As foreshadowed at the end of yesterday's post, ASEAN, Indonesia & Australia, this post provides a simple stocktake of the current position on Australia's various free trade agreements.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade contains the following list:
Australia's Free Trade Agreements
- ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA
- Singapore-Australia FTA
- Thailand-Australia FTA (TAFTA)
- Australia-United States FTA
- Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations
- Australia-Chile FTA
Free Trade Agreements under negotiation
- Australia-China FTA Negotiations
- Australia-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) FTA Negotiations
- Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) negotiations
- Australia-Japan FTA Negotiations
- Australia-Korea FTA Negotiations
- Australia-Malaysia FTA Negotiations
- Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus
- Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Free Trade Agreements under consideration
On 13 December 2010, the Australian Productivity Commission released an evaluation of the various free trade agreements, Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements Research report. This expressed caution about the perceived benefits.
In April, the Gillard Government released a new trade policy statement, Trading our way to more jobs and prosperity.