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TPP 11 Sydney meeting vindicates community concerns
TPP 11 negotiators have agreed to suspend controversial clauses on medicine monopolies and some governments want to renegotiate other clauses, vindicating public interest group concerns
Govt will lose gold mine dispute due to Article 44 use: academics
FTA Watch warns that Thailand would most certainly lose an arbitral tribunal process regarding allegations that it violated the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement, exposing the country to huge losses due to claims for compensation.
Peru sees ’ambitious’ trade deal with Australia as early as 2018
Peru expects a “very ambitious” free trade deal with Australia that covers goods, services and investments to be implemented as early as next year, Peru’s deputy trade minister said
RCEP meeting in September likely to discuss India’s proposal on services pact
India has made a counter-proposal to make the bilateral services agreement between Australia and New Zealand the basis of the services agreement under RCEP
RCEP will undo the gains of food self-sufficiency built so assiduously over the decades
International trade negotiations currently underway hold a big threat to the future of Indian agriculture
Australia ready to move forward on ’TPP 11’: trade minister
Australia prefers the agreement stay as close as possible to the original treaty.
‘This deal will make me look terrible’: Full transcripts of Trump’s calls with Mexico and Australia
Transcripts of two conversations President Trump had with foreign leaders: one with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and another with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Japan ups tariffs on US beef, giving Aussie meat the edge
Australia’s beef industry has been buoyed today by news that Japan is likely to announce it will dramatically increase tariffs on US beef imports.
Australia-Indonesia FTA may be signed "by end of year": Australian minister
Australia’s Trade Minister Steve Ciobo on Wednesday declared Indonesia as his "number one trade priority" for 2017
India’s ‘protectionist bent’ for agricultural products delaying FTA: Australia
“At this point in time, I’m not seeing a willingness from India that would reflect a desire to achieve an FTA,” Australian minister Steve Ciobo says
Pakistan refuses $11.5 billion claim in Reko Diq case
Pakistan has rejected $11.5 billion damages claim made by the Tethyan Copper Company ltd (TCC) a joint venture between Antofagasta and Canada’s Barrick Gold Corporation in the Reko Diq case.
Commission postpones mandate for Australia and New Zealand trade talks
The European Commission has postponed the release of its proposals for trade talks with Australia and New Zealand to the fall, a senior official told the European Parliament’s trade committee.
Philip Morris: Tobacco giant ordered to compensate Australia
Tobacco giant Philip Morris has been ordered to pay the Australian government millions of dollars after unsuccessfully suing the nation over its world-first plain-packaging laws.
Australia, New Zealand launch trade negotiations with Pacific Alliance
Australia and New Zealand each announced the start of free trade agreement negotiations with the Pacific Alliance trade bloc.
Pacific Alliance to admit new associate members to expand trade reach
The alliance, which comprises Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru, will admit Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Canada as associate members in a first step to broadening the reach of its trade flows and investments.
Indian farmers’ debt wipe demands show why free trade deal with Australia is unlikely
When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited India two months ago, he made much of reviving stalled free trade talks — but developments in India this week show the prospects of eventual success are remote at best.
PACER-Plus: Disappointment and lost opportunity
The PACER-Plus model of development is based on an increasingly questionable form of economics which naively imagines that national economies will adapt automatically to enhanced price signals from liberalised international markets from which ’distortions’ are removed.
Call for more time to assess Pacific trade deal
There’s been a call for more time to be given to Pacific civil society organisations and the private sector to assess the proposed regional free trade deal known as PACER Plus.
PACER-plus consolidated legal text
As released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand
Indonesia and Australian complete 7th economic partnership round
The main issues discussed during the round included trade — including the origin of goods, customs procedures and trade facilitations — investment, electronic trade, business competition and institutional framework provisions.