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World Business Leaders Call For Urgent Action to Save Doha Trade Round

Six of the world’s leading business organisations today called on member nations of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to intensify their efforts to achieve a successful conclusion to the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). In a policy statement titled ‘Advancing the...

Business Council of Australia: Trade Principles

The Business Council of Australia's Trade and International Relations Task Force has determined the following principles with which to guide BCA trade policy. Business Council of Australia Trade Principles

Business Supports Japan–Australia Free Trade Feasibility Study

Business today underlined the importance of a feasibility study to explore the potential scope and benefits of a potential free trade agreement between Japan and Australia. BCA President Hugh Morgan said such a study would be an important step in deepening the...

Effective Market Access the Key to China FTA

A free trade agreement with China had the potential to achieve significant long-term gains for the Australian economy, provided the Agreement delivered effective market access and competition for Australian business, the BCA said today. “The growing size, strength and structure...

US FTA Approval a Major Advance for Australia's Economy

The Business Council applauded federal Parliament’s approval of the free trade agreement with the United States today. BCA President, Mr Hugh Morgan, said the agreement was an historic achievement and praised the government for its tenacious endeavours during past two...

Labor’s Support of US FTA Welcomed by Business

Labor’s decision today to back the United States Free Trade Agreement was welcomed by the Business Council of Australia, which urged federal Parliament to pass the necessary legislation as soon as possible. The BCA, which represents Australia’s leading companies, said...

Campaign to Scuttle US FTA a Re-run of Tariff Debate

The Business Council of Australia today called on the ALP to uphold the national interest and ignore last-ditch attempts by union leaders and the Greens to scuttle the US Free Trade Agreement. BCA President, Mr Hugh Morgan, said efforts to pressure...

Offshoring No Threat to Australia

The Business Council of Australia today released a position paper on offshoring, predicting the trend to outsource information, IT and other services to offshore companies would have largely positive implications for Australia’s economy and jobs. The BCA paper, Offshoring, Global...

Democrats Condemned for Free Trade Opposition

The Business Council of Australia was appalled by the Australian Democrats' opposition to the free trade agreement with the United States, saying it would undermine Australia’s standing in the Asian region to achieve similar trade deals. “The Democrats' sudden and...

Business Should Plan Now for US Free Trade Markets

The Business Council of Australia said the release of modeling today underlined the importance of a free trade agreement with the world’s biggest economy to Australia’s economic and job growth, but business needed to ready itself if it wanted to...

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