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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

The Honourable Andrew Robb MP

10 February 2016

Prime Minister

Andrew Robb has been the most successful Trade Minister in our country’s history.

He has landed three enormous free trade agreements with Japan, South Korea and China.

In addition, he has secured agreement of the historic Trans Pacific Partnership, eliminating tariffs on 98 per cent of traded goods and creating better access for Australia’s innovative service industries in 11 leading economies, including the US, Japan and Canada.

These agreements are driving and securing strong economic growth into the future. They have opened exciting new growth opportunities for Australian business in the world’s most dynamic economies.

Andrew is engaged in ongoing free trade negotiations with important trade partners which we hope to bring to a successful conclusion in the not too distant future.

I will announce new ministerial arrangements in due course.