The firms have previously made written submissions to the committee but have so far declined to appear in person.
They are now scheduled to appear before the committee on 22 March.
The Australian newspaper quoted Ed Husic, a member of parliament, as saying that according to some estimates the price of some of goods in Australia were as much as 60% higher than in the US
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