Trade and Investment

Statement on Investment in Australian Agriculture

“The legislation passed by the Parliament to lower the screening threshold for agribusiness and agricultural land will reduce investment in sectors that need foreign capital to reach their full potential,”...

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BCA Response to ALP's ChAFTA Conditions

“The release of amendments to the Migration Act proposed by the ALP as a precondition for its support of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) provides much needed clarity on...

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A Business Case for ChAFTA

China has been Australia’s largest trading partner since 2007, with two-way trade valued at almost $160 billion in 2013-14. This accounts for almost 24 per cent of Australia’s total trade....

Trade Equals Opportunity from ChAFTA Enabling Legislation

“The passage of enabling legislation for the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), introduced in Parliament today, will ensure Australia seizes the full opportunities from its biggest ever bilateral trade deal,”...

BCA Launches Campaign In Support of ChAFTA

The Business Council of Australia today launched a communications and advertising campaign in support of the most important bilateral trade deal Australia has ever done – the China-Australia Free Trade...