Korea-Australia FTA

  • KAFTA enters into force

    The Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement entered into force on 12 December 2014, expanding opportunities in Australia's third-largest export market.

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  • North Asia FTAs

    Together, Australia's three leading North Asian trade partners – China, Japan and Korea – account for more than 50 per cent of our exports.

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  • Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement

    Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement – a snapshot

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  • Guide to using KAFTA to export and import goods

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

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About the Korea-Australia FTA

The Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) entered into force on 12 December 2014.

KAFTA supports one of the strongest and most complementary economic relationships in the Asia-Pacific region.

As a world-class and comprehensive bilateral agreement, KAFTA substantially liberalises Australia’s trade with its fourth-largest trade partner.

The Agreement protects and enhances the competitive position of Australia’s businesses in South Korea. Australian exporters gain significantly improved market access in goods, with tariff elimination on nearly all Australia’s current exports by value by full implementation of the Agreement. Under KAFTA, Australian services providers receive the best treatment Korea has agreed with any trade partner. Investment commitments in the Agreement protect and enhance investment in both directions.

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Last Updated: 12 September 2014

Contact us

If you would like to know more about the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement, contact:

  • Email: KoreaFTA@dfat.gov.au
  • Phone: (02) 6261 1888
  • Fax: (02) 6261 2187
  • Mail:
    Korea FTA Coordinator
    Free Trade Agreement Division
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    RG Casey Building
    John McEwen Crescent
    Barton ACT 0221

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

For specific customs enquires.

  • Phone: 131 881