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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): UK-Australia trade negotiations

International Agreements Committee
UK-Australia trade negotiations

Wednesday 21 October 2020

Start times: 3.40pm (private) 4.00pm (public)

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Australian High Commissioner gives evidence on UK-Australia trade talks

On Wednesday, the House of Lords International Agreements Sub-Committee will hear from the Australian High Commissioner on the ambition and progress of UK-Australia trade negotiations.

Meeting details

At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry UK-Australia trade negotiations
High Commissioner for Australia to the United Kingdom at Australian High Commission
Minister-Counsellor (Agriculture) at Australian High Commission
First Secretary (Trade) at Australian High Commission


The second round of UK-Australia trade talks was completed earlier this month, and the next round will begin at the end of November. A deal with Australia could help the UK in its efforts to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, as well as directly boosting the economy. But it could also pose potential challenges for some UK industries.

Topics for discussion

  • Benifits of a UK-Australia trade deal
  • Tariff rate quotas
  • Product standards for agricultural goods and┬áregulatory cooperation
  • Financial and professional services


Virtual meeting (webcast)