WEBINAR: Stakeholder Perspectives on an Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement: Services, Innovation and our Shared Digital Future

Jean Monnet Network; Trade & Investment in Services Associates
Policy Research Outreach Series 2021


Event co-hosted by:
Institute for International Trade, The University of Adelaide Queen Mary, University of London Australian Services Roundtable
UK Professional and Business Services Council

Date: Monday 21 June, 2021
Time: 5.00 – 6.00pm (Adelaide) | 5.30 – 6.30pm (Sydney) | 08.30 – 09.30am (London)
(1.0 hour event)

Gabriel Gari, Reader in International Economic Law, Queen Mary, University of London

Guest Speakers:
Chief Services Negotiator for Australia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
UK Chief Services Negotiator, Department for International Trade

Business Discussants:
James Angus Bond, President, Australian Services Roundtable (Citi)
John Cooke, Chairman, Liberalisation of Trade in Services (LOTIS) Committee, TheCityUK
George Riddell, Director of Trade Strategy, UK Professional and Business Services Council (EY)
Jane Drake-Brockman, Industry Professor IIT-TIISA & Director, Australian Services Roundtable

Australia and the United Kingdom launched negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) on 17 June 2020. Both sides committed to an ambitious and comprehensive agreement that covers services, investment and digital trade. With an agreement-in-principle now in place, the focus turns to how to maximise the benefits of the agreement and the future of Australia-UK services trade. Industry participants from the Australian Services Roundtable, TheCityUK and the UK Professional and Business Services Council will participate in an interactive business discussion on the prospects for enhanced trade relations under the agreement.