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UK-Australia trade negotiations


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.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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21 October 2020
Inquiry UK-Australia trade negotiations
Witnesses Hon. George Brandis QC (High Commissioner for Australia to the United Kingdom at Australian High Commission), Simon Smalley (Minister-Counsellor (Agriculture) at Australian High Commission), and Stephen Dietz (First Secretary (Trade) at Australian High Commission)
Committees International Agreements Committee
Oral Evidence
AUT0030 - UK-Australia trade negotiations
Witnesses Royal Institute of British Architects
Committees International Agreements Committee
Written Evidence
AUT0029 - UK-Australia trade negotiations
Witnesses Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
Committees International Agreements Committee
Written Evidence
AUT0028 - UK-Australia trade negotiations
Witnesses National Farmers Union (NFU)
Committees International Agreements Committee
Written Evidence

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