Trade Agreement Between Us And Australia

However, the deal, which restricts imports of Australian agricultural products such as beef and sugar cane, has eased concerns in the US agricultural market (while many Australian producers have been heavily frustrated). Australia as a whole relies heavily on the primary sector and the main benefits of a free trade agreement between the two countries have been seen as better access by Australian producers to the large US market, but heavily subsidised and protected. The National Rural and Regional Party, in particular, has made a strong commitment to extend the agreement to sugar exports. The final provisions of the agreement did not go as far as expected and, as a result, some sugar industry lobbyists, particularly the independent Bob Katter, insisted that the free trade agreement be rejected. However, many, like Queensland Premier Peter Beattie at the time, still felt that the agreement represented a net benefit to Australian agriculture and supported ratification on that basis. == and Australia held the sixth meeting of the Joint Committee on Free Trade Agreements between the United States and Australia on December 6, 2017, to verify the implementation of the agreement, including specific issues related to trade in goods and services, as well as issues related to intellectual property rights and investments. . . .