Terms of Reference

Inquiry into Australia activating greater trade and investment with Pacific island countries

The Committee shall examine the conditions necessary to activate greater trade and investment with countries of the Pacific region to the benefit of Australia and our Pacific neighbours. The Committee shall have particular regard to:

 

  • the nature of Australia’s existing trade and investment relationships with Pacific island countries and the potential that is presented by the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) for enhancing those relationships; 
  • the opportunities to strengthen trade, investment, aid for trade and employment links between Australia and Pacific island countries and how they can be captured;
  • the barriers and impediments to trade and investment between Australia and Pacific island countries and how they can be mitigated; 
  • the role and effectiveness of support structures and networks, including government, business, sport, Pacific diaspora communities in Australia, and areas of civil society, and how they can assist with identifying and capturing trade and investment opportunities for Australia and Pacific island countries; and 
  • the views, norms and cultural practices relating to trade and investment in Australia and Pacific island countries and how differences can be accommodated.

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

About this inquiry

The Committee will examine the conditions necessary to activate greater trade and investment with countries of the Pacific region to the benefit of Australia and our Pacific neighbours.

Track Inquiry

Past Public Hearings

12 Nov 2020: Canberra
02 Nov 2020: Brisbane
04 Sep 2020: Canberra

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Inquiry Status

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