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Basics by Free Trade Agreement: Australia

How can my product qualify to take advantage of the U.S. - Australia Free Trade Agreement?
The product must qualify as an "originating" good under the terms of the Agreement. This means that the product must have sufficient U.S. or Australian content or processing to meet the criteria of the Agreement. If goods contain only U.S. or Australian inputs, they qualify. If they contain some inputs from other countries, they still might qualify if they meet specific criteria set out in the Rules of Origin of the Agreement. Each product has a unique rule, based on its tariff classification. Most of the rules require either that the non-U.S./Australian inputs undergo a specified transformation through processing in the United States or Australia (tariff shift method) and/or that they have a sufficient level of U.S. and/or Australian content as determined by a formula (regional value content method). See the Rules of Origin section for more information.

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