Inquiries launched on UK-Australia and UK-New Zealand trade negotiations

As the Government sets out ambitious plans to agree trade agreements with both Australia and New Zealand, the committee is seeking evidence at first focused on the impact on agriculture and food sectors, the movement of people in professional services and on financial services.

“The committee has ambitious plans to scrutinise the Government’s early priorities for UK post-Brexit trade negotiations. In addition to our ongoing inquiries into UK-US and UK-Japan negotiations, the Government has made clear that negotiating a free trade agreement with both New Zealand and Australia are included in these priorities, with talks having commenced earlier this month and in June.

“With Australia being the UK’s 11th largest non-EU trading partner, and trade between New Zealand and the UK being worth £3bn, the committee will look to focus on the Government’s objectives, the progress of negotiations, and the possible impacts of a final deal for individuals all across the UK.”

Global Britain and the CPTPP: Advancing UK trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific

Rt Hon Liz Truss MP
Secretary of State for International Trade

Hon Tony Abbott AC
28th Prime Minister of Australia

Rt Hon Stephen J. Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada

Rt Hon Lord Mandelson
former First Secretary of State, former European Commissioner for Trade

Hon Chan Chun Sing
Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore

chaired by

Juliet Samuel
Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange and Telegraph Columnist