Annual Regulatory Plan 2013-14

September 2013

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, like other Commonwealth agencies, is required to publish a regulatory plan on its website each financial year.
The regulatory plan deals with changes within the Department's area of responsibility and contains information about:

What regulation does a regulatory plan cover?

A regulatory plan covers business regulation. This includes primary legislation, subordinate legislation, quasi-regulation or treaties which directly affect business, have a significant indirect effect on business, or restrict competition.

Quasi-regulation refers to rules or arrangements where governments influence businesses to comply, but which do not form part of explicit government regulation.

A regulatory plan does not include information about the following:

In addition, there may be regulatory activities undertaken during the next financial year which have not been included in a regulatory plan because they could not be foreseen when the plan was prepared at the start of the financial year.

In view of these exclusions, users should not take a regulatory plan to be a comprehensive source of information on past or potential changes to business regulation.

Past Regulatory Actions

Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area International Organisations and Legal Division
Title Autonomous Sanctions (Designated and Declared Persons – Burma) Revocation 2012 (No. 1)
Type of entry Past Regulatory Action
Type of action Review of existing instrument
Description of action On 7 June 2012 the Minister for Foreign Affairs announced his decision to revoke designations and declarations in relation to all remaining individuals subject to targeted financial sanctions and travel bans for Burma. This instrument revokes the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated and Declared Persons - Burma) List 2012 and the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated and Declared Persons - Burma) Amendment List 2012 (No. 1) to give effect to this decision.
Industry Financial and Insurance Services
Level of impact Low
Date of effect 03 July 2012
Contact details Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 25 July 2013
Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area International Organisations and Legal Division
Title Charter of the United Nations Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1)
Type of entry Past Regulatory Action
Type of action Amendment to existing instrument
Description of action This regulation amends the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions - Cote d'Ivoire) Regulations 2008 and the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions - Somalia) Regulations 2008 to implement United Nations Security Council sanctions in relation to Cote d'Ivoire (resolution 2045) and Somalia (resolution 2036).
Industry Manufacturing
Level of impact Low
Date of effect 18 July 2013
Contact details Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 25 July 2013
Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area International Organisations and Legal Division
Title Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Amendment Declaration 2012 (No. 1)
Type of entry Past Regulatory Action
Type of action Amendment to existing instrument
Description of action The purpose of Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Amendment Declaration 2012 (No. 1) (Amendment Declaration) is to make a consequential amendment to the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008 (Declaration) to reflect amendments made to the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Cote d’Ivoire) Regulations 2008 and the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Somalia) Regulations 2008 by the Charter of the United Nations Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012.
Industry Manufacturing
Level of impact Low
Date of effect 02 August 2012
Contact details Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 25 July 2013
Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area International Organisations and Legal Division
Title Autonomous Sanctions Amendment Regulation 2012 (No 1)
Type of entry Past Regulatory Action
Type of action Amendment to existing instrument
Description of action The amendments give effect to measures announced by the former Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, on 6 December 2011 and 24 January 2012 relating to Iran and the measures announced by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Bob Carr, on 25 June 2012 relating to Syria.

The effect of the amendments is to prohibit dealings with Iran’s and Syria’s oil, gas and petrochemical sector and financial sector; and to restrict trade in luxury goods, currency, equipment intended for monitoring or intercepting communications, and precious metals and gems.

Industry Mining
Manufacturing
Information Media and Telecommunications
Financial and Insurance Services
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Public Administration and Safety
Education and Training
Level of impact Low
Date of effect 21 August 2013
Contact details Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 25 July 2013
Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area International Organisations and Legal Division
Title Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Zimbabwe) Amendment List 2013
Type of entry Past Regulatory Action
Type of action Amendment to existing instrument
Description of action This instrument amends the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons - Zimbabwe) List 2012 to give effect to the decision of the Minister for Foreign Affairs to revoke designations and declarations in relation to persons on the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons - Zimbabwe) List 2012.
Industry Financial and Insurance Services
Education and Training
Level of impact Low
Date of effect 15 March 2013
Contact details Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 25 July 2013
Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area International Organisations and Legal Division
Title Autonomous Sanctions (Sanction Law) Amendment Declaration 2012 (No. 1)
Type of entry Past Regulatory Action
Type of action Amendment to existing instrument
Description of action The purpose of the Autonomous Sanctions (Sanction Law) Amendment Declaration 2012 (No 1) is to make a consequential amendment to the Autonomous Sanctions (Sanctions Law) Declaration 2012) to reflect amendments made to the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 by the Autonomous Sanctions Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1). 
Industry Mining
Manufacturing
Information Media and Telecommunications
Financial and Insurance Services
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Education and Training
Level of impact Low
Date of effect 25 August 2012
Contact details Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 25 July 2013
Portfolio Department Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area International Organisations and Legal Division
Title Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – the Taliban) Regulation 2013
Type of entry Past Regulatory Action
Type of action New instrument
Description of action The Regulation implements UNSC resolutions 1988 and 1989, adopted on 17 June 2011, which split the Al Qaida and Taliban sanctions regimes. This Regulation creates a separate sanctions regime in relation to the Taliban, without changing the scope or effect of existing regulations. 
Industry Manufacturing
Financial and Insurance Services
Level of impact Low
Date of effect 18 May 2013
Contact details Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 25 July 2013
Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area International Organisations and Legal Division
Title Charter of the United Nations Legislation Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1)
Type of entry Past Regulatory Action
Type of action Amendment to existing instrument
Description of action The Regulation amends various Australian domestic sanctions regulations to implement UNSC resolutions. The Regulation splits the Al Qaida and Taliban sanctions regimes, creates an exemption to the Somalia and Eritrea arms embargos for UN personnel, removes an exemption to the Sudan arms embargo and creates an exemption to the Cote d’Ivoire arms embargo for the importation of diamonds for scientific purposes.
Industry Manufacturing
Financial and Insurance Services
Level of impact Low
Date of effect 18 May 2013
Contact details Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 25 July 2013
Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area International Organisations and Legal Division
Title Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria) Amendment List 2013 (No 1)
Type of entry Past Regulatory Action
Type of action Amendment to existing instrument
Description of action The Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria) Amendment List 2013 (No 1) gives effect to the decision of the Minister for Foreign Affairs to revoke one person’s designation in accordance with paragraph 10 (1) (a) and to revoke the person’s declaration in accordance with paragraph 10 (1) (b) of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 from the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Syria) List 2012.
Industry Financial and Insurance Services
Level of impact Low
Date of effect 31 May 2013
Contact details Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 25 July 2013
Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area International Organisations and Legal Division
Title Autonomous Sanctions (Designated and Declared Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Iran) Amendment List 2013 (No 1)
Type of entry Past Regulatory Action
Type of action Amendment to existing instrument
Description of action The purpose of the Autonomous Sanctions (Designated and Declared Persons and Entities and Declared Persons – Iran) Amendment List 2013 (No 1) is to impose targeted financial sanctions and travel restrictions on additional entities and individuals active in the oil, gas and financial sectors or related to Iran’s weapons of mass destruction proliferation activities.
Industry Manufacturing
Financial and Insurance Services
Level of impact Low
Date of effect 03 July 2013
Contact details Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 25 July 2013
Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area International Organisations and Legal Division
Title Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Amendment Regulation 2013
Type of entry Past Regulatory Action
Type of action Amendment to existing instrument
Description of action This regulation amends the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions - Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Regulations 2008 to implement Australia's obligations under United Nations Security Council Resolution 2094 (2013).
Industry Manufacturing
Financial and Insurance Services
Level of impact Low
Date of effect 16 July 2013
Contact details Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 25 July 2013
Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area International Organisations and Legal Division
Title Charter of the United Nations Legislation Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 2)
Type of entry Past Regulatory Action
Type of action Review of existing instrument
Amendment to existing instrument
New instrument
Description of action These regulations amend both the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Somalia) Regulations 2008 and the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Libya) Regulations 2008 to implement UNSC resolutions 2093 (2013) and 2095 (2013), respectively.
Industry Manufacturing
Financial and Insurance Services
Level of impact Low
Date of effect 27 July 2013
Contact details Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 29 July 2013
Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area International Organisations and Legal Division
Title Autonomous Sanctions Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1)
Type of entry Past Regulatory Action
Type of action Amendment to existing instrument
Description of action The Regulation amends the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 to implement new autonomous sanctions measures in relation to Iran, following the announcement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs on 10 January 2013.
Industry Mining
Manufacturing
Information Media and Telecommunications
Financial and Insurance Services
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Education and Training
Level of impact Low
Date of effect 27 July 2013
Contact details Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 29 July 2013
Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office
Title Replacement of the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the European Atomic Energy Community concerning Transfers of Nuclear Material from Australia to the European Energy Community
Type of entry Past Regulatory Action
Type of action New instrument
Description of action The new Agreement between the Government of Australia and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy brings Australia’s Agreement with Euratom into line with other nuclear co-operation Agreements which cover inter alia: nuclear cooperation and the two-way reciprocal obligations on transfers of nuclear material, non-nuclear material, equipment and technology.  The Agreement replaces and updates a 1982 Agreement that was due to expire in January 2012.

The six separate Agreements which Australia previously entered into with the United Kingdom, France, Finland, Sweden, Hungary and the Czech Republic will continue to be complementary to, or where appropriate, be superceded by, the provisions of the new Agreement.

Industry Other Metal Ore Mining
Level of impact Low
Date of effect The Agreement was signed in Canberra on
5 September 2011, and entered into force on
1 January 2012.
Contact details Ms Lara Santana
Ph: 02 6261 1920
Fax: 02 6261 1908
Email: asno@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 08 July 2013

Planned Regulatory Actions

Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area International Organisations and Legal Division
Title Autonomous Sanctions (Designated and Declared Persons – Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) Amendment List 2013 (No 1)
Type of entry Planned Regulatory Action
Type of action Amendment to existing instrument
Description of action The purpose of the proposed Autonomous Sanctions (Designated and Declared Persons – Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) Amendment List 2013 (No 1) is to update the list of names of individuals since the list was implemented in March 2012.
Consultation opportunities Consultation on the relevant designation and declaration provisions in the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations was conducted in 2011 through a formal public consultation.
Industry Financial and Insurance Services
Level of impact Low
Expected timeframe September 2013
Contact details Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 25 July 2013
Portfolio Department

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Responsible Area / Line Area

International Organisations and Legal Division

Title

Autonomous Sanctions (Sanctioned Vessels) Designation 2013

Type of entry Planned Regulatory Action
Type of action

New instrument.

Description of action

The purpose of the proposed instrument is to give effect to Australia’s port ban against vessels from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The proposed instrument, to be made under the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, would allow the Minister for Foreign Affairs to designate a vessel as a sanctioned vessel and to direct a sanctioned vessel to leave Australia by a particular route, or not enter a particular port or place, or any port or place in Australia. The contravention by a sanctioned vessel of a direction may result in the forfeiture of that vessel.

Consultation opportunities

Consultation on the relevant provision in the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations was conducted in 2011 through a formal public consultation.

Industry

Transport, Postal and Warehousing

Level of impact

Low

Expected timeframe

There is no current timeframe for the implementation of the Designation

Contact details

Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au

Date last modified

25 July 2013

 

Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area International Organisations and Legal Division
Title Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Somalia) Amendment Regulation 2013
Type of entry Planned Regulatory Action
Type of action Amendment to existing instrument
Description of action The purpose of the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions – Somalia) Amendment Regulation 2013 would be to implement new sanctions measures adopted pursuant to United Nations Security Council resolution 2111 on 24 July 2013.
Consultation opportunities The department conducts regular outreach sessions on the implementation, administration and enforcement of UNSC and Australian autonomous sanctions for the business community and the university sector.
Industry Manufacturing
Level of impact Low
Expected timeframe September 2013
Contact details Sanctions and Transnational Crime Section
International Legal Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: sanctions@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 25 July 2013
Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office
Title Proposed Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy
Type of entry Planned Regulatory Action
Type of action New instrument
Description of action A proposed nuclear co-operation Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will provide for transfer of Australian uranium to the UAE for civil nuclear purposes, and establish a framework under which nuclear co-operation could be developed in areas such as nuclear safeguards, security, export controls and nuclear science. The Agreement will include treaty-level assurances that Australian nuclear material would be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and subject to International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards.
Consultation opportunities A Preliminary Assessment was submitted to the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) on 21 December 2010. OBPR advised that no further analysis was required because the proposed agreement will have no impact on business.
Industry Other Metal Ore Mining
Level of impact Low
Expected timeframe The Agreement was signed in the United Arab Emirates on 31 July 2012 and will be tabled in Parliament for JSCOT consideration in mid 2013.
Contact details Dr Craig Everton
Tel: 02 6261 1920
Fax: 02 6261 1908
Email: asno@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 08 Jul 2013
Portfolio Department

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Responsible Area / Line Area

Office of Trade Negotiations

Title

WTO Doha Round negotiations

Type of entry Planned Regulatory Action
Type of action

New instrument

Description of action

World Trade Organization (WTO) Members agreed at the 4th WTO Ministerial Conference in November 2001 to launch the Doha Round of trade negotiations.

Australia’s key objective in the negotiations is to maximise commercially meaningful market access outcomes for Australia in agriculture, services and industrial products.

It is not possible to accurately predict regulatory changes which may be required by the Doha Round in the absence of an agreed text, but this could include changes to tariff schedules, and customs regulations.

Consultation opportunities

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will continue to consult extensively with Australian States and Territories, industry, non-government organisations, community groups and members of the public on the Doha Round of WTO trade negotiations.

DFAT has a very close working relationship with Australian industry on the Doha Round, consulting regularly on a broad range of issues, including agriculture (e.g. dairy, sugar, meats, horticulture), sectoral negotiations on specific areas of trade, (e.g. raw materials, textiles, fish products, chemicals, sporting equipment) and a wide range of services.  Consultations are also held regularly with industry in relation to new disciplines on fisheries subsidies.

When developments in the negotiations warrant, DFAT updates the WTO/Doha section of its website which informs interested stakeholders of the latest developments in the negotiations.  Interested parties may lodge their views and comments on the Doha Round negotiations via e-mail to trade.consult@dfat.gov.au at any time.  Specific comments on the agricultural or services negotiations can also be sent to agriculture.negotiations@dfat.gov.au or services.negotiations@dfat.gov.au.

Industry

Broad coverage of divisions within ANZSIC

Level of impact

Medium

Expected timeframe

There is no deadline for concluding negotiations.

Contact details

Kylie Oakes-Ati
Director, Trade Policy Section
Ph: 02 6261 2724
Fax: 02 6261 2927
Email: kylie.oakes-ati@dfat.gov.au

Date last modified

23 July 2013

Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area Free Trade Agreement Division; Office of Trade Negotiations; Pacific Division
Title Australia’s free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations
Type of entry Planned Regulatory Action
Type of action New instrument
Description of action Australia is pursuing an ambitious agenda of FTA negotiations with key trading partners. Current bilateral negotiating partners are China, Japan, Korea, India, and Indonesia. Current plurilateral negotiations include the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries; the Pacific Islands Forum countries (PACER Plus), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

These agreements have the potential to deliver substantial benefits to business and the broader economies of all parties. Through the elimination of tariffs and other barriers, these agreements will provide enhanced export opportunities - they will also facilitate and promote greater flows of foreign investment.

It is difficult to predict the nature and scope of regulatory change which will be required to implement these agreements, but changes may be necessary to tariff schedules and customs regulations.

Consultation opportunities The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as the government agency responsible for leading Australia’s FTA negotiations, consults regularly and widely in developing Australia’s negotiating objectives and strategies. DFAT welcomes written submissions from interested stakeholders at any stage in the negotiating process. Consultations involve government agencies, state and territory governments and a wide range of business organisations, companies, trade unions and civil society.
Industry Broad coverage of divisions within ANZSIC
Level of impact Medium
Expected timeframe These negotiations commenced at different times and are at various stages of development. There is no deadline for the conclusion of negotiations.
Contact details China, Japan, Korea, India, Indonesia and RCEP
Free Trade Agreement Division
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email:
chinafta@dfat.gov.au
japanfta@dfat.gov.au
koreafta@dfat.gov.au
indiafta@dfat.gov.au
ia-cepa@dfat.gov.au (Indonesia FTA)
rcep@dfat.gov.au

TPP and GCC
Goods and Investment Branch
Office of Trade Negotiations
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: tpp@dfat.gov.au

PACER Plus
PACER Plus Section
Pacific Division
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: PACERPlus@dfat.gov.au

Date last modified 23 July 2013
Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area Pacific Division
Title Agreement to Amend the Protocol on Trade in Services to the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement.
Type of entry Planned Regulatory Action
Type of action Amendment to existing agreement
Description of action The Agreement would add an Annex on Joint Regulatory Action Concerning Trans-Tasman Mobile Roaming Services to the Protocol.  To implement the Agreement, Australia would need to amend the telecommunications-specific provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 and the Telecommunications Act 1997.Under the Agreement, Australia would be obliged to give its telecommunications competition regulatory body, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the authority to take measures to promote lower pricing of trans-Tasman mobile roaming services.  This would include the authority to collect and report regularly on pricing trends for roaming to popular overseas destinations and the ability to select from a wider range of remedies than are currently available should it be determined that intervention is required.  These remedies include regulated terms of access, wholesale price caps and retail price caps.
Consultation opportunities Further information on the proposed amendment is available at http://www.dbcde.gov.au/mobile_services/mobile_roaming/trans-tasman_mobile_roaming_discussion_paper .
Industry Other Telecommunications Network Operation
Level of impact Low
Expected timeframe 2013
Contact details New Zealand Section
Pacific Regional and New Zealand Branch
Pacific Division
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: peter.brooks@dfat.gov.au

Trade Law Branch
Office of Trade Negotiations
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email: Suzanne.McCourt@dfat.gov.au
Email: margaret.durnan@dfat.gov.au

Trade Policy Section
National Security and International Branch
Department of Broad Band Communications and the Digital Economy
Ph: 02 6271 1000
Email: Richard.desmond@dbcde.gov.au

Date last modified 30 July 2013
Portfolio Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Responsible Area / Line Area Americas and Africa Division
Title Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement  (AClFTA) Amendment
Type of entry Planned Regulatory Action
Type of action Amendment to existing instrument
Description of action Amendment to Annex 15-A of the Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement – the Australian (Schedule of Australia) list of central government entities, subject to the government procurement provisions in Chapter 15 of AClFTA.
Consultation opportunities The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as the government agency responsible for leading Australia’s FTA negotiations, consults regularly and widely in developing Australia’s negotiating objectives and strategies.  DFAT welcomes written submissions from interested stakeholders at any stage in the negotiating process.  Consultations involve government agencies, state and territory governments and a wide range of business organisations, companies, trade unions and civil society.
Industry Australian industries are unlikely to be affected
Level of impact Low
Expected timeframe 2014
Contact details South America and COALAR Section
Canada and Latin America Branch
Americas and Africa Division
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ph: 02 6261 1111
Email:  latin.desk@dfat.gov.au
Date last modified 30 July 2013