To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent progress has been made towards agreeing a trade deal with Australia.
7 July 2021
On 14th June, the main elements of the deal were agreed by the Prime Minister and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. This Agreement in Principle was published on 16 June. This deal is the first the Government has negotiated from scratch since leaving the EU.
The negotiating teams will now start to finalise the text of the agreement ahead of signature. Parliament will have the opportunity to scrutinise the agreement further when the text is published at signature along with an impact assessment.