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United in mixity? The future of the EU common commercial policy in light of the CJEU’s recent case law
The European Commission reportedly proposed a model for the fast track ratification of trade deals that should be applied for the first time to the new trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand.
Gold Coast hosts second round of Pacific Alliance Free Trade Agreement negotiations
Australia is currently hosting the second round of Pacific Alliance Free Trade Agreement negotiations.
How about showing us the TPP deal we’re about to sign?
There’s no way to tell what’s in the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership deal until we’ve seen the text, and we won’t see it until after it’s signed, in Chile on March 8.
Pakistan’s arbitration woes: sifting myth from reality
The TCC tribunal failure did not reflect an internal failure on the part of Pakistan’s state apparatus as much as it did the hegemonic nature of the global BIT regime that developing countries have been subjected to by the West.
March deadline for Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, Malcolm Turnbull says
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is prepared to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal with or without Canada and Mexico
More to Australia–Japan security than bilateral defence ties
The broad and deep Australia–Japan relationship has never been more important to both countries’ interests in the world, and the relationship between the two leaders aims to preserve the rules-based order on which both countries rely.
Agriculture Minister heads to India to resolve pulse tariff dispute, but warns ’megaphone diplomacy’ won’t work
Australia’s Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud will travel to India in an attempt to resolve a dispute over tariffs on Australian chickpeas and lentils.
US and Australia meet to review bilateral FTA
Officials from the United States and Australia held a meeting of the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement Joint Committee to review the implementation of the FTA.
Australia and Indonesia fail to meet free-trade deal deadline
Australia and Indonesia have conceded they will fail to pull off a free-trade deal this year despite repeated commitments.
More tariff cuts under Korea-Australia FTA
This will be the fifth round of KAFTA tariff cuts since the agreement entered into force on December 12, 2014.
End-of-year deal on Indonesia Australia free trade agreement in doubt
Indonesia and Australia’s trade ministers will meet in Argentina amid growing doubt the free trade deal between the two countries will meet the end-of-year deadline.
Upgraded Singapore-Australia free trade agreement ratified, comes into force today
The upgraded Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement was ratified and has come into force, heralding a new era of bilateral economic relations.
Pacific trade deal PACER-Plus is PACER-minus
PNG and Fiji’s unwillingness to participate demonstrates that the agreement is heavily skewed towards the interests of Australia and New Zealand.
Australia emphasises relationship with NZ in trade plans
Australia has reiterated the importance of New Zealand to its foreign policy direction with particular emphasis on the role it sees New Zealand playing in its economic engagement with Pacific island countries.
White paper not real on rules
The conflict between ‘rules-based’ and ‘US-centred’ in Australia’s new foreign policy road map
Trudeau replaces Trump as biggest obstacle to Pacific trade pact
While Japan in particular wants a quick deal on the pact that Trump abandoned earlier this year, Canada says more talks are needed on contentious points.
Churchill update on award annulment application
The company is currently considering the Republic of Indonesia’s counter memorial on annulment, which was submitted on 20 Oct.
One Belt, One Road: ’Colonial power’ fears limiting Australia, Labor warns, as China signs PNG deals
Papua New Guinea has signed a series of infrastructure deals with China as part of Beijing’s One Belt, One Road initiative.
Abe, Trump seek Indian-Pacific strategy to counter China
Japan and the United States are sailing toward a joint strategy focused on the Indian-Pacific region as one way of containing the maritime advances being made by China into the East China Sea and South China Sea.
Peru-Australia free trade deal to boost sugar, beef, rice and wine for exporters
Australian exporters will soon have market access to one of Latin America’s fastest growing economies with the signing of the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement.