Free trade, Gangnam Style: The Korea-Australia free trade agreement

Rimmer, Matthew (2013) Free trade, Gangnam Style: The Korea-Australia free trade agreement.

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On the 5th December 2013, Australia and Korea announced that they had finalised a new free trade agreement. Is it a fair trade fairytale? Or is it a dirty deal done dirt cheap? It is hard to tell, because the respective governments have not yet published the text of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA). There has been much debate in the Australian Parliament over the transparency of the trade agreement; the scope of market access provided under the deal; and the impact of the investment chapter, with an investor-state dispute settlement clause. KAFTA foreshadows the approach of the new Conservative Government in Australia to other trade deals – such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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ID Code: 86891
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Group
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Matthew Rimmer
Copyright Statement: All work on is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2015 04:44
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 04:44

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