Earlier this year the Australian Government concluded free trade agreements with Indonesia and Hong Kong, but Parliament is only now considering whether to make those agreements law.
We cannot take for granted that this will happen. After the election there are a lot of unknowns about the Australian Parliament’s support for free trade: The Labor Opposition is rebuilding its policy platform and the positions of key cross-benchers remains unclear.
It is critical to make a strong case for free trade during the parliamentary processes, and the ECA will be doing just that.
The ECA is calling on its members to provide input on the importance for their businesses of free trade with Indonesia and Hong Kong.
The ECA is asking its business members to email email@example.com by August 15 with any input about how they will benefit from these FTAs.