The section also provides for the establishment of an agriculture committee that "provides Australia and the United States with a formal opportunity to discuss a wide range of agricultural issues, including trade promotion measures; Barriers to trade And to consult the export competition. Learn about tariff results and rules of origin for Australia`s free trade agreements through the FTA online portal. But of course, the reward is worth the challenge. These trade policy developments will improve market access and help Australian exporters fully exploit the potential of the world`s next largest economy. ChAFTA will strengthen export momentum and give Australia`s exports an advantage over major competitors from the United States, Canada and the EU. In addition, Australia is likened to competitors from countries such as New Zealand and Chile, which have already negotiated trade agreements with China. The Rules of Origin section describes the rules for determining the origin of goods traded to determine eligibility, as well as the method of determining the value of goods traded. The agreement requires the legal application of digital rights management systems, but an Australian legislative commission has issued a report indicating that this part of the treaty has a "serious error": although the agreement provides for authorized exceptions allowing the use of devices to circumvent copyright, it also prohibits access to tools used to circumvent this type of copyright. The report speaks of an "unfortunate and inexcusable error", a "monstrous error" and even a "mistake that borders on absurdity". The Committee firmly believes that the government must find a solution to the error before implementing this part of the treaty.  The full text of the agreement, as well as useful information and fact sheets of the free trade agreement, 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. Article 19.2 states that "the parties recognize that it is inappropriate to promote trade or investment by weakening or reducing the protection of their respective environmental laws." The objective of the "Safeguard measures" section of the agreement is to define an agreed structure for the protection of serious negative effects on each country`s domestic industries during the transition period following the abolition of tariffs.