China Australia Free Trade Agreement in force now

By Margaret Bux
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The China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) entered into force on 20th December 2015.  The agreement was signed on 17th June, 2015 in Canberra by Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, and the Chinese Commerce Minister, Mr Gao Hucheng.

The increased trade with China should create more Australian jobs and deliver opportunities for businesses, both export and import.

Further information is available from the following Department of Immigration and Border Protection link:

From this link, businesses can obtain information and resources on the following topics:

  • ChAFTA Legislation;
  • Instructions and Guidelines;
  • The Integrated Cargo System – claiming preferential tariff rates;
  • Origin advice;
  • Process for obtaining Certificate of Origin; and
  • ChAFTA contact details.

For clients of Clarke Global Logistics, if you have any questions in relation to how your exports or imports are affected by the ChAFTA, please call the team on 9854 3000 or email

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