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Unions to fight wage-crushing Indonesian FTA
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.
Pursuing FTA finalization target, Indonesian Government are trading away people’s live and rights
Press Release: Pursuing FTA finalization target, Indonesian Government are trading away people’s live and rights
Indonesia FTA: Labor should reject harmful clauses, says AFTINET
The Indonesia FTA has been signed without any public scrutiny of the text and without any independent assessment of its overall costs and benefits.
Australia to sign free trade agreement with Indonesia, ending months of uncertainty
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, Australia to sign trade deal in March
Indonesia is to sign a trade and investment partnership deal with Australia in March, Indonesia’s trade minister said.
Names of wines, cheeses hold back Australia-EU free trade deal
Progress on a free trade agreement between Australia and the European Union has been interrupted by the names of cheeses and wines.
Clive Palmer threatens to sue Australian taxpayers for $45b as he re-routes business through NZ
Clive Palmer has channelled his corporate empire through New Zealand and threatened to use free trade rules to sue Australian taxpayers for $45 billion as part of a dispute with a Chinese mining company.
New Zealand signs post-Brexit recognition agreement with UK
New Zealand has joined Australia in signing up to a deal with Britain aimed at softening the impact of Brexit on trade.
Pacific Rim trade deal enters into force with steep tariff cuts for six nations including Singapore, Australia, Japan
Pacific trade pact takes off with tariff cut in six nations that ratified the pact
The legal clause which could allow Adani to sue Australia
Global corporations should not have special legal rights to undermine the policies of democratically elected governments.
EU-Australia FTA: EU proposals (December 2018)
As released by the European Commission
Dairy push for Peru FTA to be signed
Failure to ratify the Peru-Australia free trade agreement this year will cause major agricultural industries to miss out on improved market access and tariff cuts, says the country’s peak dairy group.
Government too ambitious in seeking free trade: IGJ
In 2018, there were many international trade talks the government wanted to be wrapped up such as Indonesia-Australia CEPA, Indonesia-Europe FTA and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, says IGJ Executive Director
China’s Hong Kong, Australia conclude FTA negotiations
China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Australia have concluded the negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) and an investment agreement.
Indonesian free-trade deal delayed
The free-trade deal appears to be on hold as Indonesia is angry about Australia’s potential move of an embassy to Jerusalem.
Australia Indonesia free trade deal to be signed next week
The two countries plan to ink the agreement on November 14, the second day of the ASEAN summit in Singapore.
Miners want ISDS in Indonesia free trade agreement
Businesses in the mining sector and beyond insist protection for Australian investors in Indonesia is required in a free trade deal.
TPP-11 to take effect on Dec. 30
Sixth country Australia ratifies trade pact, paving way for early launch
Canada’s sprint to ratify sets up Trans-Pacific trade deal to take effect this year
Formal notice of Canada’s ratification filed Saturday; Australia expected to ratify this week.
Australia abandoned plans for Taiwanese free trade agreement after warning from China
Australia walked away from plans for a free trade agreement with Taiwan after China warned any deal would hurt relations between Beijing and Canberra.