Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement

Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement

JAEPA enters into force

The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement entered into force on 15 January 2015, opening new market opportunities with Australia's second-largest trading partner.

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Guide to using JAEPA to export and import goods

A new step-by-step guide can help Australian exporters and importers take advantage of preferential tariff treatment under JAEPA.

Guide to using JAEPA to export and import goods

Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement

Understanding the Agreement

More information and a range of fact sheets are available in Understanding the agreement.

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About the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement

The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) entered into force on 15 January 2015.

Conclusion of negotiations on JAEPA was announced in Tokyo on 7 April 2014 by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Prime Minister Abbott and Prime Minister Abe signed the agreement on 8 July 2014 in Canberra.

The Agreement provides valuable preferential access for Australia's exports will support further growth in two-way investment. JAEPA is by far the most liberalising trade agreement Japan has ever concluded.

Australia and Japan are natural partners with highly complementary economies. The Agreement will bring our economies and societies even closer and underpin a strong relationship for many years to come.

Infographic: Australia's trade and investment with Japan in 2013. See text alternative link following this image.

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