Customs and Excise (AANZFTA) Amendment Act 2009

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Customs and Excise (AANZFTA) Amendment Act 2009

Public Act2009 No 21
Date of assent22 July 2009
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Customs and Excise (AANZFTA) Amendment Act 2009.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on a date appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council.

3 Principal Act amended
4 Purpose of Act
  • The purpose of this Act is to amend the principal Act to provide for a system of issuing New Zealand certificates of origin in relation to goods being exported to countries that are parties to the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN–Australia–New Zealand Free Trade Area done at Cha-am, Phetchaburi, Thailand on 27 February 2009.

5 New Zealand certificates of origin for goods for export to China
  • (1) The heading to section 64A is amended by omitting China and substituting party to free trade agreement.

    (2) Section 64A(1) is amended by—

    • (a) inserting in relation to a party to a free trade agreement after (a certification body); and

    • (b) omitting China and substituting that party.

    (3) Section 64A(2) is amended by omitting China and substituting a party to a free trade agreement.

    (4) Section 64A(3) is amended by—

    • (a) omitting China FTA in the first place where it appears and substituting relevant free trade agreement; and

    • (b) omitting the China FTA in the second place where it appears and substituting that agreement.

    (5) Section 64A is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (3):

    • (3A) The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, declare a country that is a party to the AANZFTA to be a specified AANZFTA party for the purposes of this Act.

    (6) Section 64A is amended by repealing subsection (4) and substituting the following subsection:

    • (4) For the purposes of this section,—

      AANZFTA means the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN–Australia–New Zealand Free Trade Area done at Cha-am, Phetchaburi, Thailand on 27 February 2009

      ASEAN means the Association of South East Asian Nations

      China FTA means the Free Trade Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the People's Republic of China done at Beijing on 7 April 2008

      free trade agreement means—

      • (a) the China FTA; or

      • (b) the AANZFTA

      party to a free trade agreement means,—

      • (a) in relation to the China FTA, China; or

      • (b) in relation to the AANZFTA, a specified AANZFTA party

      specified AANZFTA party means a country that is for the time being declared by Order in Council to be a specified AANZFTA party for the purposes of this Act.


Legislative history

25 June 2009Divided from ASEAN–Australia–New Zealand Free Trade Area Bill (Bill 26–1) by committee of the whole House as Bill 26–2B
21 July 2009Third reading
22 July 2009Royal assent

This Act is administered by the New Zealand Customs Service.