Tariff (Specified RCEP Parties) Order 2021

2021/406

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Tariff (Specified RCEP Parties) Order 2021

Cindy Kiro, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 29th day of November 2021

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

This order is made under section 7A(1)´╗┐(bc) of the Tariff Act 1988 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Tariff (Specified RCEP Parties) Order 2021.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 1 January 2022.

3 Specified RCEP parties

(1)

Each country listed in the Schedule is declared to be a specified RCEP party for the purposes of the Tariff Act 1988.

(2)

If a country is listed without a date next to it, the country is a specified RCEP party on and from the commencement date of this order.

(3)

If a country is listed with a date next to it, the country is a specified RCEP party on and from that date.

Schedule Countries that are specified RCEP parties

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Australia

Brunei Darussalam

Cambodia

China

Japan

Lao PDR

Singapore

Thailand

Viet Nam

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, which comes into force on 1 January 2022, declares the countries listed in the Schedule to be specified parties to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (the RCEP) for the purposes of the Tariff Act 1988. Those countries are also specified parties for the purposes of the Customs and Excise Act 2018, under the Customs and Excise (Specified RCEP Parties) Order 2021.

The effect of this order is to entitle those countries to preferential tariffs set under the Tariff Act 1988 in accordance with the RCEP.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2019.

Date of notification in Gazette: 2 December 2021.

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