Supplementary Order Paper No 239

No 239

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Todd McClay, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Part 1

Delete Part 1 (page 10, line 10 to page 11, line 17).

Schedule 1

Delete Schedule 1 (page 80, lines 1 to 21).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper deletes Part 1 and Schedule 1 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill.

Part 1 and Schedule 1 would amend the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997 (the ACVM Act) so that it complies with Article 18.47 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Article 18.47 provides for the protection of undisclosed test and other data required to gain marketing approval for an agricultural chemical product.

Part 1 and Schedule 1 are deleted in anticipation of the enactment of the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Amendment Bill, which would, among other things, bring the ACVM Act into compliance with Article 18.47. The Bill completed its committee of the whole House stage on 12 October 2016.