International Agreements Committee
Scrutiny of international agreements: UK-Australia free trade agreement

4th Report of Session 2022-23 - published 23 June 2022 - HL Paper 26



Chapter 1: Introduction

This report and inquiry

Chapter 2: Services trade, digital trade and investment


Box 1: UK services trade with Australia

Professional services

Financial services


Digital and data


Chapter 3: Goods trade

Box 2: UK goods trade with Australia

Agriculture and food

Tariff liberalisation and safeguard mechanisms

Production methods and animal welfare

The UK Government’s right to regulate

Consumer benefits

Manufactured goods

Rules of origin

Technical barriers to trade

Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Chapter 4: Environment and climate

Chapter 5: Intellectual property

Geographical indications

Creative industries

Priorities of the pharmaceutical industry

Chapter 6: Procurement

Chapter 7: Other chapters

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

Competition policy and consumer protection chapter

Other chapters

Chapter 8: Engagement with the devolved administrations and Parliament

Consultation and engagement with the devolved administrations

Government engagement with Parliament and the Committee

Chapter 9: Looking ahead

A trade policy is needed

Monitoring and evaluation

Summary of conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: List of Members, declarations of interest and Committee staff

Appendix 2: List of witnesses

Appendix 3: Extract from the UK Government strategy for the UK-Australia FTA

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