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British MPs may delay Australia trade deal after minister’s no-show
The ratification is looking unlikely after the British parliament’s commons trade committee told MPs they should delay ratifying the agreement after a late-night snub by the Trade Secretary.
Trade discussions ’stalled’ over climate
Negotiations for a "critical" trade deal with the European Union have "stalled" over perceptions Australia isn’t "fair dinkum" on climate change action, and due to a fractured relationship with France.
Push for EU trade agreement by year’s end
Australia could have a free trade deal with the European Union by the end of the year, Trade Minister Don Farrell said.
Ukraine envoy seeks Australian free trade
Ukrainian ambassador to Australia has called for a free trade agreement to help bolster investment and development in the war-torn country.
New Trade Minister and Assistant Minister have mandate for progressive reform of Australia’s trade policy
This policy commits Labor to oppose corporate rights to sue governments, stronger medicine and copyright monopolies, provisions for deregulation of public services, and the removal of labour market testing for temporary migrant workers.
EU seeks to speed up trade deals as Ukraine war forces rethink
The European Union wants to accelerate efforts to finalise trade agreements with third parties after a six-month pause, as the bloc adapts to the Ukraine war and other challenges, EU trade commissioner said.
Pacific nations walk away from trade and security deal with China as Australia aims to ’build stronger family’
Pacific Island countries have agreed not to sign a region-wide trade and security deal with China after a high-level meeting between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his counterparts from 10 Pacific nations in Fiji.
China offers South Pacific nations security, free trade agreements
China has put forward plans to dramatically expand security and economic cooperation with South Pacific nations, in what one regional leader called a thinly veiled effort to lock them into "Beijing’s orbit"
India-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Why the FTA is different, unprecedented
India has made a big leap in terms of the design, especially by including a negative list approach for scheduling commitments and by binding MFN treatment.
US-led Asia trade pact eyes clean energy, supply chains
US President Joe Biden has announced a new economic framework deal for Asia-Pacific designed to boost investment in clean energy infrastructure, drive decarbonisation efforts and strengthen regional supply chains.
EU wants to sign stalled trade agreements, but with Mercosur objections persist
The European Union aims to finalize and sign at least three stalled trade agreements this year as the bloc looks to reinforce strategic alliances amid the turmoil caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Meat from cows kept in cruel conditions to be imported from Australia under UK trade deal
Cattle transported for up to 48 hours without eating and drinking included in post-Brexit deal hailed by Boris Johnson.
Russian war leads EU bloc to push for faster trade deals
A group of European Union countries are pushing to kick start negotiations on stalled free-trade agreements as Russia’s war with Ukraine threatens the bloc’s economic and security interests.
No duty concession on 29.8% of India’s product categories under FTA with Australia
Some of the products India has kept in the exclusion category without offering any concession to Australia in the Free Trade Agreement include milk and other dairy products, walnut, chickpeas, pistachio nut, wheat, rice, most medical devices, etc.
Australia-India FTA (Apr 2022)
Australia hopes digital trade agreement with India by the year-end
Australia expects to sign a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement with India by the year-end, which will include a deal on digital trade that it said will further facilitate bilateral trade.
Farmer union rep vows Indian people will resist FTAs
Interview with Vijoo Krishnan, joint secretary of All India Kisan Sabha (or All India Peasants Union) regarding current India FTAs negotiations.
After India-Aus FTA, Indian pharma industry sees global opportunities
After the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement signed between India and Australia, the domestic pharmaceutical industry is seeing a plethora of opportunities for international trade.
India’s trade pacts: A toss-up between strategic interests, economic gains
After a long hiatus, India has resumed its engagement with trade pacts. To what extent do these deals weigh on economic considerations? More importantly, how similar are they to strategic alliances?
India-Australia trade pact pushes back against ’panda in the room’
Both members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue along with the U.S. and Japan, look to manage difficult relations with China and promote a "free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific."