Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Annex 2 Product Specific Rules Schedule

Headnotes to the Annex

  1. For the purpose of interpreting the Product Specific Rules Schedule set forth in this Annex:
    1. chapter means the first two digits of the tariff classification number under the HS;
    2. heading means the first four digits of the tariff classification number under the HS; and
    3. subheading means the first six digits of the tariff classification number under the HS.
  2. This Annex is set out as follows:
    1. Column 1 - Tariff Reference;
    2. Column 2 - Product Description; and
    3. Column 3 - Applicable Product-Specific Rule of Origin.
  3. The specific rule, or specific set of rules, that applies to a particular heading or subheading is set out immediately adjacent to the heading or subheading.
  4. Where a tariff heading or subheading is subject to alternative Product Specific Rules, the rule will be considered to be met if a good satisfies one of the alternative rules.
  5. Where the Product Specific Rule requires only a regional value content, the final process of production must be performed within a Party.
  6. A requirement of a change in tariff classification applies only to non-originating materials.
  7. Where the change in tariff classification rule expressly excludes a change from other tariff classifications, the exclusion applies only to non-originating materials.
  8. For the purposes of column 3 of this Annex:
  9. RVC(XX) means that the good must have a regional value content of not less than XX per cent as calculated under Article 3.11 (Regional Value Content) of Chapter 3 (Rules of Origin);

    CC means that all non-originating materials used in the production of the good have undergone a change in tariff classification at the 2-digit level;

    CTH means that all non-originating materials used in the production of the good have undergone a change in tariff classification at the 4-digit level; and

    CTSH means that all non-originating materials used in the production of the good have undergone a change in tariff classification at the 6-digit level.

  10. Chapter rules within this Annex apply to all headings or subheadings within the indicated chapter unless a specific exclusion is identified.

  11. Where a tariff heading or subheading is subject to chapter rules, the rule will be considered to be met if a good satisfies one of the chapter rules or the alternative rules.