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20 November 2017
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Australia

Australia Council for the Arts
World trade and arts and culture.
http://www.ozco.gov.au/issues/trade/index.htm

Australian Interactive Multimedia Industry Association
The Industry Issues section explores the impact of an FTA on digital content.
http://www.aimia.com.au/

Australian Screen Directors Association (ASDA)
The White Papers section features an index of submissions to the FTA and World Trade Organization negotiations from ASDA and the Australian Coalition for Cultural Diversity (ACCD).
http://www.asdafilm.org.au/

Australian Writers Guild
http://www.awg.com.au

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
http://www.dfat.gov.au

DFAT: Trade Home Page
http://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/index.html

DFAT: Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement Homepage
http://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/negotiations/us.html

DFAT: Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement Briefing
http://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/negotiations/us_fta/newsletter/index.html

DFAT: World Trade Organisation Homepage
http://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/negotiations/index.html

DFAT: Advancing the National Interest
Australia's Foreign and Trade Policy White Paper
http://www.dfat.gov.au/ani/index.html

Free To Be Australian: Media, Arts and Entertainment Alliance
http://www.alliance.org.au/free2baustralian

Minister for Trade, the Hon. Mark Vaile, MP
http://www.trademinister.gov.au/

Speeches
http://www.trademinister.gov.au/speeches/index.html

Media Releases
http://www.trademinister.gov.au/releases/index.html

Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA)
The News section features comments by Geoff Brown, Executive Director, on the FTA.
http://www.spaa.org.au/

Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
The Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade is currently undertaking reviews into Australia's Foreign and Trade Policy Strategy Advancing the National Interest (http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/fadt_ctte/white_paper/index.htm) and into the General Agreement on Trade in Services and Australia/US Free Trade Agreement. (http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/fadt_ctte/gats/index.htm)

Treaties library
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat

International


AAFTAC: The American-Australian Free Trade Agreement Coalition
The American-Australian Free Trade Agreement Coalition (AAFTAC) membership consists of organisations and businesses that represent a broad range of industries and economic interests in the U.S. Members of AAFTAC are dedicated to promoting a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the United States and Australia.
http://www.aaftac.org/

ACP
African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. About 70 countries with preferential trading relations with the EC.
http://www.acpsec.org

APEC: Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation forum
http://www.apec.org

ASEAN: Association of Southeast Asian Nations
The six ASEAN members of the WTO-Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand-usually speak in the WTO as one group on general issues.
http://www.aseansec.org

Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
WTO information page.
http://www.dev.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/tna-nac/wto-en.asp

EU: European Union
http://europa.eu.int

EFTA: European Free Trade Association
http://secretariat.efta.int

G15
Group of 15 developing countries acting as the main political organ for the Non-Aligned Movement.
http://www.photius.com/g15/g15.html

G8
Group of eight leading industrial countries.
http://usinfo.state.gov/topical/econ/group8/homepage.htm
http://www.g7.utoronto.ca

G77
Group of developing countries set up in 1964 at the end of the first UNCTAD (originally 77, but now more than 130 countries).
http://www.g77.org

ICCD: International Network for Cultural Diversity
http://www.incd.net

ICCP: International Network for Cultural Policy
http://incp-ripc.org/

MPA: Motion Picture Association
http://www.mpaa.org

Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)
http://www.ustr.gov/index.html

UN: United Nations
http://www.un.org

UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
http://www.unesco.org

Uruguay Round
Multilateral trade negotiations launched at Punta del Este, Uruguay in September 1986 and concluded in Geneva in December 1993. Signed by Ministers in Marrakesh, Morocco in April 1994.
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1995/810.html#fn0

USTR: United States Trade Representative
http://www.ustr.gov

USTR: Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement Homepage
http://www.ustr.gov/new/fta/australia.htm

WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organisation
http://www.wipo.org

World Trade Organisation (WTO)
http://www.wto.org
Conventions, Treaties & Free Trade Agreements

Berne Convention Treaty
Administered by WIPO, for the protection of the intellectual property rights of authors in their literary and artistic works.
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1995/810.html#fn0

GATS: General Agreement on Trade in Services
http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/serve_e/qatsintr_e.htm

GATT: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
Superseded by the WTO.
http://www.gatt.org and http://www.solon.org/Treaties/GATT/index.html {http://www.solon.org/Treaties/GATT/index.html}

GATT 1947
The old version of the GATT.
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1948/23.html

GATT 1994
The new version of the General Agreement, incorporated into the WTO, which governs trade in goods.
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1995/8.html

Paris Convention
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property Treaty 1883, administered by WIPO, for the protection of industrial intellectual property, ie patents, utility models, industrial designs, etc.
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1972/12.html

Rome Convention Treaty
Administered by WIPO, UNESCO and ILO, for the protection of the works of performers, broadcasting organizations and producers of phonograms.
http://www.wipo.int/clea/docs/en/wo/wo024en.htm

SAFTA: Singapore Australia Free Trade Agreement
http://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/negotiations/australia_singapore_agreement.html
Text: http://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/negotiations/safta/index.html

TRIPS: Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/trips_e/trips_e.htm

USCI: United States Coalition of Service Industries
http://www.uscsi.org

US-Chile Free Trade Agreement
http://www.ustr.gov/new/fta/chile.htm
Text: http://www.ustr.gov/new/fta/Chile/final/index.htm

US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement
http://www.ustr.gov/new/fta/singapore.htm
Text: http://www.ustr.gov/new/fta/Singapore/final.htm