Australia, China and the Asia-Pacific: The Regulation of Investment Flows into Australia

34 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2014 Last revised: 25 Apr 2017

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Vivienne Bath

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: December 1, 2014

Abstract

Australia now has FTAs with investment provisions with ASEAN, Japan and Korea – the China agreement is now in its 20th round of negotiations and investment is, according to reports, a major issue. Australia is both a major exporter to developing countries and a recipient of substantial amounts of investment from developed and developing countries, particularly from China. It is also the subject of an investor-State arbitration (through the Hong Kong BIT). The paper addresses trade and investment regulations involving China, Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Although Australia cannot be placed in the category of a Southern country, its middle-level economy, and its role as a recipient of capital investment, presents some rather different issues to the developing-developed country analysis.

Keywords: Australia; investment; FDI; China; international investment agreements; bilateral investment agreements; free trade agreements; developing countries; investment policy

Suggested Citation

Bath, Vivienne, Australia, China and the Asia-Pacific: The Regulation of Investment Flows into Australia (December 1, 2014). FGV Direito SP Research Paper Series n. 36. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2532586 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2532586

Vivienne Bath (Contact Author)

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The University of Sydney
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