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US–Australia free-trade agreement

US–Australia free-trade agreement

In 2009 American trade representative Ron Kirk met Australian Agriculture Minister Tony Burke to discuss bilateral efforts in the Doha trade negotiations. The US and Australia concluded a free-trade agreement in 2004. The US’s global commitment to free trade led it to offer, among other things, significant improvements in access for Australian primary producers in the US market. That provided added incentive for New Zealand to seek a similar agreement.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'International economic relations - The US and New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24813/us-australia-free-trade-agreement (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010