AUS-UK FTA Welcomed

Sydney, 17 December 2021 – Communications Alliance has welcomed the signing today of the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement.

Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton, said the Australian Government consulted closely and constructively with the telecommunications sector during the negotiation of the agreement.

“The Agreement will help maintain and improve market access for the communications sector in both countries. It also contains useful improvements and clarifications around data flows and measures against data localisation requirements, as well as measures designed to promote the exchange of skilled personnel, the growth of digital trade and to discourage the unsolicited commercial electronic messages, or spam.”

“We look forward to the Agreement coming into force next year and to continued collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to promote global opportunities for the Australian communications and tech sectors,” Mr Stanton said.

Communications Alliance is the primary telecommunications industry body in Australia. Its membership is drawn from a wide cross-section of the  communications industry, including carriers, carriage and internet  service providers, content providers, search engines, equipment vendors, IT companies, consultants and business groups.

The most influential association in Australian communications, co-operatively initiating programs that promote sustainable industry development, innovation and growth, while generating positive outcomes for customers and society.  To create a co-operative stakeholder environment that allows the industry to take the lead on initiatives which grow the Australian communications industry, enhance the connectivity of all Australians and foster the highest standards of business behaviour.  For more details about Communications Alliance, see

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