Trade and international affairs policy embraces trade, investment and information exchanges, foreign and strategic policy, transport and migration. It is about international competition to encourage domestic reforms and drive business growth and productivity.

Our policy objectives are to:

Strengthen Australia’s representation in key international forums whose activities and programs affect Australia’s interests in global trade and commerce.

Advance and defend the interests of Australian business in the negotiation of key international treaties and their implementation in domestic legislation.

Promote a comprehensive round of multilateral trade negotiations.

Promote outcomes of benefit to business from the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) and Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).

Work with the Australian Government to improve bilateral market access in key overseas markets.

Influence the Australian Government and international business groups when they negotiate treaties of importance to commerce and industry.

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