Australia's free trade agreements (FTAs)

Free trade agreements (FTAs) are treaties between two or more countries that benefit Australian importers, exporters, producers and investors by reducing and eliminating certain barriers to international trade and investment. Australia has entered into 10 FTAs with both individual countries and groups of countries. A number of other agreements are currently under negotiation.

Free trade agreements in force

Australia has entered into free trade agreements (FTAs) with 10 countries or groups of countries (listed with the date they entered into force):

FTAs concluded but not yet in force

Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement

Australia and Hong Kong announced the conclusion of negotiations on the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on 15 November 2018. The agreement marks a significant milestone in our already substantial trade and investment relationship. Australian businesses, service suppliers, investors and farmers stand to benefit from the certainty this FTA will bring. For more information about the Australia-Hong Kong FTA visit our Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement page.

Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

Australia and Indonesia announced the substantive conclusion of negotiations on the Indonesia -Australia Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) on 31 August 2018.

This agreement will launch a new chapter in economic relations between Australia and Indonesia. For more information about IA-CEPA visit our Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement page.

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) was signed on 8 March 2018 in Santiago, Chile, by Minister Ciobo and his ten TPP-11 counterparts.

For more information about the TPP-11, visit our TPP-11 page.

Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Australia and Peru signed the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) on 12 February 2018.

For more information about PAFTA, visit our Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement page.

Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus

PACER Plus was signed in Nuku’alofa in Tonga on 14 June 2017 by Australia, New Zealand and eight Pacific Island countries — Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu.

For more information about PACER Plus, visit our Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus page.

FTAs under negotiation

Prospective FTA negotiations


Last Updated: 9 April 2018

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