Supplementary Order Paper No 27

No 27

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

ASEAN–Australia–New Zealand Free Trade Area Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Tim Groser, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 6

New section 7(1): to omit this subsection (lines 24 to 31 on page 3) and substitute the following subsection:

  • (1) The Tariff applies to goods in a Tariff item that are the product or manufacture of a preferential country at the rate—

    • (a) specified after the preferential abbreviation (if any) in the column of the Tariff headed Preferential Tariff; or

    • (b) specified in some other way (for example, in a footnote or other indicator) in the Tariff by reference to the preferential country or the preferential abbreviation.

New section 7(3): to omit this subsection (line 36 on page 3 to line 4 on page 4) and substitute the following subsection:

  • (3) In this section, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    preferential abbreviation, in relation to a preferential country listed or described in the first column of note 3 of Schedule 1, means the abbreviation specified opposite that country in the second column of that note

    preferential country means a country listed or described in the first column of note 3 of Schedule 1.


New note 3 of Schedule 1: to omit or the Channel Islands (on page 9) and substitute and the Channel Islands.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper sets out proposed minor technical amendments to new section 7(1) and (3) of the Tariff Act 1988, which are inserted by clause 6 of the Bill. The amendments are drafting changes intended to make these new provisions clearer.

New note 3 of Schedule 1 is also amended to clarify that the preferential abbreviation GB applies to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands.