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Customs By-law No. 2041552

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By-laws as made
This by-law covers certain medical products and hygiene products imported as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 31 Jul 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR24-Aug-2020
Tabled Senate24-Aug-2020
Date of repeal 01 Jul 2022
Repealed by Customs By-law No. 2200082







BY-LAW No. 2041552



I, Alison Neil, delegate of the Comptroller‑General of Customs, under section 271 of the Customs Act 1901, make the by-law set out in the Schedule to this instrument.


This by-law shall be deemed to have taken effect on 1 August 2020.


Dated this 29th day of July 2020.



Alison Neil

Delegate of the

Comptroller-General of Customs





Item 57A

Schedule 4


1.       This by-law may be cited as Customs By-law No.2041552.


2.       This by-law shall be deemed to have taken effect on 1 August 2020.


3.       For the purposes of Item 57A of Schedule 4 to the Customs Tariff Act 1995 (the Customs Tariff), the following medical or hygiene products are prescribed:


(a)    any of the following equipment that, when worn, is capable of limiting the transmission of organisms to humans:

(i)            face masks;

(ii)          gloves;

(iii)        clothes or gowns;

(iv)        goggles, glasses, eye visors or face shields;


(b)   disinfectant preparations classified to heading 3808 in Schedule 3 to the Customs Tariff, excluding hand sanitisers;


(c)    soaps; 


(d)   COVID-19 test kits, reagents and viral transport media.


4.       In this by-law, the “Customs Tariff Act 1995” means the Customs Tariff Act 1995, as amended or proposed to be altered.