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Integrated Tariff Analysis System (ITAS)

Disclaimer and limits on use

  1. To the extent permitted by law, the Commonwealth of Australia, the Productivity Commission and the World Trade Organisation (the Agencies) give no warranty of any type, either express or implied, for ITAS and its supporting databases (the Program), the Staff Working Paper, and any other material supplied with the Program.
  2. To the extent permitted by law, the entire risk of loss, damage or unsatisfactory performance of the Program rests with any user (the User). In no event will the Agencies be liable for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages, arising out of the installation of the Program, any attempt to install the Program, the use of the Program, the inability to use the Program, the use of data obtained from the Program or the use of any documentation or other material accompanying the Program.
  3. The numerical data and formulas contained in the Program are provided solely for the purpose of illustrating the capabilities of the ITAS framework. The Agencies give no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, timeliness or other features of any data contained in the Program or data obtained from using the Program. The numerical data and formulas contained in the Program and the output of the Program should not be regarded as representative of any current negotiating framework or of any trade negotiations. Specifically, results presented in the Program and accompanying materials do not account for a number of aspects integral to the negotiating framework, in particular, those providing for flexibility for developing countries, the least-developed countries not being required to undertake reduction commitments, and possible credits for autonomous liberalisation (on a basis to be determined). For example, the Program illustrates the possible effects of applying formulas for reducing the tariffs of certain least-developed countries, which may have relevance only in the event of a unilateral decision by the country concerned to undertake reductions of such a nature outside of the scope of the negotiating modalities of the round. The results should not be taken to express or imply a requirement for, a commitment to, or a view favouring, tariff reductions inconsistent with the negotiating modalities of the round expressed in decisions by WTO bodies.
  4. The numerical data and formulas contained in the Program do not represent any country's negotiating position or commitment regarding tariffs. The numerical data and formulas do not represent any commitment by parties to any WTO negotiations. The formulas used in the Program have properties similar to a number of those which have been discussed in the Negotiating Group on Market Access. The formulas are included in the Program for illustrative purposes only. Their inclusion does not imply that the form in which they have been included, what they take into account or what they omit, has any particular status in any trade negotiations.
  5. The User should rely on the User's own inquiries to determine the current situations in, commitments, or negotiating positions of, a particular country or category of countries regarding tariffs.
  6. The words, including designations, used in the Program and the Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper accompanying the Program do not express or imply any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Agencies concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city, or area, or of its authorities or its government, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
  7. The Program is a model only. Tariff-line level data have been averaged to the HS6 level. Accordingly, results obtained from the Program may not necessarily match results obtained from applying tariff reduction formulas at the tariff-line level for individual countries. The Program and accompanying material use terminology, explained in the Glossary to the Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper, that does not necessarily match that used in negotiations.
  8. The Program is made available to Users for their own internal use only and may not be provided or re-disseminated by them in any form to any other party.
  9. The User may modify the Program. However, the Productivity Commission would appreciate being informed of any modifications made by the User and being offered the opportunity to add any extra data and modifications to its version of the Program. When making modifications of the Program available to the Commission, please also explain who created the material contained in the modifications.