Free Trade Agreements help provide new growth opportunities for Australian businesses.
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 11 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
Our website also provides detailed information on
including doing business, news, insights, opportunities, events, visiting
markets, and Austrade assistance. Visit
to find further business support for exporters.
You can read more about each agreement at the Department of Foreign Affairs
and Trade (DFAT) website
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.
Applications for the first FTA-ME Grant round have closed. Applications for
the second round will open around October 2019. Further information can be