The agreement contains, among other things, rules for the settlement of disputes between members of the telecommunications industry in one country with members of the other country. It gives its right to businesses: Schedule 3 proposes amendments to the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act to require the Geographical Indications Committee to take existing trademark rights into account when determining geographic indications (GIs). This procedure would include: (d) the agreement was reached on the basis of copyright which no longer existed before that date; and see the Parliamentary Library`s Current Issues Brief, Guide to the copyright and patent law changes in the US Free Trade Implementation Bill 2004 for more detail. Concern over the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme has led to speculation that the U.S. side will make a strong commitment to repeal as part of a free trade agreement. The government has been criticized, particularly by The Australian Democrats and Greens, for not doing enough to protect the operations of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, which the government has vigorously disputed. Some scientists (such as Thomas Alured Faunce) have argued that the provisions of the agreement would lead to higher prices for PBS-based drugs. However, the text in question was limited to procedure and transparency and contained no provision that could influence the price, which ultimately did not. Following the signing of the free trade agreement, there was initial talk that the U.S. agricultural sector would put pressure on the agreement, fearing that it would interfere with the government`s agricultural subsidy program. However, the agreement with deadlines for importing Australian agricultural products, such as beef and sugar cane, has allayed concerns in the US agricultural market (while many Australian producers were very frustrated). (d) the person uses or authorizes the use of the device by trade and with the intention of obtaining a commercial advantage or profit.
United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act – Title I: Approval of, and General Provisions Relating to, the Agreement – (Sec. 101) Approves the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement entered in may 18, 2004, with the Government of Australia, and the statement of administrative action proposed to implement the Agreement, both submitted to Congress on July 6, 2004.