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News Release News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4 September 1984 73/84

HARMONIZED CUSTOMS TARIFF DRAFT CHAPTERS NOW AVAILABLE

The Minister for Industry and Commerce, Senator John Button, announced today that drafts of Chapters 1 to 6 of the proposed Harmonized Customs Tariff were available for public examination.

Senator Button said the Draft Chapters and associated information would be available from liaison officers in Customs Houses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Port Adelaide, Fremantle, Hobart and Darwin and the Department of Industry and Commerce in Canberra. A

list of names and telephone numbers is at the end of this

release.

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" T h e d r a f t chapters, a r e b e i n g c i r c u l a t e d to g i v e t h o s e w h o a lire

i n t e r e s t e d the o p p o r t u n i t y to m a k e t h e i r s u b m i s s i o n s to t h e I n d u s t r i e s A s s i s t a n c e C o m m i s s i o n " , S e n a t o r B u t t o n s a i d .

" A n y o n e w h o h a s a n y c o m m e n t s a b o u t t h e p r o v i s i o n s in t h e p r o p o s e d d r a f t c h a p t e r s ca n t h e n s u b m i t t h e m to th e IAC.

S e n a t o r B u t t o n e m p h a s i s e d t h a t it w a s i m p o r t a n t f o r a n y o n e w h o c o u l d be d i r e c t l y or i n d i r e c t l y a f f e c t e d by c h a n g e s i n d u t y l e v e l s to c a r e f u l l y c o n s i d e r t h e d r a f t c h a p t e r s .

" M y D e p a r t m e n t w i l l a d v e r t i s e t h e a v a i l a b i l i t y of f u r t h e r d r a f t c h a p t e r s as t h o s e c h a p t e r s b e c o m e a v a i l a b l e " , he s a i d .

S e n a t o r B u t t o n s a i d the P r e s i d e n t of th e C u s t o m s A g e n t s ' F e d e r a t i o n , M r Des W i l l i a m s , h a s w e l c o m e d th e H a r m o n i z e d S y s t e m .

" T h e f e d e r a t i o n ha s a l w a y s s u p p o r t e d th e H a r m o n i z e d S y s t e m a n d c o - o p e r a t e d w i t h m y D e p a r t m e n t s i n c e t h e i n i t i a l d e v e l o p m e n t of t h e p r o j e c t a b o u t 10 y e a r s a g o " , h e s a i d .

" I t b e l i e v e s , as I do, t h a t e v e r y o n e w i l l b e n e f i t f r o m t h e s t a n d a r d i s a t i o n of t a r i f f c l a s s i f i c a t i o n s . "

S e n a t o r B u t t o n s a i d t h a t a l e a f l e t o u t l i n i n g T a r i f f H a r m o n i z a t i o n a n d w h a t it m e a n s , is a v a i l a b l e f r o m t h e D e p a r t m e n t of I n d u s t r y a n d C o m m e r c e and the H a r m o n i z e d T a r i f f l i a i s o n o f f i c e r s in e a c h S t a t e .

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HARMONIZED TARIFF LIAISON OFFICERS

SYDNEY Mr R. Evans 02 2 7 0 7 6 8 0

MELBOURNE Mr B. Digby 03 611 3 6 5 2

BRISBANE Mr J. Braga 07 227 0 2 8 8

PORT ADELAIDE Mr 0. Pratt 0 8 47 9 3 0 0

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F R E M A N T L E M r T . C h e n o w e t h 09 3 3 6 0 2 1 9

HOBART Mr D. Hall 0 0 2 30 1 2 9 0

DARWIN Mr E. McCabe 0 8 9 81 4 4 4 4

CANBERRA Mr.J. Short 0 6 2 71 6 3 3 5

For further Information:

Mr M. Fyfe 0 6 2 71 6 3 4 6

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