USTR - Australia Free Trade Agreement
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The Office of the United States Trade Representative

Australia Free Trade Agreement

U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick and Australian Minister of Trade Mark Vaile signed a landmark Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on May 18, 2004 that will eliminate more than 99 percent of manufactured goods tariffs between the two countries from day one, open services and agricultural markets, and further deepen their already strong economic ties.

The U.S.-Australia FTA is the first FTA between the United States and a developed country since the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement in 1988. Australia is a large and growing trade and investment partner of the United States, and in 2003 was America’s 14th largest export market for goods. Two-way goods and services trade is nearly $29 billion, a 53-percent increase since 1994.

The Agreement
Selection Exchange of Letters on Implementation of the U.S.-Australia FTA
Selection Final Text of Australia FTA
Selection Summary of U.S.-Australia FTA
Selection 05/18/04 | U.S. & Australia Sign FTA
Selection 5/18/04 | Transcript of USTR Zoellick Signing U.S.-Australia FTA
Selection Quotes of Support
Selection Final Environmental Review
 
Background
Selection Advisory Committee Reports
Selection 11/13/02 | House Letter
Selection 11/13/02 | Senate Letter
Selection USDA Fact Sheets on U.S.-Australia FTA
Selection American-Australian Free Trade Coalition
 
Document Library
Selection Press Releases
Selection Fact Sheets
Selection Speeches
Selection Op-Eds