Customs Act 1901

PART VIII - THE DUTIES  

Division 1C - US originating goods  

Subdivision D - Goods produced in the US, or in the US and Australia, from non-originating materials  

SECTION 153YD   GOODS PRODUCED IN THE US, OR IN THE US AND AUSTRALIA, FROM NON-ORIGINATING MATERIALS  

153YD(1)  
Goods are US originating goods if:

(a)  they are classified to a Chapter, heading or subheading of the Harmonized System that is covered by the table in Annex 4-A or 5-A of the Agreement; and

(b)  they are produced entirely in the US, or entirely in the US and Australia, from non-originating materials only or from non-originating materials and originating materials; and

(c)  the goods satisfy the requirements applicable to the goods in Annex 4-A or 5-A of the Agreement.

153YD(2)  
Without limiting paragraph (1)(c) , a requirement may be specified in the table in Annex 4-A or 5-A of the Agreement by using an abbreviation that is given a meaning for the purposes of that Annex. Change in tariff classification

153YD(3)  
If a requirement that applies in relation to the goods is that all non-originating materials used in the production of the goods must have undergone a particular change in tariff classification, the regulations may prescribe when a non-originating material used in the production of the goods is taken to satisfy the change in tariff classification. Rules for goods that are not a textile or apparel good

153YD(4)  
If:

(a)  a requirement that applies in relation to the goods is that all non-originating materials used in the production of the goods must have undergone a particular change in tariff classification; and

(b)  the goods are not a textile or apparel good; and

(c)  one or more of the non-originating materials used in the production of the goods do not satisfy the change in tariff classification;

then the requirement is taken to be satisfied if the total value of the non-originating materials covered by paragraph (c) does not exceed 10% of the customs value of the goods.

Note:

See subsection (6) for goods that are a textile or apparel good.

153YD(5)  
In applying subsection (4) , disregard non-originating materials covered by paragraph 2 of Article 5.2 of Chapter 5 of the Agreement. Rules for goods that are a textile or apparel good

153YD(6)  
If:

(a)  a requirement that applies in relation to the goods is that all non-originating materials used in the production of the goods must have undergone a particular change in tariff classification; and

(b)  the goods are a textile or apparel good; and

(c)  if the component of the goods, that determines the tariff classification of the goods, contains elastomeric yarn - the yarn is wholly formed in the US or Australia; and

(d)  the component of the goods, that determines the tariff classification of the goods, contains fibres or yarns that are non-originating materials and that do not satisfy the change in tariff classification;

then the requirement is taken to be satisfied if the total weight of the fibres or yarns covered by paragraph (d) does not exceed 7% of the total weight of that component.

Regional value content

153YD(7)  
If a requirement that applies in relation to the goods is that the goods must have a regional value content of not less than a particular percentage worked out in a particular way:

(a)  the regional value content of the goods is to be worked out in accordance with the Agreement; or

(b)  if the regulations prescribe how to work out the regional value content of the goods - the regional value content of the goods is to be worked out in accordance with the regulations.

153YD(8)  
If:

(a)  a requirement that applies in relation to the goods is that the goods must have a regional value content of not less than a particular percentage worked out in a particular way; and

(b)  the goods are imported into Australia with standard accessories, standard spare parts or standard tools; and

(c)  the accessories, spare parts or tools are not invoiced separately from the goods; and

(d)  the quantities and value of the accessories, spare parts or tools are customary for the goods;

the regulations must provide for the value of the accessories, spare parts or tools to be taken into account for the purposes of working out the regional value content of the goods (whether the accessories, spare parts or tools are originating materials or non-originating materials).

Note:

The value of the accessories, spare parts or tools is to be worked out in accordance with the regulations: see subsection 153YA(2) .

153YD(9)  
For the purposes of subsection (8) , disregard section 153YJ in working out whether the accessories, spare parts or tools are originating materials or non-originating materials. Goods put up in a set for retail sale

153YD(10)  
If:

(a)  goods are put up in a set for retail sale; and

(b)  the goods are classified in accordance with Rule 3 of the Interpretation Rules as a textile or apparel good;

the goods are US originating goods under this section only if:

(c)  all of the goods in the set, when considered separately, are US originating goods; or

(d)  the total customs value of the goods (if any) in the set that are not US originating goods does not exceed 10% of the customs value of the set of goods.




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