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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Jun 2012 Quality Declaration 
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CHANGES IN FORTHCOMING ISSUES


CHANGES TO AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS TARIFF CODES FOR 1 JULY 2012

On 1 July 2012 changes were implemented to statistical codes under subheadings 0406.40.10, 8443.31.00, 8443.32.00, 8471.30.00, 8471.60.00 and 8528.72.00 in the Customs Tariff. Revised Customs Tariff Working Pages will be issued shortly.

A list of the new codes and correspondences to their previous codes can be found on the Australian Customs and Border Protection Notice No. 2012/31 which was released on 25 June 2012. The notice can be found on the Australian Customs and Border Protection website www.customs.gov.au. From the menu select media, publications and forms and then customs notices, then select the link Australian Customs Notices and follow the link 2012/31. Alternatively you can access this notice directly through the following link http://www.customs.gov.au/notices/acn/default.asp.

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has requested separate statistical codes for Roquefort and Stilton cheeses in Chapter 4 to support existing food inspection requirements.

The changes to the statistical codes for Chapters 84 and 85 facilitate the clearer identification of multifunction devices, laptops / other portable computers, scanners and televisions and will assist in the administration of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations 2011). The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities is responsible for providing regulatory oversight of the Scheme.


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