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Duty Rate Changes for 1 April 2015 - Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement

By Export Council of Australia · March 30, 2015

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Schedule 11 (Japanese Originating Goods) of the Customs Tariff Act 1995 specifies phasing rates of duty for the following goods:

  • certain plastic and rubber goods;
  • certain leather goods;
  • certain textile, clothing and footwear goods;
  • certain stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials for use as
  • components in passenger motor vehicles;
  • certain toughened (tempered) safety glass and laminated safety glass for use as components in passenger motor vehicles;
  • certain base metal goods;
  • certain machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; sound recorders and reproducers;
  • certain motor vehicles;
  • certain orthopaedic footwear goods;
  • certain measuring, checking or precision instruments and apparatus; seats for motor vehicles and their parts; and
  • certain miscellaneous manufactured goods.


Note: The importation of asbestos or goods containing asbestos into Australia is prohibited under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956, unless certain permissions or exemptions apply.

These phasing rates of duty apply to goods entered for home consumption on and after 1 April 2015. Refer to webpage:



Manager Trade Policy and Negotiation

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Ph: (02) 6275 6095


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