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Trade deals with Australia and New Zealand could cause chaos for Irish agriculture
This week’s confirmation that the European Union (EU) is to commence trade talks with Australia and New Zealand has bad news written all over it from the perspective of Irish agriculture.
Australia-EU FTA an opportunity to remove tariffs on resources trade
Australian mining could also benefit from reductions in Australian tariffs on European mining-related equipment and manufactures, and in European tariffs on a number of minerals and metals commodities.
What the TPP means for dairy
With the Federal Parliament expected to ratify Australia’s involvement in a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the end of the year, it is worth having a look at what it means for the dairy industry.
Specialty cheesemakers ’worse off’ in EU trade deal
An award-winning cheese producer says a trade deal with the European Union will hurt the specialty cheese industry.
EU approves free trade negotiations with Australia and NZ
The European Union will begin free-trade agreement negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.
EU-Australia FTA: Negotiating directives (May 2018)
As released by the European Council
EU to approve free-trade negotiations with Australia and NZ
The European Union will begin free-trade agreement negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.
Japan and Australia vow to put TPP into effect soon
Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop, have confirmed their countries’ commitment to putting the new Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal into effect at an early date.
Pacific Alliance, associate members enter fourth negotiating round, look to clinch deal by July
The four-country Pacific Alliance consists of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. The coalition aims to achieve the goal, launched nearly a year ago, of conferring a new associate member status to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Singapore.
France supports Australia-EU FTA: Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron has thrown his support behind Australia’s push for a Free Trade Agreement with the European Union.
The EU pursues $15b free trade talks with Australia, but there’s a catch
EU’s lead trade negotiator said the agreement would serve a “strategic” purpose by creating a “circle” of allies to remove barriers
Pacific economic ministers cautioned on NZ’s PACER-Plus view
PACER-Plus will undermine the right of governments to regulate, and see the Pacific bear the burden of binding commitments in the areas of interest to Australia and New Zealand whilst getting little legal commitments in return.
Why Australia really wants a free trade deal with the EU
A free trade agreement between Australia and the European Union now looks like a viable prospect, so what’s in it for both parties?
EU trade pact must offer fair deal for farmers, says Turnbull
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is setting his sights on a big win for Australian farmers in a far-reaching trade deal with the European Union, insisting that fair access for rural produce is vital to expanding the $99.5 billion trade relationship.
Australian meeting clears way for UK trade deal after Brexit
British officials will fly to Canberra for a “working group” on the free trade agreement, amid hopes on both sides that a deal will commence as soon as Britain leaves the European Union at the end of 2020.
Turnbull to push free trade deal with EU
Mr Turnbull is expected to discuss plans for a free trade agreement with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Ms Merkel running Europe’s largest economy and a key voice at the EU.
Free trade talks between Indonesia, Australia expected to complete by August
Negotiation of free trade agreements between Indonesia and Australia is expected to be completed by August of this year, Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution said here on Friday.
Call for Australian trade agreement with Britain as Brexit begins
As the date for Brexit looms, trade minister Steven Ciobo is in London for talks on strengthening free trade ties with Britain.
Australia, ASEAN leaders pledge commitment to free trade, highlight regional cooperation
Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia met in Sydney on 18 March to discuss the next steps for their Strategic Partnership, initiated in 2014, with regional trade agreements, digital trade, and sustainable urbanisation high on the agenda.
Indonesia, Australia strive to complete CEPA
The Governments of Indonesia and Australia are seeking to immediately complete the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) negotiations, as they seek the grounds that hampered the negotiations.