This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force, on 1 January 1995, the Dumping and Countervailing Duties Amendment Act 1994. The Act and a number of other Acts that come into force on 1 January 1995 give effect to provisions of the various trade agreements that form part of the Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization. The Act implements provisions of the Uruguay Round Agreement on Subsidies, the Uruguay Round Agreement on Anti-Dumping Measures, and the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture.
The principal amendments relate to the following matters:
(b) In the case of subsidies, the principal Act is extended to apply in relation to provincial, State, municipal, local, and regional Governments, and to trading blocs and representative agencies: