As Australia reprises its colonial past with a proposed free trade agreement with the so-called “Mother Country” – Britain – how material will this be in changing trade flows and associated shipping volumes?

Not even a rounding error. 

Free trade isn’t free 

You may forget that Australia and China also have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which entered into force on the 20th of December 2015.

Unfortunately, the FTA is not worth the paper it is written on, now. 

Australia’s somewhat ham-fisted and bellicose ...

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