Free Trade Agreements help provide new growth opportunities for Australian businesses.
Free Trade Agreements help provide new growth opportunities for Australian
Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) strengthen Australia’s economic
relationships, and provide Australians with better access to key trading
markets across a range of business interests, including goods, services and
investment. They provide businesses with a competitive edge in new markets.
Commitments, eligibility and technical requirements vary between FTAs. A
number of Government resources are available to help exporters take
advantage of the opportunities under Australia’s FTAs.
Understanding Free Trade Agreements
The Australian Government is running an Australia-wide outreach program to
provide practical information on how to maximise benefits from Australia’s
FTAs. Register for an FTA seminar near you.
Our website also provides detailed information on FTA markets including
doing business, news, insights, opportunities, events, visiting markets,
and Austrade assistance. Visit business.gov.au to find further business
support for exporters.
You can read more about each agreement at the Department of Foreign Affairs
and Trade (DFAT) website www.fta.gov.au where you will find detailed guides
including the full text of the agreements, helpful FTA information and
factsheets and an FTA Portal for searching tariff outcomes under FTAs.
Free Trade Agreement Market Entry Grant
The Free Trade Agreement Market Entry (FTA-ME) Grant, which forms part of
the Government’s FTA advocacy and outreach, will assist eligible Australian
member-based business organisations, universities and TAFE colleges deliver
market entry strategies aimed at helping Australian small and medium-sized
enterprises and stakeholders access FTA target markets. Eligible markets
under the FTA-ME Grant include China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam,
Singapore, Brunei, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru. The program is
competitive and merit based.
All funding from the 2018-19 grant round has been allocated. A schedule of
future grant rounds is not available at this time. Further information can
be found here.