Report 196

August 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76092-276-4

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Executive summary

Abbreviations

Members

  Committee Secretariat

Terms of Reference

List of recommendations

1. Introduction

  Conduct of the Committee’s review

2. Background

  International trade architecture
  Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

3. Trade in goods

  Background
  Tariff commitments
  Rules of origin
  Non-tariff barriers

4. Trade in services

  Background
  Services
  Temporary movement of natural persons

5. Investment, intellectual property and electronic commerce

  Background
  Investment
  Intellectual property
  Electronic commerce

6. Overarching issues and conclusion

  Human rights and labour standards
  Consultation and transparency
  Trade agreement modelling
  Conclusion

A. Submissions

B. Witnesses

Dissenting report - Australian Greens

  Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
  Recommendations

Additional comments - Australian Labor Party

  Labour, human rights, environmental provisions
  Myanmar
  Aged care
  Temporary movement of natural persons and labour market testing
  ISDS
  Independent economic analysis

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