A free trade agreement (FTA) is an international treaty between two or more economies that reduces or eliminates certain barriers to trade in goods and services, as well as investment. Australia negotiates FTAs to benefit Australian exporters, importers, producers and investors by reducing and eliminating certain barriers to international trade and investment.
Free trade agreements in force
The following are Australia’s free trade agreements (listed with the entry-into-force date):
FTAs concluded but not yet in force
Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
Australia and Indonesia signed the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) on 4 March 2019. This agreement launches 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.
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
Prospective Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement