Tariff (PACER Plus) Amendment Act 2018 Commencement Order 2020

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Tariff (PACER Plus) Amendment Act 2018 Commencement Order 2020

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of November 2020

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

This order is made under section 2 of the Tariff (PACER Plus) Amendment Act 2018 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Tariff (PACER Plus) Amendment Act 2018 Commencement Order 2020.

2 Commencement of Tariff (PACER Plus) Amendment Act 2018

The Tariff (PACER Plus) Amendment Act 2018 comes into force on 13 December 2020.

Michael Webster,
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 brings into force, on 13 December 2020, the Tariff (PACER Plus) Amendment Act 2018.

The Tariff (PACER Plus) Amendment Act 2018 amends the Tariff Act 1988 and the notes to, and Part II of, the Tariff as part of the implementation of a free trade agreement, the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus), done at Nuku’alofa, Tonga, on 14 June 2017. The amendments—

  • enable the application of Preferential Tariff rates under PACER Plus; and

  • amend the rules on “goods re-entered after repair or alteration” in the Tariff.

At the time of the making of this order, the text of PACER Plus was available at https://www.mfat.govt.nz/pacer

PACER Plus will also be implemented by regulations—

  • to enable goods from specified PACER Plus parties that meet the rules of origin and other applicable requirements to have a Preferential Tariff rate of “Free”; and

  • to give effect to the rules of origin and product-specific rules for goods imported from specified PACER Plus parties.

The commencement of the Tariff (PACER Plus) Amendment Act 2018, effected by clause 2 of this order, is co-ordinated with the date of the coming into force of PACER Plus for New Zealand.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 November 2020.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.