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 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.

Applications for the first FTA-ME Grant round have closed. Applications for the second round will open around October 2019. Further information can be found here.

FTA seminars

Find out how you can take advantage of Australia’s free trade agreements to grow your business at one of our FTA seminars.

Current FTA seminars

FTA Portal

Discover tariff outcomes and rules of origin information for Australia’s free trade agreement through DFAT’s online FTA Portal.

Access the Portal

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