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000151504 245__ $$aEconomic Evaluation of the Proposed Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the United States
000151504 260__ $$c2004-04-24
000151504 269__ $$a2004-04-24
000151504 270__ $$mj.quiggin@uq.edu.au$$pQuiggin,   John
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000151504 336__ $$aWorking or Discussion Paper
000151504 490__ $$aAustralian Public Policy Program
000151504 490__ $$aP04/2
000151504 520__ $$aThe main points of this submission are:
1. The most important distortions of agricultural trade practised by the US are unaffected by the FTA and are, in effect, endorsed by Australia’s signature to the agreement.

2. Considered in isolation, there is little to commend the proposed agreement. As regards goods, the agreement fails to address the main distortions,  such as the US Farm Bill and the protection of the US sugar market while imposing a substantial loss on Australian taxpayers in the form of reduced tariff revenues. Impacts on services are modest.

3. The main adverse impacts of the proposed agreement lie in areas that ought to be outside the scope of  a trade agreement. The most notable, as regards the commitments actually entered into, is intellectual property.

4. A Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the United States should be confined to the removal of barriers to trade in goods and services. Issues relating to economic integration should be dealt with in a multilateral context and in a manner that does not prejudice the democratic rights of Australians to control their own social and economic institutions.

5. Parliament must assert its capacity and responsibility  to determine Australian law, rather than being bound by  the conclusions  of  closed-door negotiations. Objectionable provisions of the FTA requiring legislative change, such as the extension of copyright, should be rejected. It would then be up to the US Congress to decide whether to accept an agreement which, while still weighted in favour of US
interests, was less unbalanced than the current proposal.
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000151504 650__ $$aPublic Economics
000151504 6531_ $$aFTA
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