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Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping) Bill 2011

 

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

 

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping) Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

(Senator Xenophon)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Act 1901 in relation to anti-dumping duties, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

4............ Review of operation of Part XVB of Customs Act as amended......... 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Customs Act 1901                                          4

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Act 1901 in relation to anti-dumping duties, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping) Act 2011 .

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

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

4  Review of operation of Part XVB of Customs Act as amended

             (1)  The Minister must cause an independent review to be undertaken of the first 2 years of the operation of Part XVB of the Customs Act 1901 as amended by this Act.

             (2)  The persons undertaking the review must give the Minister a written report of the review within 6 months after the end of the 2-year period.

             (3)  The review must include an opportunity for interested parties and members of the public to make written submissions on the operation of Part XVB as amended by this Act.

             (4)  The Chief Executive Officer of Customs and officers of Customs must, if requested to do so by the persons undertaking the review, assist them in:

                     (a)  conducting the review; and

                     (b)  preparing the written report.

             (5)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report of the review to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after he or she receives the report.

             (6)  In this section:

independent review means a review undertaken by at least 3 persons who:

                     (a)  in the Minister’s opinion possess appropriate qualifications to undertake the review; and

                     (b)  do not include any currently serving officers of Customs; and

                     (c)  include a person who has substantial experience or knowledge in international trade and foreign affairs or economics.