Submissions and public consultations

Submissions

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) invites written submissions from individuals and organisations on the potential opportunities and impacts of a free trade agreement (FTA) with Hong Kong.  Written submissions may take several forms — from a short email through to a more comprehensive analytical paper.

In your submission, you may wish to focus on the economic costs and benefits of reducing barriers to trade with Hong Kong, specific market access challenges, or other issues of importance in doing business with Hong Kong, for example:

  • product or industry specific challenges
  • biosecurity and food safety issues
  • regulatory issues
  • customs procedures
  • cross-border trade in services
  • digital trade issues (including e-commerce)
  • investment, including Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)
  • government procurement
  • intellectual property
  • movement of persons
  • competition policy

Making a submission

Submissions can be lodged as follows:

Email: a-hkfta@dfat.gov.au
Mail: Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement
Office of Trade Negotiations
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
RG Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221

Submissions and confidentiality

All submissions will be treated as public and may be published on this website, unless the author specifically requests that the submission, or part thereof, be handled in confidence.  Unless otherwise requested, DFAT will publish the submission and the name of the submitting organisation or individual on its website.  DFAT will not edit submissions prior to publishing.  All details that have been included in a submission, including contact information, will be available on the DFAT website.

Submitters may request that all, or part, of a submission be treated as confidential.  Material supplied in‑confidence should be clearly marked ‘IN CONFIDENCE’ and be provided in a separate attachment to non‑confidential material.

By making a submission, the author(s) agree to their submission, or part thereof, being used by the Commonwealth of Australia for Commonwealth purposes.

Copyright and content

Copyright in submissions resides with the author(s), not with the Commonwealth of Australia. 

The views expressed in these submissions are the views of the author(s) and should not be understood as reflecting the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, or those of the Australian Government.

Submissions received

Consultations

DFAT is currently planning opportunities for stakeholder engagement on an FTA with Hong Kong, including through its peak organisation outreach activities.  Please visit this page for updates on scheduled public briefings and consultations.

Last Updated: 16 May 2017

Hong Kong market snapshot

  • GDP USD 332.3 billion (2017)
  • GDP growth: 2.4% (2017)
  • Population: 7.4 million (2016)
  • Two-way trade: $16.3 billion (2016)

Email:
a-hkfta@dfat.gov.au

Mail:
Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement
Office of Trade Negotiations
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
RG Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221

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