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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.
Guide to using ChAFTA to export and import goods
The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) improves Australia’s access to our largest trading partner.
View the text and tariffs of the China-Australia FTA
Following signature of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), the full text and tariffs of the Agreement can be viewed.
Signature of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Australian Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb and Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng have signed the ChAFTA.
The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) came into force on 20 December 2015.
It lays an historic foundation for the next phase of Australia’s economic relationship with China. The agreement unlocks significant opportunities for Australia in China which is Australia’s largest export market for both goods and services, accounting for nearly a third of total exports, and a growing source of foreign investment.
See how ChAFTA will benefit many different Australian industries in our factsheets.
Read the text of the Agreement, plus tariff schedules, side letters and other documents.
Learn more about Free Trade Agreements generally.
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