Inquiry into the Customs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002
On 5 March 2003, the Senate referred the Bill and related
matters to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee for
inquiry and report by 27 May 2003 (extended from 20 March 2003).
- introduces new provisions
for determining the normal value of goods in countries with an economy
in transition (that is, countries moving towards a market economy);
- amends the anti-dumping
provisions of the Customs Act 1901, particularly to ensure that the
Act is consistent with the WTO Agreement on the Implementation of Article
VI of the GATT;
- exempts air security
officers from the passenger movement charge; and
- makes minor and technical
amendments to international trade modernisation elements of customs
The Senate Selection of
Bills Committee has drawn the Committee’s attention to the issue of whether
the proposals in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Bill (concerning economies
in transition) are incompatible with Australia’s obligations to China
under the WTO’s system of international agreements, and if so, possible
remedial options. This issue is expected to see the major focus of this
The closing date for lodgement of submissions and/or expressing interest in
giving evidence is Friday, 14 March 2003.
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a decision by the Committee. Unauthorised release of submissions is not
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Interim Report - Tabled 25 March 2003 - (Word 32KB)
Report - Tabled 27 May 2003 (PDF 275KB)
Program - 19 March 2003 (Word 21KB)
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