The trade agreement will allow Australia to strengthen relations with a significant trade and investment partner. It entered into force on Friday, announced by Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Simon Birmingham. The A-HKFTA will lock in continued access to the Hong Kong market for Australian exporters as well as guaranteeing that Hong Kong will … Continue reading Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement commences
Australian businesses will have more opportunities for growth through open trade and global investment following the signing of the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement and associated Investment agreement. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the signing is part of the Australian government’s plan for a stronger economy. “Better integrating Australia’s trade and … Continue reading Free trade agreement drives industry growth
The federal government has concluded negotiations with Hong Kong on the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (FTA), with the deal to come into force next year. The conclusion of the agreement with Hong Kong means Australia now has FTAs with seven of its top eight export markets for goods and services. Australia’s trade minister, Simon … Continue reading Australia concludes free trade deal talks with Hong Kong
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday announced the start of negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union, pushing regulations and initiatives for innovation and tech startups. In a joint statement, Prime Minister Turnbull and Trade Minister Steven Ciobo said the agreement will give Australian businesses preferential access to the EU, opening up … Continue reading Australia-EU free trade negotiations under way
The World Bank has reaffirmed its forecast that global economic growth will improve to 2.7 per cent this year, with an improvement in manufacturing and trade, market confidence and commodity prices. According to the World Bank, advanced economies are showing signs of improvement, particularly Japan and Europe. The seven largest emerging markets – China, Brazil, … Continue reading World Bank forsees pickup in manufacturing and trade
The federal government may consider easing restrictions on Chinese investment in Australia.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Chinese President Xi Jinping have both expressed a desire to conclude a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries.