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Make a submission on the Australia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA)

Australia is negotiating a free trade agreement with India.

In a Joint Press Statement on 30 September 2021, Ministers formally launched the resumption of negotiations on the India-Australia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA). We are now working towards concluding negotiations on a full CECA that will realise more of the potential of our economic relationship by the end of 2022.

DFAT invites submissions from interested individuals, businesses and other interested stakeholders on the impacts of a CECA. We also welcome renewed submissions from interested parties that provided submission for earlier rounds of CECA negotiations or provided related submissions during the negotiations for a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Make a submission

Trade or investment enquiries

Who to contact about trade or investment enquiries, including FTAs.

Have your say

Have your say and make a submission on Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

DFAT's role in trade and investment

DFAT's role in trade and investment includes leading the implementation of Australia's economic diplomacy agenda to boost our global economic interests through four key pillars–trade, growth, investment and business.

Reporting non-tariff measures

Australian exporters and other domestic stakeholders are encouraged to report other countries' non-tariff measures.

Business Envoy

Business Envoy provides Australian business with a direct line to the Australian Government's global diplomatic network, offering perspectives and insights on the economic and market impacts of geopolitical events and trends.

Trade Talk

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ceased production of Trade Talk at the end of 2019.

International Trade Network

DFAT's International Trade Network provides opportunities to connect and engage people working in, or with an interest in, international trade and investment policy.

Professional Services and Mutual Recognition Unit

The Professional Services and Mutual Recognition Unit supports the internationalisation of Australia’s professional services sector by helping industry associations and regulators make it easier for professionals to practise overseas.

The Professional Services and Mutual Recognition Unit can be contacted via email at or by phone on +61 2 6261 1111.


DFAT is committed to delivering strong support for Australian business, working closely with portfolio partners–Austrade, Tourism Australia, ACIAR, EFIC–and other agencies. Australian businesses can contact DFAT through

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