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LIN 21/075 Determinations/Other as made
This instrument determines Australia’s obligations under international trade agreements under subsection 140GBA(2) of the Migration Act 1958, to give domestic effect to those obligations for the purposes of applying the labour market testing condition.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 01 Nov 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Nov-2021
Tabled Senate22-Nov-2021

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LIN 21/075

I, Alex Hawke, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, make this instrument under subsection 140GBA(2) of the Migration Act 1958 (the Act).

Dated        28 October 2021

Alex Hawke

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs

1          Name

                 This instrument is the Migration (International trade obligations relating to labour market testing) Determination (LIN 21/075) 2021.

2          Commencement

                 This instrument commences immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Customs Amendment (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Act 2021.

Note:         See section 2 of that Act, noting that Act will not commence at all if the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement does not enter into force for Australia. 

3          Definitions

                 In this instrument:

ASEAN means Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Note:         Section 46 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 applies to this instrument, meaning that terms defined in the Act have the same meaning in this instrument, including labour market testing.

4          Repeal

                 The following instruments are repealed:

(a)   Migration (LIN 20/029: Determination of International Trade Obligations Relating to Labour Market Testing) Instrument 2020; and

(b)   Migration (LIN 18/219: Determination of International Trade Obligations Relating to Labour Market Testing) Instrument 2018.

5          International trade obligations

                 For paragraph 140GBA(1)(c) of the Act, each obligation of Australia under international law, relating to international trade, under the following agreements is determined as an international trade obligation of Australia:

(a)   Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA);

(b)   Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement (ACl-FTA);

(c)   China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA);

(d)   Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP);

(e)   Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Hong Kong, China (A‑HKFTA);

(f)    General Agreement on Trade in Services at Annex 1B to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (GATS);

(g)   Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA‑CEPA);

(h)   Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA);

(i)    Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA);

(j)    Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA);

(k)   Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus);

(l)    Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA);


(m)  Protocol on Trade in Services to the Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (ANZCERTA);

(n)   Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP);

(o)   Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA);

(p)   Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA).