China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

  • ChAFTA – in force now

    The entry into force of ChAFTA delivers real benefits to Australian businesses and consumers.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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Last Updated: 9 September 2016

Contact us

  • Email: chinafta@dfat.gov.au
  • Phone: (+61 2) 6261 1888 (within standard business hours)
  • Mail:
    China FTA Coordinator
    Free Trade Agreement Division
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,
    R.G. Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent
    BARTON ACT 0221

For media enquiries, please call DFAT Media Liaison Section (+61 2) 6261 1555.

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