Sunday, March 14, 2021
FTA and APSA have received advice that the timeline for this study has been extended to July 2021 to allow more time for consultation.

Submissions and comments are invited to inform the final report.  An interim report, to be released in late March, will focus on supply chain vulnerabilities from Australia's role as an importer. Participants are invited to examine the report and comment on it by written submission by Friday 30 April 2021.
The Commission is also looking to examine supply chain vulnerabilities from Australia's role as an exporter. The Commission is particularly interested in understanding:
  • how firms manage and respond to disruptions in export market conditions and access
  • the impact that these disruptions can have, including in regional areas.
Comments and submissions on these issues are also invited by Friday 30 April 2021.
If you would like any further information, please feel free to contact the commission direct at

To incorporate views into the FTA / APSA submission, please contact Tony Vinson as our Head of International Freight and Logistics at