Australian Parliament

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Taiwan Representative Testifies before Australian Parliamentary Committee on Joining CPTPP

On October 12, the Trade Subcommittee of the Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade heard testimony from Elliott Charng of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia as part of its inquiry on "Expanding Membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Views of Australian Businesses on China Joining the CPTPP

On September 30, the Trade Subcommittee of the Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade met with several witnesses from the Australian business community as part of its inquiry on "Expanding Membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership." Among other things, the witnesses

Tony Abbott on the Applications of China and Taiwan to Join the CPTPP

On September 30, the Trade Subcommittee of the Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade met with former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (currently an adviser to the UK Board of Trade) as part of its inquiry on "Expanding Membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement

Australian Parliamentary Committee Discusses Taiwan Joining the CPTPP

On September 2, the Trade Subcommittee of the Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade met with three witnesses who supported Taiwan joining the CPTPP as part of its inquiry on "Expanding Membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership." During the session, the

Australian Senate Approves Bill Banning Imports of Goods Made with Forced Labor

Last week, the Australian Senate passed a bill – Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced By Forced Labour) Bill 2021 – that would ban imports of goods made with forced labor. There are significant hurdles to the bill becoming law (it still needs approval by the House of Representatives, and then would need

Australian Parliamentary Committee Discusses China Joining the CPTPP

On August 26, the Trade Subcommittee of the Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade met with industry representatives to discuss "Expanding membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership." Senator Sheldon of the Labor Party and Representative Drum of the National Party both

Australian Parliamentary Inquiry Considers China and Taiwan Accession to CPTPP

As part of an inquiry by the Australian Parliament into expanding the membership of the CPTPP, both China and Taiwan came up as potential new members. The Chinese Embassy and the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce made written submissions, indicating an interest in joining. During the related hearings, when pressed by
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