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Digital Trade and Investment in the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Promises Kept from the Agreement in Principle

Collins, D. A. ORCID: 0000-0002-5517-6949 (2022). Digital Trade and Investment in the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Promises Kept from the Agreement in Principle. International Trade Law and Regulation, 28(2), pp. 85-89.

Abstract

The UK and Australia concluded an Agreement in Principle (AIP) for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on 17 June 2021 which set out the main contours of the final agreement, which was itself signed on 16 December 2021. The UK-Australia FTA is significant for a number of reasons, chiefly for its status as the first wholly new FTA concluded by the UK since its departure from the European Union (EU) in early 2020 (with a transition period lasting until the end of 2020). As a comprehensive FTA, the UK-Australia agreement is important also because it contains some innovative material on the investment and digital trade, among other areas. This short note will consider the extent to which the stated objectives in the AIP were actualized by the FTA in the two critical areas of investment and digital trade. It will also highlight various provisions of interest in the agreement’s relevant chapters.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in International Trade Law and Regulation following peer review. The definitive published version Collins, D. A. (2022). Digital Trade and Investment in the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Promises Kept from the Agreement in Principle. International Trade Law and Regulation, 28(2), pp 85-89 is available online on Westlaw UK.
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
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