(1) As soon as practicable after the expiry of the period referred to in section 16(2) of this Act, a committee shall consider all submissions received by it and make a determination on the matters that it is required to determine.
(2) In determining one or more geographical indications in relation to one or more geographical origins, a committee must have regard to those matters prescribed by regulations made under this Act.
(3) Within 10 working days of making a determination under subsection (1) of this section, a committee shall deliver a copy of its determination to the Surveyor-General.
(3A) Within 10 working days of receiving a copy of a committee's determination, the Surveyor-General shall notify the applicant of—
(4) Subject to section 18 of this Act, a committee's determination under this section shall be final.
Subsection (3) was substituted, and subsection (3A) was inserted, as from 2 September 1996, by section 2 Geographical Indications Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 126).