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Melbourne: Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement Briefing

17 August 2017

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you to our briefing on the recently announced Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement, with Mr Andrew Jacenko, Assistant Director, Services and Trade Negotiations Section, Office of Trade Negotiations, Australia-Hong Kong FTA and Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA); and Mr Simon Clayton, Director, Free Trade Agreement Division, Office of Trade Negotiations - ChAFTA Review Team, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). 

Australia and Hong Kong launched negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) on 16 May of this year. Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, and is able to enter into its own trade agreements. An Australia-Hong Kong FTA (A-HKFTA) would complement our North Asian FTAs, including our FTA with China and further integrate the Australian economy with the region. 

Join our expert speakers and gain insight into:

  • Opportunities for Australian service providers and investors
  • Access to the Hong Kong market for Australia exporters of education, financial and professional services
  • Australian goods exports to Hong Kong now and into the future
Presentations will be followed by opportunities for Q&A and networking. 

About our speakers:
Mr Andrew Jacenko, Assistant Director, Services and Trade Negotiations Section, Office of Trade Negotiations, A-HKFTA and TiSA, DFAT
Andrew Jacenko is an Assistant Director in the Services Trade and Negotiations Section in the Office of Trade Negotiations in DFAT, and is currently negotiating the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). Andrew leads on services market access, including telecommunications, energy and mining-related services and air transport services.
 
Mr Simon Clayton, Director, Free Trade Agreement Division, Office of Trade Negotiations - ChAFTA Review Team, DFAT
Simon Clayton is a Director in the North Asia Investment and Services Branch of the Free Trade Agreement Division within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Simon leads negotiations on investment and investment market access, electronic commerce and competition policy in relevant FTAs. He will be part of the team that conducts the services and investment review of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), and from 2009 – 2012 was a member of the services and investment team that negotiated ChAFTA, as well as Australia’s FTAs with Japan and Korea.

Date:          Thursday 17 August 2017
Time:          10.00am - 11.30am
Venue:        International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000
Cost:           $35 for ACBC Members and $55 for Non-Members (+GST and online booking fee) 
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Dress:        Business Attire 
Enquiries:   (03) 9027 5606