Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement

  • Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement

    JAEPA enters into force

    The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement entered into force on 15 January 2015.

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    Signature of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement

    On 8 July 2014, Prime Minister Abbott and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement during an official ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra.

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    The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) delivers substantial benefits for the Australian economy, making it easier to do business with Japan, our 2nd largest trading partner.

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About the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement

The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) entered into force on 15 January 2015.

Conclusion of negotiations on JAEPA was announced in Tokyo on 7 April 2014 by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Prime Minister Abbott and Prime Minister Abe signed the agreement on 8 July 2014 in Canberra.

The Agreement provides valuable preferential access for Australia's exports will support further growth in two-way investment. JAEPA is by far the most liberalising trade agreement Japan has ever concluded.

Australia and Japan are natural partners with highly complementary economies. The Agreement will bring our economies and societies even closer and underpin a strong relationship for many years to come.

Infographic: Australia's trade and investment with Japan in 2013. See text alternative link following this image.

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Last Updated: 26 November 2014

Contact us

If you would like to know more about the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement, contact:

  • Email: JapanEPA@dfat.gov.au
  • Phone: (02) 6261 1111
  • Media enquiries: (02) 6261 1555
  • Japan EPA Coordinator
    Free Trade Agreement Division
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    RG Casey Building
    John McEwen Crescent
    BARTON ACT 0221

Agricultural tariff rate quota (TRQ)

If you have questions about how to access an agricultural tariff rate quota (TRQ) negotiated under JAEPA, please go to the following sites: