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India-Australia interim FTA talks to close soon
India and Australia are expected to complete negotiations for an interim free trade agreement (FTA) soon, a move aimed at boosting economic ties between the two countries.
Australia-UK FTA text (Dec 2021)
Australia free trade deal with UK denounced by unions as ‘anti-worker’
The agreement makes it easier for citizens to work in each country and removes the need for labour market testing.
Australia deal is a disaster for UK climate policy
The UK has just signed a trade deal with Australia, a country with one of the world’s worst records on tackling climate change.
What might be the impact of the Australia trade deal on British food and farming
Approximately 40% of Australia’s total beef supply is produced in intensive feedlot systems where the animals are kept in close confinement and fed largely on grain rather than pasture.
Australian beef linked to deforestation could end up part of post-Brexit trade deal
Investigation finds areas of cleared land in Queensland likely to be habitats for threatened species.
Australia urges US to push back on ‘digital authoritarianism’
The Morrison government is pushing the Biden administration to strike a digital free trade agreement with democracies across the Indo-Pacific in a bid to counter China’s “digital authoritarianism”.
‘Proposed India-Australia early harvest trade pact likely by year-end or early 2022’
Both sides are keen to meet the time-line of having an early harvest agreement by the year-end. Comprehensive agreement aimed by 2022.
India, Australia negotiations on interim FTA speed up as Dec deadline approaches
India and Australia are on track so far for signing an interim free trade agreement (FTA) next month with officials from both sides engaged in exchanging lists of demands and offers in the goods, services and investments sectors, a source has said.
New-gen issues in India’s line of sight as it eyes trade deals
As India goes into firming up trade deals with developed nations like Australia, the UK and the regional bloc, and the EU, it will have to be well prepared to negotiate on new-generation issues, such as data protection regulation, e-commerce, and environment.
Campaign win: Australia cuts ties with Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)
In a significant step forward in the campaign against Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS), Australia has announced its withdrawal from its signatory status to the Energy Charter Treaty.
RCEP mega trade deal to take effect in January, Australia says
The RCEP, a major trade deal including Japan, China, ASEAN, Australia and other members, is set to take effect on Jan. 1, the Australian government has announced.
The Asia-Pacific’s free trade disagreements
It’s not just the different agreements, per se – the distinctly different models of FTAs are complicating trade regimes in the region.
Israel and Australia discuss free trade agreement, boosting trade relations
The two trade ministers agreed on preliminary talks as early as January, with a desire to create new initiatives that will serve as a lever for economic cooperation between the two countries.
Parliament passes RCEP enabling legislation, despite acknowledging flaws in the agreement
The government will now proceed with the ratification process by exchanging letters with RCEP governments as required by the agreement.
Australia says EU has postponed free trade talks for second time
The European Union has postponed the next round of free trade talks with Australia for a second time, the Australian trade minister said, amid simmering anger over Canberra’s decision to cancel a $40 billion contract with France.
Geopolitics behind NZ-UK free trade deal
For now, New Zealand’s free trade deal with the UK might be about building back butter - but it could end up being more about Beijing.
Aussie trade minister flies home without post-Brexit trade deal
Trade ministers were unable to thrash out a post-Brexit trade deal, with several issues unresolved.
Dan Tehan opens door to British workers to fill pandemic hole
A new free-trade agreement between Canberra and London, due to be finalised within days, will make it easier for people to live and work in both countries.
FTA talks with UAE, Australia going full steam ahead: Goyal
Negotiations for the proposed free trade agreements (FTAs) with the UAE and Australia are "going full steam ahead" and officials of both the sides are working on the deadlines to conclude the talks, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said.