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Partial Amendment of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Issuance of Certificates of Origin Pursuant to the Economic Partnership Agreement adding the Agreement between Japan and Australia for an Economic Partnership

On December 9, 2014, the Cabinet decided to approve the “Cabinet Order to Partially Amend the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Issuance of Certificates of Origin Pursuant to the Economic Partnership Agreement.”

The above cabinet order is to provide the required measures to make the “Agreement between Japan and Australia for an Economic Partnership” (hereinafter referred to as the “Japan-Australia Agreement”) effective, including a measure adding the Japan-Australia Agreement to the economic partnership agreements under which certificates of origin may be issued pursuant to the Act on Issuance of Certificates of Origin Pursuant to the Economic Partnership Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”).

1. Summary of the cabinet order

The cabinet order is to mainly provide the required amendments so as to:

  1. Add the Japan-Australia Agreement to the economic partnership agreements under the Act;
  2. Establish the period during which the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry should retain the applications and other materials submitted by the applicants requesting for the issuance of certificates of origin, under the Japan-Australia Agreement; and
  3. Establish the period during which Japan should provide the customs authority of Australia with the information concerning whether or not the origin of the exported goods is Japan, if required by the authority.

2. Schedule

Promulgation: December 12, 2014
Effective Date: Date when the Japan-Australia Agreement comes into force

For further details, see the Japanese language press release.

Release date

December 9, 2014

Division in charge

Origin Certification Policy Office, Trade Control Department, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau

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