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Launch of Free Trade Agreement negotiations with the Republic of Korea and Australia

(LAWFUEL) – On the 5 March, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the President of the Republic of Korea Lee Myung-bak, agreed to launch bilateral Free Trade Agreement negotiations. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has invited submissions on issues relevant to this FTA, including stakeholder views on issues relating to doing business in Korea, such as intellectual property. Alternatively, IP Australia will be happy to receive submissions on Korea and IP and forward them on to DFAT.

More information about the negotiations or submissions can be found at www.dfat.gov.au/geo/rok/fta/index.html.

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