Free Trade Agreements

  • Launch of Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) negotiations

    Minister Ciobo has launched negotiations with his counterpart, Mr Eduardo Ferreyros Kuppers, Minister for Foreign Trade and Tourism.

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  • Free Trade Agreement Utilisation Study – Business Survey

    DFAT encourages Australian businesses to participate in a short online survey on utilisation of Australia’s free trade agreements (FTAs).

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  • Second meeting of the JAEPA Joint Committee

    The second meeting of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) Joint Committee was held in Tokyo on 19 April.

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  • Declaration of Intent on reviews of services and investment commitments signed in Canberra

    On 24 March, Minister Ciobo and Chinese Commerce Minister, Zhong Shan, signed the Declaration in the presence of Prime Minister Turnbull and Chinese Premier Li. 

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Free trade agreements (FTAs) are international treaties that reduce barriers to trade and investment.

Australia’s FTAs — both with individual countries and groups of countries — provide:

  • better Australian access to important markets
  • an improved competitive position for Australian exports
  • more prospects for increased two-way investment, and
  • reduced import costs for Australian businesses and consumers alike.

More information

Detailed fact sheets, user guides for exporters and importers, full treaty texts and tariff schedules are available for concluded agreements — access these by selecting a particular country/group in the menu.

DFAT also welcomes business and community feedback on current negotiations and agreements already in force. Contact details for particular agreements can be found through the menu.

Last Updated: 24 May 2017