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Launch of FTA Negotiations with the UK

Australia and the United Kingdom have announced the commencement of negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), which will start a new chapter in the economic relationship and help to boost export flows between our two nations.


Australia is ready to help the UK find new beginnings post Brexit and in doing so, this will open up new doors for our farmers, businesses, and investors.


Both Australia and the UK want an ambitious and comprehensive agreement that builds on our already significant people-to-people links and creates new opportunities for exporters, generating more jobs in our nations.


This agreement will underpin the future economic relationship between our two countries and send a strong signal of our mutual support for free trade, which will be vital in a post COVID-19 world.


The first round of negotiations will be conducted virtually, commencing on 29 June.


Further information on the Australia-UK FTA can be found at: negotiations/aukfta