The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will be on a virtual road trip this week as part of the Committee’s inquiry into the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP).
RCEP is a regional free trade agreement between Australia and the countries of ASEAN, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and New Zealand.
Committee Chair Mr Dave Sharma MP said ‘The Committee will be holding three virtual public hearings this week, including witnesses from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, and Canberra. Unfortunately, COVID-19 restrictions have meant the Committee is unable to hold these hearings in-person as planned.’
The Committee will discuss a broad range of issues associated with RCEP, including trade in goods, intellectual property, services, health, and human rights.
Public hearing details
Tuesday 27 July 2021
Time: 9.30 am – 11.30 am AEST