Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA)


Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) on 8 July 2014 and it entered into force on 15 January 2015.

Understanding JAEPA

The full text of the agreement as well as helpful FTA information and fact sheets are available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. For specific questions on the agreement, email JapanEPA@dfat.gov.au or phone the DFAT North Asia Hotline on 02 6261 1888. Importers may wish to contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (formerly Customs) on 131 881 or visit the department's website.

Doing business with Japan

Before entering the Japan business market, there are a number of factors to take into account including culture, politics and business etiquette.

Austrade can help Australian companies familiarise themselves with local market conditions, as well as assist in developing export opportunities through a range of in-market and Australian-based services.

Please start by reviewing the extensive information about doing business in Japan.