ChAFTA - get the facts
Want to get the facts on the China Agreement?
Can Chinese companies bring in workers unrestricted and threaten Australian jobs? No. See more in our myths and realities factsheet.
Understand the visa commitments given to Chinese business people and workers with this information note and flowcharts.
See how ChAFTA will benefit many different Australian industries in our factsheets.
ChAFTA lays an historic foundation for the next phase of Australia's economic relationship with China. It will unlock significant opportunities for Australia. China is Australia's largest export market for both goods and services, accounting for nearly a third of total exports, and a growing source of foreign investment.
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb and Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng signed the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) in Canberra on 17 June 2015. Both sides have commenced domestic processes to bring the FTA into force as soon as possible.
Learn more about Free Trade Agreements generally.