ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA
The Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) is an agreement between ASEAN Member States (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam), Australia and New Zealand. It delivers extensive tariff reduction and greater certainty for services suppliers and investors. The Agreement remains the highest quality of ASEAN's FTAs with its partners. AANZFTA entered into force in January 2010 for Australia.
As part of the Australian Government's commitment to keep its FTAs up-to-date and relevant for business, AANZFTA was updated in 2015 via the 'First Protocol to Amend the AANZFTA', which streamlined the certification processes for the movement of goods throughout AANZFTA countries. The First Protocol is in force for all AANZFTA Parties. For more information see For Business.
In September 2018, AANZFTA Ministers endorsed officials’ recommendations from the AANZFTA General Review to guide negotiations to upgrade the Agreement. For more information please see General Review of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA. The Australian Government is inviting stakeholders to make submission on the upgrade. Information on how to make a submission is available at AANZFTA Upgrade Submissions.
As of 1 January 2019, Australia began implementation of HS 2017 Product Specific Rules nomenclature. For more information see the FTA Portal or refer to the HS 2017 PSR Schedule on the Official AANZFTA Documents page.
AANZFTA is complemented by our bilateral FTAs with Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and New Zealand. Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam are also signatories of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which entered into force for Australia, New Zealand and Singapore on 30 December 2018; for Vietnam on 14 January 2019). Australia is also working towards signature of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement.
Please see the ASEAN Secretariat's AANZFTA website for further information.