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Thursday, 27 April 1972
Page: 2105

Mr CHIPP (Hotham) (Minister for Customs and Excise) - I move:

That the Bill be now read a second time. This Bill provides for the validation until 30th June 1972 of duties collected in pursuance of Customs Tariff Proposals Nos 4 to 6 inclusive which were introduced into the Parliament during this session. The tariff changes validated by this Bill relate to the following Tariff Board reports, namely, Industrial Chemicals and Synthetic Resins, etc; and Industrial Gamma Ray Equipment; and the Special Advisory Authority report on Isooctyl Alcohol.

Having regard to the Government's decision to move to metrication and the recent major nomenclature changes made by the Customs Co-operation Council, Brussels, a new consolidated Schedule will be introduced by 'Gazette' notice and subsequently by Tariff Proposals to operate from 1st July 1972. This Validation Bill validates the collection of duties up to the commencement of these impending changes. I commend the Bill.

Debate (on motion by Mr Crean) adjourned.

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