Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement: Fact sheets
- 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.