Japanese Free Trade Agreement Australia

With the launch of the Japanese Free Trade Agreement in 2015, employers will no longer have to offer jobs to nationals or prove that no vacancies can be filled until Japanese nationals entitled to 457 visas are employed. [7] The article describes fears that controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clauses could be included in the agreement and contains quotes from the AFTINETs Convener, Patricia Ranald This groundbreaking agreement will significantly improve Australian companies` access to the world`s third-largest economy. Dr Patricia Ranald was interviewed on Friday 21 March on RN Breakfast about the link between the proposed Japan-Australia Free Trade Agreement and the negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement. www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/japan-free-trade.