Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement
The Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (Australia-UK FTA), signed virtually on 17 December 2021 , is a gold standard trade agreement that represents a once in a generation deal for Australia and an historic moment in our relationship with the UK.
The Australia-UK FTA contains commercially significant commitments that will strengthen diversification and COVID-19 recovery for both countries. The Australia-UK FTA is about creating new export opportunities and jobs for business by eliminating tariffs on over 99 per cent of Australian goods exports to the UK.
Australia’s services companies and professionals will benefit from new commitments that make it easier to operate in the UK market, supporting the mutual recognition of professional qualifications and greater certainty for skilled professionals entering the UK labour market. Reflecting our deep people-to-people links, both countries will offer enhanced opportunities to live and work temporarily in each other’s country.
Media release: New era of free trade with the UK
For more information on the A-UKFTA outcomes, refer to the Australia-UK FTA outcomes documents.
For information on what happens next, refer to the Australia-UK FTA next steps document. The A-UKFTA was tabled in the Australian Parliament on 8 February 2022. Statement by the former Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Dan Tehan MP on the Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement.
For the A-UKFTA official text and side letters, refer to the Australia-UK FTA official text.
For Australia-UKFTA tariff outcomes, refer to the FTA Portal.