Australia ratifies the TPP-11

Joint release with Prime Minister Scott Morrison  Australia has today ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) trade agreement giving our farmers access to more markets, greater opportunities for our businesses, more jobs and increased investment. Australia is the sixth country to ratify the agreement, meaning it can now enter into force on 30 December this year.…

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Interview on Sky News with Tom Connell

 E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Sky News with Tom Connell Topics: TPP-11; Indonesia Trade Deal; Religious freedoms 31/10/2018 10:15AM   Tom Connell: Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment on the TPP-11 ratification.   Simon Birmingham: We got confirmation from states and territories, that government procurement processes would be consistent with the TPP. There were some regulatory…

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Interview on Sky AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert and Laura Jayes

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Sky AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert and Laura Jayes Topics: Wentworth; Saudi Arabia; NZ refugee resettlement 22/10/2018 6:45AM   Kieran Gilbert: Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, on Wentworth.   Simon Birmingham: You have to say this result was not unexpected, clearly voter anger over Malcolm Turnbull’s removal as Prime Minister was profound,…

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Australia joins major trade agreement on government procurement

Australia has been accepted to join the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) overnight, ensuring Australian businesses can compete for government contracts in more markets around the world. After three years of negotiations, GPA parties unanimously agreed to Australia’s final offer to accede to the agreement, which will give Australian businesses the opportunity…

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