This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 September 2011, amend the Customs and Excise Regulations 1996.
The regulations incorporate by reference a new Annex G of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (ANZCERTA). Annex G sets out criteria for determining whether certain classes of goods qualify as originating from Australia. The Governments of Australia and New Zealand have agreed, by an exchange of letters, to replace the existing Annex G with a new Annex G. The existing Annex G is set out in Schedule 7 of the principal regulations, which is consequentially revoked. Claims for preference made before 1 September 2011 will be determined under the principal regulations as in force before that date.
At the time of the making of these regulations, the text of the new Annex G was available on the Internet site of the Ministry of Economic Development.
The official version of Annex G will, as from the commencement of these regulations, be available on the Internet site of the New Zealand Customs Service. Access to the provisions of the ANZCERTA is also facilitated by the chief executive of the New Zealand Customs Service in the other ways required by section 287D of the Customs and Excise Act 1996.
Regulation 11 corrects a reference in a form in the principal regulations.
Date of notification in Gazette: 18 August 2011.
These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Customs Service.