Customs Act 1901

PART VIII - THE DUTIES  

Division 1A - Rules of origin of preference claim goods  

SECTION 153D   ALLOWABLE EXPENDITURE OF FACTORY ON MATERIALS  

153D(1)   General rule for determining allowable expenditure of a factory on materials.  

Subject to the exceptions set out in this section, the allowable expenditure of a factory on materials in respect of preference claim goods is the cost to the manufacturer of those materials in the form they are received at the factory, worked out under section 153E.

153D(2)   Goods wholly or partly manufactured from materials imported from outside the qualifying area.  

If:


(a) preference claim goods (other than goods wholly manufactured from unmanufactured raw products) are manufactured, in whole or in part, from particular materials; and


(b) those particular materials, in the form they are received at the factory, are imported from a country outside the qualifying area;

there is no allowable expenditure of the factory on those particular materials.

153D(2A)   Goods claimed to be the manufacture of a Least Developed Country - special rule  

If:


(a) goods claimed to be the manufacture of a Least Developed Country contain materials that, in the form they were received by the factory, were manufactured or produced in Developing Countries that are not Least Developed Countries; and


(b) the allowable expenditure of the factory on those materials in aggregate would, but for this subsection, exceed 25% of the total factory cost of the goods;

that allowable expenditure on those materials is taken to be 25% of the total factory cost of the goods.

153D(3)   Inland freight rule.  

If:


(a) preference claim goods are manufactured, in whole or in part, from particular materials; and


(b) the preference country is Papua New Guinea or a Forum Island Country; and


(ba) the goods are claimed to be the manufacture of Papua New Guinea or a Forum Island Country; and


(c) those particular materials:


(i) were imported into the preference country from a country outside the qualifying area; or

(ii) incorporate other materials ( ``contributing materials'' ) imported into the preference country from a country outside the qualifying area;

then, despite subsection (2), the allowable expenditure of the factory on those particular materials includes:


(d) the cartage of those particular materials; or


(e) the part of the cost of those particular materials that is attributable to the cartage of those contributing materials;

from the port or airport in the preference country where those particular materials or contributing materials are first landed to the factory or to the plant where they are processed or first processed.

153D(4)   Goods wholly or partly manufactured from materials imported from outside the qualifying area - intervening manufacture.  

If:


(a) preference claim goods are manufactured, in whole or in part, from particular materials; and


(b) other materials ( ``contributing materials'' ) have been incorporated in those particular materials; and


(c) those contributing materials were imported into a country in the qualifying area from a country outside the qualifying area; and


(d) after their importation and to achieve that incorporation, those contributing materials have been subjected to a process of manufacture, or a series of processes of manufacture, in the qualifying area without any intervening exportation to a country outside that area;

the allowable expenditure of the factory on those particular materials in the form they are received at the factory does not include any part of the cost of those particular materials to the manufacturer, worked out under section 153E, that is attributable to the cost of those contributing materials in the form in which the contributing materials were received by the person who subjected them to their first manufacturing process in the qualifying area after importation.

153D(5)   Intervening export of contributing materials.  

If contributing materials within the meaning of subsection (4) are, after their importation into a country in the qualifying area and before their incorporation into the particular materials from which preference claim goods are manufactured, subsequently exported to a country outside that area, then, on their reimportation into a country in the qualifying area, subsection (2) or (4), as the case requires, applies as if that subsequent reimportation were the only importation of those materials.

153D(6)  
(Repealed by No 166 of 2006)

153D(6A)   Goods claimed to be the manufacture of Papua New Guinea or a Forum Island Country - special rule.  

If:


(a) goods claimed to be the manufacture of Papua New Guinea or a particular Forum Island Country are manufactured, in whole or in part, from particular materials; and


(b) if the qualifying area for that country consisted only of that country and Australia - under subsection (4), the allowable expenditure of the factory on those particular materials, after excluding any costs required to be excluded under subsection (4), would be at least 50% of the total expenditure of the factory on those particular materials worked out in accordance with section 153C;

then, despite subsection (4), the allowable expenditure of the factory on those particular materials is taken to be that total expenditure.

153D(7)   Waste or scrap.  

If:


(a) materials are imported into a country; and


(b) the subjecting of those materials to a process of manufacture gives rise to waste or scrap; and


(c) that waste or scrap is fit only for the recovery of raw materials;

any raw materials that are so recovered in that country are to be treated, for the purposes of this section, as if they were unmanufactured raw products of that country.

153D(8)   Transhipment.  

If, in the course of their exportation from one country to another country, materials are transhipped, that transhipment is to be disregarded for the purpose of determining, under this section, the country from which the materials were exported.




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