Terms of Reference

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade shall examine opportunities and challenges facing small and medium Australian export-oriented businesses that seek to leverage free trade agreements for the export of goods and services with particular regard to:
consideration of what products and services (e.g. inclusion and prioritisation) are negotiated in free trade agreements;
awareness of, and accessibility to, free trade agreements;
lessons learnt from attempts at leveraging free trade agreements, including barriers to implementation and success in fast-tracking export opportunities;
role and effectiveness of support structures and networks in helping leverage free trade agreements;
ongoing capacity building that will assist in creating opportunities and capturing more value from free trade agreements in the future; and
any other related matters.

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