AustCham Korea’s ‘SMEs Round Table Discussion on Free Trade Agreements’
AustCham is set to host its upcoming ‘SMEs Round Table Discussion on Free Trade Agreements’ on the 10th April 2pm, Shin & Kim, State Tower, Namsan.
The Australian Government’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT) has started an inquiry into supporting Australia’s small and medium-sized businesses to leverage free trade agreements (FTA’s) to pursue export opportunities.
Utilising a Round Table Discussion platform, AustCham Korea is currently seeking advice from its members on how to improve exposure of SMEs to these export opportunities across Asia and views on how governments can support and maximise their export success.
Recommendations stemming from the Round Table Discussion will be compiled by the Chamber and submitted to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.
If you are unable to attend the ‘Round Table Discussion’, the Chamber is happy to meet outside of these hours or communicate via email prior to the 10th of April.
For more information, contact Rowan Petz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The ‘SMEs Round Table Discussion on Free Trade Agreement’ terms of reference:
- consideration of what products and services (e.g. inclusion and prioritisation) are negotiated in free trade agreements;
- awareness of, and accessibility to, free trade agreements;
- lessons learned from attempts at leveraging free trade agreements, including barriers to implementation and success in fast-tracking export opportunities;
- role and effectiveness of support structures and networks in helping leverage free trade agreements;
- ongoing capacity building that will assist in creating opportunities and capturing more value from free trade agreements in the future; and
- any other related matters.