Tariff (Concession Reference Number 80) Amendment Order 2008

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Tariff (Concession Reference Number 80) Amendment Order 2008

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 3rd day of June 2008

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 9 of the Tariff Act 1988, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Tariff (Concession Reference Number 80) Amendment Order 2008.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 6 June 2008.

3 Part 1 of Tariff amended
  • Part 1 of the Tariff is amended by revoking Tariff heading 98.05 and Tariff items 9805.00.10, 9805.00.20, 9805.00.30, 9805.00.40, and 9805.00.90 and substituting the Tariff heading and Tariff items set out in the Schedule.

4 Part 2 of Tariff amended
  • Concession reference number 80 in Part 2 of the Tariff is amended by—

    • (a) omitting from paragraph (b)(i) of arrival and substituting the aircraft or small ship is imported:

    • (b) omitting from paragraph (c)(i) of arrival and substituting the motor vehicle is imported:

    • (c) omitting from paragraph (d)(i) of arrival and substituting the ship is imported:

    • (d) omitting from paragraph (e)(i) of arrival and substituting the effects are imported:

    • (e) omitting from paragraph (f) of the definition of document authorising residence in New Zealand issued under the Long Term Business Visa policy, that was issued for a minimum of 9 months and substituting issued under the Work to Residence (Skilled Migrant Category) policy or the Long Term Business Visa/Permit category.


Schedule
New Tariff heading and items

r 3

NumberStatistical key Goods Rates of duty
CodeUnit  Normal Tariff*Preferential Tariff
98.05   

Household or other effects (excluding aircraft, ships, small ships (as defined in concession reference number 80 in Part 2), and motor vehicles (including motorcycles)) that are not intended for any other person, or for gift, sale, or exchange

   
9805.00.15

00K

. . 

 

Imported by a person to whom all of subparagraphs (i) to (iii) of paragraph (e) of concession reference number 80 in Part 2 apply

 

Free

Free

9805.00.89

00C

. .  

Imported by any other person

 

The rates of duty as set out in the substantive tariff items applicable to the goods

Martin Bell,
for 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 6 June 2008, makes amendments relating to concession reference number 80, which is set out in Part 2 of the Tariff. Broadly, concession reference number 80 allows people coming to live in New Zealand to import their used domestic and personal goods free of duty, if certain criteria are met.

Clause 3 substitutes a new Tariff heading 98.05 in Part 1 of the Tariff. Tariff heading 98.05 is about household and other effects, which is a subset of the goods referred to in concession reference number 80. The new heading, which is set out in the Schedule, more accurately reflects the wording of concession reference number 80, as amended by the Tariff (Concession) Amendment Order (No 2) 2007 (SR 2007/315) and clause 4 of this order.

Clause 4 amends concession reference number 80 itself. It amends the terminology and gives effect to the following 2 policy changes:

  • to be eligible for the concession, a person importing goods must hold a document authorising residence in New Zealand. At present, the person must hold that document on the date of arrival in New Zealand. The amendment changes this so that the critical date is the date on which the goods are imported:

  • one of the documents that authorises residence in New Zealand is currently a work visa or permit issued under the Long Term Business Visa policy that was issued for a minimum of 9 months. The amendment changes this by omitting the 9-month qualification and extending it to include work visas or permits issued under the Work to Residence (Skilled Migrant Category) policy.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 5 June 2008.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.