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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Terms of Reference

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has adopted a reference from Minister Birmingham to investigate aspects on the Peru-Australia FTA, 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 ISDS provisions in recently concluded trade agreements.

Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the Republic of Peru (Peru FTA) (Canberra, 12 February 2018).

Related documents:

Coversheet: (PDF 70KB)
NIA with attachment on consultation: (PDF 370KB)
Regulation Impact Statement: (PDF 130KB)


PAFTA text and associated documents

Chapter texts

Preamble

  1. Initial Provisions and General Definitions
  2. National Treatment and Market Access for Goods
  1. Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures
  1. Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation
  2. Trade Remedies
  3. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  4. Technical Barriers to Trade
  5. Investment
  6. Cross-Border Trade in Services
  7. Financial Services
  8. Temporary Entry for Business Persons
  9. Telecommunications
  10. Electronic Commerce
  11. Government Procurement
  12. Competition Policy
  13. State-Owned Enterprises and Designated Monopolies
  14. Intellectual Property
  15. Labour
  16. Environment
  17. Cooperation and Capacity Building
  18. Competitiveness and Business Facilitation
  19. Development
  20. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
  21. Regulatory Coherence
  22. Transparency and Anti-Corruption
  23. Administrative and Institutional Provisions
  24. Dispute Settlement
  25. Exceptions and General Provisions
  26. Final Provisions

Annexes

Annex I

Annex II

Annex III

Annex IV

Associated documents

Side Letter on Education Recognition

Side Letter on State and Territory Measures

Letter Terminating the Agreement Between Australia and the Republic of Peru on the Promotion and Protection of Investments

 

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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