About this inquiry

This inquiry will examine aspects of the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the Republic of Peru (Peru FTA) (Canberra, 12 February 2018). Noting its August 2018 report, the Committee will again consider:

• ongoing concerns over the increasing complexity created by the number of trade agreements, particularly multiple agreements with the same partner; and

• the specific inclusion and operation of the ISDS provisions in recently concluded trade agreements.






Past Public Hearings

08 Nov 2018: MELBOURNE, VIC

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Inquiry Status

Report 183 tabled

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Aspects of the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement revisited

 The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has adopted a reference from Minister Birmingham to investigate aspects on the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement, with the Committee agreeing to report by 21 November 2018.

Noting its August 2018 report into PAFTA, the Committee will again consider:

• ongoing concerns over the increasing complexity created by the number of trade agreements, particularly multiple agreements with the same partner; and

• the specific inclusion and operation of the Investor-State Dispute Settlement provisions in recently concluded trade agreements.

The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions by 2 November 2018.

Submissions for this inquiry can be lodged online via the link on this page. For information on how to make a submission, go to our Making a submission to a Parliamentary Inquiry page.

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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