Since the final details of the negotiated free trade agreement are not yet known, pre-negotiation modelling is based on two plausible scenarios, with different levels of convergence. Interviewees in the press sector called for no unjustified restrictions on the cross-border circulation of British newspapers, in print and online newspapers, or in subscription and advertising supplements for news brands. Reactions from the gaming sector have been positive and have emphasized the need to maintain the smooth running of trade and to remove barriers with trading partners. The answers to each question were provided either by a box or by a free text field. A combination of a box and a free text field was also used for several questions. These options have not been shown below. Only the questions asked are asked. 25 people interviewed on business issues spoke on other priorities. Some have argued that an EFF should be given priority with the EU rather than a free trade agreement between the UK and Australia and that a free trade agreement between the UK and Australia does not jeopardise trade between Britain and Australia. Nine companies have generally spoken out in favour of a free trade agreement with Australia, some of them stressing the need to ensure that a future free trade agreement is fair and beneficial to both countries.
Respondents also highlighted the benefits of a common language and historical links between the UK and Australia. The companies also called for closer cooperation between the UK and Australia on development and research (four observations). Three companies have spoken out to ensure high social standards, including the quality of life of UK citizens. One expert spoke about the impact of a free trade agreement on public health, focusing on the need to address global challenges such as the Ebola pandemic, and stressed the need for cooperation to combat them. Two also expressed concern about the potential negative impact of new trade agreements on their supply chains. The United Kingdom and Australia are committed to supporting further global liberalization of trade in services. A free trade agreement between the UK and Australia will provide significant opportunities for both UK service exporters and suppliers. In 2019, Australia was our tenth largest export market for services, accounting for more than half of our total exports (of goods and services). In 2019, the UK exported more than $6.9 billion in services to Australia. [Note 17] In its response, an NGO referred to trade remedies and called for subsidy rules to be recalibrated to ensure that UK producers are not underestimated by Australia-subsidised imports. „Don`t put our NHS into negotiation“ – 38 degrees – 229,699 signatures.
This reflects the issues raised above and called for „the NHS to be sidelined from future trade agreements after Brexit.“ CGE modelling is a standard method for assessing the impact of free trade agreements used by trade economists and international organizations. Modelling assesses the economic impact in different sectors, nations and regions of the UK and agents. This approach presents the long-term effects of trade liberalization, the coverage of supply chains between sectors and the broader economic interactions between households, businesses and governments.