Tariff (Specified AANZFTA Parties) Amendment Order 2009

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Tariff (Specified AANZFTA Parties) Amendment Order 2009

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 17th day of December 2009

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 7A(1)(a) 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 (Specified AANZFTA Parties) Amendment Order 2009.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 1 January 2010.

3 Principal order amended
4 Specified AANZFTA parties
  • Clause 3 is amended by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (b):

    • (ba) Malaysia:.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
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 January 2010, amends the Tariff (Specified AANZFTA Parties) Order 2009 to declare Malaysia to be a specified party to the ASEAN–Australia–New Zealand Free Trade Area agreement (the AANZFTA) for the purposes of the Tariff Act 1988. Malaysia is also a specified party for the purposes of the Customs and Excise Act 1996, under the Customs and Excise (Specified AANZFTA Parties) Amendment Order 2009. The effect of this order is to—

  • entitle Malaysia to preferential tariffs set under the Tariff Act 1988 in accordance with the AANZFTA; and

  • enable transitional safeguard measures to be applied under the AANZFTA in appropriate circumstances on imports originating from Malaysia.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 December 2009.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.