5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Mar 2015 Quality Declaration 
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CHANGES IN THIS AND FORTHCOMING ISSUES


Impacts on services due to delays of Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD) data

A number of releases of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0) have been delayed due to passenger card processing issues as announced by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). These delays impact on the transport and travel services series from November 2014 onwards. Caution should be used when interpreting the recent services credits and services debits estimates as they are based on modelled estimates rather than actual data.

Preliminary OAD estimates for November, December 2014 and January, February, March 2015 published in the ABS publication Preliminary Estimates of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0.30.001) have been incorporated into services estimates. These preliminary OAD estimates have been modelled based on a combination of historical OAD data and information about travellers for the relevant reference months from DIBP's traveller processing system.

For further information refer to the Explanatory Notes of Preliminary Estimates of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0.30.001).


CHANGES IN FORTHCOMING ISSUES

Delays of Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD) data

Contingency processing plans are now in place to ensure the regular scheduled releases of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0) can resume as soon as possible. Finalised OAD data for November and December 2014 will be released in Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0) on 13 May 2015 and 22 May 2015 respectively. It is expected that these estimates will be incorporated in the March quarter 2015 issue of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0), resulting in a likely difference between the sum of the three months for transport and travel services series published in this issue of International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0). For more information on release dates, refer to the Notes section of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0).


Proposed changes to Customs Tariff import classification

The ABS is undertaking an import classification feasibility study into the creation of specific new Combined Australian Customs Tariff Nomenclature and Statistical Classification (Customs Tariff) statistical codes under subheadings 7228, 7308, 8443, 8473, 8528 and 8607. The outcomes of the feasibility study will be implemented on 1 July 2015. The initial proposed changes are shown in the tables below.

Users and importers are invited to comment on the proposed changes, please contact the International Trade section on Canberra (02) 6252 5409 or email international.trade@abs.gov.au no later than 11 May 2015. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.


Current Customs Tariff
722830- Other bars and rods, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded:
7228301070T--- Goods, as follows:(a) of high alloy steel;(b) flattened circles and modified rectangles as defined in Note 1(m) to Chapter 72
7228309049T--- Other
Proposed Customs Tariff
722830- Other bars and rods, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded:
7228301070T--- Goods, as follows:(a) of high alloy steel;(b) flattened circles and modified rectangles as defined in Note 1(m) to Chapter 72
--- Other
72283090XXTContaining indentations, ribs, grooves or other deformations produced during the rolling process
72283090XYTOther


Current Customs Tariff
730810
7308100001NR- Bridges and bridge-sections
730820
7308200002NR- Towers and lattice masts:
730830
7308300003NR- Doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors
730840
7308400004NR- Equipment for scaffolding, shuttering, propping or pit-propping
Proposed Customs Tariff
730810- Bridges and bridge-sections
73081000AATGuard rails and road barriers
73081000ABTCulverts
73081000ACTOther
730820- Towers and lattice masts
73082000ADTTubular, whether or not tapered, and sectional components thereof
73082000AETOther
730830- Doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors
73083000AFTOf stainless steel
Other
73083000AGT.Windows and their frames
73083000AHT.Thresholds for doors
73083000AIT.Lintels
73083000AJT.Other
73084073084000AKT- Equipment for scaffolding, shuttering, propping or pit-propping


Current Customs Tariff
844331-- Machines which perform two or more of the functions of printing, copying or facsimile transmission, capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or to a network
8443310022NO.Weighing more than 20 kg but not more than 50 kg
844332-- Other, capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or to a network
8443320031NO.Weighing not more than 10 kg
Proposed Customs Tariff
844331-- Machines which perform two or more of the functions of printing, copying or facsimile transmission, capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or to a network
84433100ZANO.Weighing more than 20 kg but not more than 35 kg
84433100ZBNO.Weighing more than 35 kg but not more than 50 kg
844332-- Other, capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or to a network
84433200ZCNO.Weighing not more than 1 kg
84433200ZDNO.Weighing more than 1 kg but not more than 5 kg
84433200ZENO.Weighing more than 5 kg but not more than 10 kg


Current Customs Tariff
847330- Parts and accessories of the machines of 8471
8473300070NO.Other
Proposed Customs Tariff
847330- Parts and accessories of the machines of 8471
.Other
84733000YANO..Weighing less than 1 kg
84733000YBNO..Weighing 1 kg or more but less than 5 kg
84733000YCNO..Weighing 5 kg or more


Current Customs Tariff
852851-- Of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data processing system of 8471
8528510032NOFlat screen monitors
852872-- Other, colour
Plasma
8528720023NO.Screen size less than 76 cm ††
8528720024NO.Screen size 76 cm or more but less than 111 cm ††
8528720025NO.Screen size 111 cm or more but less than 137 cm ††
8528720026NO.Screen size 137 cm or more ††
LCD and LED †
8528720081NO.Screen size less than 35 cm ††
8528720082NO.Screen size 35 cm or more but less than 43 cm ††
8528720083NO.Screen size 43 cm or more but less than 51 cm ††
8528720084NO.Screen size 51 cm or more but less than 59 cm ††
8528720085NO.Screen size 59 cm or more but less than 74 cm ††
8528720086NO.Screen size 74 cm or more but less than 84 cm ††
8528720087NO.Screen size 84 cm or more but less than 99 cm ††
8528720088NO.Screen size 99 cm or more but less than 109 cm ††
8528720089NO.Screen size 109 cm or more but less than 125 cm ††
8528720090NO.Screen size 125 cm or more but less than 135 cm ††
8528720091NO.Screen size 135 cm or more but less than 150 cm ††
8528720092NO.Screen size 150 cm or more ††
8528720093NOOther
Proposed Customs Tariff
852851-- Of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data processing system of 8471
Flat screen monitors
85285100YANO. Weighing not more than 5 kg
85285100YBNO. Weighing more than 5 kg but not more than 10 kg
85285100YCNO. Weighing more than 10 kg
852872-- Other, colour
85287200XANOWeighing less than 3 kg
85287200XBNOWeighing 3 kg or more but less than 5 kg
85287200XCNOWeighing 5 kg or more but less than 8 kg
85287200XDNOWeighing 8 kg or more but less than 10 kg
85287200XENOWeighing 10 kg or more but less than 12 kg
85287200XFNOWeighing 12 kg or more but less than 14 kg
85287200XGNOWeighing 14 kg or more but less than 16 kg
85287200XHNOWeighing 16 kg or more but less than 18 kg
85287200XINOWeighing 18 kg or more but less than 20 kg
85287200XJNOWeighing 20 kg or more but less than 25 kg
85287200XKNOWeighing 25 kg or more but less than 30 kg
85287200XLNOWeighing 30 kg or more but less than 40 kg
85287200XMNOWeighing 40 kg or more

† Includes Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED)
†† Screen size dimensions refer to the viewable screen measured on the diagonal.


Current Customs Tariff
8607198607190017NR-- Other, including parts
Proposed Customs Tariff
860719NR-- Other, including parts
Axles and parts thereof:
86071900AANR. Axles
86071900ABNR. Parts of axles
Wheels and parts thereof, including wheels or parts with axles fitted in them:
86071900BANR. Wheels, whether or not fitted with axles
86071900BBNR. Parts of wheels
86071900CANROther


For the current entire hierarchy of codes, please refer to the Working tariff on the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service website.


PDF version of the publication

From the April 2015 issue, this publication will be available from the ABS website in electronic format only. The March 2015 release of this publication will be the final issue that contains a PDF version.