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India set to ink key trade deals by next year
The India government has set aggressive timelines for the agreements – formalisation of a CEPA with the UAE by early 2022, a FTA with the UK by next year, and an interim trade deal with Australia by December.
Taiwan asks Australia to support regional trade bid
A Taiwan official has asked Australia to support its bid to join the CPTPP pan-Pacific trade pact, which China opposes, saying Taiwan can boost high technology trade flows and demand for Australian minerals.
India, Australia to include e-commerce in final free trade pact
India and Australia have agreed to include e-commerce in the final free trade agreement which is likely to be put in place by the end of next year.
EU postpones long-planned trade talks with Australia over submarine row
A long-planned round of Australia-EU free trade talks have been postponed, a European official confirmed, after fury over Canberra’s decision to cancel a major French submarine contract.
Early harvest trade deal with Australia by Christmas, full FTA by 2022
India and Australia will sign a comprehensive Free Trade agreement by the end of 2022 and an early harvest trade deal by Christmas later this year.
Australia’s real leverage in China’s CPTTP bid
When China applied earlier this month to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, the renamed 11-nation trade pact spanning Asia and the Pacific, Beijing seemed to hand Australia the rare diplomatic gift of leverage.
China applies to join Asian trade deal US abandoned
Beijing has applied to join an Asia-Pacific trade pact once pushed by the U.S. as a way to isolate China and solidify American dominance in the region.
Bangladesh, Australia sign trade, investment agreement
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and his counterpart Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Dan Tehan signed a framework on trade and investment between Bangladesh and Australia on Wednesday.
UK secretly dropped climate promises for trade deal with Australia, leaked emails show
Australia pressured the UK not to include binding clauses on the Paris Agreement.
JSCOT Committee report on RCEP supports implementation
AFTINET’s submission to the JSCOT RCEP argues that the RCEP has serious flaws and should be renegotiated and amended to address these flaws.
India, Australia aim to announce early harvest trade deal by December
India and Australia are looking at announcing an early harvest trade deal by December, according to a joint statement released by the nations.
Why a hasty trade deal may not be good for us – or for the environment
What precedent might be set by the new Australia trade deal and what could it tell us about the future for UK environmental standards?
Bangladesh, Australia going to strike TIFA deal
Bangladesh and Australia are set to sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) aimed at bolstering bilateral trade by way of removing barriers and tapping potential, officials said.
India-Australia free trade talks to resume following Tony Abbott’s visit to New Delhi
Long dormant free trade negotiations between India and Australia have been brought back to life as the federal government again tries to bulk up economic ties between the two countries.
India will fast track trade deals with six nations: Commerce Secretary
India will fast-track free trade agreements (FTAs) with at least six nations — including the UAE, the UK, Australia, Canada, and the EU.
Australia and India: A time to refocus on trade talks
In a drastically changed geopolitical scenario, developments in the Indo-Pacific, have brought Australia and India closer together as Comprehensive Strategic Partners.
Australia makes fresh push for free trade deal, sends former PM Abbott to talk to Modi govt
Australia is keen to deepen our trade and investment links with India, and take the economic relationship to the next level.
Thailand, Australia mull economic deal
Thailand and Australia have agreed to pursue a strategic economic partnership to boost bilateral trade and investment, with the deal expected to be signed next year.
How a new trade deal could make it harder to improve life for Australians in aged care
When negotiations for the RCEP began in 2012, the aged care industry in Australia was dominated by local not-for-profits. The sector is now dominated by for-profit providers, with a jointly-owned Singapore company, Opal, one of the largest.
RCEP agreement will legitimise military dictatorship in Myanmar and fails to provide benefit to Australian workers
The ACTU has called on the Morrison Government not to ratify the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, which includes Myanmar’s military junta, at today’s JSCOT inquiry.