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The Department's latest statistical analysis and information on Australia's trade the United States is available in this publication on Australia’s trade with the Americas.

Tenth anniversary of AUSFTA brings further benefits

In accordance with the schedules under AUSFTA, a number of changes have taken effect on 1 January 2015 (the 10th anniversary of the entry into force):

  • the remaining US tariffs on wine have been removed;
  • the remaining US tariffs on textiles and apparel have been removed;
  • there has been an increase in the duty free tariff rate quotas for Australian exports of beef, dairy, tobacco, cotton, peanuts and avocados;
  • there has been a reduction in the over-quota tariffs for Australian exports of beef, goya cheese, tobacco, cotton, peanuts and avocados;
  • the remaining Australian tariffs on textiles and apparel have been removed;
  • the remaining Australian tariffs on articles of bedding and similar furnishing have been removed;
  • the remaining Australian tariffs on surgical materials have been removed.

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