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Australia, Canada, New Zealand Ratify CPTPP, Setting Stage for Trade Deal's Entry into Force

November 1, 2018

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has now been ratified by six signatories, meeting the minimum threshold to take effect by the end of this year.&nbs... READ MORE


EU Commission: Promising Start to Negotiations for Australia, New Zealand Trade Deals

August 2, 2018

The European Commission recently circulated reports about the early negotiating rounds with Australia and New Zealand, respectively, for free trade agreements (FTAs) with both countries, indicating... READ MORE


Australia, UK Officials Advance Trade Deal Preparations

July 26, 2018

Trade and foreign ministers from Australia and the United Kingdom met last week to advance preparations for a bilateral trade deal between their countries, including discussions on the implications... READ MORE


EU, Australia Launch Negotiations for Free Trade Pact

June 21, 2018

On Monday 18 June, the EU and Australia formally launched negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA). European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström travelled to meet with Australian Pri... READ MORE


EU Gives Green Light to Australia, New Zealand Trade Talks, Amid Packed Council Agenda

May 24, 2018

Trade ministers from the EU’s 28 member states gave their backing on Tuesday 22 May for the launch of negotiations for trade accords with Australia and New Zealand, paving the way for formal... READ MORE


Preparations for EU-Australia Trade Talks in the Spotlight as Macron Visits Sydney

May 3, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron visited Sydney this week to discuss with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pathways to regional and bilateral cooperation on a suite of pressing policy iss... READ MORE


Preparations for Post-Brexit Trade Deals Continue with US, Australia

March 29, 2018

Trade officials from the United Kingdom have been meeting with their US and Australian counterparts over the past fortnight to continue setting the stage for deeper economic ties and possible trade... READ MORE


Australia, ASEAN Leaders Pledge Commitment to Free Trade, Highlight Regional Cooperation

March 22, 2018

Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia met in Sydney on 18 March to discuss the... READ MORE


Australian Prime Minister Touts Rules-Based Trading System, Future Cooperation on US Visit

March 1, 2018

Last week, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull travelled to Washington for a series of meetings on economic cooperation, outlining his views on the future of trade in the Asia-Pacific and of... READ MORE


CPTPP Partners Gear Up for Signing Ceremony, Ratification Process

February 22, 2018

Countries in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) are preparing to gather in Santiago, Chile, in two weeks to sign the updated trade accord, whose text... READ MORE


Pacific Alliance, Associate Members Advance Trade Talks, Eye New Economic Opportunities

February 8, 2018

The second round of the Pacific Alliance’s negotiations with its potential “associate members” wrapped up on Friday 2 February in Gold Coast, Australia, with officials from the co... READ MORE


EU, Australian Officials Work to Set Stage for Trade Talks

January 25, 2018

Efforts continue apace for the expected launch of EU-Australia trade talks, with Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo READ MORE


Australia, Singapore Trade Pact Revisions Take Effect

December 7, 2017

Australia and Singapore now have an updated version of their nearly fifteen-year-old trade pact in force, one year after their top trade officials signed a new amendment to the accord.
The o... READ MORE


Peru, Australia Clinch Free Trade Pact

November 16, 2017

Officials from Australia and Peru announced last week that they have finished talks on a bilateral trade accord, concluding a negotiating process that was announced last year and formally launched... READ MORE


Australia PM: EU, TPP-11 Accords Can Help Support Rules-Based Economic System

November 9, 2017

Advancing on trade rule-making in various regional contexts – including negotiating an EU-Australia trade accord and advancing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) process – could pla... READ MORE


TPP-11 Negotiators Prepare for Last Push After NZ, Japan Electoral Processes Conclude

October 26, 2017

Negotiators from the 11 remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are due to convene in Japan early next week, in a bid to advance talks significantly before ministers and leaders co... READ MORE


Chinese, Australian Officials Prepare for Trade Accord Review

September 21, 2017

Officials are preparing for the upcoming review later this year of certain chapters within the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), with ministers from Beijing and Canberra meeting in the... READ MORE


Eyeing November Leaders' Meeting, RCEP Ministers Pledge to "Maximise Progress"

September 14, 2017

Economic ministers from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries pledged to ramp up their negotiating efforts on an extensive regional free trade deal, following a meeting i... READ MORE


TPP-11 Negotiators Review Trade Deal Options Ahead of November Meet

September 14, 2017

Senior officials from the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations are gearing up for another set of meetings in Japan later this month, aiming to build on their discussions in Australia in late... READ MORE


Australian Trade Minister: Indonesia Economic Pact Top Priority

August 3, 2017

PACER Plus Countries Prepare for Trade Deal Ratification

June 22, 2017

Australia, New Zealand, and eight Pacific island countries signed the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) last week in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, eight years after negoti... READ MORE


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 wa... READ MORE


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 provide... READ MORE


Asia-Pacific Roundup: Japan, ASEAN Meeting, Australia-India FTA Update

April 13, 2017

The past week has seen various meetings on advancing regional integration projects in the Asia-Pacific, including a new round of talks between China, South Korea, and Japan on a trilateral trade de... READ MORE


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Visits Australia and New Zealand, Eyes Trade Deal Upgrades

March 30, 2017

In official visits to Australia and New Zealand over the past week, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with government and business leaders to discuss economic ties and cooperation, while outlining pla... READ MORE


Julie Bishop dismisses Donald Trump's threat to tear up free trade agreement

February 10, 2017

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has told China that she doesn't take seriously the Trump administration's threat to tear up its trade agreement with Australia. China's foreign affairs minister, Wang Yi,... READ MORE


Australia, UK Explore Options to Deepen Trade Ties

January 26, 2017

Exploratory discussions between the UK and Australia for a post-Brexit trade deal are expected to continue this week, media reports suggest, with some officials noting that migration will likely be... READ MORE


Abe, Turnbull Highlight Commitment to TPP, Trade Ties in Bilateral Talks

January 19, 2017

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Sydney last weekend to discuss a host of trade issues, including their plans to move forward with the Trans-... READ MORE


Asia-Pacific: Japan Ratifies TPP, RCEP Gears Up for 2017

December 15, 2016

Japan’s upper house of parliament ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement on Friday 9 December, marking the final stage for the Asian economy’s approval of the accord.READ MORE


Increasing rewards of China-Australia FTA offer bright spot amid global uncertainty

December 14, 2016

Almost a year on from the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), it is clear that the landmark deal is helping to underpin the bilateral relations amid an increasingly uncertain world. READ MORE


Australia-Taiwan free trade deal caught in crossfire of Donald Trump

December 9, 2016

Australia is already feeling the effects of a more unpredictable foreign policy under US president-elect Donald Trump, with worried plans to start negotiating a free trade agreement with Taiwan on hol... READ MORE


Australian Treaties Committee Urges TPP Ratification

December 8, 2016

The Australian Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) issued its report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement to the country’s parliament last week, recommending that Canberr... READ MORE


Singapore, Australia Sign Updates to Trade Deal

October 20, 2016

Singaporean and Australian officials signed a series of updates to their existing trade deal last week, particularly in the area of services, following their latest review of the long-standing acco... READ MORE


UK, Australia Begin Scoping Future Trade Deal Options

September 7, 2016

The UK and Australia announced on Wednesday that they are establishing a working group to explore the possible options for a future bilateral trade pact, which the two sides would then begin negotiati... READ MORE


Trade Minister Steve Ciobo to visit Jakarta to shore up free trade deal

July 31, 2016

Trade Minister Steve Ciobo will travel to Jakarta this week in his first trade-related overseas trip since the election, underscoring the emphasis Australia is placing on finalising the free trade agr... READ MORE


Following Leadership Change, UK Officials Test Waters on Future Trade Deals

July 21, 2016

The new government of UK Prime Minister Theresa May has begun exploring possible options for trade deals with third countries, officials say, though the process to formally launch exit negotiations... READ MORE


Australia, Singapore Set to Upgrade Trade Deal

May 19, 2016

Australia and Singapore have agreed on a series of steps to build on their 2003 trade deal, officials announced earlier this month. The measures are in the context of the READ MORE


Australia to bring its "largest ever trade mission" to China: minister

April 4, 2016

Representatives from more than 1,000 Australian businesses will be part of Australia's "largest ever trade mission" to China this month, following the signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreeme... READ MORE


Australia shows flexibility in services in proposed free trade agreement with India

April 3, 2016

Australia has offered to be flexible in the area of services and customs procedures to get an early agreement on the proposed bilateral free trade pact with India. “Canberra has agreed to accommodate... READ MORE


Indonesia, Australia free trade talks set to progress following heightened tensions

March 15, 2016

Indonesian and Australian free trade talks are set to progress this week in a bid to turn around "underdone" business and investment ties following a period of heightened bilateral tensions. Former in... READ MORE


Indonesian trade minister to visit Australia as both countries prioritise free-trade talks

March 2, 2016

Indonesian Trade Minister Thomas Lembong will visit Australia this month as both countries prioritise a free-trade deal that had stalled amid diplomatic tensions and a climate of economic protectionis... READ MORE


TPP to help protect brands, lower nontariff barriers

February 8, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a comprehensive free trade agreement spanning parts of the Asia-Pacific, is expected to lower tariffs on food and agricultural products. The pact could also bring food p... READ MORE


RCI Chat Issue No. 14

February 1, 2016

This issue of the Asia Regional Integration Center's bimonthly newsletter provides the latest news on trade, investment, cross-border infrastructure, and regional public goods among other topic... READ MORE


China, free trade deals boost wine exports

January 21, 2016

Rocketing Chinese demand and new free trade agreements in Asia have helped lift the value of Australian wine exports to their highest level since before the global finance crisis. The value of wine e... READ MORE


India, Australia miss free trade pact deadline

January 21, 2016

Despite missing the deadline set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australia’s then-Prime Minister Tony Abbott for December 31, 2015, negotiators are still hopeful that the India-Australia free trad... READ MORE


Japan free trade deal brings benefits to Hunter wine and beef producers

January 20, 2016

Grape-growers in the New South Wales Upper Hunter appear to be reaping the benefits of Australia's free trade agreement with Japan, a year after the deal was finalised. Export sales for fresh table gr... READ MORE


TPP will help create jobs and boost global growth

January 19, 2016

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and U.S. President Barack Obama will sit down at the White House to discuss a number of crucial issues from security to the economy. On the economy, they wil... READ MORE