The full text of each agreement and information on the status of the existing free trade agreements, concluded and under negotiation are available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). In recent years, Vietnam has actively signed bilateral trade agreements with countries around the world. In addition, due to its membership in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Vietnam has become a party to several free trade agreements signed by the regional trade bloc. In addition to this agreement, we concluded the free trade agreement with Hong Kong at the end of last year. It is the only free trade agreement hong Kong has reached on the agreement it has with China. It complements very well the agreement we have with China and recognizes the fact that many New Zealand companies operate outside hong Kong and want access to the Chinese market.  Vietnam Briefing is produced by Dezan Shira – Associates. The company supports foreign investors throughout Asia from branches around the world, including in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Readers can write to firstname.lastname@example.org to get more help in their activities in Vietnam. With Indonesia, the agreement has very specific advantages. With regard to changing the trade pattern, I am not sure, because from a New Zealand perspective – which is a little different from Australia – more than half of the products we ship to Indonesia are agricultural products. They are beef and dairy products. Further progress has been made in product chapters, with in-depth and productive discussions on merchandise trade, rules of origin, health and plant health issues (SPS), technical barriers to trade (OTC) and customs procedures.
With an average annual growth of 11.9%, Vietnam was one of the fastest growing markets in Anase in Australia. The study concludes that the case for a free trade agreement with Malaysia is very strong. Accordingly, it recommends that Australia begin negotiations with Malaysia for a comprehensive and coherent free trade agreement within the WTO. 6.15 Transparency provisions include measures such as minimum standards of procedural transparency; The right to audit administrative decisions; and the right to make prior submissions before new measures are adopted. The agreement provides for the establishment of a work programme to develop market access plans within five years; subject to the agreement of parties that cover pre-establishment issues such as foreign capital limits.  6.32 In a statement to Parliament on March 10, 2009, the Minister announced that an agreement had been reached on the opening of negotiations on a free trade agreement: 6.2 For Australia, it is a single agreement – the largest multilateral agreement signed by Australia outside the GATT/WTO.