30. July 2018 - 8:30 till 10:30
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ACBC Vic: SME & Exporter Free Trade Agreement Roundtable (Invite Only) | | Monday, 30. July 2018

SME and Exporter Members of the Australia China Business Council Victoria and AmCham are invited to attend a roundtable with the Trade Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT) who are undertaking a new federal parliamentary inquiry into the access to free trade agreements (FTAs) by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
The Sub-Committee would welcome insights from exporters and small and medium businesses on how to leverage Australia’s FTAs.
We anticipate the following members of Parliament will be in Melbourne for this important roundtable:

Chair of the Trade Sub-Committee, Mr Ted O’Brien MP
Deputy-Chair of the Trade Sub-Committee, Mr Graham Perrett MP
Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP
Senator Kimberley Kitching

The Committee would like to receive your input on the opportunities and challenges facing small and medium Australian export-oriented businesses that seek to leverage free trade agreements for the export of goods and services with particular regard to:

Consideration of what products and services (e.g. inclusion and prioritisation) are negotiated in free trade agreements;
Awareness of, and accessibility to, free trade agreements;
Lessons learnt from attempts at leveraging free trade agreements, including barriers to implementation and success in fast-tracking export opportunities;
Role and effectiveness of support structures and networks in helping leverage free trade agreements;
Ongoing capacity building that will assist in creating opportunities and capturing more value from free trade agreements in the future; and
Other related matters.

To find out more about the inquiry, please visit
Places are strictly limited to one seat per organisation. Please register now to secure your place!