Australia Free Trade Agreement (AUFTA)
Most goods imported into the U.S. under the Australia Free Trade Agreement (AUFTA) are free of duty and merchandise processing fee (MPF). All AUFTA goods will be duty free on January 1, 2022. Information for U.S. Exporters is available through the Department of Commerce at: 2016.export.gov/FTA/index.asp.
To learn more about how to claim preference on these goods, select the following:
This table provides basic AUFTA information in an easy to read style.
Certification of Origin Template
Data Elements for the Australia FTA Certificate of Origin - 19 CFR 10.724
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) - Australia FTA General Note 28
NOTE: On the USITC link, select the “General Notes; General rules of Interpretation; General Statistical Notes,” link, followed by “General Note 28”.
Australia FTA Quotas
Australia FTA Tariff Tool
Additional Resources and Regulations:
Australia FTA Text: The complete text of the agreement.
International Trade Commission Publication 3722: This publication includes the HTSUS General Note 28 and a list of the goods that became duty free upon entry into force and the phase-out schedule for those goods that will become duty free over time.
Australia FTA Regulations: A current link to the e-CFR website including: Import Requirements, Filing a Claim, Regional Value Content (RVC) Certification, Post-Importation Refunds, Rules of Origin, Origin Verifications, Transshipment, and Penalties.
Australia FTA Implementation Act : Public Law No. 108-286, 118 Stat. 919 and codified at 19 USC 3805 Note
Presidential Proclamation 7857: This document enacting the Australia FTA was published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2004.