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
- 2004/39 - Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement - Rules of Origin
- 2004/45 - Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement - Tariff changes
- 2004/47 Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement - and Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement - Application of Preferential Rates of Customs Duty
- 2005/54 - Australia - United States Free Trade Agreement: Claiming a Preferential Rate of Customs Duty
- 2006/58 - Australia - United States Free Trade Agreement - HS2007 Rules of Origin
Australian Customs Manual
- Australian Customs Manual - Volume 8C (valid till 31 December 2006)
- Australian Customs Manual - Volume 8C (contains HS2007 Rules of Origin - valid from 1 January 2007)
Claiming Preference under the Integrated Cargo System (ICS)
- Act No. 120: US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 2004
- Customs (Australia-US Free Trade Agreement) Regulations 2004
- Customs Tariff Regulations 2004
- Tariff Schedule 5 - AUSFTA rates
- Customs (Australia-US Free Trade Agreement) Amendment Regulations 2006 (No.1) - Contains Rules of Origin amendments due to HS2007
- Customs Tariff Amendment Regulations 2006 (No.1)
- United States Tariff
- A Guide to determining the origin of goods using the 'change in tariff classification method'
- Australia - United States Free Trade Agreement - Supporting a claim of origin
- Sample manufacturer's statements
- AUSFTA Rules of Origin Summary of HS2007 Changes
Any enquiries should be directed to the Valuation and Origin Section by email email@example.com, phone (02) 6275 6556 or fax (02) 6275 6477