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.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Thank you to all participants of the previous seminars. Digital Seminars FAQs are available.

Previous webcasts 

2/11/2020 - Australia’s Free Trade Advantage: Featuring Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham with a Spotlight on the USA

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Finance and Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment discusses Australia’s free trade agreements (FTAs) and what they mean for your business, jobs and growth and Australia’s economy and launches the Free Trade Advantage. There is a spotlight on Australia’s FTA with the USA which is celebrating its 15th year and continuing to open up significant opportunities for exporters and investors. You will also hear from top trade leaders including Frances Adamson, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Austrade’s acting CEO, Tim Beresford, April Palmerlee, CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, Alan Oppenheim, Managing Director, Ego Pharmaceuticals and Mike Tristram, CEO, Trisco Foods.

14/10/2020 - The Australia-European Union FTA: Opportunities for Australia

Join Australia’s Ambassador to the EU, Australia’s EU FTA Chief Negotiator and Austrade’s General Manager Europe as they discuss the progress of the agreement and the benefits for Australian business. Hear also from Australian exporters, 2M Language Services and Buderim Foods Pty Ltd (Buderim Ginger), as they share their insights on navigating business opportunities across the EU.

30/09/2020 - Using FTAs to unlock multi-market opportunities in ASEAN

Wondering how benefits under Australia’s Free Trade Agreements can help unlock opportunities for your business in ASEAN? This webinar will answer these questions for you.

16/09/2020 — Disrupted supply chains and changing consumer behaviour

Our panel of experts from PwC and Qantas will help you better understand how to tackle the current supply chain environment. You will also hear from Shannon Graham from Grahams Natural Alternatives sharing their direct insights and experience in overseas markets.

02/09/2020 — Innovating export channels: digital trade and online marketplaces

With COVID-19 impacting many bricks-and-mortar retailers and changing the way consumers shop, join us to hear how Australia’s FTAs support digital trade and the latest trends in e-commerce.

19/08/2020 — Australia-UK FTA: Opportunities for Australia

Join the Australian High Commissioner to the UK, Australia’s Chief Negotiator and Austrade UK as they discuss the progress of the agreement and the potential opportunities. Hear also from two Australian exporters, QuintessanceLabs and Scotchmans Hill, on the benefits of Australia’s FTAs and the opportunities for Australian goods and services in the UK.

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.