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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.
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.
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.