Christine Stevenson, Acting Comptroller, New Zealand Customs Service, gives notice under sections 51 and 49 of the Legislation Act 2012 that the following material is proposed for incorporation by reference in the Customs and Excise Regulations 1996:
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnerships (CPTPP), done at Santiago, Chile, on 8 March 2018:
- Chapter 3: Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures.
- Chapter 4: Textile and Apparel Goods.
- Annex 3-D: Product-Specific Rule of Origin.
- Appendix 1 to Annex 3-D: Provisions Related to the Product-Specific Rules of Origin for Certain Vehicles and Parts of Vehicles.
- Annex 4-A: Textiles and Apparel Product-Specific Rules of Origin.
- Appendix 1 to Annex 4-A: Short Supply List of Products.
The above Chapters in CPTPP set out the rules of origin for the CPTPP, which the New Zealand government has signed. If the agreement enters into force for New Zealand traders from CPTPP, member countries will be required to meet the rules of origin specified in the agreement if they are seeking to utilise a preferential tariff rate.
The following address, New Zealand Customs Service, Trade Policy, 1 Hinemoa Street, Wellington 6011, is:
- where comments on this proposal to incorporate by reference are to be sent; and
- where the material to be incorporated can be viewed free of charge in person.
The material to be incorporated can also be viewed on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) website at https://www.mfat.govt.nz/cptpp.
Any written comment must be received by the New Zealand Customs Service no later than 10 working days after the date of notification in the New Zealand Gazette.
Dated at Wellington this 19th day of September 2018.
CHRISTINE STEVENSON, Acting Comptroller, New Zealand Customs Service.