Pages tagged "Trade and Investment"

Australia + Trade = Opportunity

Click image to enlarge Across our nation thousands of Australian exporters and their employees are poised to benefit from the new Free Trade Agreement with China. Australia’s strong export ties with China protected the economy against the ravages of the GFC....

Opposition Should Heed Growing Labor ChAFTA Support

“Support for the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) from three Labor state leaders demonstrates the overwhelming benefits of the deal to Australia’s economy”, Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. “The fact that Labor leaders from New South...

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Inquiry into the China-Australia FTA

The Business Council strongly supports the ChAFTA, as it ensures a competitive edge for Australia's trade in our most important sectors with our largest trading partner. The Business Council approached its assessment of ChAFTA with the view of testing whether...

Submission to Exposure Draft on Implementing Foreign Investment Reforms

The Business Council welcomes the opportunity to comment on the exposure draft legislation in relation to implementing foreign investment reforms, which will be given effect by the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015, the Register of Foreign Ownership...

China-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Article by Jennifer Westacott

This opinion article by Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, was published in The Australian on 8 August 2015 under the title ‘Don’t be fooled by union campaign: China FTA in national interest'. Next week the...

Failure of TPP Reinforces Importance of ChAFTA

“The failure to conclude the highly anticipated Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is disappointing, but reinforces the importance of the Australian Parliament ratifying the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA),” Business Council Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Trade Minister Andrew Robb should...

Submission to the Inquiry into the Business Experience of Utilising Australia's Free Trade Agreement

This submission responds to the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth's 'Inquiry into the Business Experience in Utilising Australia's Free Trade Agreements'. It outlines limitation of existing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), and suggest a range of proposals to...

Submission to the Inquiry into the Business Experience of Utilising Australia's Free Trade Agreement

This submission responds to the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth's 'Inquiry into the Business Experience in Utilising Australia's Free Trade Agreements'. It outlines limitation of existing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), and suggest a range of proposals to...

Response to the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper

"The Business Council of Australia (BCA) welcomes the commitments in the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper released yesterday to improve market access, invest in infrastructure and R&D, and reduce red tape," BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. “These initiatives will have...

Statement on Australia Joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

“The Business Council of Australia (BCA) welcomes the government’s decision to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member, ” BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. “As a founding member, Australia can play a key role in...

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