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Brazil, Australia start agricultural trade deal talks
The Brazilian and Australian governments have opened talks aimed at forging new agricultural trade agreements after representatives of both countries met this week, the Brazilian agriculture ministry says.
Nirmala Sitharaman discusses BIT with Australian trade minister
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday discussed Bilateral Investment Treaty and other economies issues with Australian Trade and Tourism Minister Don Farrell.
India, Australia to conclude talks for expanding scope of free trade agreement by 2023 end
Last year, India and Australia implemented an economic cooperation and trade agreement and are now negotiating to expand its scope for a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement.
UK to ratify free trade agreement with Australia by end of March - High Commissioner
The United Kingdom will ratify the post-Brexit free trade agreement with Australia by the end of March, UK High Commissioner to Australia Victoria Treadell said.
Australia, India to upgrade ECTA to a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
Australian PM’s visit to India would provide a big boost to bilateral ties as both governments are in talks to upgrade the interim trade agreement to the level of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).
ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand complete negotiation for FTA upgrade
The Joint Committee (FJC) for the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) agreement has completed the negotiations for upgrading the plurilateral free trade deal at its recent 20th meeting in Indonesia.
Australia closer to a free trade pact with EU but minister warns there won’t be a deal ‘for the sake of it’
Negotiators make progress in Canberra but thorny issue of geographical indicators is believed to remain a sticking point.
AFTINET submission to the review of ISDS in the Australia-NZ-ASEAN free trade agreement
The AFTINET submission provides evidence of the harmful use of ISDS over the last decade against public regulation on health, indigenous rights, the environment and most recently against policies to reduce carbon emissions.
EU recovers appetite for trade in green industry push
The European Union is aiming to enact up to five trade deals in record time to ensure its future as a clean tech leader, by securing supplies of key raw materials, increasing markets for green exports and reducing its reliance on China.
Feasibility study on trade between PNG and Australia to be carried out
The study assesses the feasibility of a comprehensive bilateral trade agreement covering goods and services.
Australia, EU locked in ‘feta’ trade fight
Australia is locked in a high-stakes food fight with Europe over certain local products using the names Prosecco for wine and feta for cheese.
Australian lithium miners lead way in battery minerals supply chain
While it is likely the US will identify additional free trade agreements for the purposes of the battery critical mineral requirements going forward, Australia, as one of the countries with an exisiting free trade agreement with the US, has a “critical” role to play.
India, Australia aim to finish trade talks by September
With the interim trade deal between India and Australia set to come into force on 28 December, the two countries are aiming to complete negotiations for the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) agreement by September next year.
What is the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, about to be negotiated in Brisbane?
Australia is about to play host to negotiators from 14 countries involved in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework over six days in Brisbane.
Australia targets EU trade deal in first half of 2023 - minister
Australia is pushing to seal a free trade agreement with EU authorities in the first half of 2023, its trade minister said.
Indo-Australia trade agreement to come into force from Dec 29; to give duty free access to a number of goods
The free trade agreement between India and Australia will come into force from December 29 giving duty free access to thousands of domestic goods in that market, which will help in almost doubling the bilateral commerce to $45-50 billion in around five years.
Asean free trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand upgraded for times of crisis
ASEAN member states, Australia and New Zealand have substantially concluded negotiations to upgrade a free trade agreement (FTA), which will include new features to ensure the continued flow of essential goods during times of crisis.
Australia eyes digital services pact with India
Australia is eyeing a pact on digital services as part of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with India as the two countries aim to upgrade the bilateral relationship.
Australia ratifies free trade deals with India and Britain
Australia’s Parliament has passed bilateral free trade agreements with India and Britain, leaving those partner nations to bring the deals into force.
Business warns investors could be spooked over trade agreement changes
“ISDS clauses pose a direct threat to Australia’s sovereignty and the ability of the Australian government to make laws in the national interest. They have no place in any agreement which claims to have the interests of working people at heart,” the Australian Council of Trade Unions said.