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Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customs Tariff Amendment Act (No. 1) 2003

 

No. 63, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Customs Tariff Act 1995 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—East Timor                                                                                                       3

Customs Tariff Act 1995                                                                                              3

Schedule 2—Least Developed Countries                                                                  4

Customs Tariff Act 1995                                                                                              4

Schedule 3—Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement                             27

Customs Tariff Act 1995                                                                                            27

 



 

 

Customs Tariff Amendment Act (No. 1) 2003

No. 63, 2003

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Customs Tariff Act 1995 , and for related purposes

[ Assented to 30 June 2003 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Customs Tariff Amendment Act (No. 1) 2003 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, on the day or at the time specified in column 2 of the table.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent

30 June 2003

2.  Schedule 1

1 April 2003

1 April 2003

3.  Schedule 2

1 July 2003

1 July 2003

4.  Schedule 3

The day on which SAFTA enters into force

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table is for additional information that is not part of this Act. This information may be included in any published version of this Act.

             (3)  If a provision commences as a result of item 4 of the table, the Minister must announce by notice in the Gazette the day on which the provision commenced.

             (4)  In this section:

SAFTA has the meaning it has in Division 1B of Part VIII of the Customs Act 1901 .

Note:          Item 3 of Schedule 2 to the Customs Amendment Act (No. 1) 2003 inserts Division 1B of Part VIII of the Customs Act 1901 .

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.



 

Schedule 1 East Timor

   

Customs Tariff Act 1995

1  Division 1 of Part 3 of Schedule 1

After “Djibouti” insert:

East Timor

ETIM



 

Schedule 2 Least Developed Countries

   

Customs Tariff Act 1995

1  Subsection 3(1) (definition of Developing Country )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Developing Country means:

                     (a)  a country that is a Developing Country under paragraph 12(d); or

                     (b)  a place that is treated as a Developing Country under paragraph 12(e); or

                     (c)  Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Taiwan Province.

2  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

Least Developed Country means a country or place that is, or is treated as, a Least Developed Country under paragraph 12(b) or 12(c).

3  Subsection 3(1) (definition of Preference Country )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Preference Country means:

                     (a)  New Zealand; or

                     (b)  Papua New Guinea; or

                     (c)  a Forum Island Country; or

                     (d)  a Least Developed Country; or

                     (e)  a Developing Country; or

                      (f)  Canada.

4  Paragraphs 12(b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  a country specified in column 1 of the table in Division 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 is a Least Developed Country; and

                     (c)  a country or place specified in column 1 of the table in Division 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 is to be treated as a Least Developed Country; and

                     (d)  a country specified in column 1 of the table in Division 1 of Part 3 or Part 4 of Schedule 1 is a Developing Country; and

                     (e)  a place specified in column 1 of the table in Division 2 of Part 3 or Part 4 of Schedule 1 is to be treated as a Developing Country.

5  Paragraphs 14(1)(b) to (h)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  a rate of duty so set out applies in relation to Papua New Guinea if “PG” is specified in relation to the rate; and

                     (c)  a rate of duty so set out applies in relation to every Forum Island Country specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 if “FI” is specified in relation to the rate; and

                     (d)  a rate of duty so set out applies in relation to every Least Developed Country specified in Part 2 of Schedule 1 if “LDC” is specified in relation to the rate; and

                     (e)  a rate of duty so set out applies in relation to every Developing Country specified in Part 3 of Schedule 1 if “DC” is specified in relation to the rate; and

                      (f)  a rate of duty so set out applies in relation to every Developing Country specified in Part 4 of Schedule 1 (other than a Developing Country or place specified in paragraph (g)) if “DCS” is specified in relation to the rate; and

                     (g)  a rate of duty so set out applies in relation to Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Taiwan Province if “DCT” is specified in relation to the rate; and

                     (h)  a rate of duty so set out applies in relation to a particular Forum Island Country, Least Developed Country or Developing Country if its name, or the abbreviation for it, is specified in relation to the rate; and

                      (i)  a rate of duty so set out applies in relation to Canada if “CA” is specified in relation to the rate.

6  Subsection 14(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A rate of duty set out in a rate column in relation to which “FI”, “LDC”, “DC”, “DCS” or “DCT” is specified does not apply in relation to a Forum Island Country, a Least Developed Country or a Developing Country if that country or the abbreviation for it appears in a rate column followed by a rate of duty.

7  Subparagraph 16(f)(ii)

Omit “in relation to Developing Countries specified in Part 2”, substitute “in relation to Developing Countries specified in Part 4”.

8  Paragraph 16(g)

Omit “Developing Country specified in Part 2 of Schedule 1 (other than Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Singapore or Taiwan Province)”, substitute “Developing Country specified in Part 4 of Schedule 1 (other than Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Singapore or Taiwan Province)”.

9  At the end of section 16

Add:

                    ; (i)  if, under section 153H or 153NA of the Customs Act 1901 , the goods are the produce or manufacture of a Least Developed Country:

                              (i)  if a rate of duty that applies in relation to Least Developed Countries is set out in the third column of the tariff classification under which the goods are classified—by reference to that rate of duty; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—Free.

10  Subparagraph 18(2)(f)(ii)

Omit “ Developing Countries specified in Part 2”, substitute “Developing Countries specified in Part 4”.

11  Paragraph 18(2)(g)

Omit “of a Developing Country specified in Part 2 of Schedule 1, (other than Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Singapore or Taiwan Province)”, substitute “of a Developing Country or Place specified in Part 4 of Schedule 1, (other than Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Singapore or Taiwan Province)”.

12  At the end of subsection 18(2)

Add:

                    ; (i)  if under section 153H or 153NA of the Customs Act 1901 the goods are the produce or manufacture of a Least Developed Country:

                              (i)  if a rate of duty that applies in relation to Least Developed Countries is set out in the third column of that item—by reference to that rate of duty; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—Free.

13  Parts 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 1

Repeal the Parts, substitute:

Part 1 Forum Island Countries

   

Countries that are Forum Island Countries

 

Column 1

Country

Column 2

Abbreviation

Cook Islands

CK

Fiji

FJ

Kiribati

KI

Marshall Islands, Republic of



MH

Micronesia, Federated States of



FM

Nauru

NR

Niue

NU

Papua New Guinea

PG

Solomon Islands

SB

Tonga

TO

Tuvalu

TV

Vanuatu

VU

Samoa

WS

Part 2 Least Developed Countries

Division 1 Countries that are Least Developed Countries

 

Column 1

Country

Column 2

Abbreviation

Afghanistan

AF

Angola

AO

Bangladesh

BD

Benin

BJ

Bhutan

BT

Burkina Faso

BF

Burundi

BI

Cambodia

KH

Cape Verde

CV

Central African Republic



CF

Chad

TD

Comoros

KM

Congo, Democratic Republic of



CD

Djibouti

DJ

Equatorial Guinea

GQ

Eritrea

ER

Ethiopia

ET

Gambia

GM

Guinea

GN

Guinea-Bissau

GW

Haiti

HT

Kiribati

KI

Lao People’s Democratic Republic





LA

Lesotho

LS

Liberia

LR

Madagascar

MG

Malawi

MW

Maldives

MV

Mali

ML

Mauritania

MR

Mozambique

MZ

Myanmar, Union of

MM

Nepal

NP

Niger

NE

Rwanda

RW

Sao Tome and Principe



ST

Senegal

SN

Sierra Leone

SL

Solomon Islands

SB

Somalia

SO

Sudan

SD

Tanzania, United Republic of



TZ

Togo

TG

Tuvalu

TV

Uganda

UG

Vanuatu

VU

Samoa

WS

Yemen, Republic of

YE

Zambia

ZM

Division 2 Other countries and places that are treated as Least Developed Countries

 

Column 1

Country or Place

Column 2

Abbreviation

East Timor (Timor-Leste)

TL

Part 3 Developing Countries Subject to DC rates of duty

Division 1 Countries subject to DC rates of duty

 

Column 1

Country

Column 2

Abbreviation

Afghanistan

AF

Angola

AO

Bangladesh

BD

Benin

BJ

Bhutan

BT

Botswana

BW

Burkina Faso

BF

Burundi

BI

Cambodia

KH

Cape Verde

CV

Central African Republic



CF

Chad

TD

Comoros

KM

Congo, Democratic Republic of



CD

Djibouti

DJ

East Timor (Timor-Leste)



TL

Equatorial Guinea

GQ

Eritrea

ER

Ethiopia

ET

Gambia

GM

Guinea

GN

Guinea-Bissau

GW

Haiti

HT

Lao People’s Democratic Republic





LA

Lesotho

LS

Liberia

LR

Madagascar

MG

Malawi

MW

Maldives

MV

Mali

ML

Mauritania

MR

Mozambique

MZ

Myanmar, Union of

MM

Namibia

NA

Nepal

NP

Niger

NE

Palau

PW

Rwanda

RW

Sao Tome and Principe



ST

Senegal

SN

Sierra Leone

SL

Somalia

SO

Sudan

SD

Tanzania, United Republic of



TZ

Togo

TG

Uganda

UG

Yemen, Republic of

YE

Zambia

ZM

Division 2 Places subject to DC rates of duty

 

Column 1

Place

Column 2

Abbreviation

American Samoa

AS

French Polynesia

PF

Guam

GU

Mariana Islands

MP

New Caledonia

NC

Pitcairn Island

PN

Tokelau Islands

TK

Wallis and Futuna Islands



WF

Part 4 Developing Countries subject to DCS rates of duty

Division 1 Countries subject to DCS rates of duty

 

Column 1

Country

Column 2

Abbreviation

Albania

AL

Algeria

DZ

Antigua and Barbuda



AG

Argentina

AR

Bahamas

BS

Barbados

BB

Bahrain

BH

Belize

BZ

Bolivia

BO

Bosnia and Herzegovina



BA

Brazil

BR

Brunei Darussalam

BN

Bulgaria

BG

Cameroon

CM

Chile

CL

China, People’s Republic of



CN

Colombia

CO

Congo

CG

Costa Rica

CR

Cote d’Ivoire

CI

Croatia

HR

Cuba

CU

Cyprus

CY

Czech Republic

CZ

Dominica

DM

Dominican Republic

DO

Ecuador

EC

Egypt

EG

El Salvador

SV

Gabon

GA

Ghana

GH

Grenada

GD

Guatemala

GT

Guyana

GY

Honduras

HN

Hungary

HU

India

IN

Indonesia

ID

Iran

IR

Iraq

IQ

Israel

IL

Jamaica

JM

Jordan

JO

Kenya

KE

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of



KP

Korea, Republic of

KR

Kuwait

KW

Lebanon

LB

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya



LY

Malaysia

MY

Malta

MT

Mauritius

MU

Mexico

MX

Mongolia

MN

Morocco

MA

Nicaragua

NI

Nigeria

NG

Oman

OM

Pakistan

PK

Panama

PA

Paraguay

PY

Peru

PE

Philippines

PH

Poland

PO

Qatar

QA

Romania

RO

St Christopher and Nevis



KN

St Lucia

LC

St Vincent and the Grenadines



VC

Saudi Arabia

SA

Seychelles

SC

Singapore

SG

Slovak Republic

SK

Slovenia

SI

Sri Lanka

LK

Suriname

SR

Swaziland

SZ

Syrian Arab Republic



SY

Thailand

TH

Trinidad and Tobago

TT

Tunisia

TN

Turkey

TR

United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al Qaiwain, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah)













AE

Uruguay

UY

Venezuela

VE

Vietnam, Socialist Republic of



VN

Zimbabwe

ZW

Division 2 Places subject to DCS rates of duty

 

Column 1

Place

Column 2

Abbreviation

Anguilla

AI

Bermuda

BM

British Indian Ocean Territory



IO

British Virgin Islands



VG

Cayman Islands

KY

Falkland Islands

FK

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia





MK

Gibraltar

GI

Hong Kong

HK

Johnston Island

XA

Macao

MO

Midway Islands

XB

Montserrat

MS

Netherlands Antilles

AN

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands





GS

St Helena

SH

St Pierre and Miquelon



PM

Taiwan Province

TW

Territories administered by the Palestinian Authority







PS

Turks and Caicos Islands



TC

Virgin Islands of the United States



VI

Wake Island

WK

14  Amendment of Schedule 3

Omit “PNG” (wherever occurring), substitute “PG”.

15  Amendment of Schedule 3

Omit “CAN” (wherever occurring), substitute “CA”.

16  Amendment of Schedule 3

Omit “MLAY” (wherever occurring), substitute “MY”.

17  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

 

LDC:$34.22/L of alcohol

 

 

List

 

 

2203.00.31

 

 

2204.10.23

 

 

2204.10.83

 

 

2204.21.30

 

 

2204.29.30

 

 

2205.10.30

 

 

2205.90.30

 

 

2206.00.52

 

 

2206.00.62

 

 

2206.00.92

 

 

2208.90.20

 

18  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

LDC:$57.97/L of alcohol

 

 

List

 

 

2203.00.39

 

 

2204.10.29

 

 

2204.10.89

 

 

2204.21.90

 

 

2204.29.90

 

 

2205.10.90

 

 

2205.90.90

 

 

2206.00.59

 

 

2206.00.69

 

 

2206.00.99

 

 

2207.10.00

 

 

2208.20.90

 

 

2208.30.00

 

 

2208.40.00

 

 

2208.50.00

 

 

2208.60.00

 

 

2208.70.00

 

 

2208.90.90

 

19  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

LDC:$29.36/L of alcohol, calculated on that alcohol content by which the percentage by volume of alcohol of the goods exceeds 1.15

 

 

List

 

 

2203.00.61

 

 

2206.00.74

 

20  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

LDC:$34.22/L of alcohol, calculated on that alcohol content by which the percentage by volume of alcohol of the goods exceeds 1.15

 

 

List

 

 

2203.00.62

 

 

2203.00.69

 

 

2206.00.75

 

 

2206.00.78

 

21  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

LDC:$5.86/L of alcohol, calculated on that alcohol content by which the percentage by volume of alcohol of the goods exceeds 1.15

 

 

List

 

 

2203.00.71

 

 

2206.00.82

 

22  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

LDC:$18.41/L of alcohol, calculated on that alcohol content by which the percentage by volume of alcohol of the goods exceeds 1.15

 

 

List

 

 

2203.00.72

 

 

2206.00.83

 

23  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

LDC:$24.09/L of alcohol, calculated on that alcohol content by which the percentage by volume of alcohol of the goods exceeds 1.15

 

 

List

 

 

2203.00.79

 

 

2206.00.89

 

24  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of subheading 2208.20.10 in Schedule 3

Add:

 

 

LDC:$54.13/L of alcohol

 

25  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

LDC:$269.05/kg of tobacco content

 

 

List

 

 

2401.20.00

 

 

2401.30.00

 

 

2402.10.80

 

 

2402.20.80

 

 

2403.10.70

 

 

2403.91.00

 

 

2403.99.80

 

26  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

LDC:$0.21524/

stick

 

 

List

 

 

2402.10.20

 

 

2402.20.20

 

 

2403.10.30

 

27  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of subheading 2403.99.20 in Schedule 3

Add:

 

 

LDC:$2.19/kg

 

28  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

LDC:$0.38143/L

 

 

List

 

 

2207.20.10

 

 

2707.10.00

 

 

2707.20.29

 

 

2707.20.89

 

 

2707.30.29

 

 

2707.30.89

 

 

2707.50.39

 

 

2707.50.89

 

 

2709.00.89

 

 

2710.11.69

 

 

2710.11.79

 

 

2710.19.19

 

 

2710.19.20

 

 

2710.19.39

 

 

2710.19.79

 

 

2710.91.19

 

 

2710.91.20

 

 

2710.91.39

 

 

2710.91.69

 

 

2710.91.79

 

 

2710.99.19

 

 

2710.99.20

 

 

2710.99.39

 

 

2710.99.69

 

 

2710.99.79

 

 

2902.20.90

 

 

2902.30.90

 

 

2902.41.90

 

 

2902.42.90

 

 

2902.43.90

 

 

2902.44.90

 

 

3817.00.19

 

29  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

LDC:$0.07557/L

 

 

List

 

 

2709.00.81

 

 

2710.11.73

 

 

2710.11.74

 

 

2710.19.13

 

 

2710.19.33

 

 

2710.19.34

 

 

2710.19.50

 

 

2710.19.73

 

 

2710.19.74

 

 

2710.91.13

 

 

2710.91.33

 

 

2710.91.34

 

 

2710.91.50

 

 

2710.91.73

 

 

2710.91.74

 

 

2710.99.13

 

 

2710.99.33

 

 

2710.99.34

 

 

2710.99.50

 

 

2710.99.73

 

 

2710.99.74

 

30  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

LDC:$0.02808/L

 

 

List

 

 

2710.11.61

 

 

2710.91.61

 

 

2710.99.61

 

31  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

LDC:$0.40516/L

 

 

List

 

 

2710.11.62

 

 

2710.91.62

 

 

2710.99.62

 

32  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

LDC:$0.02845/L

 

 

List

 

 

2710.19.40

 

 

2710.91.40

 

 

2710.99.40

 

33  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

LDC:$0.05449/L

 

 

List

 

 

2710.19.91

 

 

2710.91.91

 

 

2710.99.91

 

 

3403.11.90

 

 

3403.19.90

 

 

3403.91.90

 

 

3403.99.90

 

 

3811.21.90

 

 

3819.00.00

 

34  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

LDC:$0.05449/kg

 

 

List

 

 

2710.19.92

 

 

2710.91.92

 

 

2710.99.92

 

 

3403.11.10

 

 

3403.19.10

 

 

3403.91.10

 

 

3403.99.10

 

 

3811.21.10

 

35  Amendment of Schedule 4

Omit “CAN” (wherever occurring), substitute “CA”.

36  Schedule 4 (item 17A, column 3)

Omit “NZ/PNG/FI/DC/DCS/ DCT”, substitute “NZ/PG/FI/DC/DCS/DCT/LDC”.

37  Schedule 4 (item 20A, column 3)

Omit “NZ/PNG/FI/DC/DCS”, substitute “NZ/PG/FI/DC/DCS/LDC”.

38  Schedule 4 (item 20B, column 3)

Omit “NZ/PNG/FI/DC/DCS”, substitute “NZ/PG/FI/DC/DCS/LDC”.

39  Schedule 4 (item 34, column 3)

Omit “NZ/PNG/FI/DC/DCS”, substitute “NZ/PG/FI/DC/DCS/LDC”.

40  Schedule 4 (item 41E, column 3)

Omit “NZ/PNG/CAN/DC/DCS”, substitute “NZ/PG/CA/DC/DCS/LDC”.

41  Schedule 4 (item 44, column 3)

Omit “NZ/PNG/FI/DC/DCS”, substitute “NZ/PG/FI/DC/DCS/LDC”.

42  After the last rate of duty in column 3 of item 50(1)(b) in Schedule 4

Add:

 

 

LDC:$0.05449/L

 

43  Schedule 4 (item 61, column 3)

Omit “NZ/PNG/FI/DC/ DCS”, substitute “NZ/PG/FI/DC/DCS/LDC”.

44  Schedule 4 (item 70, column 3)

Omit “NZ/PNG/FI/DC/DCS”, substitute “NZ/PG/FI/DC/DCS/LDC”.



 

Schedule 3 Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement

   

Customs Tariff Act 1995

1  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of Developing Country )

Repeal the paragraph.

2  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (f) of the definition of Preference Country )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                      (f)  Canada; or

                     (g)  Singapore.

3  Paragraphs 12(d) and (e)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (d)  a country specified in column 1 of the table in Division 1 of Part 3, 4 or 5 of Schedule 1 is a Developing Country; and

                     (e)  a place specified in column 1 of the table in Division 2 of Part 3, 4 or 5 of Schedule 1 is to be treated as a Developing Country.

4  Section 13

After “Division 1A”, insert “or Division 1B”.

5  Paragraph 14(1)(g)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (g)  a rate of duty so set out applies in relation to a Developing Country or place specified in Part 5 of Schedule 1 if “DCT” is specified in relation to the rate; and

6  Paragraph 14(1)(i)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                      (i)  a rate of duty so set out applies in relation to Canada if “CA” is specified in relation to the rate; and

                      (j)  a rate of duty so set out applies in relation to Singapore if “SG” is specified in relation to the rate.

7  Paragraph 16(f)

Omit “Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Singapore or Taiwan Province”, substitute “a Developing Country or place specified in Part 5 of Schedule 1”.

8  Subparagraph 16(f)(iii)

Omit “Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Singapore or Taiwan Province”, substitute “a Developing Country or place specified in Part 5 of Schedule 1”.

9  At the end of section 16

Add:

                    ; (j)  if the goods are the produce or manufacture of Singapore under Division 1B of Part VIII of the Customs Act 1901 :

                              (i)  if a rate of duty that applies in relation to Singapore is set out in the third column of the tariff classification under which the goods are classified—by reference to that rate of duty; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—Free.

10  Paragraph 18(2)(f)

Omit “Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Singapore or Taiwan Province”, substitute “a Developing Country or place specified in Part 5 of Schedule 1”.

11  Subparagraph 18(2)(f)(iii)

Omit “Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Singapore or Taiwan Province”, substitute “a Developing Country or place specified in Part 5”.

12  At the end of section 18

Add:

                    ; (j)  if the goods are the produce or manufacture of Singapore under Division 1B of Part VIII of the Customs Act 1901 :

                              (i)  if a rate of duty that applies in relation to Singapore is set out in the third column of that item—by reference to that rate of duty; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—Free.

13  At the end of Schedule 1

Add:

Part 5 Developing Countries subject to DCT rates of duty

Division 1 Countries subject to DCT rates of duty

 

Column 1

Country

Column 2

Abbreviation

Singapore

SG

Korea, Republic of

KR

 

Division 2 Places subject to DCT rates of duty

 

Column 1

Place

Column 2

Abbreviation

Hong Kong

HK

Taiwan Province

TW

 

14  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

 

SG:$34.22/L of alcohol

 

 

List

 

 

2203.00.31

 

 

2204.10.23

 

 

2204.10.83

 

 

2204.21.30

 

 

2204.29.30

 

 

2205.10.30

 

 

2205.90.30

 

 

2206.00.52

 

 

2206.00.62

 

 

2206.00.92

 

 

2208.90.20

 

15  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

SG:$57.97/L of alcohol

 

 

List

 

 

2203.00.39

 

 

2204.10.29

 

 

2204.10.89

 

 

2204.21.90

 

 

2204.29.90

 

 

2205.10.90

 

 

2205.90.90

 

 

2206.00.59

 

 

2206.00.69

 

 

2206.00.99

 

 

2207.10.00

 

 

2208.20.90

 

 

2208.30.00

 

 

2208.40.00

 

 

2208.50.00

 

 

2208.60.00

 

 

2208.70.00

 

 

2208.90.90

 

16  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

SG:$29.36/L of alcohol, calculated on that alcohol content by which the percentage by volume of alcohol of the goods exceeds 1.15

 

 

List

 

 

2203.00.61

 

 

2206.00.74

 

17  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

SG:$34.22/L of alcohol, calculated on that alcohol content by which the percentage by volume of alcohol of the goods exceeds 1.15

 

 

List

 

 

2203.00.62

 

 

2203.00.69

 

 

2206.00.75

 

 

2206.00.78

 

18  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

SG:$5.86/L of alcohol, calculated on that alcohol content by which the percentage by volume of alcohol of the goods exceeds 1.15

 

 

List

 

 

2203.00.71

 

 

2206.00.82

 

19  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

SG:$18.41/L of alcohol, calculated on that alcohol content by which the percentage by volume of alcohol of the goods exceeds 1.15

 

 

List

 

 

2203.00.72

 

 

2206.00.83

 

20  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

SG:$24.09/L of alcohol, calculated on that alcohol content by which the percentage by volume of alcohol of the goods exceeds 1.15

 

 

List

 

 

2203.00.79

 

 

2206.00.89

 

21  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of Subheading 2208.20.10 in Schedule 3

Add:

 

 

SG:$54.13/L of alcohol

 

22  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

SG:$269.05/kg of tobacco content

 

 

List

 

 

2401.20.00

 

 

2401.30.00

 

 

2402.10.80

 

 

2402.20.80

 

 

2403.10.70

 

 

2403.91.00

 

 

2403.99.80

 

23  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

SG:$0.21524/

stick

 

 

List

 

 

2402.10.20

 

 

2402.20.20

 

 

2403.10.30

 

24  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of subheading 2403.99.20 in Schedule 3

Add:

 

 

SG:$2.19/kg

 

25  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

SG:$0.38143/L

 

 

List

 

 

2207.20.10

 

 

2707.10.00

 

 

2707.20.29

 

 

2707.20.89

 

 

2707.30.29

 

 

2707.30.89

 

 

2707.50.39

 

 

2707.50.89

 

 

2709.00.89

 

 

2710.11.69

 

 

2710.11.79

 

 

2710.19.19

 

 

2710.19.20

 

 

2710.19.39

 

 

2710.19.79

 

 

2710.91.19

 

 

2710.91.20

 

 

2710.91.39

 

 

2710.91.69

 

 

2710.91.79

 

 

2710.99.19

 

 

2710.99.20

 

 

2710.99.39

 

 

2710.99.69

 

 

2710.99.79

 

 

2902.20.90

 

 

2902.30.90

 

 

2902.41.90

 

 

2902.42.90

 

 

2902.43.90

 

 

2902.44.90

 

 

3817.00.19

 

26  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

SG:$0.07557/L

 

 

List

 

 

2709.00.81

 

 

2710.11.73

 

 

2710.11.74

 

 

2710.19.13

 

 

2710.19.33

 

 

2710.19.34

 

 

2710.19.50

 

 

2710.19.73

 

 

2710.19.74

 

 

2710.91.13

 

 

2710.91.33

 

 

2710.91.34

 

 

2710.91.50

 

 

2710.91.73

 

 

2710.91.74

 

 

2710.99.13

 

 

2710.99.33

 

 

2710.99.34

 

 

2710.99.50

 

 

2710.99.73

 

 

2710.99.74

 

27  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

SG:$0.02808/L

 

 

List

 

 

2710.11.61

 

 

2710.91.61

 

 

2710.99.61

 

28  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

SG:$0.40516/L

 

 

List

 

 

2710.11.62

 

 

2710.91.62

 

 

2710.99.62

 

29  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

SG:$0.02845/L

 

 

List

 

 

2710.19.40

 

 

2710.91.40

 

 

2710.99.40

 

30  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

SG:$0.05449/L

 

 

List

 

 

2710.19.91

 

 

2710.91.91

 

 

2710.99.91

 

 

3403.11.90

 

 

3403.19.90

 

 

3403.91.90

 

 

3403.99.90

 

 

3811.21.90

 

 

3819.00.00

 

31  At the end of the last rate of duty in column 3 of each of the subheadings in Schedule 3 that are included in the list below

Add:

 

 

SG:$0.05449/kg

 

 

List

 

 

2710.19.92

 

 

2710.91.92

 

 

2710.99.92

 

 

3403.11.10

 

 

3403.19.10

 

 

3403.91.10

 

 

3403.99.10

 

 

3811.21.10

 

32  Schedule 4 (item 17A, column 3)

After “LDC”, insert “/SG”.

33  Schedule 4 (item 20A, column 3)

After “LDC”, insert “/SG”.

34  Schedule 4 (item 20B, column 3)

After “LDC”, insert “/SG”.

35  Schedule 4 (item 34, column 3)

After “LDC”, insert “/SG”.

36  Schedule 4 (item 41E, column 3)

After “LDC”, insert “/SG”.

37  Schedule 4 (item 44, column 3)

After “LDC”, insert “/SG”.

38  After the last rate of duty in column 3 of item 50(1)(b) in Schedule 4

Add:

 

 

SG:$0.05449/L

 

39  Schedule 4 (item 61, column 3)

After “LDC”, insert “/SG”.

40  Schedule 4 (item 70, column 3)

After “LDC”, insert “/SG”.

 

 

 

[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 15 May 2003

Senate on 16 June 2003 ]

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