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European Business is a part of the Australian Business in Europe (ABIE) Network which is an association of business organisations supporting the advancement of trade and investment relations between Australia and Europe. The membership of ABIE organisations include businesses, business people and other supporters of the economic relationship who work together to promote stronger commercial ties between individual countries in Europe with Australia.

In total trade and investment terms, Europe remains Australia’s largest economic partner, and Australia is for Europe a strong economic and like-minded partner, strategically located and deeply connected within the fastest growing economic region in the world. A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and Australia is an essential and currently-missing part of the bilateral economic architecture. The ABIE network of member organisations within Europe is committed to supporting the launch of an ambitious and comprehensive FTA to secure the common interests and opportunities for Europe and Australia.

Australian Business in Europe (ABIE) is a network of business organisations supporting the advancement of trade and investment between Australia and Europe. Organisations participating in the ABIE network include businesses, business people and other supporters of the economic relationship all over Europe who work together to promote stronger commercial ties between individual countries in Europe with Australia.

 In total trade and investment, Europe remains Australia’s largest economic partner, and Australia is for Europe a strong economic and like-minded partner, strategically located and deeply connected within the fastest growing economic region in the world. Australia and Europe share fundamental values and a common commitment to open, transparent and well-regulated markets, and of high levels of social and environmental protection.

A comprehensive and ambitious  Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and Australia is an essential and currently-missing part of the bilateral economic framework. Europe and Australia interests are highly complementary, and an FTA which addresses market access issues, regulatory barriers and costs will provide better conditions for the business relationship to achieve its full potential. ABIE network organisations are committed to supporting an FTA to secure the common interests and opportunities for European and Australian business.