Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement
Australia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) launched negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) on 17 June 2020. During Minister Tehan’s visit to the UK on 22 and 23 April, Minister Tehan and UK Secretary of State Truss agreed to continue regular discussions as part of a "sprint" to the June G7 Summit to prepare for an announcement of an agreement in principle on these negotiations by Prime Ministers Morrison and Johnson. The fifth negotiating round commenced on 4 May 2021 and is ongoing. For more information, refer to our News page.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) welcomes submissions throughout the negotiations from interested individuals and groups on the potential opportunities and impacts of an FTA with the UK. Individuals, organisations and groups that make submissions are registered as stakeholders by DFAT for further consultation and follow up, as appropriate. See our Submissions page for more information.
Australia is seeking an ambitious and comprehensive FTA with the UK that drives increased trade in goods and services, two-way investment, economic growth and job creation. An FTA with the UK also signals our shared commitment to open markets, free trade and the rules-based global trading system.