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These regulations amend the Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015 to prescribe two new refund circumstances in respect of goods imported into Australia from a Party to the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 26 Nov 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR27-Nov-2018
Tabled Senate28-Nov-2018
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Customs (International Obligations) Amendment (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus Implementation) Regulations 2018

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 regulations.

Dated 21 November 2018

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Linda Reynolds

Assistant Minister for Home Affairs
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Home Affairs

 

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015                                                                 2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Customs (International Obligations) Amendment (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus Implementation) Regulations 2018.

2  Commencement

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

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this instrument is registered.

27 November 2018

2.  Schedule 1

At the same time as Schedule 1 to the Customs Amendment (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus Implementation) Act 2018 commences.

 

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

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

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 (International Obligations) Regulation 2015

1  Section 4 (before paragraph (a) of the definition of Declaration of Origin)

Insert:

                    (aa)  in relation to Pacific Islands originating goods—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZKL(1) of the Act; or

2  Section 4

Insert:

Pacific Islands originating goods has the meaning given by subsection 153ZKL(1) of the Act.

3  Section 23 (after table item 8)

Insert:

8A

Pacific Islands originating goods

Duty has been paid on the goods.

8B

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

Both of the following apply:

(a) duty has been paid on the goods;

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

4  After paragraph 24(d)

Insert:

                   (da)  the goods mentioned in item 8A or 8B of the table in section 23 are Pacific Islands originating goods; or

5  Subsection 31(2) (paragraph (a) of the definition of duty payable)

After “7,”, insert “8A,”.

6  Subsection 31(2) (paragraph (b) of the definition of duty payable)

After “8,”, insert “8B,”.

7  Subsection 31(2) (after paragraph (d) of the definition of relevant originating goods)

Insert:

                   (da)  Pacific Islands originating goods;