Media Release: 23 October 2018 The OECD Trade Committee in Paris today discussed Australia’s services competitiveness drawing on an OECD Secretariat study “Australian Services Trade in the Global Economy”. The OECD has found Australians benefit from a domestic regulatory environment that is more open, efficient and pro-competitive than many other countries. Australia’s domestic regulatory regime is more liberal than average […]
Media Release: October 17, 2018 The setting up of the multilateral system has been the cornerstone of the development of the world economy in the 20th and 21st centuries. The worldwide acceptance of the rule of law and the disciplines of the multilateral trading system has created a framework for countries to take commitments with […]
The Australian Services Roundtable (ASR) is proud to be representing Australian business views on reform of the multilateral rules-based trading system, through the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) initiative of an ICC-WTO Global Dialogue on Trade. The Global Dialogue on Trade, a digital platform launched on October 10 by ICC Secretary-General John W.H. Denton AO and […]
October 2, 2018 The eleven Services Coalitions comprising the Global Services Coalition (GSC) have traveled to Geneva during WTO Public Forum week to highlight the vital importance of the WTO rules and dispute settlement to promoting the growth in trade and services. GSC members are urging WTO members to redouble their efforts to work together […]
The meeting between Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, and Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, creates a historical step in the trade partnership between these two countries.
Asia Pacific Services Coalition: Urgent APEC action is needed to arrest the recent increase in services trade restrictions.
On the occasion of the travel of EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström to Australia on 19 June 2018, the European Services Forum (ESF) and the Australian Services Roundtable (ASR) welcome the launch of the EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations. […]
“The Australian Services Roundtable welcomes tonight’s Budget announcement of AUD1.8 million in dedicated support for economic and commercial diplomacy and specifically for industry-led initiatives to enhance Australia’s services export performance”, said Chairman of the Board, Jane Drake-Brockman. […]
The Global Services Coalition submits the following comments to the Member States of the European Union (EU) on the EC Proposal on data-flow-provisions-in trade agreements. […]
Australian Services Roundtable (ASR) warmly welcomes the agreement by 11 signatories of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement (CPTPP) for Trans-Pacific Partnership. […]