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United States-Commonwealth of Australia Free Trade Agreement Act of 2001

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A bill to authorize the negotiation of a Free Trade Agreement with the commonwealth of Australia, and to provide for expedited congressional consideration of such an agreement.

Actions Overview (1)

05/23/2001Introduced in Senate

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05/23/2001Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate
05/23/2001Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S5544)
Action By: Senate

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No cosponsors.

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Senate Finance05/23/2001 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/23/2001)

United States-Commonwealth of Australia Free Trade Agreement Act of 2001 - Declares it to be U.S. policy to seek the elimination of tariff and nontariff barriers in order to achieve more open market access, on a reciprocal basis, to internationally-traded goods and services, through bilateral free trade agreements with like-minded countries.

Authorizes the President to enter into a free trade agreement with the Commonwealth of Australia. Requires the inclusion of trade-related labor and environmental protection standards (but may not include amendments to title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930, title II of the Trade Act of 1974, or any U.S. antitrust laws) in any bill submitted to Congress implementing such agreement.

Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to apply fast-track procedures or "trade promotion authority" (no amendments) to any implementing bill for an agreement entered under this Act.