Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 3) 2012

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Amends the Customs Act 1901 to: align provisions dealing with countervailable subsidies with the World Trade Organization Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures; enable the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to conduct inquiries to address the circumvention of trade measures by exporters or importers of goods which are subject to measures; amend sampling provisions relating to non-cooperation in anti-dumping investigations, reviews of anti-dumping measures or continuation inquiries; and make technical amendments.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 Jun 2012
Second reading moved 27 Jun 2012
Second reading debate 15 Aug 2012
Second reading agreed to 15 Aug 2012
Third reading agreed to 15 Aug 2012
Introduced and read a first time 16 Aug 2012
Second reading moved 16 Aug 2012
Second reading debate 10 Oct 2012
Second reading agreed to 10 Oct 2012
Committee of the Whole debate 10 Oct 2012
Third reading agreed to 27 Nov 2012
Text of bill as passed both Houses 27 Nov 2012
  • Act no.: 196
  • Year: 2012
12 Dec 2012

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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