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Customs (Japanese Rules of Origin) Regulation 2014

Authoritative Version
SLI 2014 No. 198 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Customs Amendment (Product Specific Rule Modernisation) Regulations 2018
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 16 Jan 2019
Start Date 14 Dec 2018

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Customs (Japanese Rules of Origin) Regulation 2014

Select Legislative Instrument No. 198, 2014

made under the

Customs Act 1901

Compilation No. 1

Compilation date:                              14 December 2018

Includes amendments up to:            F2018L01755

Registered:                                         16 January 2019

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Customs (Japanese Rules of Origin) Regulation 2014 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 14 December 2018 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

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

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

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

Part 2—Tariff change requirement                                                                            2

5............ Change in tariff classification requirement for non‑originating materials  2

Part 3—Qualifying value content                                                                                 3

6............ Qualifying value content..................................................................... 3

Part 4—Determination of value                                                                                    4

7............ Value of goods that are non‑originating materials............................... 4

8............ Value of accessories, spare parts or tools............................................ 4

9............ Value of packaging material and container.......................................... 4

Part 5—Record keeping obligations                                                                           6

10.......... Exportation of goods to Japan—record keeping by exporter who is not the producer of the goods............................................................................................................ 6

11.......... Exportation of goods to Japan—record keeping by the producer of the goods        7

Endnotes                                                                                                                                      9

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                              9

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                10

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                             11

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           12

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This is the Customs (Japanese Rules of Origin) Regulation 2014.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Customs Act 1901.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Customs Act 1901.

Agreement has the meaning given by section 153ZNB of the Act.

Agreement on Implementation of Article VII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 means the Agreement of that name set out in Annex 1A of the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, done at Marrakesh on 15 April 1994.

Note:          The Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization is in Australian Treaty Series [1995] ATS 8 and could in 2014 be viewed in the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (http://www.austlii.edu.au).

Australian originating goods has the meaning given by section 153ZNB of the Act.

Certificate of Origin has the meaning given by section 153ZNB of the Act.

Harmonized System has the meaning given by section 153ZNB of the Act.

non‑originating materials has the meaning given by section 153ZNB of the Act.

originating materials has the meaning given by section 153ZNB of the Act.

origin certification document has the meaning given by section 153ZNB of the Act.

produce has the meaning given by section 153ZNB of the Act.

Part 2Tariff change requirement

  

5  Change in tariff classification requirement for non‑originating materials

                   For the purposes of subsection 153ZNE(3) of the Act, a non‑originating material used in the production of goods that does not satisfy a particular change in tariff classification is taken to satisfy the change in tariff classification if:

                     (a)  it was produced entirely in Japan, or entirely in Japan and Australia, from other non‑originating materials; and

                     (b)  each of those other non‑originating materials satisfies the change in tariff classification, including by one or more applications of this section.

Part 3Qualifying value content

  

6  Qualifying value content

             (1)  For the purposes of subsection 153ZNE(6) of the Act, the qualifying value content of goods is worked out using the formula:

where:

customs value means the customs value of the goods worked out under Division 2 of Part VIII of the Act.

value of non‑originating materials means the value, worked out under Part 4, of the non‑originating materials used in the production of the goods.

             (2)  Qualifying value content must be expressed as a percentage.

Part 4Determination of value

  

7  Value of goods that are non‑originating materials

             (1)  For the purposes of subsection 153ZNB(3) of the Act, the value of non‑originating materials used in the production of goods is:

                     (a)  for non‑originating materials imported into Japan—the value of the non‑originating materials worked out in accordance with the Agreement on Implementation of Article VII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994; or

                     (b)  for non‑originating materials acquired in Japan—the first ascertainable price paid for the non‑originating materials in Japan.

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), in working out the value of particular non‑originating materials, the following must be included:

                     (a)  the costs of freight, packing and all other costs incurred in transporting the non‑originating materials to the importation port in Japan;

                     (b)  the cost of insurance related to that freight.

             (3)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), in working out the value of particular non‑originating materials, the following may be deducted:

                     (a)  the costs incurred in Japan of freight, packing and all other costs incurred in transporting the non‑originating materials from the warehouse of the supplier of the materials to the place where the producer is located;

                     (b)  the cost of insurance related to that freight.

8  Value of accessories, spare parts or tools

                   If paragraphs 153ZNE(7)(a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) of the Act are satisfied in relation to goods:

                     (a)  the value of the accessories, spare parts or tools covered by paragraph 153ZNE(7)(e) of the Act must be taken into account for the purposes of working out the qualifying value content of the goods under section 6 of this instrument; and

                     (b)  for the purposes of sections 6 and 7 of this instrument, those accessories, spare parts or tools are taken to be non‑originating materials used in the production of the goods.

9  Value of packaging material and container

                   If paragraphs 153ZNF(2)(a) and (b) of the Act are satisfied in relation to goods:

                     (a)  the value of the packaging material or container in which the goods are packaged must be taken into account for the purposes of working out the qualifying value content of the goods under section 6 of this instrument; and

                     (b)  for the purposes of sections 6 and 7 of this instrument, that packaging material or container is taken to be a non‑originating material used in the production of the goods.

Part 5Record keeping obligations

  

10  Exportation of goods to Japan—record keeping by exporter who is not the producer of the goods

             (1)  For subsection 126ANB(1) of the Act, an exporter of goods mentioned in that subsection, who is not also the producer of the goods, must keep the following records:

                     (a)  records of the purchase of the goods by the exporter;

                     (b)  records of the purchase of the goods by the person to whom the goods are exported;

                     (c)  evidence that payment has been made for the goods;

                     (d)  evidence of the classification of the goods under the Harmonized System;

                     (e)  if the goods include any spare parts, accessories or tools that were purchased by the exporter:

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

                             (ii)  evidence of the value of the spare parts, accessories or tools;

                      (f)  if the goods include any spare parts, accessories or tools that were produced by the exporter:

                              (i)  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

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

                            (iii)  records of the production of the spare parts, accessories or tools;

                     (g)  if the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was purchased by the exporter:

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

                             (ii)  evidence of the value of the packaging material or container;

                     (h)  if the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was produced by the exporter:

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

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

                            (iii)  records of the production of the packaging material or container;

                      (i)  a copy of the Certificate of Origin or origin certification document for the goods.

             (2)  The records must be kept for at least 5 years starting on the date the Certificate of Origin for the goods is issued or the origin certification document for the goods is completed.

             (3)  The exporter:

                     (a)  may keep the records at any place (whether or not in Australia); and

                     (b)  must ensure that:

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

                             (ii)  if the records are not in English—the records are kept in a place and form that would enable an English translation to be readily made; and

                            (iii)  if the records are kept by mechanical or electronic means—the records are readily convertible into a hard copy in English.

11  Exportation of goods to Japan—record keeping by the producer of the goods

             (1)  For subsection 126ANB(1) of the Act, a producer of goods mentioned in that subsection, whether or not the producer is also the exporter of the goods, must keep the following records:

                     (a)  records of the purchase of the goods;

                     (b)  if the producer is the exporter of the goods—evidence of the classification of the goods under the Harmonized System;

                     (c)  evidence that payment has been made for the goods;

                     (d)  evidence of the value of the goods;

                     (e)  records of the purchase of all materials that were purchased for use or consumption in the production of the goods and evidence of the classification of the materials under the Harmonized System;

                      (f)  evidence of the value of those materials;

                     (g)  records of the production of the goods;

                     (h)  if the goods include any spare parts, accessories or tools that were purchased by the producer:

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

                             (ii)  evidence of the value of the spare parts, accessories or tools;

                      (i)  if the goods include any spare parts, accessories or tools that were produced by the producer:

                              (i)  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

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

                            (iii)  records of the production of the spare parts, accessories or tools;

                      (j)  if the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was purchased by the producer:

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

                             (ii)  evidence of the value of the packaging material or container;

                     (k)  if the goods are packaged for retail sale in packaging material or a container that was produced by the producer:

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

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

                            (iii)  records of the production of the packaging material or container;

                      (l)  a copy of the Certificate of Origin or origin certification document for the goods.

             (2)  The records must be kept for at least 5 years starting on the date the Certificate of Origin for the goods is issued or the origin certification document for the goods is completed.

             (3)  The producer:

                     (a)  may keep the records at any place (whether or not in Australia); and

                     (b)  must ensure that:

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

                             (ii)  if the records are not in English—the records are kept in a place and form that would enable an English translation to be readily made; and

                            (iii)  if the records are kept by mechanical or electronic means—the records are readily convertible into a hard copy in English.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Customs (Japanese Rules of Origin) Regulation 2014 (SLI No. 198, 2014)

15 Dec 2014 (F2014L01713)

s 5–11 and Sch 1: 15 Jan 2015 (s 2(1) items 2, 3)
Remainder: 16 Dec 2014 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Customs Amendment (Product Specific Rule Modernisation) Regulations 2018

13 Dec 2018 (F2018L01755)

Sch 1 (items 6–8): 14 Dec 2018 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

s 2.............................................

rep LA s 48D

s 4.............................................

am F2018L01755

Part 2

 

Part 2........................................

rs F2018L01755

s 5.............................................

rs F2018L01755

Part 3

 

Part 3........................................

rs F2018L01755

s 6.............................................

rs F2018L01755

Part 4

 

Part 4........................................

rs F2018L01755

s 7.............................................

rs F2018L01755

s 8.............................................

rs F2018L01755

s 9.............................................

rs F2018L01755

Schedule 1................................

rep F2018L01755