Australia Free Trade Agreements

Australia Free Trade Agreements

It’s been a few years since we have listed all Australia’s current FTA’s.

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.

Benefits of FTAs:

  • FTAs foster freer trade flows and create stronger ties with our trading partners.
  • FTAs don’t just eliminate tariffs, they also address behind-the-border barriers that impede the flow of goods and services between parties, encourage investment, enhance cooperation, and can address other issues, such as intellectual property, e-commerce and government procurement.
  • FTAs can increase Australia’s productivity and contribute to higher GDP growth by allowing domestic businesses access to cheaper inputs, introducing new technologies, and fostering competition and innovation.
  • FTAs promote regional economic integration and build shared approaches to trade and investment, including through the adoption of common Rules of Origin and through broader acceptance of product standards.
  • FTAs can enhance the competitiveness of Australian exports in the partner market, and add to the attractiveness of Australia as an investment destination.
  • FTAs can deliver enhanced trading opportunities that contribute to the sustainable economic growth of less-developed economies.
  • FTAs can continue to provide benefits to parties as the agreements are implemented, including through phase-ins and in-built agendas that encourage ongoing domestic reform and trade liberalisation

Current FTAs

  • China
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • US
  • Chile
  • The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) (with New Zealand)
  • Malaysia
  • Korea
  • Japan

FTAs still in negotiation:

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