U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Market Access Results
Aircraft and Related Products
Trade and Tariffs
The Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft is an important part of the aerospace sector, covering
the majority of aerospace products traded in Australia. Civil aircraft equipment accounted for
24 percent of total U.S. exports to Australia in 2003, totaling $3 billion. The top U.S. exports in
this sector are airplanes, radar equipment and aircraft parts including engines. Australia’s tariffs
range between zero and 15 percent with an average of 5.2 percent in 2003.
Australian exports to the United States totaled $203 million in 2003, or 3.5 percent of total
exports to the United States. Australia’s top exports in this sector are airplane and helicopter
parts, aircraft engine parts, and compressors. The United States is a signatory of the Civil
Aircraft Agreement and maintains a zero duty on this sector.
Australia will eliminate all tariffs on civil aircraft equipment immediately upon implementation of
The U.S.-Australia FTA will establish a Committee on Trade in Goods to address any non-tariff
measures, as well as other market access issues that may arise in the context of this