AUSFTAAustralia-United States Free Trade Agreement
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AUSFTA and KORUS set a new norm for the inclusion of DTCA clauses in US-led trade agreements--one which was carried through into the negotiations for the twelve-country Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
The US proposal for new uses and methods is consistent with current Australian law and the provisions of the AUSFTA, but would encourage evergreening of patents (extending the monopoly term by gaining additional patents for minor, therapeutically insignificant variations to existing products) in other TPPA countries, including Vietnam, which already has significant problems providing access to medicines for much of its population.
The AUSFTA created a range of ongoing working groups and committees to explore further trade reform in the bilateral context.
El AUSFTA contempla una amplia proteccion de los nombres de dominio, mas alla del alcance del Acuerdo sobre los ADPIC.
AUSFTA prompted the biggest critical public debate ever held in Australia about a trade agreement.
185) See, for example NAFTA, above n 14, art 1102; SAFTA, above n27, chapter 8, art 3; AUSFTA, above n27, art 11.
The Australian experience reveals the significant difficulties that can arise from agreements such as AUSFTA that seek to "graft" U.
With many of the US-based companies finding a foothold in concessions around the country in metropolitan and regional centres, it may well be that in excluding water from GATS but not from the AUSFTA we have simply swapped one lot of water lords for another.
But while AUSFTA certainly represents an opportunity for U.
The likely reason for the absence of investor-state dispute settlement provisions in AUSFTA is a desire to avoid the experiences of the United States and Canada under NAFTA Chapter 11.
The economic modelling of the AUSFTA, prepared by the Centre for International Economics, was used to convert estimated Agreement-related production gains in the intensive dairy and sugar industries into demands for water, chemical fertilisers, pesticides and transport.
The AUSFTA does not contain an investor-state dispute mechanism, a prominent feature in bilateral and regional FTAs the United States has negotiated and a U.