Explanatory Memorandum(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator the Honourable Christopher Martin Ellison)
Outline and financial impact statement
The purpose of this Bill is to amend the Customs Act 1901 (the Customs Act) and the Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978 to:
- introduce new provisions for determining the normal value of goods in countries with an economy in transition (ie. countries moving towards a market economy) (Schedule 1);
- amend the anti-dumping provisions in the Customs Act to ensure that the legislation is consistent with the WTO Agreement on the Implementation of Article VI of the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994) and to make minor technical amendments and corrections to the anti-dumping provisions (Schedule 1);
- exempt air security officers (who provide security for civilian aircraft) from the passenger movement charge; (Schedule 2); and
- make minor amendments to the Customs Act as a result of the commencement of certain provisions of the Customs Legislation Amendment and Repeal (International Trade Modernisation) Act 2001 (Schedule 3).
The Bill has no financial impact.