May 8, 2023: The Implementation Agenda for the Strategic Economic Cooperation Arrangement (SECA) between Australia and Thailand (SECA) will sit alongside the existing Thai - Australia FTA agreed in 2005, which is not being reviewed. Instead the strategy will develop new areas of cooperation for expanding trade and investment.
February 15, 2022: Environmental defenders in Thailand have slammed a decision by the Thai Government to reinstate formerly revoked mining licenses following a lengthy legal battle in an international arbitration tribunal, paving the way for Australian mining company Kingsgate Consolidated to begin operations in the Chatree gold mine.
The Thailand/Australia Free Trade Agreement came into effect on January 1st 2005 and covers most trade in goods, services and investment.
In June 2004, AFTINET submitted the following submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties which was examining the Thailand/Australia Free Trade Agreement. The submission outlined AFTINET's concerns about the agreement's impacts on both countries.