About the negotiations


Australian Government response to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee report: Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Read the response

Exchange of Letters on Geographical Indications

Letters between Ms Jan Adams, Chief Negotiator for Australia, and Mr Taehoo Woo, Chief Negotiator for Korea, providing clarifications on geographical indications.

Australia-Republic of Korea FTA Study

In April 2008, a joint non-government study into the feasibility of a free trade agreement between Australia and the Republic of Korea was released. The study, conducted by ITS Global, a Melbourne-based trade consultancy, and the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), concluded that a free trade agreement between Australia and Korea that liberalised substantially all barriers to trade and investment offered significant opportunities to further strengthen our highly complementary and growing bilateral trade and investment relationship, and deliver gains to both countries through closer economic integration. Economic modelling undertaken for ITS estimated that a comprehensive FTA covering goods and services trade and investment would increase the present value of real GDP of Australia by US$22.7bn and of Korea by US$29.6bn over the period 2007-2020.

Australia-Republic of Korea Joint Non-Government FTA Study [PDF 805 KB]


The Australia-Korea FTA was concluded in early December 2013. Below are the public submissions received during negotiations

Submissions received