(a) claims are filed, reviewed and settled in accordance with Australian laws and regulations relating to claims arising from the activities of the Australian Armed Forces. The Agreement on the Status of the Armed Forces (SOFA) allows the importation of road vehicles through the visit of military members of a “Visiting Force” subject to a SOFA. This agreement authorizes the importation of a road vehicle without obtaining an import permit (VIA). While the U.S. military has the largest presence abroad, making it most SOFAs, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Germany Italy, Russia, Spain and many other nations also deploy military personnel abroad and negotiate SOFAs with their host countries. In the past, the Soviet Union had SOFS with most of its satellite states. While most SOFS in the United States are public, some remain classified.  (2) However, the U.S. government does not collect landing fees, as U.S. Army aircraft use an airport in Australia. The U.S.
government contributes to fair and reasonable airport maintenance and operating costs, given the use of the airport by aircraft operated in U.S. government activities. The amount of this contribution is agreed between the U.S. government and the Australian government. Aircraft owned or operated or operated by the United States Armed Forces must comply with local air navigation rules while operating in Australia. U.S. Army ships and aircraft include, as aircraft of the Military Air Transport Service, ships of the Military Maritime Transport Service. An Agreement on the Status of the Armed Forces (SOFA) is an agreement between a host country and a foreign nation that deploys military forces in that country.
CANPAÉs are often included with other types of military agreements as part of a comprehensive security agreement. A CANAPÉ is not a safety device; it establishes the rights and privileges of foreign staff in a host country in order to support the greater security regime.  Under international law, a force status agreement differs from military occupation. “an internationally recognized way to create the presence of one country`s visiting missions on the territory of another country. A CANAPÉ defines the conditions for the presence of reception staff and employees in the host country. It deals with issues such as jurisdiction, requirements, immigration requirements and customs duties. Australia generally strives to close a SOFA to cover any operational deployment of ADF personnel or resources abroad. (b) the individual or collective transfer order issued by a competent U.S. authority attesting to the member or group status of the person or group as a member or member of the United States Armed Forces; and (3) U.S. Armed Forces vessels using Australian government-owned port facilities are not subject to tolls, including lighting and port charges, and these vessels are not subject to mandatory piloting at those ports.