Australia's trade and investment with the UK—2017 Inquiry
The UK is an important trading partner for Australia, our second largest source of investment, second largest destination for investment and our third
largest services market. The decision of 52% of UK voters to leave the European Union (EU) has major implications for UK trade. It also creates opportunities
and challenges for Australia’s trade. All else being equal, as a result of Brexit trade in consumer goods between Australia and the UK will likely
However, Brexit’s impact on trade in intermediate and capital goods will be more complicated, depending on how much the supply chains of British importers and exporters are impacted by its exit terms with the EU. Services will also be complicated, and will also depend on the terms of Brexit (for market access and travel).
It is the best interests of both countries to conclude a high quality free trade agreement (FTA) as soon as possible after the UK formally leaves the European Union (EU).
It is also in the best interests of Australia to quickly secure a high-quality FTA with the EU.
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"In 2014 Vekta Automation became involved in the Export Awards and started to get a better understanding about the role of the Export Council of Australia. After attending a seminar in Perth in February 2019 the decision was instantly made and we signed up the next day. A decision we should have made 5 years earlier. For Vekta, the information, expertise and networking opportunities that the ECA provides has been valuable. It is reassuring knowing that there are experienced and knowledgeable people we can turn to when advice is needed."
Established in 1970, Mavlab Animal Health Pty Ltd is a Queensland based, family-owned, GMP licenced manufacturer of veterinary pharmaceuticals and pet care products. Mavlab has an extensive range of prescription and over the counter products sold in a growing number of global markets. Contract manufacturing opportunities are also available.