Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement: Fact sheets

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Plasma Fractionation Arrangements

In 2006, Australia undertook a review of its blood plasma fraction arrangements as agreed under the AUSFTA. The review, chaired by Mr Philip Flood, presented its report to the Government on 13 December 2006.

Under the National Blood Agreement, the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments must all agree before any change to Australia’s blood plasma fractionation arrangements can take place.