Contracting Parties > Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions > Australia
|Accession||September 18, 2009|
|Entry into force||December 18, 2009|
Declarations, Reservations etc.Declaration made upon accession:
"Australia declares that it considers that the obligation in Article 16 on developed countries to "facilitate cultural exchanges with developing countries by granting, through the appropriate institutional and legal frameworks, preferential treatment to artists and other cultural professionals and practitioners as well as cultural goods and services from developing countries" is not intended to affect the content or interpretation of domestic legislation, regulations, rules or criteria relating to eligibility for immigration visas or permits, or the exercise of discretion under legislation or regulations or in respect of rules or criteria."
Reservation made upon accession:
"The Convention shall be interpreted and applied in a manner that is consistent with the rights and obligations of Australia under any other treaties to which it is a party, including the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization. This Convention shall not prejudice the ability of Australia to freely negotiate rights and obligations in other current or future treaty negotiations."