Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are international agreements that remove or reduce certain trade and investment barriers between two or more countries. Australia currently has free trade agreements with more than 20 countries, and is seeking to negotiate and implement additional agreements.

Business benefits of FTAs

FTAs provide opportunities for big and small Australian businesses to:

  • export and invest in overseas markets
  • maintain their competitiveness and grow
  • reduce import input costs
  • attract overseas investors to Australia

FTAs can also benefit Australian consumers by providing increased access to a larger range of better value goods and services.

Resources to help you to understand FTAs

The following resources can help you understand and take advantage of FTAs and how they can benefit your business.

Understand how you can take advantage of new opportunities under FTAs.

The FTA Portal provides easy-to-access information that helps businesses seeking to benefit from Australia’s FTAs. The Portal includes a comprehensive tariff finder.

Find out how to take advantage of Australia's FTAs, including FTAs Australia has with Canada, Mexico, China, Korea and Japan, as well as other FTAs that are yet to come into force

Export Finance Australia may be able to help you financially if you’re growing your business overseas.

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