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What are free trade agreements?


Free trade agreements (FTAs) are international treaties that reduce barriers to trade and investment.
Australia's FTAs -- both with individual countries and groups of countries -- provide:

  • better Australian access to important markets
  • an improved competitive position for Australian exports
  • more prospects for increased two-way investment, and
  • reduced import costs for Australian businesses and consumers alike.
  • providing new or better access to markets for services exports
  • guaranteeing existing services access in some areas
  • reducing regulatory barriers in different service sectors,
  • improving mobility for business travel.
  • enhancing protections and certainty for investors.

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