• UK-Australia free trade Negotiations Webinar REGISTER

UK-Australia free trade Negotiations Webinar

Date: 16 March 2021
Time: 08:30 - 09:10


Zeenat Ikram
  • Summary

The Department of International Trade (DIT) working with BDO, is seeking engagement with businesses looking to trade with Australia, to better understand what is desired from a future free trade agreement. The short webinar will include some real experience and learnings from businesses, and DIT will be providing an update on where we are with discussions.

It is anticipated that the trade agreement will facilitate extensive opportunities for new investment and promote significant collaboration between business in both countries, particularly in areas including technology, agriculture, natural resources, defence and space exploration. Well-aligned ways of doing business between Australia and the UK also makes this a great opportunity for market diversification which remains key for resilient businesses post-COVID.

BDO UK and BDO in Australia will be hosting the event, which will highlight the opportunities for trade between the countries. The session will also give you a chance to ask your questions to inform discussions and help shape future trade arrangements.  


8:30 Intro by Joanne Freeman, Director of Trade for Australia, DIT
8:40 ‘From our experience’ talk with Halstead, who are established in the Australian market
8:50 ‘From our experience’ talk with Vanguard, who are established in the Australian market
9:00 Q&A
9:10 Close / Exclusive roundtable for invite -only guests to discuss how the free-trade agreement will affect their individual businesses (please note this is a closed-door event but if you wish to be on the guest list contact us directly).

This event will be the first of a UK-Australia series, where we will delve further into different sectors and regions opportunities. Keep an eye out for the follow up email (post-event) to enter your company’s specific details, and register your interest for tailored, virtual roundtables throughout Spring/Summer.