As the possibility of a free-trade agreement (FTA) between Bangladesh and Australia is unlikely soon, trade officials suggest signing a bilateral investment treaty to bolster investment.
Indian farmers will oppose the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between India and Australia if it throws open the country’s dairy sector for Australian dairy majors.
India is keeping sensitive dairy and agriculture items out of the India-Australia free trade agreement (FTA) as it does not want to compromise the interest of its farmers.
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.
The agreement makes it easier for citizens to work in each country and removes the need for labour market testing.
The UK has just signed a trade deal with Australia, a country with one of the world’s worst records on tackling climate change.
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.
Investigation finds areas of cleared land in Queensland likely to be habitats for threatened species.
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”.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not just the different agreements, per se – the distinctly different models of FTAs are complicating trade regimes in the region.
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.
The government will now proceed with the ratification process by exchanging letters with RCEP governments as required by the agreement.
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.
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.