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These regulations amend the Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015 in relation to the refund of any excess duties paid for a good, to enable a refund of duties paid on Indonesian originating goods or Hong Kong originating goods, in specified circumstances. They also amend provisions in respect of the refund of duties paid on goods that are originating goods under the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA), to align with provisions in the Customs Act 1901 relating to KAFTA.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s11 item 01
Registered 16 Dec 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR04-Feb-2020
Tabled Senate04-Feb-2020
Date of repeal 06 Jul 2020
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Customs (International Obligations) Amendment (Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Regulations 2019

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 12 December 2019

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Jason Wood

Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Home Affairs

 

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Indonesia                                                                                                                                  2

Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015                                                                 2

Schedule 2—Hong Kong, China                                                                                                             4

Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015                                                                 4

Schedule 3—Other amendments                                                                                                             5

Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015                                                                 5

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Customs (International Obligations) Amendment (Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Regulations 2019.

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.

17 December 2019

2.  Schedule 1

At the same time as Schedule 2 to the Customs Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia‑Pacific) Act 2019 commences.

5 July 2020

3.  Schedule 2

At the same time as Schedule 3 to the Customs Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia‑Pacific) Act 2019 commences.

17 January 2020

4.  Schedule 3

The day after this instrument is registered.

17 December 2019

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 1Indonesia

  

Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015

1  Section 4 (after paragraph (ca) of the definition of Certificate of Origin)

Insert:

                   (cb)  in relation to Indonesian originating goods—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZLK(1) of the Act; or

2  Section 4 (before paragraph (b) of the definition of Declaration of Origin)

Insert:

                    (ac)  in relation to Indonesian originating goods—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZLK(1) of the Act; or

3  Section 4

Insert:

Indonesian originating goods has the meaning given by subsection 153ZLK(1) of the Act.

4  Section 23 (after table item 8D)

Insert:

8E

Indonesian originating goods

Duty has been paid on the goods.

8F

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

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

5  After paragraph 24(db)

Insert:

                   (dc)  the goods mentioned in item 8E or 8F of the table in section 23 are Indonesian originating goods; or

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

After “8C,”, insert “8E,”.

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

After “8D,”, insert “8F,”.

8  Subsection 31(2) (after paragraph (db) of the definition of relevant originating goods)

Insert:

                   (dc)  Indonesian originating goods;

Schedule 2Hong Kong, China

  

Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015

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

Insert:

                   (ab)  in relation to Hong Kong originating goods—has the meaning given by subsection 153ZPB(1) of the Act; or

2  Section 4

Insert:

Hong Kong originating goods has the meaning given by subsection 153ZPB(1) of the Act.

3  Section 23 (at the end of the table)

Add:

15

Hong Kong originating goods

Duty has been paid on the goods.

16

Goods that would have been Hong Kong 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  At the end of section 24

Add:

               ; or (h)  the goods mentioned in item 15 or 16 of the table in section 23 are Hong Kong originating goods.

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

Omit “or 13”, substitute “, 13 or 15”.

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

Omit “or 14”, substitute “, 14 or 16”.

7  Subsection 31(2) (at the end of the definition of relevant originating goods)

Add:

                   ; (h)  Hong Kong originating goods.

Schedule 3Other amendments

  

Customs (International Obligations) Regulation 2015

1  Section 23 (cell at table item 10, column headed “Class of goods”)

Omit “at the time the goods were imported”, substitute “at the time for working out the rate of import duty on the goods”.