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Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement

Australia-India ECTA outcomes

The Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) was signed on 2 April 2022 by Australia’s then Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan and India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food, and Public Distribution and Textiles of India Piyush Goyal.

The agreement will secure Australia's foothold in the world's fastest growing large economy and enable Australian businesses to unlock or expand their operations in a market of nearly one and a half billion consumers.

The following documents summarise the main outcomes for Australia:

Following signature, consistent with Australia’s treaty making process, the Australia-India ECTA will be tabled in Federal Parliament, with a National Interest Analysis, and considered by the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT).

JSCOT will table a report on the agreement, including a recommendation as to whether binding treaty action should be taken. Any legislative changes required to implement the treaty domestically must also pass both Houses of Parliament.

Once the domestic procedures have been completed, Australia and India will provide each other with confirmation of their completion through an exchange of diplomatic notes, and the agreement will enter into force 30 days later, or on any other date that is mutually agreed.

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