Australia’s FTA Negotiating Aims

Australia’s Negotiating Aims and Approach to FTA with the UK

The Australian Government has released its negotiating aims for a Free Trade Agreement with the UK.

Areas in which Australia will be seeking increased opportunities for business to enhance the Aus-UK relationship include:

  • Trade in goods
  • Trade in services
  • Investment
  • Digital Trade
  • SMEs
  • Government procurement
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trade & Sustainable Development
  • Regulatory cooperation
  • Transparency
  • Dispute settlement
  • General provisions and exceptions

Please view the full document with more information on each aim and approach here.

The Chamber is providing a voice for business into both sides of Government on the potential benefits of the FTA. If you would like to provide input, please be in touch with

The Australian Government continues to welcome direct input from any stakeholders, including business and civil society, on issues of relevance to the FTA negotiations. To provide input, or make a submission, please email