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Mr M. A. J. Vaile (Minister for Trade) presented the following papers:

Australia/US Free Trade Agreement—Media/news releases—

Aust/US Free Trade Agreement fillip to minerals industry growth and Australians' prosperity—Minerals Council of Australia Chief Executive, Mr Mitchell H. Hooke.

New Zealand congratulates Australia, US on FTA—New Zealand Foreign Minister, Mr Phil Goff.

9 February 2004—

Australia-US FTA important for Australian industry—Australian Industry Group.

Component manufacturers welcome FTA—Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers.

Ford Australia supports FTA.

FTA a good start—Pastoralists and Graziers' Association of Western Australia.

FTA opportunity for car industry—Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

Holden welcomes US-Australia Free Trade Agreement.

Horticulture delighted with US FTA—Horticulture Australia Ltd.

Services industries welcome new trade opportunities—Australian Services Roundtable.

Trade agreement good news for dairy farmers—Victorian Farmers Federation.

US FTA has benefits for dairy farmers—Australian Dairy Industry Council Inc.

US trade deal to enhance seafood earnings—Australian Seafood Industry Council.

10 February 2004—

Business Council hails US Free Trade Agreement—Business Council of Australia.

Impact of US Free Trade Agreement on wine industry—Winemakers' Federation of Australia Inc.

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Mr G. M. O'Connor, by leave, presented the following paper:

Trade Facts—Free Trade "Down Under"—Summary of the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement, 8 February 2004.

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Mr Emerson, by leave, presented the following paper:

US and Australia complete Free Trade Agreement—Trade pact with Australia will expand US manufacturing access to key Pacific rim market—Office of the United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C., 8 February 2004.

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