Free Trade Agreements

  • 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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  • Business booms for Aussie exporters as Japan FTA cuts tariffs again

    Tariffs under JAEPA have been cut for the fourth time. These tariff cuts continue to give Australian exporters a competitive edge in Japan.

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  • Declaration of Intent on reviews of services and investment commitments signed in Canberra

    On 24 March, Minister Ciobo and Chinese Commerce Minister, Zhong Shan, signed the Declaration in the presence of Prime Minister Turnbull and Chinese Premier Li. 

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  • North Asia Free Trade Agreements Information Seminars

    Australian exporters to China, Japan and South Korea can now take advantage of numerous tariff reductions on a range of products.

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Free trade agreements (FTAs) are international treaties that reduce barriers to trade and investment.

Australia’s FTAs — both with individual countries and groups of countries — provide:

  • better Australian access to important markets
  • an improved competitive position for Australian exports
  • more prospects for increased two-way investment, and
  • reduced import costs for Australian businesses and consumers alike.

More information

Detailed fact sheets, user guides for exporters and importers, full treaty texts and tariff schedules are available for concluded agreements — access these by selecting a particular country/group in the menu.

DFAT also welcomes business and community feedback on current negotiations and agreements already in force. Contact details for particular agreements can be found through the menu.


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Last Updated: 8 November 2016