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Customs Tariff Amendment (Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2004


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Justice and Customs

Summary

Introduced with the Customs Amendment (Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2004 to give effect to Australia’s obligations under the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), the bill amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to: provide duty-free access to certain goods and preferential rates of customs duty for other goods that are of Thai origin; phase the preferential rates of customs duty for certain goods to zero by 2015; and provide the mechanism to initiate safeguard measures on sensitive products including canned tuna, processed pineapple and pineapple juice, if necessary. Also makes contingent amendments to the Customs Tariff Act 1995 and US Free Trade Agreement Implementation (Customs Tariff) Act 2004 in the event the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement is not in force for Australia before TAFTA enters into force for Australia.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11/08/04  
Second reading moved 11/08/04  
     

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes