No. S 246
Customs Act
(Chapter 70)
Customs (Duties) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2006
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 10(1) of the Customs Act, the Minister for Finance hereby makes the following Order:
Citation and commencement
1.  This Order may be cited as the Customs (Duties) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2006 and shall come into operation on 1st May 2006.
[G.N. Nos. S 467/97; S 87/98; S 571/98; S 13/99; S 72/2000; S 620/2000; S 98/2001; S 510/2001; S1/2002; S 201/2002; S 202/2002; S 203/2002; S 566/2002; S 678/2002; S 24/2003; S103/2003; S 150/2003; S 270/2003; S 347/2003; S 600/2003; S 88/2004; S 89/2004; S 89/2005; S 187/2005; S 501/2005; S 114/2006]
Amendment of paragraph 4
2.  Paragraph 4 of the Customs (Duties) Order (O 4) is amended —
(a)by deleting the words “the Philippines and Thailand” in sub-paragraph (1)(d) and substituting the words “the Republic of Philippines, the Kingdom of Thailand and Brunei Darussalam”;
(b)by deleting the word “and” at the end of sub-paragraph (1)(i);
(c)by deleting the full-stop at the end of sub-paragraph (j) of sub-paragraph (1) and substituting the word “; and”, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following sub-paragraph:
(k)Brunei Darussalam.”;
(d)by deleting sub-paragraph (3) and substituting the following sub-paragraph:
(3)  Goods shall be deemed to have originated from and be consigned direct from New Zealand where they conform with —
(a)the Rules of Origin annexed to the Agreement between New Zealand and Singapore on a Closer Economic Partnership; or
(b)the Rules of Origin set out in the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement.”;
(e)by inserting, immediately after sub-paragraph (4G), the following sub-paragraph:
(4H)  Goods shall be deemed to have originated from and be consigned direct from Brunei Darussalam —
(a)if they belong to any particular class of goods listed in Brunei Darussalam’s Inclusion List of the CEPT Scheme for the AFTA, where they conform with the Rules of Origin annexed to the Agreement on ASEAN CEPT Scheme for the AFTA; or
(b)where they conform with the Rules of Origin set out in the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement.”;
(f)by deleting sub-paragraph (a) of sub-paragraph (5) and substituting the following sub-paragraph:
(a)where the goods are from New Zealand —
(i)a Certificate of Origin in the form set out in the Second Schedule issued by the manufacturer of the goods; or
(ii)either of the following documents issued by the producer or the exporter of the goods:
(A)a Declaration as to the Origin on the export invoice, which describes the goods in such detail as to comply with Articles 4.13.4 and 4.13.5 of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement, in the form set out in Part I of the Ninth Schedule;
(B)a Certificate of Origin in the form set out in Part II of the Ninth Schedule;”;
(g)by deleting the word “or” at the end of sub-paragraph (5)(g);
(h)by deleting the full-stop at the end of sub-paragraph (h) of sub-paragraph (5) and substituting the word “; or”, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following sub-paragraph:
(i)where the goods are from Brunei Darussalam —
(i)in the case of any goods referred to in sub-paragraph (4H)(a), a Certificate of Origin in the form set out in the Third Schedule issued by the Government authorities designated by Brunei Darussalam; or
(ii)either of the following documents issued by the producer or the exporter of the goods:
(A)a Declaration as to the Origin on the export invoice, which describes the goods in such detail as to comply with Articles 4.13.4 and 4.13.5 of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement, in the form set out in Part I of the Ninth Schedule;
(B)a Certificate of Origin in the form set out in Part II of the Ninth Schedule.”; and
(j)by inserting, immediately after sub-paragraph (7B), the following sub-paragraph:
(7C)  The requirement of a Declaration as to the Origin or a Certificate of Origin under sub-paragraph (5)(a)(ii) or (i)(ii) in respect of a consignment of goods shall be waived if the value of the consignment does not exceed US$1,000 in value.”.
New Ninth Schedule
3.  The Customs (Duties) Order is amended by inserting, immediately after the Eighth Schedule, the following Schedule:
NINTH SCHEDULE
Paragraph 4(5)(a)(ii) and (i)(ii)
Part I
UNKNOWN
Part II
UNKNOWN
UNKNOWN
UNKNOWN”.

Made this 26th day of April 2006.

LIM SIONG GUAN
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Finance,
Singapore.
[Customs 0126/53/Pt H/V7; MF(R) R017.005.0001 Vol. 3; AG/LEG/SL/70/2002/5 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 143(2) of the Customs Act).