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On Re-invigorating the Australia-China Free Trade Agreement Negotiation Process

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Driven by both economic and geopolitical imperatives, negotiation of the Australia-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) has been slow and difficult. The negotiation process has reached an impasse since the latest round took place in March 2012. Major reasons for this include difficulties encountered in negotiating on agriculture, services, investment, and government procurement contracts and surrounding populist resistance from both Australian and Chinese domestic constituencies. Following more than eight years of negotiations and establishment of closer trade related ties, there is a lot at stake for both countries in the outcome of these discussions. This paper examines these issues and of the way forward towards a workable negotiation process.

Affiliations: 1: Lecturer in Law (University of Southern Queensland) , PhD Candidate, LLM, LLM (Hons) (University of Western Sydney) , LLB (Zhongnan University of Economics and Law),


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