Monthly Archives: May 2016

Australia-European Union an enduring Partnership

1-Australia DFAT-logo Protected by copy right LawAustralia-European Union Free Trade Agreement FTA

As a bloc, the EU is Australia’s largest source of foreign investment and second largest trading partner. In 2014, the EU’s foreign direct investment in Australia was valued at $169.6 billion and Australian foreign direct investment in the EU was valued at $83.5 billion. Total two-way merchandise and services trade between Australia and the EU was worth $83.9 billion. © Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Key interests and benefits

  • A comprehensive, high-quality Australia-EU FTA would help to ensure our trade and investment relationship reaches its full potential
  • An Australia-EU FTA would remove barriers to trade in goods
  • An Australia-EU FTA could expand services linkages and investment ties
  • An Australia-EU FTA could enhance regulatory cooperation in specific sectors of interest to business.  © Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Canada provides a new financial aid for the Humanitarian Emergency

Canada has allocated a new Humanitarian Assistance for the most vulnerable around the World. The amount will be for emergency assistance for people affected by crisis, drinking water, nutritions and other kinds of emergency aid.

Canada U.S dep.StateCanada announced $331.5 million in Humanitarian Assistance funding at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. This funding will help address unprecedented Humanitarian needs around the World.  Announced by the Department of Global Affairs Canada May 24, 2016 © Global Affairs Canada

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