Australia and Hong Kong begin free trade agreement talks

May 16, 2017

Australia and Hong Kong began talks to secure a free trade agreement, Australia's trade minister Steven Ciobo said on Tuesday, that he said would focus on securing increased access for service providers and could be firmed up within a year. Ciobo, who met Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So in Hong Kong, said that while tariffs on Australian goods are already set at zero, talks would focus on improving access for financial, education, travel, construction, mining, energy and transport companies.

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Topics: SERVICES FINANCIAL SERVICES BILATERAL INTEGRATION

Regions: AUSTRALIA HONG KONG

Authors: SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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