Tariff (Specified AANZFTA Parties—Thailand) Amendment Order 2010

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Tariff (Specified AANZFTA Parties—Thailand) Amendment Order 2010

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 22nd day of February 2010

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—Thailand) Amendment Order 2010.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 12 March 2010.

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

    • (ea) Thailand:.

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 12 March 2010, amends the Tariff (Specified AANZFTA Parties) Order 2009 to declare Thailand to be a specified party to the agreement establishing the ASEAN–Australia–New Zealand Free Trade Area (the AANZFTA) for the purposes of the Tariff Act 1988. Thailand is also a specified party for the purposes of the Customs and Excise Act 1996, under the Customs and Excise (Specified AANZFTA Parties—Thailand) Amendment Order 2010.

The effect of this order is to—

  • entitle Thailand 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 Thailand.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 25 February 2010.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.