Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Legislation Act 2021

Version as at 1 January 2022

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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Legislation Act 2021

Public Act
 
2021 No 40
Date of assent
 
27 October 2021
Commencement
 
see section 2
Note

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

 
1 Title

This Act is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Legislation Act 2021.

2 Commencement

(1)

This Act comes into force on a date appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council.

(2)

An Order in Council made under this section is secondary legislation (see Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019 for publication requirements).

Legislation Act 2019 requirements for secondary legislation made under this section
PublicationPCO must publish it on the legislation website and notify it in the GazetteLA19 s 69(1)(c)
PresentationThe Minister must present it to the House of RepresentativesLA19 s 114, Sch 1 cl 32(1)(a)
DisallowanceIt may be disallowed by the House of RepresentativesLA19 ss 115, 116
This note is not part of the Act.

Section 2(1): this Act brought into force, on 1 January 2022, by clause 2 of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Legislation Act Commencement Order 2021 (SL 2021/403).

Part 1 Amendments to Customs and Excise Act 2018

3 Amendments to Customs and Excise Act 2018

This Part amends the Customs and Excise Act 2018.

4 Section 435 amended (Certificates of origin)

(1)

After section 435(6)(b), insert:

(c)

the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership done at Hanoi, Vietnam, on 15 November 2020 (the RCEP).

(2)

After section 435(7)(b), insert:

(c)

in relation to the RCEP, a specified RCEP party (see subsection (8)).

(3)

Replace section 435(8) with:

(8)

For the purposes of this section, the Governor-General may, by Order in Council, declare—

(a)

a country that is a party to AANZFTA to be a specified AANZFTA party:

(b)

a country that is a party to the RCEP to be a specified RCEP party.

Part 2 Amendments to Tariff Act 1988

5 Amendments to Tariff Act 1988

This Part amends the Tariff Act 1988.

6 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

In section 2(1), insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

RCEP means the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership done at Hanoi, Vietnam, on 15 November 2020

specified RCEP party means a country that is for the time being declared by Order in Council under section 7A(1)(bc) to be a specified RCEP party for the purposes of this Act

7 Section 7A amended (Order in Council about preferential countries)

(1)

After section 7A(1)(bb), insert:

(bc)

declare a country that is a party to the RCEP to be a specified RCEP party for the purposes of this Act:

(2)

In section 7A(3), after “specified TPA party,”, insert “a specified RCEP party,”.

8 Section 15A amended (Interpretation)

In section 15A, definition of free trade agreement, after paragraph (g), insert:

(h)

the RCEP

9 Section 15H amended (Provisional transitional safeguard measure)

In section 15H(1)(b)(ii), replace “or the Republic of Korea FTA,” with “the Republic of Korea FTA, or the RCEP,”.

Part 3 Amendments to Tariff

10 Tariff amended

This Part, in accordance with section 9F(1) of the Tariff Act 1988, amends the Tariff.

11 Tariff, note 2 amended

In the notes to the Tariff, note 2, penultimate paragraph, after “PPP,”, insert “RCEP,”.

12 Tariff, note 3 amended

In the notes to the Tariff, note 3, after the item relating to a country that is a specified PACER Plus party, insert:

Country that is a specified RCEP partyRCEP
Notes
1 General

This is a consolidation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Legislation Act 2021 that incorporates the amendments made to the legislation so that it shows the law as at its stated date.

2 Legal status

A consolidation is taken to correctly state, as at its stated date, the law enacted or made by the legislation consolidated and by the amendments. This presumption applies unless the contrary is shown.

Section 78 of the Legislation Act 2019 provides that this consolidation, published as an electronic version, is an official version. A printed version of legislation that is produced directly from this official electronic version is also an official version.

3 Editorial and format changes

The Parliamentary Counsel Office makes editorial and format changes to consolidations using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019. See also PCO editorial conventions for consolidations.

4 Amendments incorporated in this consolidation

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Legislation Act Commencement Order 2021 (SL 2021/403)