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Customs Tariff Amendment (China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Immigration and Border Protection

Summary

Introduced with the Customs Amendment (China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2015 to give effect to Australia’s obligations under Chapter 3 of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, the bill amends the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to: provide free rates of customs duty for most goods that are Chinese originating goods; maintain customs duty rates for certain Chinese originating goods; phase the preferential rates of customs duty for certain China originating goods to zero by the fifth year of phasing; and provide for the preferential and phasing rates of duty and maintain excise-equivalent rates of duty on certain alcohol, tobacco and petroleum products.

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 16/09/15  
Second reading moved 16/09/15  
Second reading debate 21/10/15  
Second reading debate 22/10/15  
Second reading agreed to 22/10/15  
Third reading agreed to 22/10/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/11/15  
Second reading moved 09/11/15  
Second reading debate 09/11/15  
Second reading agreed to 09/11/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 09/11/15  
Third reading agreed to 09/11/15  
     
Finally passed both Houses 09/11/15  
Assent 11/11/15 Act no: 137 - Year: 2015
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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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

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (17/09/2015): Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; Committee report (06/11/2015)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)