US President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping have landed in San Francisco for the APEC summit as they prepared for their first engagement in a year.
Talks on a landmark free trade agreement between the European Union and Australia have collapsed following the latest round of negotiations.
Australia will continue to push for the removal of restrictions on lobster and beef exports after a breakthrough on the trade dispute with Beijing over wine.
Belgium's ambassador to Australia is optimistic a free trade deal between Australia and the European Union will be signed by the end of this year.
Australia and the EU could hold further talks on a free trade agreement in coming weeks, but the trade minister insists it must be in the national interest.
Australian raw sugar is heading to the UK tariff-free for the first time in 50 years under the free trade agreement between the two nations.
A free trade agreement has led to a threefold increase in Australian goods flowing into Britain after the pact came into force.
Australian grape and wine producers are optimistic that hefty tariffs will be scrapped on wine exported to China, after imposts on barley were removed.
The Australian government remains hopeful of striking a deal with the European Union on free trade, as the latest talks stall.
Talks for a free trade deal with the EU have stalled over Australia's demands for greater access for its agricultural products into European markets.
Australia was prepared to pull the pin on trade talks with the European Union if negotiations broke down further on the naming of cheeses and wine.
The free-trade agreement between Australia and the UK has come into force, creating opportunities for exporters and making some British goods cheaper.
Senior Australian and Singaporean ministers have met in Canberra for bilateral discussions on regional tensions and energy security.
Canberra and Beijing have progressed talks on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum where trade restrictions on Australian goods were discussed.
Paper companies are scrambling to source foreign white paper after a lack of domestic timber supply dented production at Australia's only white paper mill.
Australian free trade agreement talks with the EU remain stuck, battling over the rights to use geographical terms like 'feta' cheese and 'Prosecco' wine.
Australia is about to play host to negotiators from 14 countries involved in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) over six days in Brisbane from Saturday. They include the United States, Australia, Brunei, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, but not China.
The Australia-India free trade agreement has got the thumbs up from India, clearing the way for the removal of taxes on 90 per cent of Australian goods exports.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says he's the best leader to steer the state into the next election despite political scandals dogging his tenure.
Australia has signed a long-awaited free trade deal with India after years of negotiation, delivering benefits for exporters and importers.
Australian leaders have separated criticism of China for not condemning Russia's invasion from India, saying the latter relied on the Kremlin for security.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and India's Narendra Modi held a virtual summit on Monday to iron out an expected $280 million investment package.
Scott Morrison and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are due to hold a virtual summit on Monday, with a free trade deal on the agenda.
The timing of a free trade deal with India has been questioned by Labor, with concerns about what may have been left out in favour of a pre-election photo op.