Terms of Reference


The Committee shall examine Australia’s trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom (UK).

The Committee shall have particular regard 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.

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

This inquiry lapsed when the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade ceased to exist at the dissolution of the House of Representatives on Thursday 11 April 2019.

Past Public Hearings

06 Sep 2017:
16 Aug 2017:
09 Aug 2017:


Inquiry Status

Inquiry lapsed


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