U.s.-Australia Free Trade Agreement Preference Criterion

Following the signing of the proclamation, CBP issued instructions to the Foreign Service and the public to implement it by authorizing trade to preserve the benefits of AFTA with effect from January 1, 2005. This section recognizes the rights and obligations of Australia and the United States with respect to addressing trade barriers. These rights and obligations have been set out in the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, which deals with, inter alia, standards, rules and conformity assessments. Specific tariff quotas are part of the Agreement. These quotas allow Australian producers to export to the United States increasing quantities of these products duty-free during the tariff dismantling period. .