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This instrument notifies that the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Hong Kong, China, done at Sydney on 26 March 2019 entered into force for Australia on 17 January 2020, which is the trigger for the commencement of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment (Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement) Regulations 2019.
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 28 Jan 2020

 

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment (Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement) Notice 2020

I, JOSH FRYDENBERG, Treasurer, under item 1 of the table in subsection 2(1) of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment (Australia‑Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement) Regulations 2019, announce that the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Hong Kong, China, done at Sydney on 26 March 2019 entered into force for Australia on 17 January 2020.

Note 1:    In accordance with Article 20.3 of the Free Trade Agreement, the Agreement enters into force 30 days after the date on which the Parties exchange written notifications that they have completed their respective necessary internal procedures for the entry into force of the Agreement. The exchange of written notifications occurred on 18 December 2019.

Note 2:    A text of the Free Trade Agreement could in 2020 be viewed in the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (http://www.austlii.edu.au).

Dated: 23 January 2020

JOSH FRYDENBERG

Treasurer