The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) can assist companies to understand how to use Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) to their benefit
o The FTA Portal (ftaportal.dfat.gov.au) provides information about using Australia’s free trade agreements to export and import.
o Businesses can help shape the content and scope of FTAs under negotiation by participating in DFAT’s FTA consultations. See Key Contacts below for information.
DFAT can support Australian businesses frustrated by Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) to trade. For example, we make representations to foreign governments where processes delay significant business transactions
o The Trade Barriers Gateway (tradebarriers.dfat.gov.au) provides access to a government trade barrier reporting feature for Australian businesses.
o The trade barriers coordination team can also assist with queries. You can report a trade barrier through the gateway, or contact email@example.com or 02 6178 4300.
DFATs overseas missions can provide information on the various risks and opportunities that exist in overseas markets
o Market Insights documents explore the opportunities for Australian businesses in over 60 countries (https://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/engage/economic
o Our 120 overseas missions in 84 countries can assist Australian companies to engage with foreign governments.
• The DFAT SA State Office can assist in making overseas introductions.
o The DFAT SA Office regularly hosts Australian Ambassadors and heads of mission visiting for pre or mid-term consultations.
• These visits provide an excellent opportunity for businesses to engage with Ambassadors on international trade matters.
• Please alert us to any particular countries or regions of interest.
DFAT can also assist Australian companies by
o Advising companies encountering pressure to pay bribes when doing business overseas. Australian law prohibits foreign bribery.
o Helping to navigate the sanctions regime, should companies be exporting sensitive goods or working with sensitive partners.
Liz Day Erin Leggat
Director, SA State Office Deputy Director, SA State Office
Tel 0466 943 876 Tel 0466 86 7 714
Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
FTA Portal – http://ftaportal.dfat.gov.au
FTA Hotline (including COO queries)- 02 62611888
ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA (AANZFTA) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chile-Australia FTA – email@example.com
China-Australia FTA – firstname.lastname@example.org
Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – email@example.com (agreement not yet in force)
Australia-Hong Kong FTA – firstname.lastname@example.org
Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) – email@example.com
Japan-Australia FTA – JapanEPA@dfat.gov.au
Korea-Australia FTA- KoreaFTA@dfat.gov.au
Malaysia-Australia FTA – firstname.lastname@example.org
New Zealand-Australia FTA – ANZCERTA@dfat.gov.au
Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus – PACERPlus@dfat.gov.au
Peru-Australia FTA – email@example.com
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – firstname.lastname@example.org (agreement not yet in force)
Singapore-Australia FTA- email@example.com
Thailand-Australia FTA – firstname.lastname@example.org
United States-Australia FTA – email@example.com
FTAs Under Negotiation and Open for Submissions
Australia-European Union Free Trade Agreement – firstname.lastname@example.org
Australia-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) FTA – MAD@dfat.gov.au
Australia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement – email@example.com
Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement – firstname.lastname@example.org
Pacific Alliance Free Trade Agreement – pacificallianceFTA@dfat.gov.au