House debates

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Tariff Proposals

Customs Tariff Proposal (No. 4) 2022

12:07 pm

Photo of Clare O'NeilClare O'Neil (Hotham, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Home Affairs) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

Customs Tariff Proposal (No. 4) 2022

Today I table Customs Tariff Proposal (No. 4) 2022, which proposes to amend the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to provide a 'Free range of customs duty to goods that are the produce or manufacture of Ukraine.' All goods other than fuel, tobacco and alcohol, on which the duty rate equivalent to excise for domestic producers will continue to apply, are eligible for duty free entry into Australia. Goods that are imported between 4 July 2022 and 3 July 2023 that are the produce or manufacture of Ukraine within the meaning of division 1A of part VIII of the Customs Act 1901 will be eligible for the reduction in customs duty. Any concessional measure which provides a lower rate of customs duty than the general rate will continue to apply.

This measure contributes to Ukraine's continued participation in international trade and supports efforts by Ukraine to uphold its territorial integrity. It was implemented in response to Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine, which violates Ukraine sovereignty and territorial integrity and undermines the rules based order. Australia is committed to upholding these principles, which are essential to international, regional and domestic stability and security. The measures commenced on 4 July 2022.

Debate adjourned.