China Australia Free Trade Agreement Form

If fully implemented, 99.9% of Australia`s resource, energy and production exports will be dumped in China duty-free. The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) came into force on December 20, 2015. Australian Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb, a signatory to ChAFTA, said: «This historic agreement with our largest trading partner will support future economic growth, job creation and a higher standard of living by increasing trade in goods and services and investment. China, with its 1.4 billion people and rapidly growing middle class, offers Australian businesses huge opportunities for the future. In accordance with Australia`s other bilateral trade agreements, the remaining Australian tariffs on Chinese imports will be phased out. These include removing 5% tariffs on Chinese exports, electronics and white goods, consumers and businesses benefiting from lower prices and greater availability of Chinese products. First read the detailed information on business activities in China. ChAFTA offers Australia significant preferential market access: more than 85% of Australian products exported to China (in value terms in 2013), now come into force duty-free after entry into force and increase to 93% after four years and 95% if chAFTA is fully implemented. ChAFTA will enhance trade and investment between countries by reducing barriers to labour mobility and improving temporary access to temporary access within the existing immigration and employment safeguards of each country. If you need help filling out the forms, call us at 1300 622 883 or email exportdocs.cbd@businessaustralia.com. Our team is there to help them. More information is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Step 4: Transmit the completed ChAFTA Certificate of Origin to exportdocs.cbd@businessaustralia.com or via our electronic platforms.

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