Australia launches Free Trade Agreement negotiations with the Pacific Alliance

2 July, 2017

Australia's Government launched (01-Jul-2017) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between Australia and the Pacific Alliance - the Latin American trading bloc made up of Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo stated: "An FTA with the Pacific Alliance will create new export opportunities for Australian farmers, miners, manufacturers, educators, service providers and investors in some of Latin America’s major economies". Australia is one of the first countries to launch FTA negotiations with the Pacific Alliance. [more - original PR]