The Customs and Excise (Rules of Origin-Harmonised System) Amendment Regulations 2011 went to the Executive Council on 3 October 2011.
These Regulations which will come into force on 1 January 2012 make changes to New Zealand’s Rules of Origin Regulations relating to ANZCERTA, Hong Kong China and Malaysia.
The relevant rules of origin covered by this notice are new product-specific “rules of origin” applicable to imports from Australia (under the ANZCERTA), Malaysia and Hong Kong China that are the subject of claims for preferential tariff treatment upon entry to New Zealand.
These changes were required following the World Customs Organization’s review of the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (“Harmonized System” or “HS”).
These rules of origin are incorporated into the Customs and Excise Regulations by reference pursuant to section 287A of the Customs and Excise Act. Unlike other rules of origin in this Order that are applicable to imports under preference from Thailand, China, the Association of South-East Asian Nations / Australia under the AANZFTA, and from Singapore / Chile / Brunei under the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement. None of those other rules of origin is incorporated by reference.
The relevant changes to rules of origin can be viewed in Legal documents, and by using the links below:
HS 2012: Changes to NZ Rules of Origin Regulations – ANZCERTA
This detail was last updated on
Friday, 18 November 2011
HS 2012: Changes to NZ Rules of Origin Regulations – Hong Kong China
HS 2012: Changes to NZ Rules of Origin Regulations – Malaysia