of goods of a class or classes specified in the agreement into Australia, and that country or those countries, on a temporary basis without payment of duty.

investigation period has the meaning given by section 269T of the Act.

Japanese originating goods has the meaning given by subsection 153ZNB(1) of the Act.

Korean originating goods has the meaning given by subsection 153ZMB(1) of the Act.

like goods has the meaning given by section 269T of the Act.

Malaysian originating goods has the meaning given by subsection 153ZLB(1) of the Act.

manufactured goods: see subsection 35(1).

origin certification document, in relation to Japanese originating goods, has the meaning given by subsection 153ZNB(1) of the Act.

principal manufacturer, in Division 3 of Part 3, has the meaning given by section 126AJA of the Act.

processed or treated goods: see subsection 35(2).

produce:

                     (a)  in Division 2 of Part 3—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZA(1) of the Act; or

                     (b)  in Division 3 of Part 3—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZIB(1) of the Act.

producer, in Division 4 of Part 3, has the meaning given by section 126AKA of the Act.

Prohibited Exports Regulations means the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958.

Prohibited Imports Regulations means the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956.

relevant dumping duty means any of the following (within the meanings given by subsection 269T(1) of the Act):

                     (a)  dumping duty;

                     (b)  interim dumping duty;

                     (c)  countervailing duty;

                     (d)  interim countervailing duty.

relevant imported goods: see subsection 35(4).

safeguard goods has the meaning given by subsection 16A(7) of the Customs Tariff Act 1995.

SAFTA has the meaning given by section 153UA of the Act.

Thai originating goods has the meaning given by subsection 153ZA(1) of the Act.

tobacco products has the meaning given by subsection 233BABAD(7) of the Act.

Part 2Exemptions under Torres Strait Treaty

  

5  Notices requesting exemptions

             (1)  For subsection 30A(4) of the Act, this section sets out the information that must be included in a notice given by the master of a ship or the pilot of an aircraft requesting an exemption.

             (2)  The notice must include the following information in relation to a voyage or flight:

                     (a)  the itinerary of the voyage or flight;

                     (b)  if the notice relates to a voyage of a ship—the name of the ship;

                     (c)  the registration number of the ship or aircraft;

                     (d)  the place of registration of the ship or aircraft;

                     (e)  the type and description of the ship or aircraft;

                      (f)  the name and address of the owner of the ship or aircraft;

                     (g)  if the ship or aircraft is under charter—the name and address of the charterer;

                     (h)  the name of the master of the ship or the pilot of the aircraft;

                      (i)  the name, date of birth and nationality of each member of the crew of the ship or aircraft.

             (3)  The notice must include the following information about each traditional inhabitant who is to undertake the voyage or flight:

                     (a)  the name of the traditional inhabitant;

                     (b)  the place where the traditional inhabitant:

                              (i)  is to embark; and

                             (ii)  is to disembark.

             (4)  The notice must include the following information about each person who is an employee mentioned in sub‑subparagraph 30A(4)(b)(ii)(B) of the Act:

                     (a)  the name of the person;

                     (b)  the name of the person’s employer;

                     (c)  the nationality of the person.

Part 3Exportation of goods

Division 1Exportation of goods to Singapore

6  Declaration by representative of exporter

             (1)  This section is made for section 126AA of the Act.

Declaration

             (2)  A representative of an exporter must make a declaration, in writing, before the export of goods mentioned in section 126AA of the Act:

                     (a)  stating that the goods are the produce or manufacture of Australia, in accordance with SAFTA; and

                     (b)  providing details of the exporter’s invoice in relation to the goods; and

                     (c)  providing details of the Certificate of Origin in relation to the goods; and

                     (d)  stating that the goods are identical to goods that are specified in that Certificate of Origin; and

                     (e)  stating that the goods comply with the requirements specified in that Certificate of Origin; and

                      (f)  including the name, designation and signature of the exporter’s representative; and

                     (g)  specifying the day on which the declaration was signed by the exporter’s representative.

Additional requirements before making declaration

             (3)  If the exporter was the applicant for the Certificate of Origin and is not the producer or manufacturer of the goods, the exporter must give a copy of the Certificate of Origin to the producer or manufacturer before the representative makes the declaration.

             (4)  If the exporter is not the producer or manufacturer of the goods, the exporter must obtain written confirmation of the following from a representative of the producer or manufacturer:

                     (a)  the details of the evidence of the sale of the goods to the exporter;

                     (b)  the details of the Certificate of Origin in relation to the goods;

                     (c)  that the goods are identical to goods that are specified in that Certificate of Origin;

                     (d)  that the goods comply with the rule specified in that Certificate of Origin.

             (5)  The written confirmation must:

                     (a)  include the name, designation and signature of the producer’s or manufacturer’s representative; and

                     (b)  specify the day on which the confirmation was signed by the producer’s or manufacturer’s representative; and

                     (c)  be obtained before the exporter’s representative makes the declaration mentioned in subsection (2).

7  Record keeping for the producer or manufacturer

             (1)  For section 126AB of the Act, the producer or manufacturer (whether or not the producer or manufacturer is the exporter) of goods mentioned in that section must keep the records set out in the following table.

 

Records to be kept by producers or manufacturers exporting goods to Singapore

Item

Records

1

Records of the purchase of the goods

2

Evidence that payment has been made for the goods

3

Evidence of the cost of the goods in the form in which they were sold to the buyer

4

Evidence of the value of the goods

5

Records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in the production or manufacture of the goods

6

Evidence that payment has been made for the materials mentioned in item 5

7

Evidence of the cost of the materials mentioned in item 5 in the form in which they were sold to the producer or manufacturer

8

Evidence of the value of the materials mentioned in item 5

9

Records of the production or manufacture of the goods

10

A copy of the Certificate of Origin in relation to the goods

11

If the producer or manufacturer has given a confirmation mentioned in subsection 6(4) in relation to the goods to an exporter—a copy of the confirmation

12

If the producer or manufacturer is the exporter of the goods—a copy of the declaration mentioned in subsection 6(2) in relation to the goods

             (2)  The producer or manufacturer must keep the records for at least 5 years starting:

                     (a)  if the producer or manufacturer is the exporter of the goods—on the day of the declaration made under subsection 6(2) in relation to the goods; or

                     (b)  if the producer or manufacturer is not the exporter of the goods—on the day of the confirmation obtained under subsection 6(4) in relation to the goods.

             (3)  The producer or manufacturer may keep a record under this section at any place (whether or not in Australia).

8  Record keeping for other exporters

             (1)  For section 126AB of the Act, an exporter of goods mentioned in that section must keep the following records, unless the exporter is also the producer or manufacturer of the goods:

                     (a)  records of the purchase of the goods by the exporter, including evidence that payment has been made for the goods;

                     (b)  records of the purchase of the goods by the person to whom the goods are exported, including evidence that payment has been made for the goods;

                     (c)  the confirmation obtained under subsection 6(4) from the producer or manufacturer;

                     (d)  a copy of the declaration made under subsection 6(2);

                     (e)  a copy of the Certificate of Origin in relation to the goods.

             (2)  The exporter must keep the records required by subsection (1) for at least 5 years starting on the day of the declaration mentioned in subsection 6(2) in relation to the goods.

             (3)  The exporter may keep a record under this section at any place (whether or not in Australia).

9  Form in which records to be kept

                   For section 126AB of the Act, a person who is required to keep a record under this Division in relation to goods must ensure that the record:

                     (a)  is kept in a form that would enable a determination of whether the goods are the produce or manufacture of Australia, in accordance with SAFTA; and

                     (b)  if the record is not in English—is kept in a place and form that would enable an English translation to be readily made; and

                     (c)  if the record is kept electronically—is readily convertible into a hard copy in English.

Division 2Exportation of goods to Thailand

10  Record keeping by exporter who is not the producer of goods

             (1)  For subsection 126AG(1) of the Act, an exporter of goods mentioned in that subsection must keep the records set out in the following table, unless the exporter is also the producer of the goods.

 

Records to be kept by exporters (other than producers) of goods to Thailand

Item

Records

1

Records of the exporter’s purchase of the goods.

2

Records of the purchase of the goods by the person to whom the goods are exported.

3

Evidence that payment has been made for the goods.

4

Evidence of the classification of the goods under the Harmonized System.

5

If the goods include any spare parts, accessories or tools that were purchased by the exporter:

(a) records of the purchase of the spare parts, accessories or tools; and

(b) evidence of the value of the spare parts, accessories or tools.

6

If the goods include any spare parts, accessories or tools that were produced by the exporter:

(a) records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in the production of the spare parts, accessories or tools; and

(b) evidence of the value of the materials; and

(c) records of the production of the spare parts, accessories or tools.

7

If the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was purchased by the exporter:

(a) records of the purchase of the packaging material or container; and

(b) evidence of the value of the packaging or container.

8

If the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was produced by the exporter:

(a) records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in the production of the packaging material or container; and

(b) evidence of the value of the materials; and

(c) records of the production of the packaging material or container.

9

A copy of the Certificate of Origin in relation to the goods.

             (2)  The records must be kept for at least 5 years starting on the day of issue of the Certificate of Origin in relation to the goods.

             (3)  The exporter may keep a record under this section at any place (whether or not in Australia).

11  Record keeping by producer of goods

             (1)  For subsection 126AG(1) of the Act, the producer of goods mentioned in that subsection, whether or not the producer is the exporter of the goods, must keep the records set out in the following table.

 

Records to be kept by producers of goods for exportation to Thailand

Item

Records

1

Records of the purchase of the goods.

2

If the producer is the exporter of the goods, evidence of the classification of the goods under the Harmonized System.

3

Evidence that payment has been made for the goods.

4

Evidence of the value of the goods.

5

Records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in the production of the goods.

6

Evidence of the classification of the materials mentioned in item 5 under the Harmonized System.

7

Evidence of the value of the materials mentioned in item 5.

8

Records of the production of the goods.

9

If the goods include any spare parts, accessories or tools that were purchased by the producer:

(a) records of the purchase of the spare parts, accessories or tools; and

(b) evidence of the value of the spare parts, accessories or tools.

10

If the goods include any spare parts, accessories or tools that were produced by the producer:

(a) records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in their production; and

(b) evidence of the value of the materials; and

(c) records of the production of the spare parts, accessories or tools.

11

If the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was purchased by the producer:

(a) records of the purchase of the goods; and

(b) evidence of the value of the packaging material or container.

12

If the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was produced by the producer:

(a) records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in the production of the packaging material or container; and

(b) evidence of the value of the materials; and

(c) records of the production of the packaging material or container.

13

A copy of the Certificate of Origin in relation to the goods.

             (2)  The records must be kept for at least 5 years starting on the day of issue of the Certificate of Origin in relation to the goods.

             (3)  The producer may keep a record under this section at any place (whether or not in Australia).

12  Form in which records to be kept

                   For subsection 126AG(1) of the Act, a person who is required to keep a record under this Division in relation to goods must ensure the record:

                     (a)  is kept in a form that would enable a determination of whether the goods are Australian originating goods in accordance with the Agreement; and

                     (b)  if the record is not in English—is kept in a place and form that would enable an English translation to be readily made; and

                     (c)  if the record is kept electronically—is readily convertible into a hard copy in English.

Division 3Exportation of goods to New Zealand

13  Record keeping by exporter who is not the producer or principal manufacturer of goods

             (1)  For subsection 126AJB(1) of the Act, an exporter of goods mentioned in that subsection must keep the records set out in the following table, unless the exporter is also the producer or principal manufacturer of the goods.

 

Records to be kept by exporters (other than producers or principal manufacturers)

Item

Records

1

Records of the purchase of the goods by the exporter.

2

Records of the purchase of the goods by the person to whom the goods are exported.

3

Evidence that payment has been made for the goods.

4

Evidence of the classification of the goods under the Harmonized System.

5

If the goods include any spare parts, accessories or tools that were purchased by the exporter:

(a) records of the purchase of the spare parts, accessories or tools; and

(b) evidence of the value of the spare parts, accessories or tools.

6

If the goods include any spare parts, accessories or tools that were produced by the exporter:

(a) records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in the production of the spare parts, accessories or tools; and

(b) evidence of the value of the materials; and

(c) records of the production of the spare parts, accessories or tools.

7

If the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was purchased by the exporter:

(a) records of the purchase of the packaging material or container; and

(b) evidence of the value of the packaging or container.

8

If the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was produced by the exporter:

(a) records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in the production of the packaging material or container; and

(b) evidence of the value of the materials; and

(c) records of the production of the packaging material or container.

             (2)  The records must be kept for at least 5 years starting on the day of exportation.

             (3)  The exporter may keep a record under this section at any place (whether or not in Australia).

14  Record keeping by the producer or principal manufacturer of goods

             (1)  For subsection 126AJB(1) of the Act, the producer or principal manufacturer of goods mentioned in that subsection, whether or not the producer or principal manufacturer is the exporter of the goods, must keep the records set out in the following table.

 

Records to be kept by producers or principal manufacturers of goods for exportation to New Zealand

Item

Records

1

Records of the purchase of the goods.

2

If the producer or principal manufacturer is the exporter of the goods—evidence of the classification of the goods under the Harmonized System.

3

Evidence that payment has been made for the goods.

4

Evidence of the value of the goods.

5

Records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in the production of the goods.

6

Evidence of the classification of the materials mentioned in item 5 under the Harmonized System.

7

Evidence of the value of the materials mentioned in item 5.

8

Records of the production of the goods.

9

If the goods include any spare parts, accessories or tools that were purchased by the producer or principal manufacturer:

(a) records of the purchase of the spare parts, accessories or tools; and

(b) evidence of the value of the spare parts, accessories or tools.

10

If the goods include any spare parts, accessories or tools that were produced by the producer or principal manufacturer:

(a) records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in their production; and

(b) evidence of the value of the materials; and

(c) records of the production of the spare parts, accessories or tools.

11

If the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was purchased by the producer or principal manufacturer:

(a) records of the purchase of the goods; and

(b) evidence of the value of the packaging material or container.

12

If the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was produced by the producer or principal manufacturer:

(a) records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in the production of the packaging material or container; and

(b) evidence of the value of the materials; and

(c) records of the production of the packaging material or container.

             (2)  The records must be kept for at least 5 years starting on the day of exportation.

             (3)  The producer or principal manufacturer may keep a record under this section at any place (whether or not in Australia).

15  Form in which records to be kept

                   For subsection 126AJB(1) of the Act, a person required to keep a record under this Division in relation to goods must ensure that the record:

                     (a)  is kept in a form that would enable a determination of whether the goods are Australian originating goods in accordance with the Agreement; and

                     (b)  if the record is not in English—is kept in a place and form that would enable an English translation to be readily made; and

                     (c)  if the record is kept electronically—is readily convertible into a hard copy in English.

Division 4Exportation of goods to Chile

16  Record keeping by exporter who is not the producer of goods

             (1)  For subsection 126AKB(1) of the Act, an exporter of goods mentioned in that subsection must keep the records set out in the following table, unless the exporter is also the producer of the goods.

 

Records to be kept by exporters (other than producers) of goods to Chile

Item

Records

1

Records of the exporter’s purchase of the goods.

2

Records of the purchase of the goods by the person to whom the goods are exported.

3

Evidence that payment has been made for the goods.

4

Evidence of the classification of the goods under the Harmonized System.

5

If the goods include any accessories, spare parts, tools or instructional or other information resources that were purchased by the exporter:

(a) records of the purchase of the accessories, spare parts, tools or instructional or other information resources; and

(b) evidence of the value of the accessories, spare parts, tools or instructional or other information resources.

6

If the goods include any accessories, spare parts, tools or instructional or other information resources that were produced by the exporter:

(a) records of the production of the accessories, spare parts, tools or instructional or other information resources; and

(b) records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in their production; and

(c) evidence of the value of the materials.

7

If the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was purchased by the exporter:

(a) records of the purchase of the packaging material or container; and

(b) evidence of the value of the packaging material or container.

8

If the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was produced by the exporter:

(a) records of the production of the packaging material or container; and

(b) records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in the production of the packaging material or container; and

(c) evidence of the value of the materials.

9

A copy of the Certificate of Origin in relation to the goods.

             (2)  The records must be kept for at least 5 years starting on the day of issue of the Certificate of Origin in relation to the goods.

             (3)  The exporter may keep a record under this section at any place (whether or not in Australia).

17  Record keeping by the producer of goods

             (1)  For subsection 126AKB(1) of the Act, the producer of goods mentioned in that subsection, whether or not the producer is the exporter of the goods, must keep the records set out in the following table.

 

Records to be kept by producers of goods for exportation to Chile

Item

Records

1

Records of the purchase of the goods.

2

If the producer is the exporter of the goods—evidence of the classification of the goods under the Harmonized System.

3

Evidence that payment has been made for the goods.

4

Evidence of the value of the goods.

5

Records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in the production of the goods.

6

Evidence of the classification of the materials mentioned in item 5 under the Harmonized System.

7

Evidence of the value of the materials mentioned in item 5.

8

Records of the production of the goods.

9

If the goods include accessories, spare parts, tools or instructional or other information resources that were purchased by the producer:

(a) records of the purchase of the accessories, spare parts, tools or instructional or other information resources; and

(b) evidence of the value of the accessories, spare parts, tools or instructional or other information resources.

10

If the goods include accessories, spare parts, tools or instructional or other information resources that were produced by the producer:

(a) records of the production of the accessories, spare parts, tools or instructional or other information resources; and

(b) records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in their production; and

(c) evidence of the value of the materials.

11

If the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was purchased by the producer:

(a) records of the purchase of the packaging material or container; and

(b) evidence of the value of the packaging material or container.

12

If the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was produced by the producer:

(a) records of the production of the packaging material or container; and

(b) records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in the production of the packaging material or container; and

(c) evidence of the value of the materials.

13

A copy of the Certificate of Origin in relation to the goods.

             (2)  The records must be kept for at least 5 years starting on the day of issue of the Certificate of Origin in relation to the goods.

             (3)  The producer may keep a record under this section at any place (whether or not in Australia).

18  Form in which records to be kept

                   For subsection 126AKB(1) of the Act, a person who is required to keep a record under this Division in relation to goods must ensure the record:

                     (a)  is kept in a form that would enable a determination of whether the goods are Australian originating goods; and

                     (b)  if the record is not in English—is kept in a place and form that would enable an English translation to be readily made; and

                     (c)  if the record is kept electronically—is readily convertible into a hard copy in English.

Part 4Delivery of goods on giving of general security or undertaking

  

19  Reference to duty to include relevant dumping duty

                   In this Part, a reference to duty includes a reference to relevant dumping duty that is payable in relation to imported goods.

20  Bringing goods into Australia on a temporary basis

                   For subsection 162A(1) of the Act, the following goods may be brought into Australia on a temporary basis without payment of duty:

                     (a)  goods included in a class of goods to which an intergovernmental agreement applies;

                     (b)  goods imported by persons included in a class of persons to which an intergovernmental agreement applies;

                     (c)  goods imported for a purpose specified in an intergovernmental agreement as a purpose for which the goods may be imported on a temporary basis without payment of duty.

21  Dealing with goods brought into Australia on a temporary basis

             (1)  For subsection 162A(4) of the Act, if goods are brought into Australia on a temporary basis without payment of duty, the person to whom the goods are delivered must not, except with the consent of a Collector, do any of the following in relation to the goods:

                     (a)  lend, sell, pledge, mortgage, hire, give away or exchange the goods;

                     (b)  part with possession of the goods;

                     (c)  otherwise dispose of the goods;

                     (d)  alter the goods in any way.

             (2)  Applications may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of decisions of the Collector to refuse to give consent under subsection (1).

22  Circumstances in which duty is not payable

                   For paragraph 162A(5)(b) of the Act, a circumstance in relation to duty not being payable on goods is that the goods have no value because:

                     (a)  they have been accidentally damaged or destroyed; or

                     (b)  if the goods are an animal—it has died, or has been destroyed, because of an accident or illness.

Part 5Refunds, rebates and remissions of duty—originating goods

Division 1Circumstances for refund, rebate or remission

23  Circumstances for refunds, rebates and remissions of duty

                   For paragraph 163(1)(b) of the Act, each of the following is a circumstance in which a refund, rebate or remission may be made by a Collector:

                     (a)  for a class of goods mentioned in the following table—the circumstance mentioned in the table for the class of goods;

                     (b)  both of the following apply:

                              (i)  interim duty (within the meaning of section 269T of the Act) has been paid;

                             (ii)  the amount paid is more than the interim duty payable because of a declaration made by the Minister under subsection 269ZDB(1) of the Act or a decision made by the Minister under subsection 269ZZM(1) of the Act.

Note:          The Customs Regulation 2015 also prescribes circumstances for refunds, rebates and remissions of duty under paragraph 163(1)(b) of the Act.

 

Circumstances for refunds, rebates and remissions—originating goods

Item

Class of goods

Circumstances

1

Thai originating goods

Duty has been paid on the goods.

2

Goods that would have been Thai originating goods if, at the time the goods were imported, the importer held a Certificate of Origin or a copy of a Certificate of Origin for the goods

Both of the following apply:

(a) duty has been paid on the goods;

(b) the importer holds a Certificate of Origin or a copy of a Certificate of Origin for the goods at the time of making the application for the refund.

3

Chilean originating goods

Duty has been paid on the goods.

4

Goods that would have been Chilean originating goods if, at the time the goods were imported, the importer held a Certificate of Origin or a copy of a Certificate of Origin for the goods

Both of the following apply:

(a) duty has been paid on the goods;

(b) the importer holds a Certificate of Origin or a copy of a Certificate of Origin for the goods at the time of making the application for the refund.

5

Malaysian originating goods

Duty has been paid on the goods.

6

Goods that would have been Malaysian originating goods if, at the time the goods were imported, the importer held:

(a) a Declaration of Origin, or a Certificate of Origin, for the goods; or

(b) a copy of a document mentioned in paragraph (a)

Both of the following apply:

(a) duty has been paid on the goods;

(b) the importer holds a Declaration of Origin, or a Certificate of Origin for the goods, or a copy of either of those documents, at the time of making the application for the refund.

7

AANZ originating goods

Duty has been paid on the goods.

8

Goods that would have been AANZ originating goods if, at the time the goods were imported, the importer held a Certificate of Origin or a copy of a Certificate of Origin for the goods

Both of the following apply:

(a) duty has been paid on the goods;

(b) the importer holds a Certificate of Origin or a copy of a Certificate of Origin for the goods at the time of making the application for the refund.

9

Korean originating goods

Duty has been paid on the goods.

10

Goods that would have been Korean originating goods if, at the time the goods were imported, the importer held a Certificate of Origin or a copy of a Certificate of Origin for the goods

Both of the following apply:

(a) duty has been paid on the goods;

(b) the importer holds a Certificate of Origin or a copy of a Certificate of Origin for the goods at the time of making the application for the refund.

11

Japanese originating goods

Duty has been paid on the goods.

12

Goods that would have been Japanese originating goods if, at the time the goods were imported, the importer held:

(a) a Certificate of Origin or origin certification document for the goods; or

(b) a copy of a document mentioned in paragraph (a)

Both of the following apply:

(a) duty has been paid on the goods;

(b) the importer holds a Certificate of Origin or origin certification document for the goods, or a copy of either of those documents, at the time of making the application for the refund.

24  Whether goods are originating goods—refund not payable in certain circumstances

                   A refund is not payable under item 6 of the table in clause 1 of Schedule 6 to the Customs Regulation 2015 to the extent that an application for a refund relates to one or more of the factors that determine whether:

                     (a)  the goods mentioned in item 1 or 2 of the table in section 23 are Thai originating goods; or

                     (b)  the goods mentioned in item 3 or 4 of the table in section 23 are Chilean originating goods; or

                     (c)  the goods mentioned in item 5 or 6 of the table in section 23 are Malaysian originating goods; or

                     (d)  the goods mentioned in item 7 or 8 of the table in section 23 are AANZ originating goods; or

                     (e)  the goods mentioned in item 9 or 10 of the table in section 23 are Korean originating goods; or

                      (f)  the goods mentioned in item 11 or 12 of the table in section 23 are Japanese originating goods.

Division 2Application for refund, rebate or remission

25  When an application is required for a refund, rebate or remission of duty

                   For subsection 163(1AA) of the Act, an application is required for a refund, rebate or remission of duty under this Part.

Note:          The application must be made in accordance with sections 26 and 28.

26  Application for a refund, rebate or remission of duty

             (1)  An application for a refund, rebate or remission of duty under this Part must be made in accordance with this section.

Application by document

             (2)  An application by document for a refund, rebate or remission of duty must:

                     (a)  be in an approved form; and

                     (b)  include the information required by the form; and

                     (c)  be signed as required by the form; and

                     (d)  state the circumstance in section 23 to which the refund, rebate or remission relates; and

                     (e)  be:

                              (i)  given or sent to an officer performing duties in relation to refunds, rebates or remissions of duty; or

                             (ii)  left in a Customs Office at a place designated for lodgement of applications for refunds, rebates or remissions of duty.

Application by computer

             (3)  An application by computer for a refund, rebate or remission of duty must:

                     (a)  include the information required by an approved statement; and

                     (b)  state the circumstance in section 23 to which the refund, rebate or remission relates; and

                     (c)  be transmitted, and signed, in a manner that meets the information technology requirements:

                              (i)  determined under section 126DA of the Act; and

                             (ii)  that apply to import declarations, self‑assessed clearance declarations, or returns, about goods of the kind to which the application relates.

Note:          See section 27 for when an application is taken to have been communicated to Customs.

General requirements relating to applications

             (4)  The goods for which an application is made must be goods covered by the same:

                     (a)  import declaration; or

                     (b)  self‑assessed clearance declaration; or

                     (c)  return under subsection 69(8), 70(7) or 105C(2) of the Act.

             (5)  For paragraphs (2)(d) and (3)(b), only one circumstance may be stated to apply to particular goods mentioned in a line of an application.

Definitions

             (6)  In this section:

line of an application means the part of the application that describes particular goods that have a single tariff classification to which a duty rate applies, whether or not the application describes other goods that have the same tariff classification or another tariff classification.

27  Communication of application for refund, rebate or remission by computer to Customs

                   An application by computer for a refund, rebate or remission of duty under this Part is taken to have been communicated to Customs when an electronic message is transmitted by Customs to the person who made the application stating that:

                     (a)  the application has been accepted and the refund, rebate or remission has been approved; or

                     (b)  the application has been received but further information is required.

28  Period for making an application for refund, rebate or remission

             (1)  An application for a remission of duty under this Part must be made before the goods to which the remission relates leave the control of Customs.

             (2)  An application for a refund or rebate of duty under this Part must be made within 4 years after the day on which the duty was paid.

             (3)  If an application must be made within a time (the application time) that ends while a notice under section 126E of the Act that an information system has become temporarily inoperative is in force, the application time is taken to be extended until the end of the day after the CEO gives notice that the information system has again become operative.

29  Procedures for dealing with application for refund, rebate or remission

             (1)  This section sets out procedures to be followed by Customs in dealing with applications for a refund, rebate or remission of duty under this Part.

Verifying particulars and other matters

             (2)  Before considering an application for a refund, rebate or remission of duty, a Collector must:

                     (a)  verify particulars in the application; and

                     (b)  be satisfied of any other matter that may be relevant to approval of the refund, rebate or remission.

             (3)  A Collector may require the applicant to verify the information in the application by declaration or by producing documents.

Requiring documents or information

             (4)  A Collector may require the applicant to give to the Collector:

                     (a)  any commercial documents relating to the application that are in the applicant’s possession or control; or

                     (b)  information, of a kind specified by the Collector, about the goods that is within the knowledge of the applicant or that the applicant is reasonably able to obtain.

             (5)  If a requirement mentioned in subsection (4) is to be communicated in a document, the requirement must:

                     (a)  be communicated to:

                              (i)  the applicant; or

                             (ii)  if another person made the application for the applicant—that other person; and

                     (b)  be in an approved form; and

                     (c)  include the information required by the form.

             (6)  If a requirement mentioned in subsection (4) is to be communicated electronically, the requirement must:

                     (a)  be transmitted electronically to the person who made the application; and

                     (b)  include the information required by an approved statement.

Questions about the application

             (7)  A Collector may require the following to answer questions about the application:

                     (a)  in any case—the applicant;

                     (b)  if another person made the application for the applicant—that other person.

Considering an application

             (8)  If a requirement under subsection (3), (4) or (7) to verify information, give documents or information, or answer questions, is not complied with within 30 days after the requirement is made, an application may be considered only on the information available to a Collector.

Returning a commercial document

             (9)  If a person delivers a commercial document to a Collector, the Collector must deal with the document and then return the document to the person.

Division 3Conditions for refund, rebate or remission

30  Conditions for refund, rebate or remission of duty—drawback

             (1)  For paragraph 163(1)(b) of the Act, this section sets out conditions and restrictions to which a refund, rebate or remission of duty under this Part is subject.

             (2)  A refund, rebate or remission of duty must not be made if drawback of all the import duty paid for the goods has been paid.

             (3)  If an amount of drawback of import duty paid for the goods is less than the total import duty paid for the goods, that amount of drawback must be deducted from the amount of the refund, rebate or remission of duty.

Division 4Amount of refund, rebate or remission

31  Calculation of refund, rebate or remission of duty

             (1)  For subsection 163(1A) of the Act, this section prescribes the amount of a refund, rebate or remission of duty under this Part that may be made by a Collector.

             (2)  The amount of a refund, rebate or remission that may be made for a circumstance set out in paragraph 23(a) is the amount worked out using the formula:

where:

duty paid means the amount of duty paid on the goods.

duty payable means the amount of duty payable:

                     (a)  for a circumstance mentioned in item 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 or 11 of the table in section 23—on the goods as relevant originating goods; or

                     (b)  for a circumstance mentioned in item 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 of the table in section 23—on the goods as if they had been relevant originating goods at the time of their importation.

relevant originating goods means whichever of the following class of goods relates to the circumstance:

                     (a)  Thai originating goods;

                     (b)  Chilean originating goods;

                     (c)  Malaysian originating goods;

                     (d)  AANZ originating goods;

                     (e)  Korean originating goods;

                      (f)  Japanese originating goods.

Part 6UN‑sanctioned goods

  

32  UN‑sanctioned goods

                   For subsection 233BABAA(1) of the Act, Schedule 1 prescribes goods that are UN‑sanctioned goods.

Note 1:       Importation of UN‑sanctioned goods is an offence under section 233BABAB of the Act.

Note 2:       Exportation of UN‑sanctioned goods is an offence under section 233BABAC of the Act.

Part 7Drawback of import duty

Division 1Drawback of dumping duty

33  Reference to import duty to include relevant dumping duty

                   In this Part, a reference to import duty includes a reference to relevant dumping duty that has been paid in relation to imported goods.

Division 2Goods for which drawback may be paid

34  Drawback of import duty on goods—general

             (1)  For section 168 of the Act, drawback of import duty may be paid, in accordance with this Part, on the exportation of imported goods for which import duty has been paid.

Note:          For manufactured goods and processed or treated goods, see section 35.

             (2)  However, drawback of import duty is not payable on second‑hand goods.

             (3)  Goods are second‑hand goods if, after their first importation into Australia, they have been used other than for the purpose of being inspected or exhibited.

35  Drawback of import duty on goods—manufactured goods and processed or treated goods

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  relevant imported goods were used in the manufacture of other goods in Australia; and

                     (b)  those other goods (the manufactured goods) are exported;

drawback of import duty may be paid, on the exportation, for the relevant imported goods that were used, lost or wasted in the manufacture.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  relevant imported goods were subjected to a process or to treatment in Australia for the purpose of producing other goods; and

                     (b)  the other goods (the processed or treated goods) are exported;

drawback of import duty may be paid, on the exportation, for the relevant imported goods.

             (3)  However, drawback of import duty is not payable if the manufactured goods, or the processed or treated goods, have been used in Australia otherwise than for the purpose of being inspected or exhibited.

             (4)  Imported goods are relevant imported goods if:

                     (a)  import duty has been paid on the goods; and

                     (b)  the goods have only been used in Australia:

                              (i)  in the manufacture of other goods; or

                             (ii)  in being subjected to a process or to treatment for the purpose of producing other goods; or

                            (iii)  for the purpose of being inspected or exhibited.

             (5)  In this section:

manufacture, of goods, includes the process of packaging the goods.

Note:          If the relevant imported goods were mixed with similar goods produced in Australia, see section 41.

Division 3Circumstances when drawback is not payable

36  Circumstances when drawback of import duty is not payable

             (1)  Drawback of import duty is not payable under section 34 on the exportation of goods if:

                     (a)  the free on board (F.O.B.) price of the goods at the time of exportation is not more than 25% of the customs value of the goods determined for the purposes of Division 2 of Part VIII of the Act at the time of importation of the goods; or

                     (b)  the import duty paid on the goods has been refunded.

             (2)  Drawback of import duty is also not payable under that section on the exportation of fuel if:

                     (a)  an entity:

                              (i)  has an entitlement to a fuel tax credit or decreasing fuel tax adjustment in relation to that fuel; and

                             (ii)  does not have an increasing fuel tax adjustment in relation to the fuel; or

                     (b)  an entity:

                              (i)  had an entitlement mentioned in subparagraph (a)(i); and

                             (ii)  did not have an adjustment mentioned in subparagraph (a)(ii).

             (3)  Drawback of import duty is not payable under section 35 for goods if the import duty paid for the goods has been refunded.

Division 4Conditions relating to drawback

37  Conditions relating to drawback of import duty

                   Drawback of import duty is not payable on the exportation of goods unless the conditions set out in the following table are met.

 

Conditions relating to drawback of import duty

Item

Condition

1

Before exportation, the goods are available at all reasonable times for examination by an officer.

2

The following records are available at all reasonable times for examination by an officer:

(a) records that show that import duty has been paid on the goods;

(b) records that show relevant details of the receipt and disposal of the goods by the owner.

3

A claim by document for drawback of import duty paid on the goods:

(a) is in an approved form; and

(b) sets out the amount of the claim (see section 40) and the other information that the form requires.

4

A claim made electronically for drawback of import duty paid on the goods:

(a) includes the information required by an approved statement; and

(b) sets out the amount of the claim (see section 40) and the other information that the statement requires; and

(c) is transmitted, and signed, in a manner that meets the information technology requirements determined under section 126DA of the Act.

5

A claim for drawback of import duty includes a statement that to the best of the knowledge, information and belief of the person making the claim, the goods have not been used in Australia other than for the purpose of being inspected or exhibited.

6

The person who is the legal owner of goods at the time the goods are exported gives the claim for drawback to a Collector in the period:

(a) starting on the day on which the goods are exported; and

(b) ending:

(i) for goods that are tobacco or tobacco products—12 months after the day on which the goods are exported; and

(ii) for goods that are not tobacco or tobacco products—4 years after the day on which the goods are exported.

7

For goods that are tobacco or tobacco products:

(a) the owner of the goods gives a Collector notice in writing, a reasonable time before the exportation, of the owner’s intention to claim drawback on the exportation; and

(b) the claim for drawback mentions that, to the best of the knowledge, information and belief of the person making the claim, the goods have not been, and are not intended to be, re‑landed in Australia.

8

The amount of the drawback:

(a) is at least $100; or

(b) meets the following requirements:

(i) the amount is claimed at the same time, and in the same approved form, as another claim or claims made by the owner of the goods for drawback on the exportation of other goods;

(ii) together the claims result in an aggregate amount of drawback of at least $100.

38  Additional conditions for tobacco and tobacco products

             (1)  This section applies in relation to goods that are tobacco or tobacco products.

             (2)  If the owner of the goods gives to a Collector a notice of intention to claim for drawback on the exportation of the goods under paragraph (a) of item 7 of the table in section 37, the Collector may, by notice in writing to the owner of the goods, require the owner to do any of the following:

                     (a)  produce the goods to an officer for examination before the exportation of the goods;

                     (b)  cause the goods to be packed, in the presence of an officer, into the packages in which they are intended to be exported;

                     (c)  cause the goods to be secured to the satisfaction of an officer after they have been packed into the packages in which they are intended to be exported;

                     (d)  mark each of the packages, into which any of the goods are packed for the purpose of being exported, with a distinctive mark or label;

                     (e)  cause a distinctive label to be affixed to any goods that are to be exported without having been packed into a package.

             (3)  Paragraph (2)(b) does not apply in relation to goods that:

                     (a)  are intended to be exported in the packages in which they were packed when entered for home consumption; or

                     (b)  are intended to be exported without being packed into packages.

             (4)  If a Collector gives a notice under subsection (2) to the owner of the goods, drawback of import duty is not payable on the exportation of the goods unless the owner complies with the notice.

39  Drawback of import duty for goods imported more than once

                   If:

                     (a)  drawback of import duty is payable on the exportation of goods; and

                     (b)  the goods have been imported on more than one occasion;

the import duty for which drawback is payable is the import duty paid for the importation of the goods last preceding the exportation of the goods in relation to which drawback is payable.

Division 5Amount of claim for drawback

40  Amount of claim for drawback of import duty

             (1)  For paragraph (b) of items 3 and 4 of the table in section 37, this section sets out how to work out the amount of a claim for drawback of import duty.

             (2)  The amount of a claim for drawback of import duty paid on the exportation of goods must not exceed the amount of import duty:

                     (a)  paid on the goods; or

                     (b)  for manufactured goods—paid on the relevant imported goods used in the manufacture of the manufactured goods; or

                     (c)  for processed or treated goods—paid on the relevant imported goods subjected to a process or treatment for the purpose of producing the processed or treated goods.

             (3)  The amount of the claim may be worked out by reference to the amount of import duty paid on identical goods that were imported on a previous occasion by the person making the claim.

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  the amount of import duty paid on the goods is not known by the person making the claim; and

                     (b)  an amount of quantitative duty does not apply to the goods;

the amount of the claim may be worked out using the formula:

where:

price paid means the price paid for the goods by the person who was the owner of the goods when the goods were exported.

rate of import duty means the ad valorem rate of import duty for the goods.

             (5)  If:

                     (a)  the amount of import duty paid on the goods is not known by the person making the claim; and

                     (b)  an amount of quantitative duty applies to the goods;

the amount of the claim may be worked out using the formula:

where:

duty means the quantitative duty for the goods.

price means the price paid for the goods by the person who was the owner of the goods when the goods were exported.

rate of import duty means the ad valorem rate of import duty for the goods.

             (6)  In this section:

quantitative duty, for goods, means the import duty worked out in accordance with the Customs Tariff by reference to:

                     (a)  the actual quantities of the goods; or

                     (b)  the actual quantities of a component of the goods.

41  Amount of drawback for goods mixed with similar goods—manufactured goods or processed or treated goods

             (1)  This section applies if the relevant imported goods in section 35 were mixed with similar goods produced in Australia before the mixture, or part of the mixture, of goods was:

                     (a)  used in the manufacture of other goods; or

                     (b)  subjected to a process or treatment for the purpose of producing other goods.

             (2)  Subject to this Part, the amount of drawback that may be paid on the exportation of the other goods is an amount considered by a Collector to be fair and reasonable, having regard to:

                     (a)  the amount of import duty that was paid on the relevant imported goods contained in the mixture of goods; and

                     (b)  the quantity of the mixture of goods that has been lost or wasted, or has been used otherwise than in the manufacture or processing or treatment of other goods; and

                     (c)  if part of the mixture of goods was:

                              (i)  used in the manufacture of other goods that have previously been exported; or

                             (ii)  subjected to a process or treatment for the purpose of producing other goods that have previously been exported;

                            the amount of drawback of import duty that was paid on the exportation of those previously exported goods.

42  Deduction of rebates from drawback payable

                   The amount of any drawback of import duty that may be paid on the exportation of goods is reduced by an amount equal to the amount of any rebate of import duty under this Part that has been made.

Part 8Anti‑dumping duties

Division 1Ordinary course of trade

43  Determination of cost of production or manufacture

             (1)  For subsection 269TAAD(5) of the Act, this section sets out:

                     (a)  the manner in which the Minister must, for paragraph 269TAAD(4)(a) of the Act, work out an amount (the amount) to be the cost of production or manufacture of like goods in a country of export; and

                     (b)  factors that the Minister must take account of for that purpose.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  an exporter or producer of like goods keeps records relating to the like goods; and

                     (b)  the records:

                              (i)  are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the country of export; and

                             (ii)  reasonably reflect competitive market costs associated with the production or manufacture of like goods;

the Minister must work out the amount by using the information set out in the records.

             (3)  The Minister must take account of the information available to the Minister about the allocation of costs in relation to like goods, in particular to establish:

                     (a)  appropriate amortisation and depreciation periods; and

                     (b)  allowances for capital expenditures and other development costs.

             (4)  For subsection (3), the information includes information given by the exporter or producer of the goods mentioned in subsection (1) that demonstrates that the exporter or producer of the goods has historically used the method of allocation.

             (5)  If:

                     (a)  the Minister identifies a non‑recurring item of cost that benefits current production or future production (or both) of the goods mentioned in subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the information mentioned in subsection (3) does not identify the item;

the Minister must adjust the costs identified by the exporter or producer to take that item into account.

             (6)  Subsection (7) applies if:

                     (a)  the Minister identifies a circumstance in which costs, during the investigation period, are affected by start‑up operations; and

                     (b)  the information mentioned in subsection (3) does not identify the circumstance.

             (7)  The Minister must adjust the costs identified in the information:

                     (a)  to take the circumstance into account; and

                     (b)  to reflect:

                              (i)  the costs at the end of the start‑up period; or

                             (ii)  if the start‑up period extends beyond the investigation period—the most recent costs that can reasonably be taken into account by the Minister during the investigation.

             (8)  For this section, the Minister may disregard any information that he or she considers to be unreliable.

44  Determination of administrative, selling and general costs

             (1)  For subsection 269TAAD(5) of the Act, this section sets out:

                     (a)  the manner in which the Minister must, for paragraph 269TAAD(4)(b) of the Act, work out an amount (the amount) to be the administrative, selling and general costs associated with the sale of like goods in a country of export; and

                     (b)  factors that the Minister must take account of for that purpose.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  an exporter or producer of like goods keeps records relating to the like goods; and

                     (b)  the records:

                              (i)  are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the country of export; and

                             (ii)  reasonably reflect the administrative, general and selling costs associated with the sale of the like goods;

the Minister must work out the amount by using the information set out in the records.

             (3)  If the Minister is unable to work out the amount by using the information mentioned in subsection (2), the Minister must work out the amount by:

                     (a)  identifying the actual amounts of administrative, selling and general costs incurred by the exporter or producer in the production and sale of the same general category of goods in the domestic market of the country of export; or

                     (b)  identifying the weighted average of the actual amounts of administrative, selling and general costs incurred by other exporters or producers in the production and sale of like goods in the domestic market of the country of export; or

                     (c)  using any other reasonable method and having regard to all relevant information.

             (4)  The Minister must take account of the information available to the Minister about the allocation of costs, in particular to establish:

                     (a)  appropriate amortisation and depreciation periods; and

                     (b)  allowances for capital expenditures and other development costs.

             (5)  For subsection (4), the information includes information given by the exporter or producer of goods that demonstrates that the exporter or producer of the goods has historically used the method of allocation.

             (6)  If:

                     (a)  the Minister identifies a non‑recurring item of cost that benefits current production or future production (or both) of goods; and

                     (b)  the information mentioned in subsection (4) does not identify the item;

the Minister must adjust the costs identified by the exporter or producer to take that item into account.

             (7)  Subsection (8) applies if:

                     (a)  the Minister identifies a circumstance in which costs, during the investigation period, are affected by start‑up operations; and

                     (b)  the information mentioned in subsection (4) does not identify the circumstance.

             (8)  The Minister must adjust the costs identified in the information:

                     (a)  to take the circumstance into account; and

                     (b)  to reflect:

                              (i)  the costs at the end of the start‑up period; or

                             (ii)  if the start‑up period extends beyond the investigation period—the most recent costs that can reasonably be taken into account by the Minister during the investigation.

             (9)  For this section, the Minister may disregard any information that he or she considers to be unreliable.

           (10)  For paragraph (3)(b), subsection 269T(5A) of the Act sets out how to work out the weighted average.

Division 2Normal value of goods

45  Determination of profit

             (1)  For subsection 269TAC(5B) of the Act, this section sets out:

                     (a)  the manner in which the Minister must, for subparagraph 269TAC(2)(c)(ii) or (4)(e)(ii) of the Act, work out an amount (the amount) to be the profit on the sale of goods; and

                     (b)  factors that the Minister must take account of for that purpose.

             (2)  The Minister must, if reasonably practicable, work out the amount by using data relating to the production and sale of like goods by the exporter or producer of the goods in the ordinary course of trade.

             (3)  If the Minister is unable to work out the amount by using the data mentioned in subsection (2), the Minister must work out the amount by:

                     (a)  identifying the actual amounts realised by the exporter or producer from the sale of the same general category of goods in the domestic market of the country of export; or

                     (b)  identifying the weighted average of the actual amounts realised by other exporters or producers from the sale of like goods in the domestic market of the country of export; or

                     (c)  using any other reasonable method and having regard to all relevant information.

             (4)  However, if:

                     (a)  the Minister uses a method of calculation under paragraph (3)(c) to work out an amount representing the profit of the exporter or producer of the goods; and

                     (b)  the amount worked out exceeds the amount of profit normally realised by other exporters or producers on sales of goods of the same general category in the domestic market of the country of export;

the Minister must disregard the amount by which the amount worked out exceeds the amount of profit normally realised by the other exporters or producers.

             (5)  For this section, the Minister may disregard any information that he or she considers to be unreliable.

             (6)  For paragraph (3)(b), subsection 269T(5A) of the Act sets out how to work out the weighted average.

46  Determining whether conditions exist—matters to which the Minister must have regard

             (1)  For subsection 269TAC(5E) of the Act, the matters are set out in the following table.

 

Matters to which the Minister must have regard

Item

Matter

1

Whether the entity makes decisions about prices, costs, inputs, sales and investments:

(a) in response to market signals; and

(b) without significant interference by a government of the country of export (see subsection (2)).

2

Whether the entity keeps accounting records in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards in the country of export.

3

Whether the generally accepted accounting standards in the country of export are in line with:

(a) international financial reporting standards developed by; and

(b) international accounting standards adopted by;

the International Accounting Standards Board.

Note:       The international financial reporting standards and international accounting standards could in 2015 be viewed on the International Accounting Standards Board’s website (http://www.ifrs.org).

4

Whether the accounting records mentioned in item 2 are independently audited.

5

Whether the entity’s production costs or financial situation is significantly affected by the influence that a government of the country of export had on the domestic price of goods in the country before the country’s economy was an economy in transition.

6

Whether the country of export has laws relating to bankruptcy and property.

7

Whether the entity is subject to the bankruptcy and property laws mentioned in item 6.

8

Whether the entity is part of a market or sector in which the presence of an enterprise owned by a government of the country of export prevents market conditions from prevailing in that market or sector.

9

Whether utilities are supplied to the entity under contracts that reflect commercial terms and prices that are generally available throughout the economy of the country of export.

10

If the land on which the entity’s facilities are built is owned by a government of the country of export—whether the conditions of rent are comparable to those in a market economy.

11

Whether the entity has the right to hire and dismiss employees and to fix the salaries of employees.

             (2)  In assessing whether there is significant interference for paragraph (b) of item 1 in the table in subsection (1), the Minister must have regard to the following:

                     (a)  whether a genuinely private company or party holds the majority shareholding in the entity;

                     (b)  if officials of a government of the country of export hold positions on the board of the entity—whether those officials are a minority of the members of the board;

                     (c)  if officials of a government of the country of export hold significant management positions within the entity—whether those officials are a minority of the persons holding significant management positions;

                     (d)  whether the entity’s ability to carry on business activities in the country of export is affected by:

                              (i)  a restriction on selling in the domestic market; or

                             (ii)  the potential for the right to do business being withdrawn other than under contractual terms; or

                            (iii)  if the entity is a joint‑venture in which one of the parties is a foreign person, or is carried on in the form of such a joint‑venture—the ability of the foreign person to export profits and repatriate capital invested;

                     (e)  whether the entity’s significant production inputs (including raw materials, labour, energy and technology) are supplied:

                              (i)  by enterprises that are owned or controlled by a government of the country of export; and

                             (ii)  at prices that do not substantially reflect conditions found in a market economy.

             (3)  In this section:

entity, in relation to goods, means:

                     (a)  the exporter of the exported goods mentioned in subsection 269TAC(5D) of the Act; or

                     (b)  if the exporter of the goods is not the producer of the goods, but the goods are produced in the country of export—the producer of the goods.

government, of a country, includes any level of government of the country.

47  Determination of value—countries to which subsection 269T(5D) of the Act does not apply

                   For subsection 269TAC(5J) of the Act, Schedule 2 prescribes countries to which subsection 269TAC(5D) of the Act does not apply.

Division 3Circumvention activities

48  Circumvention activities

             (1)  For subsection 269ZDBB(6) of the Act, the circumstance set out in subsection (2) of this section is prescribed.

Slight modification of goods exported to Australia

             (2)  The circumstance is that all of the following 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.

Part 9Transitional matters

  

49  Approved forms and approved statements

             (1)  Subsection (2) applies if:

                     (a)  a form or statement approved under section 4A of the Act before the repeal of the Customs Regulations 1926 is approved for the purposes of a provision of those Regulations; and

                     (b)  the form or statement, if approved after that time, could have been approved under that section for the purposes of a provision of this instrument (the corresponding provision) that corresponds to the provision of the Regulations mentioned in paragraph (a).

             (2)  The form or statement has effect for the purposes of this instrument as if it had been approved for the purposes of the corresponding provision of this instrument.


Schedule 1UN‑sanctioned goods

Note:       See section 32.

Part 1Prohibited Imports Regulations

  

1  Prohibited Imports Regulations

                   For section 32, the goods specified in an item in the following table are UN‑sanctioned goods.

 

UN‑sanctioned goods—Prohibited Imports Regulations

Item

Goods

1

Goods to which regulation 4N of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies

2

Goods to which regulation 4Y of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies

3

Goods to which regulation 4Z of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies

4

Goods to which regulation 4ZA of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies

5

Goods to which regulation 4ZB of the Prohibited Imports Regulations applies

 

Part 2Prohibited Exports Regulations

  

2  Prohibited Exports Regulations

                   For section 32, the goods specified in an item in the following table are UN‑sanctioned goods.

 

UN‑sanctioned goods—Prohibited Exports Regulations

Item

Goods

1

Goods to which regulation 13CI of the Prohibited Exports Regulations applies

2

Goods to which regulation 13CJ of the Prohibited Exports Regulations applies

3

Goods to which regulation 13CK of the Prohibited Exports Regulations applies

4

Goods to which regulation 13CL of the Prohibited Exports Regulations applies

5

Goods to which regulation 13CM of the Prohibited Exports Regulations applies

6

Goods to which regulation 13CN of the Prohibited Exports Regulations applies

7

Goods to which regulation 13CO of the Prohibited Exports Regulations applies

8

Goods to which regulation 13CP of the Prohibited Exports Regulations applies

9

Goods to which regulation 13CQ of the Prohibited Exports Regulations applies

10

Goods to which regulation 13CR of the Prohibited Exports Regulations applies

11

Goods to which regulation 13CS of the Prohibited Exports Regulations applies

12

Goods to which regulation 13CT of the Prohibited Exports Regulations applies

13

Goods to which regulation 13E of the Prohibited Exports Regulations applies if the immediate or final destination is, or is intended to be, one of the following countries:

(a) Afghanistan;

(b) Central African Republic;

(c) Cote d’Ivoire;

(d) Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea);

(e) Democratic Republic of the Congo;

(f) Eritrea;

(g) Iran;

(h) Iraq;

(i) Lebanon;

(j) Liberia;

(k) Libya;

(l) Sierra Leone;

(m) Somalia;

(n) Sudan.

 

Schedule 2Countries to which subsection 269TAC(5D) of the Act does not apply

Note:       See section 47.

  

  

1  Countries

                   For section 47, subsection 269TAC(5D) of the Act does not apply to the countries mentioned in the following table.

 


Countries to which subsection 269TAC(5D) of the Act does not apply

Item

Country

1

Albania

2

Angola

3

Antigua and Barbuda

4

Argentina

5

Armenia

6

Austria

7

Bahrain

8

Bangladesh

9

Barbados

10

Belgium

11

Belize

12

Benin

13

Bolivia

14

Botswana

15

Brazil

16

Brunei Darussalam

17

Bulgaria

18

Burkina Faso

19

Burma (Myanmar)

20

Burundi

21

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)

22

Cambodia

23

Cameroon

24

Canada

25

Central African Republic

26

Chad

27

Chile

28

China

29

Colombia

30

Costa Rica

31

Côte d’Ivoire

32

Croatia

33

Cuba

34

Cyprus

35

Czech Republic

36

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)

37

Democratic Republic of the Congo

38

Denmark

39

Djibouti

40

Dominica

41

Dominican Republic

42

Ecuador

43

Egypt

44

El Salvador

45

Estonia

46

Fiji

47

Finland

48

France

49

Gabon

50

Georgia

51

Germany

52

Ghana

53

Greece

54

Grenada

55

Guatemala

56

Guinea

57

Guinea‑Bissau

58

Guyana

59

Haiti

60

Honduras

61

Hong Kong

62

Hungary

63

Iceland

64

India

65

Indonesia

66

Ireland

67

Israel

68

Italy

69

Jamaica

70

Japan

71

Jordan

72

Kenya

73

Kuwait

74

Kyrgyz Republic

75

Latvia

76

Lesotho

77

Liechtenstein

78

Lithuania

79

Luxembourg

80

Macau

81

Madagascar

82

Malawi

83

Malaysia

84

Maldives

85

Mali

86

Malta

87

Mauritania

88

Mauritius

89

Mexico

90

Moldova

91

Mongolia

92

Montenegro

93

Morocco

94

Mozambique

95

Namibia

96

Nepal

97

Netherlands

98

Netherlands Antilles

99

New Zealand

100

Nicaragua

101

Niger

102

Nigeria

103

Norway

104

Oman

105

Pakistan

106

Panama

107

Papua New Guinea

108

Paraguay

109

Peru

110

Philippines

111

Poland

112

Portugal

113

Qatar

114

Republic of Korea (South Korea)

115

Romania

116

Russia

117

Rwanda

118

Saint Kitts and Nevis

119

Saint Lucia

120

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

121

Samoa

122

Saudi Arabia

123

Senegal

124

Sierra Leone

125

Singapore

126

Slovakia

127

Slovenia

128

Solomon Islands

129

South Africa

130

Spain

131

Sri Lanka

132

Suriname

133

Swaziland

134

Sweden

135

Switzerland

136

Taiwan

137

Tanzania

138

Thailand

139

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

140

The Gambia

141

The Republic of the Congo

142

Togo

143

Tonga

144

Trinidad and Tobago

145

Tunisia

146

Turkey

147

Uganda

148

Ukraine

149

United Arab Emirates

150

United Kingdom

151

United States of America

152

Uruguay

153

Venezuela

154

Vietnam

155

Zambia

156

Zimbabwe