Detail of outcome
The government’s response to this consultation is included in the UK’s approach to negotiating a free trade agreement with Australia.
Detail of feedback received
The Department for International Trade (DIT) received 146,188 responses to the consultation. All responses have been read and analysed by DIT and Ipsos MORI with summary documents available above.
A separate government response will be published by DIT before potential negotiations start with Australia.
The UK is preparing for an independent trade policy to implement after EU Exit. This means the UK will have the opportunity to negotiate and enter into trade agreements with other countries.
These agreements can:
- enable increased trade and investment
- secure access for UK exporters to the key markets of today and the future
- give consumers access to a greater range of products at lower prices
- make the UK more innovative, competitive and prosperous
The Department for International Trade is preparing for possible negotiations with Australia after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. The UK government is consulting with members of the public, businesses, trade experts, and any other interested organisations to help inform this work.