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EU commissioner says FTA with Australia would help minerals push
Europe’s Commissioner for Energy said she had been in conversations with Australia’s Resources Minister for an agreement on critical minerals, and that there would be more news “soon.”
Australia looking to resume talks on European Free Trade Agreement
Trade and Tourism Minister Don Farrell says he and his European counterpart are both committed to “having another go” at a Free Trade Agreement.
Sign the petition to stop investors like Clive Palmer from suing our government for billions over climate change policies
Some international trade agreements allow foreign investors to sue the Australian government if a change in law or policy reduces their profits, even if the change protects public health or the environment.
PH inks second protocol to ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand free trade deal
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. recently announced the Philippines’ signing of the second protocol to the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement during the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. This agreement aims to facilitate trade and investment opportunities for businesses, including micro, small, and medium enterprises, by reducing trade barriers and enhancing market access.
Tanzania’s attempt to strike out Indiana’s compensation fails to score
Indiana Resources is closer to recovering its historical sunk investment for the unlawful expropriation of the Ntaka Hill nickel sulphide project after the ICSID struck out most of Tanzania’s grounds for requesting the annulment of the award.
Nepal, Australia sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
The Nepal-Australia Trade and Investment Framework was signed during Foreign Minister NP Saud’s ongoing visit to Australia.
Australia announces trade deal negotiations with UAE, despite human rights and labour concerns
Critics have highlighted that the UAE is only Australia’s 19th largest trading partner, and have said that the economic benefits are outweighed by the reputational risk Australia takes by implicitly endorsing the UAE’s poor human rights and labour practices through an FTA.
Panthera subsidiary notifies Indian government over Bhukia dispute
Panthera, a gold exploration company with assets in India, said that its subsidiary Indo Gold Pty Ltd had issued a notice of dispute to the Indian government over the latter’s breach of the 1999 Australia-India bilateral investment treaty.
Tanzania commits to pay Indiana Resources $118 million if ...
Tanzania has made a commitment to pay Australian mining firm Indiana Resources Limited and its subsidiaries $118 million if the country loses in the final decision of the annulment application.
Australia pursues trade deal with UAE after EU failure
Negotiations to strike a free trade deal with the United Arab Emirates will begin in the new year, after Australia’s talks with the European Union collapsed.
Free-trade, investment ‘gateway to the EU’
Australian companies looking for a foothold in both the United Kingdom and European Union markets could take a close look at Northern Ireland, which has unfettered tariff-free access to both.
Who knew Queensland’s richest man is a foreign investor?
Clive Palmer’s controversial legal strategies challenge Australia’s trade agreements and environmental laws, and have profound implications for global climate action.
Most red meat exports go into free trade agreement countries
Almost all Australia’s red meat exports are being realised into countries the nation had free trade agreements with, producers were told.
Collapse of EU free trade deal opens door for Middle East
Talks to create a historic economic pact with the United Arab Emirates are being revived as the Australian government tries to reboot its free trade agenda after negotiations with the European Union soured over agriculture.
Clive Palmer uses another trade agreement to sue Australia, again, for $A69 billion over refusal of Waratah coal mine permit
Billionaire Clive Palmer is using the Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism against Australia because the permits for a coal mining project were refused for environmental reasons, including their contribution to increased carbon emissions.
Unions call for laws to ensure trade pact transparency
Unions are pushing for new laws to ensure workers’ rights and Australian jobs are considered when negotiating trade agreements.
Even rich nations now worried about ISDS
Governments the world over are worried about investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) rules. These allow foreign investors to sue them for billions over new laws or policies reducing their profits.
Investment changes coming to ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand free trade agreement
On 21 August 2023, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand brought several amendments, improvements and additions to their longstanding free trade agreement known as AANZFTA
‘End game’ trade deal with EU collapses as both sides walk away
A last-ditch attempt to secure a free trade agreement with the European Union over better access for Australian meat and protections for continental goods has fallen apart before the “end game” negotiations could start, a move that will set any deal with the bloc back years.
Australia wants better EU offer on meat and sugar to clinch trade deal - minister
The European Union must offer greater market access for Australian beef, lamb and sugar if it wants Canberra to agree a trade deal, Australia’s Trade Minister Don Farrell said.