About this inquiry

This inquiry will examine the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Hong Kong, China and the Investment Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.


Past Public Hearings

09 Sep 2019: CANBERRA, ACT
02 Sep 2019: PERTH, WA
27 Aug 2019: MELBOURNE, VIC

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Inquiry Status

Report Tabled

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Treaty being considered

The following treaty, initially tabled on 2 April 2019, was re-referred on 29 July 2019:

Chapter texts

Preamble (PDF 14 KB)

  1. Initial Provisions and General Definitions and Interpretations (PDF 38 KB)

  2. Trade in Goods (PDF 30 KB)

  3. Rules of Origin (PDF 82 KB)
    This chapter includes the following Annexes:
    1. Annex 3-A: Date Requirements (PDF 17 KB)
    2. Appendix 3-B: Product-Specific Rules of Origin (PDF 2.08 MB)

  4. Customs Procedures and Trade Facilitation (PDF 28 KB)

  5. Technical Barriers to Trade (PDF 30 KB)
    This chapter includes the following Annexes:
    1. Annex 5-A: Wine (PDF 30 KB)
    2. Appendix 5-B: Food Products (PDF 43 KB)

  6. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (PDF 23 KB)

  7. Cross-Border Trade in Services (PDF 61 KB)
    This chapter includes the following Annexes:
    1. Annex 7-A: Professional Services (PDF 18 KB)
    2. Annex 7-B: Education Cooperation (PDF 15 KB)

  8. Financial Services (PDF 66 KB)
    This chapter includes the following Party-specific Annexes:
    1. Annex 8-A: List of Financial Services (PDF 16 KB)
    2. Annex 8-B: Explanatory Notes (PDF 50 KB)
    3. Annex 8-B: Schedule of Australia (PDF 109 KB)
    4. Annex 8-B: Schedule of Hong Kong (PDF 89 KB)

  9. Telecommunications (PDF 118 KB)

  10. Movement of Natural Persons (MNP) (PDF 24 KB)
    This chapter includes the following Party-specific Annexes:
    1. Annex 10-A: Schedule of Australia (PDF 33 KB)
    2. Annex 10-A: Schedule of Hong Kong, China (PDF 182 KB)

  11. Electronic Commerce (PDF 52 KB)

  12. Establishment and Related Provisions (PDF 76 KB)

  13. Government Procurement (PDF 101 KB)
    This chapter includes the following Party-specific Annexes:
    1. Annex 13-A: Schedule of Australia (PDF 87 KB)
    2. Annex 13-A: Schedule of Hong Kong, China (PDF 47 KB)

  14. Intellectual Property (PDF 66 KB)

  15. Competition Policy (PDF 61 KB)

  16. Transparency (PDF 35 KB)

  17. Institutional Provisions (PDF 20 KB)

  18. Consultations and Dispute Settlement (PDF 86 KB)
    This chapter includes the following Annexes:
    1. Annex 18-A: Rules of Procedure for Panel Proceedings (PDF 20 KB)
    2. Annex 18-B: Code of Conduct for Panellists (PDF 21 KB)

  19. General Provisions and Exceptions (PDF 45 KB)

  20. Final Provisions (PDF 17 KB)

    Annexes to A-HKFTA

    Annex I (Services and Investment):

  21. Explanatory Notes (PDF 22 KB)
  22. Annex I: Schedule of Australia (PDF 167 KB)
  23. Annex I: Schedule of Hong Kong, China (PDF 70 KB)
  24. Annex II (Services and Investment):

  25. Explanatory Notes (PDF 21 KB)
  26. Annex II: Schedule of Australia (PDF 206 KB)
  27. Annex II: Schedule of Hong Kong, China (PDF 184 KB)
  28. Side letters and associated documents

  29. Legal Services (PDF 74 KB)
  30. Professional Services (PDF 76 KB)
  31. Government Procurement (PDF 95 KB)
  32. Geographical Application of the FTA for Hong Kong (PDF 61 KB)
  33. The Investment Agreement text

  34. The Investment Agreement Text (PDF 350 KB)

    National Interest Analysis

  35. National Interest Analysis - including attachments (PDF 18.2 MB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4002
Fax: +61 2 6277 2219
jsct@aph.gov.au

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