Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement Form

Applications for the inclusion of medicinal products intended solely for the export of medicinal products referred to in paragraph 26 may, in certain cases, be required of an applicant to provide evidence or information to prove the safety of the goods and may therefore require a certificate in accordance with Subsection 26B(1). To be included in the list referred to in subsection 26, an applicant must submit, at the time of application, either a certificate referred to in subsection 26B (1) or a notification (using the approved form) that a certificate under subsection 26B (1) is not required. Australia has agreed to extend its copyright expiration period from 50 to 70 years after the death of the author, if copyright is calculated on the basis of a natural person`s life, and 70 years after the first performance or publication in other cases. The agreement became an important political theme on the eve of the 2004 elections. After a long period of negotiations under the leadership of Howard`s Trade Minister Mark Vaile, the deal was strongly supported by the Howard government as a huge potential benefit to the Australian economy and essential to the continuation of the US-Australia alliance. In Australia, on 13 August 2004, the Senate reluctantly passed the Free Trade Agreement Implementing Act on 13 August 2004. After some delay, the US government accepted the change in Australian legislation as compatible with the implementation of the agreement. [Citation required] Article 19.2 provides that “the Parties recognize that it is inappropriate to promote trade or investment by weakening or reducing the protection afforded by their respective environmental laws.” Chapter 18 of the Agreement deals with the work and is largely limited to general statements of principle. The Parties reaffirm their obligations as members of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and their obligations under the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its Follow-up (1998) (ILO Declaration). The Agreement recognizes the right of each Party to set its own labour standards and to adopt or amend its labour legislation accordingly and stipulates that each Party shall endeavour to ensure that its laws provide for labour standards consistent with internationally recognised labour principles in conjunction with the existing WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Legislation. This section provides for the establishment of two committees to ensure compliance with the provisions of the SPS Agreement. Specific tariff quotas are part of the Agreement. These quotas allow Australian producers to export to the United States increasing quantities of these products duty-free during the period of tariff dismantling.

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