Australia’s trade and investment relationships with countries of the Middle East

On Wednesday, 4 May 2016, the Committe tabled its report for the inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with countries of the Middle East.

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016 

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Preliminary pages
Foreword, Membership of the Committee, Membership of the Trade Sub-Committee, Terms of reference, List of abbreviations, List of recommendations
(PDF 175KB)
Chapter 1: Introduction (PDF 524KB)
Chapter 2: Overview of Australia’s trade relationships with the Middle East
(PDF 3760KB)
Chapter 3: Building two-way trade and investment (PDF 5171KB)
Chapter 4: Barriers and impediments to trade and investment relations with the Middle East (PDF 1796KB)
Chapter 5: Live animal exports to the Middle East (PDF 410KB)
Chapter 6: Role of government in assisting Australian exporters (PDF 426KB)
Appendix A: List of Submissions (PDF 40KB)
Appendix B: List of Exhibits (PDF 59KB)
Appendix C: Answers to Questions on Notice (PDF 40KB)
Appendix D: Witnesses who appeared at public hearings (PDF 68KB
Appendix E: Delegation program (PDF 83KB
Appendix F: Trade profiles of Middle Eastern countries (PDF 91KB

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

About this inquiry

The Trade Sub-Committee will examine opportunities to expand on the billions of dollars in trade and investment between Australia and the countries of the Middle East. Refer to the terms of reference for more information.

Past Public Hearings

02 Dec 2015:
25 Nov 2015: Canberra
14 Oct 2015: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Report tabled


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