Bilateral free trade agreements : a comparative analysis of the Australia-United States FTA and the forthcoming Australia-China FTA

Andrew Clarke, Xiang Gao

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This article will examine the process behind, and the likely influence of, two
key free trade agreements that will have profound effects on Australia’s trade
with the world in the 21st century. The first is the existing Australia–United
States Free Trade Agreement (‘AUSFTA’) which commenced operation from 1
January 2005. The second is the putative Australia–China Free Trade Agreement
(‘ACFTA’). The article also examines some of the key political and trade
ramifications underpinning each of these agreements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)842-854
Number of pages13
JournalUniversity of New South Wales Law Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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