CANBERRA – Australia is considering widening a free trade agreement with the United Arab Emirates to cover the Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes a number of Persian Gulf countries, among them Saudi Arabia. Australia's merchandise trade with the Gulf countries totals A$6.5 billion ($4.8 billion) a year, and Australia has a trade surplus of more than A$1.7 billion ($1.3 billion). Its main export to the region is passenger cars, while its largest import is oil. The UAE is seeking to ...

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