E N F O R C E M E N T   AND   C O M P L I A N C E

Australia Free Trade Agreement

Note: On December 23, 2004, President Bush issued a proclamation (pdf) regarding implementation of the Australia Free Trade Agreement, which entered into force on January 1, 2005. The proclamation authorized changes in the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule and Rules of Origin. View Modifications to Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to Implement the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement (pdf)

Final Texts

* Full Text of Agreement (Not Including Annexes and Side Letters)


Chapter 1

Establishment of a Free Trade Area and Definitions

Chapter 2

National Treatment and Market Access to Goods

* Australia Headnote

* Australia Harmonized Tariff Schedule

* United States Headnote

* United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule

Chapter 3


Chapter 4

Textiles and Apparel

* Annex - Textile or Apparel Specific Rules of Origin

Chapter 5

Rules of Origin

* Annex - Product-Specific Rules with Headnote

Chapter 6

Customs Administration

Chapter 7

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

Chapter 8

Technical Barriers to Trade

Chapter 9


Chapter 10

Cross-Border Trade in Services

Chapter 11


Chapter 12


Chapter 13

Financial Services

Chapter 14

Competition-Related Matters

Chapter 15

Government Procurement

* Annex 15-A

Chapter 16

Electronic Commerce

Chapter 17

Intellectual Property

Chapter 18


Chapter 19


Chapter 20


Chapter 21

Institutional Arrangements and Dispute Settlement

Chapter 22

General Provisions and Exceptions

Chapter 23

Final Provisions


Annex I - Services/Investment Non-Conforming Measures

Annex II - Services/Investment Non-Conforming Measures

Annex III - Banking and Other Financial Services Non-Conforming Measures

* Australia

* United States

Side Letters

Chapter 2


* Blood Plasma

* Waiver of Customs Duties

* Distinctive Products

* Temporary Entry Without Bond

Chapter 3


Chapter 9

* Safeguards

Chapter 10

* Clarification on National Treatment

* Education: States

* Educational Criteria

* Immigration

* Express Delivery

* Gambling

Chapter 11


* FIRB Review

Chapter 12

* Telstra

* Telecom Consultations

Chapter 13


* Recognition

* Securities

* Insurance

* Guarantees

Chapter 15

* Government Procurement

Chapter 17

* Exchange of Letters on Implementation of the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement

o Letter from Minister Vaile to Ambassador Zoellick

+ Interpretive Note on End User Piracy

+ Interpretive Note on Unauthorized Use of Encoded Broadcasts

+ Copyright Legislation Amendment Bill

o Letter from Ambassador Zoellick Responding to Letter from Minister Vaile

* ISP Liability

* Application of IPR

* IPR and National Treatment

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