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Rules-based trading system and EU-Australia

At this event the Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham will speak about Australia-EU bilateral trade, the FTA negotiations and the importance of multilateral rules-based trading system

Date: January 22, 2019, 8:00 am Topic: Global Economics & Governance

video and audio recording


In June 2018, the EU and Australia launched negotiations for a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement. Australia’s position in the world as a top 20 trading nation is underpinned by its advocacy for an open global economy and by trade agreements that ensure the lowest possible barriers to trade and investment. The Australia-EU FTA negotiations seek to provide new opportunities for companies and consumers, and set the benchmark for what can be achieved between like-minded partners in global trade.

At this event we welcomed the Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, on his inaugural official visit to Brussels. He delivered a speech on the Australia-EU bilateral trade, the FTA negotiations, and the importance of multilateral rules-based trading system. The speech was followed by a Q&A session.

Schedule

Jan 22, 2019

8:00-8:30

Check-in and breakfast

8:30-8:35

Introduction

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

8:35-8:50

Speech

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

8:50-9:10

Comments and response

André Sapir, Senior Fellow

9:10-9:30

Q&A

André Sapir, Senior Fellow

9:30

End

Speakers

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

André Sapir

Senior Fellow

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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