The Schedule of Concessions on Goods [PDF 966 KB] contains Australia’s commitments under the WTO on tariffs and tariff quotas, as well as Australia’s commitments on export subsidies and domestic support for agricultural products. This is a consolidation of commitments entered into by Australia in past negotiations under the GATT and WTO, including the Uruguay Round.
It lists obligations Australia has undertaken not to raise tariffs above levels agreed in trade negotiations and upper limits for government expenditure for specified types of subsidies in the agriculture sector. Tariffs actually imposed on goods when they are imported into Australia will normally be less than the WTO commitments set out in the consolidated schedule.
This consolidation, which includes changes to reflect amendments to the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System that took effect on 1 January 2002, provides a ready reference to Australia's commitments but does not have any formal status in the WTO.
Complex issues can arise in deciding on the tariff classification of particular products which can affect the implementation of WTO commitments. If further information is required, contact facsimile 61 2 6273 1527.