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Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement

The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) provides valuable access for Australia's exporters and will support further two-way investment. JAEPA entered into force in January 2015.


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

Then Prime Minister Tony Abbott and then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that negotiations on the Agreement had concluded on 7 April 2014, and signed the Agreement on 8 July 2014 in Canberra.

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

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.

Making the most of JAEPA

To help you make the most of JAEPA, you can read the FTA information and fact sheets that summarise the main outcomes in a variety of sectors.

For more detailed information on trading goods under JAEPA, there's a Doing Business with Japan guide and a Guide to using JAEPA to export or import to read.

Also available are the full text of JAEPA and chapter summaries.

DFAT continues to monitor and review JAEPA to ensure it keeps delivering its intended benefits to Australian importers, exporters and producers. Get in touch with us if you'd like to have your say.

Japan is also a party to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP). To compare market access outcomes under JAEPA, the RCEP and the CPTPP, please visit the FTA Portal.

More information

Visit the News page for more news about JAEPA.

Visit the FTA Portal – to find your JAEPA tariff here, as well as other useful information on utilising the agreement.

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