Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement

1 October 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-76010-098-8

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 14KB)
List of Recommendations (PDF 40KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 10KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 19KB)

Referral of inquiry
Conduct of inquiry
Structure of the report
Note on references

Chapter 2 (PDF 47KB)

Context to the agreement
Implementation of agreement
Key aspects of text
Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT)
Proposed legislation
Australian Labor Party (ALP) amendments to regulations

Chapter 3 - Trade outcomes, implementation and treaty making (PDF 90KB)

Australia's trade relationships
Value of trade outcomes
Implementation issues
Negotiation, assessment and approval of trade agreements

Chapter 4 - Key issues (PDF 130KB)

Investor state dispute settlement provisions
Intellectual property
Certificates of origin
Labour rights and labour market testing

Chapter 5 - Conclusion and recommendations (PDF 59KB)

ISDS mechanisms
Copyright and other intellectual property
Labour market testing and labour standards
Certificates of origin
Utilisation of FTAs
Treaty making processes

Additional comments of Coalition senators (PDF 12KB)
Dissenting report by the Australian Greens (PDF 48KB)

Investor-State Dispute Settlement
Intellectual property
Automotive industry
Previous parliamentary inquiries

Appendix 1 (PDF 15KB)

Public submissions

Appendix 2 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 11KB)

Additional information and tabled documents
Answers to questions on notice

Appendix 3 - Public hearing witnesses (PDF 12KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535