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.