China–Australia Free Trade Agreement

The China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) entered into force on 20 December 2015. ChAFTA is an historic agreement that is delivering enormous benefits to Australia, enhancing our competitive position in the Chinese market, boosting economic growth and creating jobs.

An historic agreement

The China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), which entered into force in December 2015, paves the way for the next phase of Australia’s economic relationship with China. The agreement unlocks significant opportunities for Australia in China, which is Australia’s largest export market for goods and services, accounting for nearly a third of total exports, and a growing source of foreign investment.

Making the most of ChAFTA

See how ChAFTA will benefit many different Australian industries in our factsheets.

Read the text of the agreement, plus tariff schedules, side letters and other documents.

Learn more about free trade agreements.

More information

Visit the News page for more news about ChAFTA.

Visit the FTA Portal — to find your ChAFTA tariff here, as well as other useful information on utilising the agreement

Last Updated: 27 October 2017


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    China FTA Coordinator
    Regional Trade Agreements Division
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,
    R.G. Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent
    BARTON ACT 0221

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