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Temporary assistance authority (TAA) reference : filament lamps



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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE INCLUDING THE AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS SERVICE

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TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY (TAA) REFERENCE : FILAMENT LAMPS

The Temporary Assistance Authority is to review the continuation of temporary duty on certain filament lamps, the Minister for Industry and Commerce, Senator John Button said today.

Following a Government decision on 12 July 1983 to introduce temporary assistance, all filament lamps are subject to a temporary duty of 10 per cent.

When announcing the introduction of temporary assistance, the Minister had said that the temporary duty would be reviewed within 12 months by the Industries Assistance Commission or the TAA.

The TAA is to report to the Government within forty-five days of the date of receipt of the reference.

Importers should exercise caution in placing orders overseas and in entering into financial commitments on such orders as special consideration is not normally given to commitments outstanding at the time decisions are announced on reports on such matters.

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INDUSTRIES ASSISTANCE COMMISSION ACT 1973

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY

Whereas temporary assistance is being provided to the production in Australia of certain filament lamps and whereas it appears to me that I, JOHN NORMAN BUTTON, Minister for Industry and Commerce, in pursuance of my powers under Section

30D(1) of the Industries Assistance Commission Act 1973, hereby request the Temporary Assistance Authority to undertake an inquiry m relation to the industry producing filament lamps of a kind falling within sub-item 85.20.3 in Schedule 3 to the Customs Tariff Act 1982 as proposed to be altered, and report

to me within 45 days:

(a) whether it is necessary to continue to provide temporary assistance to the industry after 12 July 1984, and

(b) if such action is necessary, the nature and extent of the assistance that the Authority recommends should be provided to the industry.

MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE

30 April 1984