FTA Seminars

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) Information Seminars

Want to learn about the opportunities created by Australia’s expanding network of free trade agreements? Is your business taking advantage of preferential tariffs and increased market access?

With 14 FTAs in force greater market access and growing goods and services opportunities are available for Australian businesses seeking to export, already exporting or looking to diversify their market presence.

The most recent FTA, the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), came into force on 5 July 2020 creating a framework for Australia and Indonesia to unlock the potential of the bilateral economic partnership, fostering economic cooperation between businesses, communities and individuals.

Eight of our 10 top trading partners are also FTA partners. The Australian Government continues to negotiate new FTAs to support Australian businesses and establish mutually beneficial partnerships including negotiations with the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Attend Austrade’s digital FTA information seminars to hear directly from experts and experienced exporters on how Australia’s FTAs can benefit you.

FTA Digital Seminars

Join us for a new 12 part webcast series targeted at Australian exporters and businesses looking to export. Hear the latest market insights, learn about the benefits of Australia’s FTAs, engage with our panel of experts, and access the range of assistance available.

19 Aug 2020

FTA Digital Seminar: The UK FTA: Opportunities for Australia

Australia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) launched negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) on 17 June 2020. Australia is seeking an ambitious and comprehensive FTA with the UK that drives increased trade, two-way in ...

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Registrations opening soon

Please note the following dates and topics are subject to change. 

  • 2 Sept 2020 — Innovating Export Channels: Digital Platforms, Social Media Tools and e-Commerce
    Registrations open 24 August
  • 16 Sept 2020 — Supply Chain Fundamentals
    Registrations open 7 September
  • 30 Sept 2020 — Is your business dependent on one market? Multi-market opportunities across ASEAN
    Registrations open 21 September
  • 14 Oct 2020— EU FTA: Opportunities for Australia
    Registrations open 5 October
  • 28 Oct 2020— Canada, Mexico and Peru: Opportunities for Australia
    Registrations open 19 October

Past webcasts

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05/08/2020 — Reducing Export Risks: Protecting your IP, payment and operating risks

Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) open up new opportunities and market access but FTAs are only part of the export puzzle. The challenges and risks of operating offshore are different to Australia. Our panel of legal, trade and finance experts will take you through the key risks facing exporters and the factors to consider when expanding internationally.

22/07/2020 — IA-CEPA: Opportunities for Australian Exporters

IA-CEPA offers an exciting opportunity for many Australian businesses already exporting or just setting out on their export journey. Listen to this webcast to hear about the benefits this new agreement offers to Australian goods and services.

09/07/2020 — Indonesia Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) web launch

IA-CEPA formally entered into force on 5 July 2020. Join Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and our panel of Australian business leaders as they discuss the benefits the Agreement and share their experiences on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the largest economy in ASEAN region.

24/06/2020 — Demystifying Trade: HS codes and other common trade terms

Listen to our experts demystify trade by explaining HS codes, incoterms, shipping, certificates of origin and rules of origin. You will also hear directly from Brookfarm, a local home grown business and successful exporter.

10/06/2020 — Navigating the export journey

This webcast focuses on getting exporters started, including things to consider and where to go for help. Not sure which markets might suit your product or service? Looking for help and advice? Take the journey with us to hear about the tools, tips and touch points to help your business.

26/05/2020 — Supporting Australian exporters through COVID-19

Join the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment as he introduces a new 12 part series of webcasts targeted at Australian exporters and those businesses seeking to export. Hear about the current state of play, the importance of operating in a free trade environment and financial support initiatives for exporters.


For more information please email fta@austrade.gov.au.