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Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2003


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Justice and Customs

Summary

Introduced with the Customs Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2003, the bill amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to: add East Timor to the list of Developing Countries; define Least Developed Countries (LDCs); provide for the duty-free entry of goods originating in LDCs, East Timor (a developing country) and Singapore (under a free trade agreement); list Palau as a Developing Country rather than as a Place treated as Developing Country; add Papua New Guinea to the list of Forum Island Countries; and introduce two character abbreviations for countries (International Standards Organization Country Codes) throughout the Tariff.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15/05/03  
Second reading moved 15/05/03  
Second reading agreed to 02/06/03  
Third reading agreed to 02/06/03  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 16/06/03  
Second reading moved 16/06/03  
Second reading agreed to 26/06/03
(after midnight)
 
Third reading agreed to 26/06/03
(after midnight)
 
     
Assent 30/06/03 Act no.: 63 - Year: 2003
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)