trade agreements

Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements

Joint submission by the ADA and ALCC in response to the Productivity Commission's draft research report into bilateral and regional trade agreements. It gives consideration to the negotiation of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) and its impact on the balance of Australian copyright law.

ACTA: Impact on Individuals and Intermediaries

Submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade following the release of an official version of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in 2010. It analyses areas of conflict between the requirements of ACTA and Australia's domestic IP policy.

Principles for ACTA negotiations

Joint statement of principles for ACTA negotiations by the ADA, the Internet Industry Association, Choice and the Australian Library and Information Association.

Proposal for a Plurilateral Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

Submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in response to Discussion Paper  on an International Proposal for a Plurilateral Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. It cautions against entering negotiations of ACTA, on the basis that further entrenchment of existing IP laws would make future domestic reform more difficult.

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