Many would recall the excitement associated with the announcement in November 2014 that Australia and China had agreed to enter into the China – Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA)
ChAFTA finally signed
At that time, there was a release of general information on “headline” commercial benefits to be delivered through the ChAFTA. However, since that time we have been waiting for the text on the ChAFTA which was finally released yesterday (17 June 2015) at the time it was signed on behalf of the parties.
I have only had the opportunity for a brief review of the terms of the ChAFTA but thought I would issue some comments on some of the more practical aspects which may affect those affected, whether dealing with goods or services. More…