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FTA negotiations: EU beefs up trade talks with Australia
Farmers can look forward to greater access to the highly protected European Union, but it is still to be seen how big an impact a free trade agreement between Australia and the world’s largest trading bloc will have on the red meat industry.
India, Australia trade ministers to discuss bilateral, regional trade pacts
India and Australia will discuss ways to re-start the long pending proposed bilateral free trade pact and iron out obstacles in the on-going negotiations for the ambitious Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership at the Joint Ministerial Commission meeting in Canberra next week.
Australia targets non-tariff measures in bid to secure FTA grain trade
A range of non-tariff measures (NTM) that can prevent the FTA functioning as imagined, Grain Trade Australia’s CEO says.
Rally protests trade agreement
More than 100 members of unions, aid and development organisations, health, environment and other groups rallied in Sydney outside the Parliament’s public hearing on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership.
India in talks with China, Australia, New Zealand to crack mega trade deal
India is holding bilateral dialogues with China, Australia and New Zealand to get them to agree to less ambitious tariff cuts for sensitive products. The aim is to end the logjam in the negotiations for the mega regional trade bloc, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
It’s time to stop giving more rights to global corporations
Despite this growing rejection of ISDS, the Australian government claims that ambiguous general “safeguards” in the TPP-11 will protect public interest laws.
Tough talk over medicine and cheese as Australia and Europe seek a $37b trade deal
Trade Minister Steven Ciobo has promised to take a hard line with Europe on the question of cheap medicines and his counterpart Cecilia Malmström foresees “difficult” negotiations over Australian producers using European names such as "parmesan".
Australia opens free trade talks with EU as Trump tariffs rock global commerce
Australia and the European Union will strike a blow for free trade, formally opening negotiations on a pact in Canberra.
CPTPP jeopardises the future of open source software: OSIA
Open Source Industry Australia (OSIA) is calling upon the federal government to scrap the CPTPP over provisions that could decimate the Australian open source community.
FTA, investments to figure in Suresh Prabhu’s visit to Australia
The talks on free trade agreement with Australia likely to be on the agenda of India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu to Canberra on June 26.
Australia’s ’hormone beef’ not to Brexit Britain’s taste: report
One of Australia’s supposed key demands for a free trade deal with the UK – their agreeing to buy our hormone-treated beef – is “almost impossible” for the UK to agree to, according to a new report by an anti-Brexit think tank.
Grain and cropping sector welcomes trade negotiations
GrainGrowers urges the Australian Government to negotiate a comprehensive and high-quality trade agreement with the EU that improves market access and facilitates efficient trade.
Trade deals with Australia and New Zealand could cause chaos for Irish agriculture
This week’s confirmation that the European Union (EU) is to commence trade talks with Australia and New Zealand has bad news written all over it from the perspective of Irish agriculture.
Australia-EU FTA an opportunity to remove tariffs on resources trade
Australian mining could also benefit from reductions in Australian tariffs on European mining-related equipment and manufactures, and in European tariffs on a number of minerals and metals commodities.
What the TPP means for dairy
With the Federal Parliament expected to ratify Australia’s involvement in a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the end of the year, it is worth having a look at what it means for the dairy industry.
Specialty cheesemakers ’worse off’ in EU trade deal
An award-winning cheese producer says a trade deal with the European Union will hurt the specialty cheese industry.
EU approves free trade negotiations with Australia and NZ
The European Union will begin free-trade agreement negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.
EU-Australia FTA: Negotiating directives (May 2018)
As released by the European Council
EU to approve free-trade negotiations with Australia and NZ
The European Union will begin free-trade agreement negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.
Japan and Australia vow to put TPP into effect soon
Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop, have confirmed their countries’ commitment to putting the new Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal into effect at an early date.