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UK-Australia trade negotiations

Inquiry

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.

We have also collected evidence on UK-Australia trade negotiations as part of our inquiry on UK accession to the CPTPP.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Wednesday 9 February 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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4th Report - Scrutiny of international agreements: UK-Australia free trade agreement
Inquiry UK-Australia trade negotiations
Committees International Agreements Committee
HL Paper 26
Report
Response to this report
Government response to IAC report on UK-Australia trade agreement
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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27 April 2022
Work UK-Australia trade negotiations (Inquiry), UK-New Zealand trade negotiations (Inquiry), and General questions on trade negotiations (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Lord Grimstone of Boscobel, Graham Matthew Davies (Deputy Director, Chief Negotiator, New Zealand FTA at Department for International Trade), and Ian Shepherd (Policy Director, Goods, Regulatory Environment and Gulf Cooperation Council at Department for International Trade)
Committees International Agreements Committee
Oral Evidence
27 April 2022
Work UK-Australia trade negotiations (Inquiry), UK-New Zealand trade negotiations (Inquiry), and General questions on trade negotiations (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Lord Grimstone of Boscobel, Graham Matthew Davies (Deputy Director, Chief Negotiator, New Zealand FTA at Department for International Trade), and Ian Shepherd (Policy Director, Goods, Regulatory Environment and Gulf Cooperation Council at Department for International Trade)
Committees International Agreements Committee
Oral Evidence
27 April 2022
Work UK-Australia trade negotiations (Inquiry), UK-New Zealand trade negotiations (Inquiry), and General questions on trade negotiations (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Lord Grimstone of Boscobel, Graham Matthew Davies (Deputy Director, Chief Negotiator, New Zealand FTA at Department for International Trade), and Ian Shepherd (Policy Director, Goods, Regulatory Environment and Gulf Cooperation Council at Department for International Trade)
Committees International Agreements Committee
Oral Evidence
AUT0058 - UK-Australia trade negotiations
Witnesses Australian High Commission
Committees International Agreements Committee
Written Evidence
AUT0057 - UK-Australia trade negotiations
Witnesses WWF
Committees International Agreements Committee
Written Evidence
AUT0056 - UK-Australia trade negotiations
Witnesses UKTPO - University of Sussex
Committees International Agreements Committee
Written Evidence

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