On re-invigorating the Australia-China Free Trade Agreement negotiation process

He, Ling Ling (2013) On re-invigorating the Australia-China Free Trade Agreement negotiation process. Journal of World Investment and Trade, 14 (4). pp. 672-696. ISSN 1660-7112


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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2013 00:37
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 04:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia; China; free trade agreement; agriculture; services; investment
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180117 International Trade Law
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160607 International Relations
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200103 International and Development Communication
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9103 International Trade > 910301 International Agreements on Trade
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1163/22119000-01404004
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24105

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