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Free trade agreements between the UK and Australia and New Zealand

25 June 2019 - Austin Court

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About the event

This event will give you an opportunity to gain further business insights into the current trade relationship with Australia and New Zealand and how this could be best supported by future free trade agreements with both countries.

The Department for International Trade will also provide an update on its progress to date with Australia and New Zealand trade policy discussions. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to meet with senior colleagues from DIT Australia.    


10:00-12:00 - Roundtable discussion co-led by Martin Fitches (Deputy Director – Australia and New Zealand, Trade Policy Group, DIT)

12:00-13:00 - Networking lunch 

Did you know?

  • In 2017, there were around 15,000 UK (VAT-registered) businesses exported goods to Australia worth around £4.5bn of exports.
  • Ease of Doing Business ranking – NZ ranked number 1 (Australia, 18th)
  • The UK is New Zealand’s fifth largest trading partner and Australia’s 7th largest trading partner
  • The UK’s exports of goods to Australia and New Zealand are most highly concentrated in the West Midlands


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