Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement

MAFTA Quick Guide to Agricultural Products and Processed Foods

Under the Agreement, Malaysia allows large annual increases in import volumes of liquid milk, while maintaining a tariff quota system. Malaysia also provides a liberalised licencing arrangement for liquid milk exporters, which allows access for higher value retail product.

Malaysia eliminated virtually all tariffs on processed foods from entry into force of the Agreement.

Malaysia  gave a guarantee that Australian wine exporters will receive the best tariff treatment given to any country.

Malaysia will remove all import licence restrictions on Australian rice from 2023 and eliminate all tariffs three years later. 

Malaysia guaranteed tariff-free treatment for the vast majority of agricultural products from entry into force of the Agreement. Australian agrifood exporters of these products benefit from:

For more information see MAFTA Trade in Goods Fact Sheet for Business.

Information correct as of 16 January 2013