The Government has made agreeing a comprehensive free trade agreement (“FTA”) with Australia an early priority. The first round of trade negotiations between the UK and Australia commenced on 29 June 2020.
A trade deal with Australia would be one of the first major trade agreements pursued by a post-Brexit UK. This inquiry will focus on the Government’s aims and objectives, the progress of negotiations, and the possible impacts of a final deal for people and businesses across the UK. It is not yet known when the talks will conclude, but this inquiry will run for the duration of those talks.
This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence
The deadline for submissions was Monday 6 September 2021.