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Customs Amendment (Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement Amendment Implementation) Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Customs Amendment (Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement Amendment Implementation) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Immigration and Border Protection)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Act 1901 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Main amendments                                                                                     3

Part 1—Singaporean originating goods                                                                3

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                         3

Part 2—Verification powers                                                                                     14

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       14

Part 3—Application and saving provisions                                                       16

Schedule 2—Other amendments                                                                                  17

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       17

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Act 1901 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Customs Amendment (Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement Amendment Implementation) Act 2017 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The later of:

(a) the day this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) the day the Agreement (the Amending Agreement ) to amend the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement and done at Canberra on 13 October 2016 enters into force for Australia.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

The Minister must announce, by notifiable instrument, the day the Amending Agreement enters into force for Australia.

 

3.  Schedule 2

The third anniversary of the day on which the provisions covered by table item 2 commence.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.