Minor Treaty Actions, or Category 3 treaty actions, include treaty actions that do not impact significantly on the national interest and are likely to have negligible financial or legal effect within Australia.
The Committee has the discretion to inquire formally into minor treaty actions or indicate its acceptance of them without a formal inquiry. If the Committee decides that binding treaty action can be taken for a minor treaty action without a formal inquiry, then this decision will be noted in the next report of the Committee tabled in Parliament.
In the 2019 Spring sittings the Committee held a public hearing to inquire into the proposed Agreement between Australia, Korea and various other parties on Korea's WTO rice quotas.
Minor Treaty Actions - 2007 to Present
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The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties is appointed under a resolution of appointment which was passed by the House of Representatives on 4 July 2019 and the Senate on 22 July 2019.
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