The United States is the economic powerhouse of the world, with the largest and richest consumer market. The Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA), which came into effect on 1 January 2005, ensures greater access to the United States market for Australian products.
This Agreement also enhances prospects for Australian services, trade and investment, improves the regulatory and investment environment between the two countries, and promotes increased business mobility.
Before entering the US 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.
To learn more about visas, tax requirements, priority business and product sectors visit Doing business in the United States.
Please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for comprehensive information on the AUSFTA.