To date, the EU and Australia have maintained their trade and economic relations under the 2008 EU-Australia partnership. The aim is to facilitate trade in industrial products between the EU and Australia by removing technical barriers and improving trade in services and investment. Australia presented trade initiatives or trade agreements with countries or groups of countries in the table below. The EU and Australia have concluded negotiations for a political framework agreement with a number of economic and trade cooperation agreements. Do you need help accessing Free Trade Advantage? Check out the User Manual (PDF 532KB) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Discover the pricing results and rules of origin for Australia`s free trade agreements via the FTA online portal of the DFAT. The annual high-level dialogue on high-level trade policy meets regularly to discuss bilateral trade relations. More information on EU-Australia trade negotiations Free trade agreements between the EU and Australia are international agreements that remove or reduce certain barriers to trade and investment between two or more countries. Australia currently has 11 free trade agreements with 18 countries and is seeking to negotiate and implement additional agreements. Each agreement contains information and links to legislation, guidelines and opinions on rules of origin and access to preferential rates. Free trade agreements (FAs) offer a competitive advantage to Australian businesses.
By removing and removing certain barriers to international trade and investment, free trade agreements benefit Australian exporters, importers, producers and investors. There is a mutual recognition agreement between the EU and Australia to facilitate trade in industrial products by removing technical barriers. The agreement establishes mutual recognition of compliance assessment procedures. This reduces the testing and certification costs of exports and imports. The full text of each agreement and information on the status of the existing free trade agreements, concluded and under negotiation are available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). On request, the ABF will verify in writing whether a product originated in the use of preferences under one of Australia`s free trade agreements with respect to importers of Australian products as well as exporters and producers of products that are parties to the free trade agreement. Learn more about free trade agreements in Australia, including those being negotiated. Please note that the draft report is only for research purposes. The final results of this study are available in the research report.
Filled with videos, animations, interactive quiz questions and a glossary to explain all the technical terms – Free Trade Advantage has been designed to help new and experienced exporters move in the same way through the FTA process and ensure that Australian companies fully leverage all the benefits that FTAs have to offer. On 22 May 2018, the Council of the European Union adopted the decision authorising the opening of negotiations for a free trade agreement between the EU and Australia. The draft report for this project is not available online. The Free Trade Advantage online platform brings together a series of practical tips and resources to provide Australian businesses with access to the benefits of Australian free trade agreements. There is also a series of corporate case study videos, webinars and other resources available for sharing and creating tailored learning trips. In carrying out the study, the Commission should consider a wide range of issues, including free trade agreements that can also benefit Australian consumers by providing greater access to greater supply of higher value goods and services. Join the many Australian companies already benefiting from the Australian Free Trade Agreement.