Terms of Reference

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade shall inquire into and report on Australia’s trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom with particular reference to:
the nature of Australia’s current trade and investment relationship with the UK;
possible implications for Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the UK and the European Union consequent to the UK’s exit from the European Union;
barriers and impediments to trade and investment with the UK;
opportunities to expand trade and investment links;
the merits and risks of a possible bilateral free trade agreement with the UK, and potential features of such an agreement;
the role of Australian governments (State, Territory and Federal) in identifying trade and investment opportunities in the UK, and assisting Australian exporters to access these opportunities; and
any other related matters.

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