Dumping and Countervailing Duties Amendment Act 2014

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Dumping and Countervailing Duties Amendment Act 2014

Public Act2014 No 31
Date of assent19 May 2014
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Dumping and Countervailing Duties Amendment Act 2014.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act
4 Section 3 amended (Interpretation)
  • (1) In section 3(1), insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

    building material

    • (a) means any structural or non-structural component and assembly incorporated into, associated with, or capable of being incorporated into or associated with a building; and

    • (b) includes—

      • (i) roofing, roofing underlay, flashing, cladding, building wrap, rainwater systems, trusses, framing and framing elements, supporting beams, partitioning, plasterboard and other internal linings, architraves and other trim, windows, doors, and insulation:

      • (ii) sanitaryware:

      • (iii) pipes, tubing, pipe fittings, tapware, hot water storage systems, hot water heating systems, and other plumbing fixtures:

      • (iv) electrical material other than heating materials and appliances:

      • (v) fixed cabinetry, bench tops, and splashbacks:

      • (vi) sinks, hand basins, and washbasins:

      • (vii) paint and varnish:

      • (viii) reinforcing steel bar and coil:

      • (ix) reinforcing steel mesh:

      • (x) cement:

      • (xi) adhesives and sealants:

      • (xii) nails, screws, nailplates, and hinges:

      • (xiii) locksets, passage sets, handles, door stops, and other builders hardware; but

    • (c) does not include—

      • (i) heating materials:

      • (ii) heating appliances:

      • (iii) wall and floor coverings (including wallpaper):

      • (iv) air conditioning, ventilation components, and other ventilation products:

      • (v) security systems:

      • (vi) smoke alarms:

      • (vii) lamps:

      • (viii) decorative or removable light fittings:

      • (ix) household appliances:

      • (x) external drainage or pipes:

      • (xi) landscaping:

      • (xii) outdoor decorative items or materials:

      • (xiii) pavers or fencing:

      • (xiv) curtains, blinds, or drapes

    Ministry means the department of State that, with the authority of the Prime Minister, is responsible for the administration of this Act

    residential building material means any building material that is capable of being incorporated into or associated with a residential dwelling (regardless of whether it is also capable of being incorporated into or associated with commercial premises).

    (2) In section 3(1), replace the definition of Minister with:

    Minister means the Minister of the Crown for the time being responsible for the administration of this Act.

    (3) In section 3(1), definition of Secretary, delete of Economic Development.

5 New section 14AA inserted (Temporary suspension of anti-dumping duties on residential building material)
  • After section 14, insert:

    14AA Temporary suspension of anti-dumping duties on residential building material
    • (1) In this section, specified period means the period beginning on 1 June 2014 and ending on the close of 31 May 2017.

      (2) During the specified period,—

      • (a) no new anti-dumping duty may be imposed under section 14(1) or 16(1) or (2) on any residential building material:

      • (b) existing anti-dumping duties on the following items are suspended:

        • (i) standard plasterboard from Thailand:

        • (ii) reinforcing steel bar and coil from Thailand:

        • (iii) wire nails from the People’s Republic of China.

      (3) If the Minister notifies a rate or amount of anti-dumping duty on any residential building material during the specified period, the new duty is imposed and takes effect on and from 1 June 2017.

      (4) If the Minister varies the rate or amount of any existing anti-dumping duty on any residential building material during the specified period, the new rate takes effect on and from 1 June 2017.

      (5) To avoid doubt,—

      • (a) this section does not affect the Minister’s power to terminate an existing notice under section 14(7):

      • (b) any anti-dumping duty on an item of the kind referred to in subsection (2)(b) that was imposed and payable before the specified period remains payable.


Legislative history

15 May 2014Divided from Budget Measures (Miscellaneous Fiscal Matters) Bill as Bill 214–2C, third reading
19 May 2014Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.