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Thursday, 14 February 2013
Page: 1385

Mr CLARE (BlaxlandMinister for Home Affairs, Minister for Justice and Cabinet Secretary) (09:10): I move:

Customs Tariff Proposal (No. 1) 2013

The customs tariff proposal that I have just tabled contains alterations to five items in schedule 4 to the Customs Tariff Act.

Schedule 4 lists a range of goods and circumstances for which concessional rates of import duty are granted.

Following a review of the schedule by the Better Regulation Ministerial Partnership, the Customs Tariff Amendment (Schedule 4) Act 2012 was passed by the parliament in 2012. On commencement on 1 March 2013, this act will revise and restructure schedule 4, to clarify and simplify the schedule.

Customs Tariff Proposal (No. 1) 2013 will give effect to minor amendments to items 20, 21, 27, 30 and 35 in the revised schedule. These amendments will ensure that the scope of the items and the concessional duty rates are not affected when the revised schedule commences.

Details of the amendments are set out in the Summary of Alterations.

Debate adjourned.