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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.
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.
Business booms for Aussie exporters as Japan FTA cuts tariffs again
Tariffs under JAEPA have been cut for the fourth time. These tariff cuts continue to give Australian exporters a competitive edge in Japan.
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.
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:
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.