China-Australia FTA (2015)

DFAT | 17 June 2015

China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Full text of agreement

English language - Chapters 1 to 17 of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement [DOCX 235 KB] | [PDF 1.08 MB]
​(AUSTRALIAN EXPORTERS SHOULD REFER TO THIS) Explanatory Schedule of Chinese Tariff Commitments – HS2012 (non-official) [XLSX 1.59 MB] | [PDF 31 MB]
Read the text of the agreement in Chinese - from the official Chinese Ministry of Commerce website (中文)

Individual chapters and annexes of the agreement - English language

Preamble [DOCX 49 KB] | [[PDF 118 KB]

Chapter 1: Initial Provisions and Definitions [DOCX 37.2 KB] | [PDF 128 KB]
Chapter 2: Trade in Goods [DOCX 47.7 KB] | [PDF 161 KB]
Annex 2-A: Country Specific Tariff Quota [contained in the chapter above]
Annex 2-B: Special Agricultural Safeguard Measures [contained in the chapter above]
Annex I: Schedules of Tariff Reduction Commitments of Australia and China [DOCX 26 KB] | [PDF 87 KB]
Tariff Schedule of Australia [PDF 1.45 MB] | [PDF 11 MB]
​(ENGLISH LANGUAGE - AUSTRALIAN EXPORTERS SHOULD REFER TO THIS) Explanatory Schedule of Chinese Tariff Commitments – HS2012 (non-official) [XLSX 1.59 MB] | [PDF 31 MB]
Tariff Schedule of China - CHINESE LANGUAGE ONLY [DOCX 4.61 MB] | [PDF 30.5 MB]
Chapter 3: Rules of Origin and Implementation Procedures [DOCX 69 KB] | [PDF 245 KB]
Annex 3-A: Certificate of Origin [contained in the chapter above]
Annex 3-B: Declaration of Origin [contained in the chapter above]
Annex II: Product Specific Rules of Origin [DOCX 169 KB] | [PDF 1.46 MB]
Chapter 4: Customs Procedures and Trade Facilitation [DOCX 41 KB] | [PDF 28 KB]
Chapter 5: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures [DOCX 40 KB] | [PDF 142 KB]
Chapter 6: Technical Barriers to Trade [DOCX 43 KB] | [PDF 103 KB]
Chapter 7: Trade Remedies [DOCX 42 KB] | [PDF 128 KB]
Chapter 8: Trade in Services [DOCX 70 KB] | [PDF 314 KB]
Annex 8-A: Sector Coverage under Article 8.7 [contained in the chapter above]
Annex 8-B: Financial Services [contained in the chapter above]
Annex III: Investment and Services Schedules of Australia and China [DOCX 188 KB] | [PDF 992 KB]
Chapter 9: Investment [DOCX 79 KB] | [PDF 277 KB]
Annex 9-A: Code of Conduct [contained in the chapter above]
Annex 9-B: Service of Documents on a Party under Section B [contained in the chapter above]
Annex III: Investment and Services Schedules of Australia and China [DOCX 188 KB] | [PDF 992 KB]
Chapter 10: Movement of Natural Persons [DOCX 45 KB] | [PDF 165 KB]
Annex 10-A: Specific Commitments on the Movement of Natural Persons [contained in the chapter above]
Chapter 11: Intellectual Property [DOCX 44 KB] | [PDF 158 KB]
Chapter 12: Electronic Commerce [DOCX 39 KB] | [PDF 90 KB]
Chapter 13: Transparency [DOCX 40 KB] | [PDF 125 KB]
Chapter 14: Institutional Provisions [DOCX 37 KB] | [PDF 11 KB]
Chapter 15: Dispute Settlement [DOCX 51 KB] | [PDF 200 KB]
Annex 15-A: Code of Conduct [contained in the chapter above]
Annex 15-B: Model Rules of Procedure for the Arbitral Tribunal [contained in the chapter above]
Chapter 16: General Provisions and Exceptions [DOCX 39 KB] | [PDF 138 KB]
Chapter 17: Final Provisions [DOCX 36 KB] | [PDF 76 KB]

Annex IV: Side Letters [DOCX 74 KB] | [PDF 359 KB]

Side Letter on Skills Assessment and Licensing [DOCX 39 KB] | [PDF 222 KB]
Side Letter on Financial Services [DOCX 42 KB] | [PDF 233 KB]
Side Letter on Education [DOCX 40 KB] | [PDF 224 KB]
Side Letter on Legal Services [DOCX 38 KB] | [PDF 217 KB]
Side Letter on Transparency Rules Applicable to Investor-State Dispute Settlement [DOCX 37 KB] | [PDF 215 KB]

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