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: following the signing of the free trade agreement, there were first concerns that the U.S. agricultural sector would put pressure on the agreement, fearing that it would interfere with the government`s agricultural subsidy program. However, the agreement with deadlines for importing Australian agricultural products, such as beef and sugar cane, has allayed concerns in the US agricultural market (while many Australian producers were very frustrated). 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 Australia-U.S.
Free Trade Agreement is a preferential agreement between Australia and the United States, modelled on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). AUSFTA was signed on May 18, 2004 and officially came into force on January 1, 2005. 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.  · All U.S. agricultural exports to Australia, totalling more than $400 million, will have immediate duty-free access. · Australia and the United States have agreed on e-commerce provisions that reflect the importance of the issue in world trade and the importance of providing products and services electronically as a key element of a dynamic e-commerce environment.