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Treaties Committee virtual road trip

Issue date: Tuesday, 27 July 2021

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The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will be on a virtual road trip this week as part of the Committee’s inquiry into the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP).

RCEP is a regional free trade agreement between Australia and the countries of ASEAN, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and New Zealand.

Committee Chair Mr Dave Sharma MP said ‘The Committee will be holding three virtual public hearings this week, including witnesses from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, and Canberra. Unfortunately, COVID-19 restrictions have meant the Committee is unable to hold these hearings in-person as planned.

The Committee will discuss a broad range of issues associated with RCEP, including trade in goods, intellectual property, services, health, and human rights.

Public hearing details

Tuesday 27 July 2021
Time: 9.30 am – 11.30 am AEST
The program for this hearing is available online.
The hearing can be accessed online.

Wednesday 28 July 2021
Time: 10.00 am – 12 noon AEST
The program for this hearing is available online.
The hearing can be accessed online.

Friday 30 July 2021
Time: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm AEST
The program for this hearing is available online.
The hearing can be accessed online.

Further information on the inquiry can be found on the inquiry website.

Media inquiries

Ms Natalie Hissey, Office of Mr Dave Sharma MP
02 9327 3988

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4002
jsct@aph.gov.au

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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