Australia and Hong Kong finalise new FTA

    Australia and Hong Kong concluded (15-Nov-2018) negotiations on the Australia-Hong Kong free trade agreement (FTA). The new FTA guarantees certainty of access for Australian suppliers of education, professional, financial, transport, construction, tourism and recreational services to Hong Kong. Exports of goods to Hong Kong by Australian businesses totalled AUD12 billion (USD8.7 billion) in 2017. Australia now has FTAs with seven of its top eight export markets for goods and services.