Temporary Safeguard Authorities Amendment Act Commencement Order 1994

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Temporary Safeguard Authorities Amendment Act Commencement Order 1994


Note

This order is administered in the Ministry of Commerce.


PURSUANT to section 1(2) of the Temporary Safeguard Authorities Amendment Act 1994, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following order.

1 Title
  • This order may be cited as the Temporary Safeguard Authorities Amendment Act Commencement Order 1994.

2 Commencement of Temporary Safeguard Authorities Amendment Act 1994
  • The Temporary Safeguard Authorities Amendment Act 1994 shall come into force on the 1st day of January 1995.

MARIE SHROFF,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

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 Temporary Safeguard Authorities 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 Safeguards and the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture.

The principal amendments relate to the change from the criterion of material injury, in relation to an industry, to serious injury, the extension of the term industry to include producers of goods that are substitutable for imported goods, and the matters to which an Authority is required to have regard in determining injury to an industry. The principal Act is also amended to provide that measures taken to protect an industry must not be incompatible with New Zealand's obligations under the Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 December 1994.