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UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Response to the consultation

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Purpose of the consultation

The Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee is gathering views on The UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement


Purpose of the Consultation

On 16 December 2021, the UK and Australian governments signed the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement following an Agreement in Principle reached in June 2021. This is the first trade deal the UK has negotiated and finalised from scratch since the UK left the European Union.


The Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee will scrutinise the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement. The Committee is looking for stakeholder views on the Agreement and its likely impact on Wales. The Committee is particularly interested in hearing about the economic, environmental and social impacts of the Agreement



How to share your views

The Committee would welcome your views on any or all of the issues covered in the terms of reference, and in particular on the following questions:


  • How will this Agreement impact you, your business or your organisation?
  • What is the likely impact of the agreement on the economy and specific sectors in Wales?
  • What are the likely social and environmental impacts of the Agreement?
  • What are the likely impacts of the Agreement’s provisions on trade in agricultural products on the agricultural and food sector in Wales?
  • What support will your business or organisation need from the Welsh and UK governments to respond to and prepare for the implementation of the Agreement?


The deadline for submissions to this inquiry is 18 February 2022


For clarity, there is no designated form for submissions. To share your views electronically, please send to SeneddEconomy@Senedd.Wales, or by post to Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee, Welsh Parliament, Cardiff, CF99 1SN


If you have any questions or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us.



Providing Written Evidence

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Disclosure of information

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Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565