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Manufactured goods

  • More than 97 percent of tariff lines covering Australia's
    non-agricultural exports to the United States (excluding
    textiles and clothing) became duty free on day one of the
    Agreement.
  • Remaining tariffs on textiles, some footwear and a
    handful of other items will be phased out, with all trade in
    goods free of duty by 2015.
  • A mechanism to address non-tariff barriers was
    established.

Summary of chapter

Australia and the United States agreed to eliminate customs
duties on all goods from the other Party. Duties became
zero for more than 97 percent of Australia's non-agricultural
exports to the United States (excluding textiles and clothing)
on day one of the Agreement. All tariffs will be zero by
2015.

Australia and the United States retain their WTO rights to
anti-dumping and countervailing action, in the event of unfair
trade or injury to particular industries. Both countries
have retained the right to regulate the import and export of
certain items, in particular forest products.

Last Updated: 31 December 2012
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