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Australia says ’very close’ to finalising free-trade agreement with India
A free trade agreement between India and Australia has been more than 10 years in the making, with negotiations beginning in 2011 before being suspended four years later in 2015
Indo-Pacific trade talks to launch soon, Australia’s Tehan says
Digital trade rules to be prominent part of talks, Tehan says. Ministers looking to meet in April or May to work on details.
Meta says Australia’s anti-defamation laws are at odds with FTAs
Australia’s proposed anti-defamation laws seek to require social media platforms to establish nominated Australian entities that can access user data for users who post potential defamatory material
India, Australia interim trade deal not in sight even after PM Modi’s summit with Morrison
During his second bilateral summit meeting with Australian PM Scott Morrison, PM Modi said FTA is crucial for the ‘economic security’ of both countries.
Trade deal with UAE moves step closer
Formal trade talks between Australia and the United Arab Emirates are set to start soon.
India and Australia close to signing a mini free trade agreement
India and Australia, are expected to sign an interim free trade agreement this month, marking a major step towards consummating their economic relationship at a time when both nations are desperate to reduce their dependence on China.
Interim FTA with Australia likely on 21 Mar
India and Australia are likely to sign an interim free trade agreement (FTA) on 21 March, which may allow easier market access for Indian pharmaceutical products, besides duty concessions on gems and jewellery and textiles.
Australia, India move toward free trade pact to cut China dependence
’Early harvest’ interim agreement expected as early as this month.
AFTINET raises alarm on risk of UK companies suing the Australian Government through the CPTPP
AFTINET has raised the alarm over the possibility that British corporations will gain the right to sue the Australian Government if the UK is granted membership in the CPTPP.
Riches for Australian miner equals misery for Thai villagers
The gold mine was closed by the Thai government, but an obscure clause in a “free trade” agreement has allowed the lucrative mine in Central Thailand to reopen.
Toxic mine to re-open after Australian gold miner sues Thai Government
Environmental defenders in Thailand have slammed a decision by the Thai Government to reinstate formerly revoked mining licenses following a lengthy legal battle in an international arbitration tribunal.
Hormone-treated beef from Canada to flood UK food chain under CPTPP deal, British farmers warn
According to the National Farmers Union, the deal would “severely undermine British farmers” and lower the quality of meet sold across the UK.
Parliamentary committee recommends that UK and Taiwan should join the CPTPP, but not China
Australian trade committee recommends that Australia support the applications of the UK and Taiwan, but places conditions on support for China’s accession.
India, Australia set to finalize mini FTA
India and Australia will be finalizing a mini free trade agreement (FTA) in the next 30 days, Union minister Piyush Goyal said in a post ministerial meeting address in New Delhi.
Australian trade minister Dan Tehan to visit India to push interim trade deal
Australian trade minister Dan Tehan will travel to India this week for talks with his counterpart Piyush Goyal to push efforts to finalise an interim trade deal.
UK-Australia free trade deal a step closer
The free trade agreement will be examined by parliament’s treaties committee before being implemented. Australian Trade Minister hopes that would happen within the next year.
The UK-Australia FTA shows the UK means business on digital trade policy
The new free-trade agreement with Australia could be setting the precedents for what a modern digital trade policy will look like for the UK.
Thai Prime Minister under fire over reopening of Australian gold mine
The mine was shut amid accusations of villagers being poisoned by leaking toxic waste. Kingsgate, whose Thai subsidiary Akara Resources had operated the mine since 2001, filed an international arbitration lawsuit.
UK-Australia free trade agreement - the first from scratch
What will the FTA achieve? What does it cover? What are its key impacts?
Bangladesh eyes more tie-up with Australia
As the possibility of a free-trade agreement (FTA) between Bangladesh and Australia is unlikely soon, trade officials suggest signing a bilateral investment treaty to bolster investment.