On 26 March 2019, Australia and Hong Kong signed the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement and its associated investment agreement.
Philip Morris, a US company, moved ownership of its Australian operations to Hong Kong to take advantage of ISDS in an Australia-Hong Kong investment treaty.
The Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement and separate Investment Agreement signed still give special rights to foreign investors to bypass national courts and sue governments for millions of dollars in international tribunals
Australia is set to come under increased pressure on climate change after French officials insisted the Morrison government’s carbon emissions targets are not ambitious enough to fully comply with the Paris agreement.
Australia will now be easier to compete in the Asian city because a new free-trade deal with Hong Kong.
Australia’s costs for tobacco case it won show why NZ must get rid of ISDS now.
It has taken a second FOI case and another two years to reveal that Australian taxpayers were only awarded half of the costs of defending Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws against tobacco giant Philip Morris in March 2017.
The annulment committee has dismissed Churchill’s application for annulment of the award for the dispute arising out of the revocation of the mining licenses that made up the East Kutai Coal Project in East Kalimantan.
Kingsgate has been fighting the Thai Government and its insurers over the cancelled Chatree goldmine after it was denied renewal of its metallurgical licence.
Indonesian sugarcane and cattle farmers are expressing worry over a possible high inflow of sugar and livestock from Australia following the signing of the IA CEPA.
IA-CEPA will help ensure that Australia, and its horticulture producers, will be able to benefit from the country’s expected economic growth.
As released by Government of Australia
Indonesia – Australia CEPA signed without prior released text to assess its costs and benefits.
Australian unions stepped up their opposition to the deal as it currently stands and warned they would lobby a future Labor government to renegotiate the terms before it is ratified by parliament.
Press Release: Pursuing FTA finalization target, Indonesian Government are trading away people’s live and rights
The Indonesia FTA has been signed without any public scrutiny of the text and without any independent assessment of its overall costs and benefits.
Australian industry leaders laud the deal that hit a wall in October over when Australian Prime Minister considered moving the Australian embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Indonesia is to sign a trade and investment partnership deal with Australia in March, Indonesia’s trade minister said.
Progress on a free trade agreement between Australia and the European Union has been interrupted by the names of cheeses and wines.
Pakistan is making a last-ditch effort for an out-of-court settlement in the Reko Diq mining case, wherein the complainant company whose contract was terminated is claiming $11.43 billion in damages in an international tribunal.