Delegation of the European Union to Australia

Trade talks take place online

14/09/2020 - 07:20
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A team of European Union trade negotiators are meeting their Australian counterparts virtually for the latest round of negotiations towards an EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement.



Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions the teams undertook the first virtual round of negotiations in May. This round, the eighth to take place since negotiations began in July 2018, is also being hosted online.

Working to the European and Australian time zones, virtual rounds are scheduled over two weeks instead of one. Taking place from 14-25 September, the round will cover all areas of the future agreement including technical barriers to trade, sustainable development, goods, services, intellectual property rights including geographical indications, rules of origin and government procurement.

You can revisit the highlights from the previous round in the DG Trade report here.

Virtual stakeholder briefing

The webex meeting will take place on Wednesday 30 September from 4-5 PM (AEST). The briefing will begin with an update from the chief negotiators followed by a Q&A session.

Interested stakeholders are invited to register their name/ email to by Friday 25 September. Questions can also be submitted ahead of the briefing via the same email.

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