CHANGES IN FORTHCOMING ISSUES
AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS TARIFF CODES FOR 1 JULY 2012
On 1 July 2012 there will be changes 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, which can be found on the Australian Customs and Border Protection website at http://www.customs.gov.au/tariff/tariff2012.asp.
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 <http://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.
Separate statistical codes for Roquefort and Stilton cheeses in Chapter 4 have been introduced to support food inspection requirements of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
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.
AMENDMENTS TO EXISTING CUSTOMS TARIFF CODE CORRESPONDENCES AND FREE STANDING DESCRIPTORS
Some changes have been made to Customs Tariff correspondences. These correspondence changes rectified the errors in the data published in the Information paper: Changes to AHECC and Customs Tariff, 2012 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.017) released on 8 December 2011.
The following are the correct correspondences for the Customs Tariff 2012 codes commencing with 8523.29.00. The correct correspondences for these codes are:
|Customs Tariff 2011 ||Customs Tariff 2012 |
|8523290001 ||8523290081 |
|8523290009 ||8523290081 |
|8523290021 ||8523290082 |
|8523290022 ||8523290082 |
|8523290023 ||8523290083 |
|8523290024 ||8523290083 |
|8523290029 ||8523290083 |
|8523290030 ||8523290084 |
|8523290031 ||8523290084 |
|8523290035 ||8523290084 |
|8523290036 ||8523290084 |
|8523290041 ||8523290085 |
|8523290042 ||8523290085 |
|8523290043 ||8523290085 |
|8523290049 ||8523290085 |
|8523290051 ||8523290086 |
|8523290052 ||8523290086 |
|8523290053 ||8523290086 |
|8523290061 ||8523290087 |
|8523290062 ||8523290087 |
|8523290071 ||8523290087 |
|8523290079 ||8523290087 |
|8523290080 ||8523290087 |
|8523290092 ||8523290088 |
|8523290093 ||8523290088 |
|8523290095 ||8523290088 |
There were changes to the free standing descriptors for the following codes:
7210300050, 7210300051, 7210300052, 7210610060, 7210610061 and 7210610062.
A full correspondence is available from the Classification Manager, International Trade.
alternatively phone: 02 6252 5409 or fax: 02 6252 8003.
These changes also impact correspondences to ANZSIC 2006 and BoPBEC classifications for these codes. SITC and BEC correspondences are not impacted.
These changes will have an impact on data released in the July issue of this publication in time series Table 34 - Merchandise imports by Balance of Payments Broad Economic Categories (BoPBEC) and Table 35a - Merchandise imports, Industry (ANZSIC 2006). They will also impact data in data cube Table 8 - Balance of Payments Broad Economic Categories (detailed level), by country to be published in the July issue of International Merchandise Imports, Australia
(cat. no. 5439.0).
AUSTRALIAN HARMONIZED EXPORT COMMODITY CLASSIFICATION (AHECC) CODES FOR 1 JULY 2012
The ABS implements minor updates to the statistical codes of the AHECC on 1 January and 1 July each year. There are no changes to AHECC codes for 1 July 2012.
UPDATES TO THE MAJOR COMMODITIES LISTING
Tables 12 and 13 of this publication present the major commodities for international merchandise trade exports (table 12) and imports (table 13). As part of an annual review, the following major commodities will be updated in the July issue of this publication.
Table 12, International merchandise exports major commodities:
- There are no changes to the major commodities exports listing.
Table 13, International merchandise imports major commodities:
- 625 Rubber tyres, interchangeable tyre treads, tyre flaps and inner tubes for wheels of all kinds
- 761 Televisions, monitors and projectors.