China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Announced
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China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Announced

The negotiations have been long but it looks like the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) has finally been announced. ¬†Securing this agreement has given Australia access to a strong and beneficial trifecta of economies. Korea, Japan and now China account for more than 60% of Australia’s exports and make up Australia’s three largest export markets.

The benefits to Australia will come through several industries including:

  • Agriculture

  • Manufacturing exports

  • Services

  • Resources and Energy

  • Investment

Trade and Investment Minister, Andrew Robb is optimistic on the opportunities the ChAFTA will provide Australia. “ChAFTA will add billions to the economy, create jobs and drive higher living standards for Australians.” The agreement will also benefit Australian businesses giving them unprecedented access to the Chinese economy which is the second largest in the world.

Chinese investment will also rise with the Chinese Government predicting over $A1.44 trillion in outbound investment to Australia.

The ChAFTA agreement is a turning point for investment and  tariff free trade between Australia and China and will benefit our economy for years to come.

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