Fair Trading Amendment Act Commencement Order 1994

1994/316

Fair Trading Amendment Act Commencement Order 1994


Note

This order is administered in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs.


PURSUANT to section 1(2) of the Fair Trading 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 Fair Trading Amendment Act Commencement Order 1994.

2 Commencement of Fair Trading Amendment Act 1994

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 Fair Trading Amendment Act 1994. The Act repeals section 26 of the principal Act and substitutes a new section 26. The existing section provides that goods that bear a false trade description or a false trade mark are prohibited imports for the purposes of the Customs Act 1966. The new section applies only to goods that bear a false trade description. The new sections 54A to 54M of the Trade Marks Act 1953 (enacted by the Trade Marks Amendment Act 1994) provide for the detention, forfeiture, and disposal of goods bearing infringing trade marks.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 December 1994.