Bills Digest 109 1995-96 Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1996


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This Digest was available from 27 June 1996

CONTENTS

Passage History

Date Introduced: 30 May 1996
House: House of Representatives
Portfolio: Industry, Science and Tourism
Commencement: By Proclamation at a time after the Customs Tariff (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 1996 commences. Where this Bill does not commence within six months of the day it receives Royal Assent, it will be taken to have commenced the day after that period.

Purpose

The major amendments increase by 3% the rate of duty on imports of certain goods subject to concessional entry under Tariff Concession Orders and By-Laws.

Background

Refer to the Digest for the Customs Amendment Bill 1996.

Main Provisions

Item 1 of Schedule 1 repeals item 11 of Schedule 4. Item 11 of Schedule 4 imposes a rate of duty of 5% on imports of Tariff Concession declared goods subject to an agreement between Australia and Canada.

Item 2 of Schedule 1 increases from "free" to 3% the rate of duty on imports of Tariff Concession declared goods the identity of which has not been altered since the date the goods were exported from Australia for repair and re-imported. The rate of duty applicable to such goods is currently "free".

Item 3 of Schedule 1 increases from "free" to 3% the rate of duty on imports of goods prescribed by-law which are machinery that incorporates, or is imported with other goods which make the machinery ineligible for a Tariff Concession Order.

Item 4 of Schedule 1 amends item 50 of Schedule 4 of the Principal Act by increasing from "free" to 3% the rate of duty on imports of goods that a Tariff Concession Order declares are goods to which item 50 applies. The Explanatory Memorandum to the Bill states that item 50 relates to goods for which no substitute goods are produced in Australia.

Item 5 of Schedule 1 increases from "free" to 3% the rate of duty on imports of machinery tools and parts used for working advanced materials and prescribed by by-law.

Item 6 of Schedule 1 increases from "free" to 3% the rate of duty on imports of certain raw materials and intermediate goods prescribed by by-law which are ineligible for a Tariff Concession Order and in the opinion of the Minister have a substantial and demonstrable performance advantage in the production of a specific end product over substitutable goods produced in Australia.

Item 7 of Schedule 1 increases from "free" to 3% the rate of duty on imports of certain metal materials and goods ineligible for a Tariff Concession Order and in the opinion of the Minister have a substantial and demonstrable performance advantage in the production of a specific end product over substitutable goods produced in Australia.

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ISSN 1323-9032
© Commonwealth of Australia 1996

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Published by the Department of the Parliamentary Library, 1996.

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Last updated: 26 June 1996

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