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Customs Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia-Pacific) Bill 2019

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2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Customs Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia-Pacific) Bill 2019

 

 

(1)     Clause 2, pages 2 and 3, table items 2 to 4, omit the table items, substitute:

 

2.  Schedule 1

If the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement, done at Canberra on 12 February 2018, enters into force for Australia—the first day that bilateral side letters exchanged between Australia and each other party to the Agreement agreeing that the part of the agreement which deals with investor-State disputes does not apply in relation to an investment in Australia by an investor of the other party are in force for Australia.

However, the provisions do not commence at all unless all of the events mentioned in this item occur.

 

3.  Schedule 2

If the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, done at Jakarta on 4 March 2019, enters into force for Australia—the first day that bilateral side letters exchanged between Australia and each other party to the Agreement agreeing that the part of the agreement which deals with investor-State disputes does not apply in relation to an investment in Australia by an investor of the other party are in force for Australia.

However, the provisions do not commence at all unless all of the events mentioned in this item occur.

 

4.  Schedule 3

If the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Hong Kong, China, done at Sydney on 26 March 2019, enters into force for Australia—the first day that bilateral side letters exchanged between Australia and each other party to the Agreement agreeing that the part of the agreement which deals with investor-State disputes does not apply in relation to an investment in Australia by an investor of the other party are in force for Australia.

However, the provisions do not commence at all unless all of the events mentioned in this item occur.

 

 

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(2)     Clause 2, pages 2 and 3, table items 2 to 4, omit the table items, substitute:

 

2.  Schedule 1

If the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement, done at Canberra on 12 February 2018, enters into force for Australia—the first day that bilateral side letters exchanged between Australia and each other party to the Agreement agreeing that labour market testing must occur in relation to contractual service suppliers, working holiday visa holders and training visa holders entering, or proposing to enter, Australia from the other Party are in force for Australia.

However, the provisions do not commence at all unless all of the events mentioned in this item occur.

 

3.  Schedule 2

If the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, done at Jakarta on 4 March 2019, enters into force for Australia—the first day that bilateral side letters exchanged between Australia and each other party to the Agreement agreeing that labour market testing must occur in relation to contractual service suppliers, working holiday visa holders and training visa holders entering, or proposing to enter, Australia from the other Party are in force for Australia..

However, the provisions do not commence at all unless all of the events mentioned in this item occur.

 

4.  Schedule 3

If the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Hong Kong, China, done at Sydney on 26 March 2019, enters into force for Australia—the first day that bilateral side letters exchanged between Australia and each other party to the Agreement agreeing that labour market testing must occur in relation to contractual service suppliers, working holiday visa holders and training visa holders entering, or proposing to enter, Australia from the other Party are in force for Australia.

However, the provisions do not commence at all unless all of the events mentioned in this item occur.

 

 

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(3)     Clause 2, pages 2 and 3, table item 4, omit the table item, substitute:

 

4.  Schedule 3

The latest of the following:

(a) 20 October 2020;

(b) the day this Act receives the Royal Assent;

(c) the day the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Hong Kong, China, done at Sydney on 26 March 2019, enters into force for Australia.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (c) does not occur.

The Minister must announce, by notifiable instrument, the day the Agreement enters into force for Australia.

 

 

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