Increased trade creates more Australian jobs and delivers more opportunities for Australian businesses.

Expanding your export business

Access our step-by-step guide to exporting and detailed information on export markets including doing business, news, insights, opportunities, events, visiting markets, and Austrade assistance. Visit where you will find further business support for exporters.

Understanding Free Trade Agreements

The Australian Government is running an Australia-wide outreach programme to provide practical information on how to maximise benefits from Australia’s free trade agreements (FTAs). Register for an FTA seminar near you.

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 the FTAs.

If you are running your own outreach activities on the North Asia free trade agreements, all of DFAT’s FTA information and factsheets on Korea, Japan and China as well as brochures on government assistance and the video case studies below can be downloaded at

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 are open from 19 November 2018 to 16 January 2019. Further information can be found here.

FTA seminars

Find out how you can take advantage of Australia's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with a focus on Korea (KAFTA), Japan (JAEPA), and China (ChAFTA), but also covering the new agreements with Peru (PAFTA) and TPP-11 countries.

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

FTA videos

Aussie Muesli Raising the Bar in China

Aussie Muesli Raising the Bar in China

For Carman’s Fine Foods, free trade agreements (FTAs) have had a significant impact in helping them ...

Carman’s Fine Foods – utilising FTAs to drive stronger sales in China

For 25 years, Carman’s Fine Foods has been supplying high-quality, locally sourced muesli products t ...

GroundProbe – Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement mining case study

GroundProbe – Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement mining case study

GroundProbe provides technology that helps mines to manage risk. GroundProbe’s technology can help m ...

Australia’s Free Trade Agreements

Australia’s Free Trade Agreements

Australia’s Free Trade Agreements continue to provide new opportunities for Australian businesses. T ...

FTA Case studies