Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are international agreements that remove or reduce certain trade and investment barriers between two or more countries. Australia currently has 11 free trade agreements with 18 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.

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