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Second Reading Speeches

Customs Tariff Amendment (ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Home Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
42

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Summary

Introduced with the Customs Amendment (ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2009 to give effect to Australia’s obligations under the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area, the bill amends the

Customs Tariff Act 1995
to: provide duty-free and preferential rates of customs duty for certain goods of ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand origin; maintain rates of customs on certain goods (alcohol, tobacco and petroleum products); and phase the preferential rates of customs duty to zero by 2020.