The answers to each question were provided by a checkbox or a free text field. A combination of a checkbox and a free text field was also used for several questions. These options were not displayed below. Only the questions asked will be provided. Chapter 18 of the Agreement deals with the work and is largely limited to general statements of principle. The Parties reaffirm their obligations as members of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and their obligations under the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its Follow-up (1998) (ILO Declaration). The Agreement recognises the right of each Party to establish its own labour standards and to adopt or amend its labour laws accordingly and stipulates that each Party shall endeavour to ensure that its laws provide for labour standards consistent with internationally recognised labour principles The United Kingdom and Australia share a common commitment to further global liberalisation of trade in services. n. A free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and Australia will provide significant opportunities for British exporters and service providers. Australia was our tenth largest services export market in 2019, with services accounting for more than half of our total exports (goods and services). The UK exported more than £6.9 billion worth of services to Australia in 2019. Three NGOs considered digitalisation a priority and two NGOs interviewed cited this area as a concern in their comments.
Two NGOs stressed the importance of maintaining the current agreements with the EU on digital trade policy. The NGOs also wanted a free trade agreement between the UK and Australia to ensure the free flow of data, align data protection rules and prioritise economic growth. One NGO recommended ensuring that digital trade is not imposed and including provisions to prevent governments from imposing requirements that restrict digital services. The need to enforce data protection obligations in order to ensure the smoothest possible flow of data was also mentioned. Lower trade costs for goods and services imported from Australia could lead to efficiency gains for UK businesses. This could be done by companies that already rely on or turn to Australia`s inputs. .