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Foreign investment issues in the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement


  • Thomas Westcott

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)


This article looks at the investment chapter of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) and discusses the bilateral investment relationship, the AUSFTA negotiating process and the investment policy outcomes. The article concludes that the investment chapter in AUSFTA will be an important influence on future bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral treaty negotiations on investment.

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  • Thomas Westcott, 2005. "Foreign investment issues in the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement," Economic Roundup, The Treasury, Australian Government, issue 1, pages 69-84, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsy:journl:journl_tsy_er_2005_1_4

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    1. Backus, David K & Kehoe, Patrick J & Kydland, Finn E, 1992. "International Real Business Cycles," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 100(4), pages 745-775, August.
    2. M. Ayhan Kose & Christopher Otrok & Charles H. Whiteman, 2003. "International Business Cycles: World, Region, and Country-Specific Factors," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 93(4), pages 1216-1239, September.
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    AUSFTA; foreign investment; trade agreements;

    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F53 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Agreements and Observance; International Organizations


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