Indonesia and Hong Kong free trade agreements ready for review

| August 2, 2019

Major free trade agreements with Hong Kong and Indonesia will be considered by Parliament’s Treaties Committee in coming weeks.

“We have vital trade and commercial interests at stake with Indonesia and Hong Kong, and these agreements will help Australian business capitalise fully on these commercial relationships,” said Committee Chair and Member for Wentworth, Mr Dave Sharma MP.

Both agreements were signed several months ago, and tabled just before the Parliament dissolved prior to the federal election in May. Neither agreement will enter into force until the Committee has had the opportunity to review and report.

“This is the first opportunity the Committee has had to look at these treaties since they were signed,” said Mr Sharma, “and given the passage of time, we hope to hear from people as soon as possible”.

Submissions for both inquiries close on 23 August 2019.

Further details on venues and dates for the public hearings will be available on the Committee’s website as they are finalised.

For more information about this Committee and the submissions, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.