Australian Government - Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

To protect Australia's borders and foster lawful trade and travel.

United States

On 18 May 2004, the Minister for Trade signed the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) with the United States (US). Under AUSFTA, goods that are US originating goods according to the AUSFTA Rules of Origin may enter Australia at preferential rates of duty. AUSFTA also allows for Australian goods to receive reciprocal duty entry into the US.

Further information on AUSFTA is available via the following links.

Australian Customs Notices

Australian Customs Manual

Claiming Preference under the Integrated Cargo System (ICS)


Origin Rulings


Any enquiries should be directed to the Valuation and Origin Section by email, phone (02) 6275 6556 or fax (02) 6275 6477