Tariff (Less Developed Countries and Least Developed Countries) Order 2005

Tariff (Less Developed Countries and Least Developed Countries) Order 2005

(SR 2005/18)


Note

This order is administered in the Ministry of Economic Development.


Pursuant to section 7 of the Tariff Act 1988, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

1 Title
  • This order is the Tariff (Less Developed Countries and Least Developed Countries) Order 2005.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 1 April 2005.

3 Less developed countries
  • Each of the countries named in Schedule 1 is a less developed country for the purposes of the Tariff Act 1988.

4 Least developed countries
  • Each of the countries named in Schedule 2 is a least developed country for the purposes of the Tariff Act 1988.

5 Countries ceasing to be less developed countries
  • Each of the countries named in Schedule 3 ceases to be a less developed country for the purposes of the Tariff Act 1988.

6 Revocation
  • The Tariff (Less Developed Countries and Least Developed Countries) Order 2001 (SR 2001/108) is revoked.


Schedule 1
Less developed countries

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Albania

Algeria

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Belize

Bolivia

Bosnia-Herzegovina, Republic of

Botswana

Brazil

British Indian Ocean Territory

British Virgin Islands

Bulgaria

Cameroon

Chile

China, People's Republic of

Christmas Island

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Colombia

Congo, Republic of the

Costa Rica

Croatia, Republic of

Cuba

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Fiji

Gabon

Ghana

Gibraltar

Grenada

Guatemala

Guyana

Honduras

India

Indonesia

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Iraq

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Jordan

Kenya

Lebanon

Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of

Malaysia

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia, Federated States of

Mongolia

Montserrat

Morocco

Namibia

Nicaragua

Nigeria

Norfolk Island

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn Islands

Romania

St Helena

St Kitts-Nevis

St Lucia

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Saudi Arabia

Seychelles

Socialist People's Libyan Great Jamahirya (Libya)

Sri Lanka

Suriname

Swaziland

Syrian Arab Republic

Thailand

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turks and Caicos Islands

US Minor Outlying Islands

Uruguay

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna Islands

Zimbabwe

  • Cayman Islands: this item was omitted, as from 1 November 2005, by clause 4 Tariff (Less Developed Countries and Least Developed Countries) Amendment Order 2005 (SR 2005/258).

Schedule 2
Least developed countries

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Afghanistan

Angola

Bangladesh

Benin

Bhutan

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros, Islamic Federal Republic of

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Djibouti

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gambia

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Haiti

Kiribati

Lao, People's Democratic Republic of

Lesotho

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Maldives

Mali

Mauritania

Mozambique

Myanmar

Nepal

Niger

Rwanda

Samoa

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Solomon Islands

Somalia

Sudan

Tanzania, United Republic of

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tuvalu

Uganda

Vanuatu

Yemen

Zambia

Schedule 3
Countries ceasing to be less developed countries

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Bahrain

Barbados

Czech Republic

Hungary

Korea, Republic of

Macau Special Administrative Region

Malta

Poland

Slovak Republic

Slovenia

Diane Morcom,

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, which comes into force on 1 April 2005, names the countries that qualify for Less Developed Countries Preference (Schedule 1) and Least Developed Countries Preference (Schedule 2) in the Tariff.

The order declares that 10 countries cease to be less developed countries for the purposes of the Tariff Act 1988 (the Act) so that exports from those countries no longer qualify for preferential treatment under that Act. Schedule 3 lists the 10 countries as—

  • 6 countries that joined the European Union in May 2004 (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Malta, and Slovenia); and

  • South Korea (the Republic of Korea), Barbados, Bahrain, and Macau (Macau Special Administrative Region).

The order also declares East Timor (Timor-Leste) to be a least developed country so that its exports qualify for preferential treatment under the Act.

Some countries are listed under new names in this order. An example is the Ivory Coast (formerly Cote d'Ivoire).


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 17 February 2005.