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Trade Practices (International Liner Cargo Shipping) Amendment Act 1989

 

Summary

Repeals and enacts new Part X of the TPA with the following object:

"10.01. (1) The principal objects of this Part are:

(a) to ensure that Australian exporters have continued access to outwards liner cargo shipping services of adequate frequency and reliability at freight rates that are internationally competitive;

(b) to promote conditions in the international liner cargo shipping industry that encourage stable access to export markets for exporters in all States and Territories; and

(c) to ensure that efficient Australian flag shipping is not unreasonably hindered from normal commercial participation in any outwards liner cargo shipping trade."

This includes some exemptions from the provisions of Part IV.