Australia, Peru Kick Off FTA Talks

June 1, 2017

Australian and Peruvian trade officials announced last week the start of formal talks towards reaching a free trade agreement (FTA), with the first negotiating round scheduled for July. The news was announced by Australia Trade Minister Steven Ciobo and Peruvian Trade Minister Eduardo Ferreyros on 24 May, with the two high-level officials noting that the possibility of an FTA has been under discussion since last year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting in Lima, Peru.

 

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Topics: BILATERAL INTEGRATION

Agreements: TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP)

Regions: AUSTRALIA PERU

Authors: INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ICTSD)

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