U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Market Access Results
Trade and Tariffs
The environmental sector includes a variety of products geared toward improving the
environment and human safety. Environmental goods accounted for 0.57 percent of total U.S.
exports to Australia in 2003, totaling $70 million. The top U.S. exports in this sector are
scientific instrumentation, laboratory furnaces and ovens, and surveying equipment. Australia’s
tariffs on environmental goods range from zero to 15 percent, with an average of 4.5 percent in
Australian exports to the United States totaled $30 million in 2003, or 0.52 percent of the
country’s total exports to the United States. Australia’s top exports to the United States in this
sector are surveying equipment, measuring equipment and water purification equipment. The
United States applies tariffs on environmental goods that range between zero and eight percent,
with an average of 1.5 percent.
Both Australia and the United States will eliminate all tariffs on environmental goods
immediately upon implementation of the agreement.
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