Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement

  • 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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  • Exporters quick to capitalise on Japan FTA

    Export sales across a variety of commodities to Japan have jumped since the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement.

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  • Guide to using JAEPA to export and import goods

    A new step-by-step guide can help Australian exporters and importers take advantage of preferential tariff treatment under JAEPA.

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  • Understanding the Agreement

    More information and a range of fact sheets are available in Understanding the agreement.

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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.

Last Updated: 21 April 2017

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 1888
  • 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

More information about Japan

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

For specific customs enquires.

  • Phone: 131 881

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: