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The Committee shall examine access to free trade agreements by small and medium sized enterprises for the export of goods and services

 

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Past Public Hearings

15 Oct 2018: Parliament House, ACT
04 Oct 2018: Townsville City, QLD
17 Sep 2018: ACT

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Terms of Reference

 

Inquiry into access to free trade agreements by small and medium sized enterprises

  

The Committee 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

 

The Inquiry will have 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.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2313
Fax: +61 2 6277 2221
jscfadt@aph.gov.au

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