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Many people on the Australian film and television scene have expressed concern about the impact of the agreement on government rules to impose a mandatory minimum of locally produced content on television. Given that US content can be purchased by networks at a reasonable price compared to local production of Australian content, there was concern that the agreement would further reduce the proportion of domestic media in Australian television channels and Australian cinemas. As a result, the Media, Entertainment and Art Alliance, as well as a number of prominent artists, have individually supported the rejection of the free trade agreement because it would undermine Australian culture. The full text of the agreement, as well as useful information and information sheets from the ACF, are available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. For any specific questions regarding the agreement, e-mail ChinaFTA@dfat.gov.au or DFAT phone on 02 6261 1111. Importers can contact the Ministry of the Interior. In addition, this section describes customs cooperation to ensure the implementation of the rules of the agreement and outlines possible measures that can be taken when the exporting country appears to be acting in bad faith. In addition, workers` groups expressed concern about the agreement. In a report to the USTR office, the Laboratory Advisory Committee (LAC) recommended that Congress reject the U.S.-Australia free trade agreement because they believed the agreement did not meet the negotiating objectives of Congress.  Find out the tariff results and rules of origin of the free trade agreement in Australia through the FTA online portal of the FDFA. ESTV has opened markets for services such as life insurance and express deliveries, improved intellectual property protection and helped facilitate U.S.
investment through predictable access and a stable business environment. For the first time, U.S. companies in many sectors are not allowed to compete with Australian government purchases. U.S. agricultural exports receive duty-free treatment, including processed food products, fruits and vegetables, corn and soybeans. The free trade agreement has also made progress in the area of e-commerce and access to the drug market. In the United States, the free trade agreement improved the overall trade deficit and generated a trade surplus with Australia, which increased by 31.7% in the first quarter of 2005 compared to the same period in 2004. U.S. exports to Australia increased by 11.7% in the first quarter of 2005 to nearly $3.7 billion. Agricultural exports to Australia increased by 20%.
[Citation required] The full text of each agreement and information on the status of the existing free trade agreements, concluded and under negotiation are available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). A coalition of unions and other groups opposed the agreement because it would create nafta-like problems. [indicate] Special tariff quotas are part of the agreement. These quotas allow Australian producers to export larger quantities of these products to the United States duty-free during the duty elimination period. The following agricultural products are named: the Australia-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) is a preferential trade agreement between Australia and the United States, modelled on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).