Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources where U.S. companies can get more information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
Last Published: 7/24/2018
The US- Australia Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA)

The AUSFTA, as mentioned previously in the document, provides major benefits for both countries through removal of tariffs, and the phased opening of markets. More information can be found on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

Other Agreements

The Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (ANZCERTA, or CER) is the main instrument that governs economic relations between Australia and New Zealand. It is a comprehensive agreement, prescribing that all bilateral trade and services originating in the two countries is free of tariffs, quantitative restrictions, anti-dumping measures, production subsidies and like measures.  
Australia has free trade agreements with:
  • Chile
  • China
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand (CER)
  • Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • The United States
Australia is an active participant in the WTO, making regular submissions to trade negotiation rounds. Australia is a key member of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and plays a leading role in promoting trade liberalization among the member economies. Australia exports approximately 76% of its goods and services to APEC economies. Australia is also a leading member of the Cairns Group of 19 agricultural exporting countries.

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Australia Trade Development and Promotion Trade Agreements