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The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) entered into force in December 2015. News and updated information is posted on this page.

March 2021

ChAFTA Post-Implementation Review: Conclusion

A post-implementation review (PIR) prepared by DFAT on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement has been assessed by the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) as compliant with the Australian Government’s best practice regulation requirements.

The PIR concluded that ChAFTA has liberalised economic flows between China and Australia through reductions in barriers to trade; increased Australian exports of travel and other services; and increased Australian goods exports for a majority of products receiving ChAFTA tariff preferences.

The PIR can be found on the OBPR website: China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Post Implementation Review)

April 2020

ChAFTA Post-Implementation Review: Call for submissions

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) welcomes written submissions from businesses and other interested stakeholders as part of a five year Post-Implementation Review (PIR) of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).

Read more on ChAFTA Post-Implementation Review: Call for submissions

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