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 the Pacific Alliance. 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 the Pacific Alliance, specific market access challenges, or other issues of importance in doing business with the Pacific Alliance, for example:
- product/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
- government procurement
- intellectual property
- movement of persons
- competition policy
- any other issue you wish to raise
Making a submission
Submissions can be lodged through the following:
Pacific Alliance Free Trade Agreement
Regional Trade Agreements Division
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.
There are currently no consultations scheduled for the Pacific Alliance FTA. To register your interest in attending a Pacific Alliance FTA consultation, please contact us by email.