Submissions Invited: Inquiry into Australia’s Trade and Investment Relationships with Africa
AAMEG are pleased to advise that on the 13 June 2017 the Senate called an inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa. This is a milestone achievement for AAMEG and a direct result of our ongoing advocacy at the Parliamentary level.
The inquiry is relevant to any Australian entity conducting business in the continent and specifically looks at:
- Existing trade and investment relationships;
- Emerging and possible future trends;
- Barriers and impediments to trade and investment;
- Opportunities to expand trade and investment;
- The role of government in identifying opportunities and assisting Australian companies to access existing and new markets
- The role of Australian based companies in sustainable development outcomes, and lessons that can be applied to other developing nations;
- The role of Australian based companies in promoting the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals; and
- Any other related matters.
AAMEG encourage all members and non-members to participate via direct written submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee. Submissions to this inquiry close on 18 August 2017, with findings released on 14 February 2018.
AAMEG will be providing a submission and can answer any questions you may have regarding this matter. For further information and advice on lodging a submission, please visit the Parliament of Australia website.
Please use this rare opportunity to share and educate our Federal Government on the positive impacts that we as a collective minerals and energy industry are making in Africa.