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Joint Statement Calls for World Trade Organization Environmental Goods Agreement

Global Business Supports an Ambitious and Rapid Conclusion to an Environmental Goods Agreement at the World Trade Organization In a joint statement, 31 business groups from around the world have released a joint statement urging governments to make the swift...

BCA Welcomes Free Trade Agreement with Japan

“The Prime Minister’s announcement of the signing of the Free Trade Agreement with Japan in Canberra today is the start of an important new phase in Australia’s relationship with one of our most significant economic partners,” said Chief Executive of...

BCA Supports Extending Higher Foreign Investment Screening Threshold to all Countries

The Business Council of Australia supports the proposal by Shadow Trade Minister, Senator Penny Wong, at the 2014 Economic and Social Outlook Conference to unilaterally extend the $1.1 billion Foreign Investment Review Board threshold, currently offered to a number of...

Submission to the Inquiry into the Korea–Australia Free Trade Agreement

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Inquiry into the Korea–Australia Free Trade Agreement This submission highlights why the Korea–Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) is unambiguously good news for the Australian economy. KAFTA is a high-quality, comprehensive agreement that substantially...

North Asia Trade Opportunities: Article by Catherine Livingstone in The Australian

This opinion article by Catherine Livingstone, president of the Business Council of Australia, was published in The Australian on 28 April 2014 under the title ‘Asia in No Doubt Australia Means Business’. Tony Abbott’s recent trip to North Asia could...

Submission to the Agricultural Competitiveness Issues Paper

Submission to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on the Agricultural Competitiveness Issues Paper The agriculture sector has been, and continues to be, a source of comparative advantage for Australia and a strong contributor to our national prosperity....

Conclusion of Free Trade Agreement Negotiations with Japan

“The conclusion of trade negotiations with Japan is a major milestone for one of Australia’s most important bilateral relationships”, Business Council of Australia President Catherine Livingstone said. “The Japan–Australia Free Trade Agreement will reinvigorate and strengthen an already critical bilateral...

FTA with Korea Important for Australia’s Trade Agenda: Article in Business Spectator

This opinion article by Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, was published in Business Spectator on 18 February 2014 under the title ‘Down-payment on an Ambitious Trade Agenda.’   The government’s conclusion of a free trade agreement...

Statement on the Korea–Australia Free Trade Agreement

The Korea–Australia Free Trade Agreement is unambiguously good news for the Australian economy, Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. Ms Westacott welcomed the release by the Minister for Trade and Investment of the full text of the...

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Australia’s Overseas Aid and Development Assistance Program

This is the Business Council of Australia Submission to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee Inquiry into Australia’s Overseas Aid and Development Assistance Program. This submission incorporates the BCA Submission to the Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness,...

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