Intention to revoke certain Tariff Concession Orders following review

By: Saving Point  01-Jun-2011
Keywords: Import, Audit, Freight Audit

On 11 May 2011, Customs and Border Protection published a Notice indicating an intention to revoke 22 . Customs believes the TCOs may provide access to duty concessions for goods that is broader than permitted by the Customs Act 1901 and the Customs Regulations 1926.

According to Customs, three TCOs are invalid because they apply only to goods listed on the Excluded Goods Schedule and further 19 TCOs are sufficiently ambiguous that a person could construe the description of the goods in the TCOs as extending to goods on the Excluded Goods Schedule.

If revocation of the TCO occurs, then the operative date of the revocation would be 27 April 2011.

If your company is affected by the possible cancelation of the TCOs listed below you should be aware that the legislation does not permit the automatic making of a narrower replacement TCO,

Saving Point has a wealth of experience in conducting Import File Audits and obtaining successful TCOs on behalf of the industry and we will be happy to assist you in this matter. Please contact us on or 03 9555 3551 for further information.

Intention to revoke certain Tariff Concession Orders following review

1. TCO 0818098 LIGHTS, movement activated

2. TCO 0704799 LAMPS, electric, incorporating bulbs OR tubes, having BOTH of the following:
a. wattage not less than 13 W and NOT greater than 25 W;
b. illumination formula blend of NOT less than 5 rare earth phosphors

3. TCO 9904228 LAMPS, NOVELTY, electric, comprising BOTH of the following:
a. colour changing optical fibres;
b. rotating base

4. TCO 8805389 LIGHTS neon indicator, incorporating a neon discharge lamp, a resistor and fitted insulator leads or terminal pins affixed for direct mounting into appliances

5. TCO 9008667 MOVING LIGHTS SYSTEM, comprising ALL of the following:
a. light source;
b. gobo or slide wheel;
c. colour disc wheel;
d. moving mirror assembly;
e. computerised control equipment

6. TCO 0510890 LIGHT ASSEMBLIES, GAMING TOWER ILLUMINATION, comprising ALL of the following:
a. lamps;
b. lamp bases;
c. plugs

7. TCO 9902814 LIGHTS, OUTDOOR, COACH, movement and light sensor activated

8. TCO 0839147 LIGHTS AND LIGHT FITTINGS, LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED), being ANY of the following:
a. strip lights;
b. downlights;
c. spotlights;
d. flat lights;
e. stick lights

9. TCO 9305028 NIGHT LIGHT, having ALL of the following:
a. automatically activated in the absence of external light;
b. automatically de-activated in the presence of external light;
c. cordless

10. TCO 9305386 LIGHT ASSEMBLIES, garden, 12V, being either a single unit or a set having ALL of the following:
a. plastic staked light fittings;
b. transformer;
c. cable

11. TCO 0109213 CHRISTMAS LIGHT SETS, including replacement lamps.

12. TCO 0614516 PARTS, BRAKE, COMMERCIAL VEHICLES AND/OR TRUCKS, being mounted pads

13. TCO 0614519 POWER CHAMBERS, spring brake

14. TCO 0614522 PARTS, BRAKE, COMMERCIAL VEHICLES AND/OR TRUCKS, being ANY of the following:
a. callipers;
b. pneumatic disc brakes;
c. connecting cables

15. TCO 0614526 SLACK ADJUSTORS, BRAKE

16. TCO 0614527 POWER CHAMBERS, BRAKE ACTUATOR

17. TCO 0614528 BRAKE CHAMBERS, comprising ALL of the following:
a. combined double diaphragm spring brake actuator;
b. service diaphragm;
c. release diaphragm

18. TCO 8532897 TRANSMISSIONS, power shift, having ALL of the following:
a. hydraulically activated clutch;
b. designed minimum power input capacity exceeding 70 kW;
c. at least one forward and one reverse gear ratio;
d. capable of changing gear ratios under full input power

19. TCO 0614563 PARTS, STEERING, COMMERCIAL VEHICLES AND/OR TRUCKS, being ANY of the following:
a. torque rods;
b. tie rods;
c. ball sockets;
d. drag links;
e. columns;
f. bushings

Keywords: Audit, Freight Audit, Import, Import File Audit, Tariff Concession Order, Tco,

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