The One Clause that Makes Contracts with Chinese Suppliers Unenforceable

If business dealings were predictable and everything went perfectly, we wouldn't need contracts. Often a contract is signed and buried in a drawer, only to be seen again if the parties are in dispute. When that time comes, your co...

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China Practice Leader joins Hunt & Hunt Victoria office

Jing Wang has joined Hunt & Hunt in Melbourne as China Practice Leader. Hunt & Hunt has been working in the China market since 1987 representing Australian and Chinese clients and actively involved in the Australia Chi...

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Free Trade Agreements: Increasing Utilisation but Emerging Compliance Issues

Australian traders are embracing the trio of free trade agreements negotiated between 2014 and 2015. DFAT has reported that use of the Japan, Korea and China FTAs is up above 80%. This level of utilisation is a great return on t...

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China Free Trade Agreement to Commence on 20 December

The Free Trade Agreement between Australia and China will commence on 20 December bringing with it an immediate round of tariff cuts and a further round of cuts on 1 January 2016. With only 11 days’ notice of commencement, impor...

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China Free Trade Agreement: Issues for In-house Counsel

Ownership of FTAs by in-house counsel is a key to increasing FTA utilisation.  Too often FTAs are not used because of their complexity, other times they are incorrectly used.  Logistics teams need legal support to fully utilise ...

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TPP – The World’s Largest Regional Trade Agreement Negotiated

Negotiators have announced that an agreement has been reached regarding the terms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a regional trade agreement potentially covering 40% of global GDP.  However, from an Australian trade in go...

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