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Update on legal proceedings re Chatree gold mine, Thailand
The purpose of this release is to introduce the team, and to briefly describe the two claims and the processes to be followed in prosecuting each claim.
Unkillable corporate rights trade clause needs a bullet in the head
In a co-ordinated push with The Australian, the government has embarked on an attempt to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and burnish its free-trade credentials.
Australia-Indonesia free trade talks enter tough final stage
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to meet Indonesian President Joko Widodo in coming days as the two countries hammer out the final details of the free trade deal.
Peru, Australia to sign declaration of intent on bilateral FTA
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will sign a declaration of intent so that both economies embark on a free trade agreement.
Thailand faces arbitration over decision to shut only active gold mine
Chatree mine’s operator, Australia’s Kingsgate Consolidated said that it would commence arbitration under the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Canada a blueprint for EU-Aust trade
Negotiators nutting out an Australia-European Union trade deal are likely to look for inspiration in the bloc’s deal with Canada.
Australia, Sri Lanka sign trade and investment framework agreement
The arrangement will establish regular senior officials’ talks to facilitate trade and investment.
Pacific Alliance, associate members kick off free trade negotiations
The talks aim to confirm Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Singapore’s status of “associate members” to the Latin American trading coalition.
Australia China FTA: First Wellard cattle shipment to China
Cattle exporter Wellard has made its first shipment of beef cattle to China for processing, under the Australia China Free Trade Agreement.
Going south? EU and Australia/New Zealand deal
The Commission is currently gearing up to begin negotiating separate deals with Australia and New Zealand.
EU MPs back Australia, NZ trade deals
The European Parliament’s trade committee has voted 30 to five in favour of starting trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.
Push for Australia to open its doors to Indonesian workers under free trade deal
Indonesia is pushing for Australia to open its doors to more Indonesian workers - such as nurses and cooks - as well as removing tariffs on textiles as free trade negotiations between the two countries enter the final month.
RCEP In India: A creamy deal for transnational dairy corporations, growing resistance from farmers
The Modi governmentmust stop the RCEP from destroying rural livelihoods.
PACER Plus signatories urged to examine their commitments
Pacific countries already signed up to the PACER Plus are being urged to more closely examine their commitments under the deal, including the implications for customary land.
RCEP ushers transition to China’s order in East Asia
A new split East Asian order is emerging led by China through the RCEP negotiations and Belt and Road Initiative.
RI-Oz officials continue negotiating CEPA
High ranking officials from Indonesia and Australia are continuing to negotiate the Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), which is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Indonesia in sugar, pesticide deal
Indonesia will lower the tariff on our sugar exports. In exchange for the sugar deal Australia will eliminate import duties on Indonesian herbicides and pesticides.
Chinese, Australian officials prepare for trade accord review
Officials are preparing for the upcoming review of certain chapters within the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
TPP claims of economic gains without US debunked by senior UN economist
A new economic study has completely undermined previous claims that the Trans-Pacific partnership agreement without access to the giant US market would still result in significant economic gains for the remaining 11 countries.
Juncker’s trade push starts with Australia, New Zealand
In his State of the Union address, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker mentioned the strengthening of the trade agenda as his number one initiative.