Free trade agreements

Take advantage of the opportunities available under Australia’s free trade agreements. Here you’ll find services and resources to help you begin or expand your operations with Australia’s key trading partners.

Victorian Chamber FTA Export Pathway Program

Australia’s free trade agreements (FTAs) with China, Japan and South Korea make it easier for small businesses to grow their revenue and become global brands. There is more international demand for Australian products and services than ever before, so now is the time to explore the opportunities available, particularly for regional businesses.

The Victorian Chamber FTA Export Pathway Program helps you get started or expand your existing goods or services exports to reach new consumers in these key North Asian markets.

Free FTA advice line - 03 8662 5488

Get free advice over the phone from our export advisors.

  • Find out what the process is for exporting under an FTA
  • Check your readiness to export
  • Find out how to correctly prepare FTA certificates of origin for all eligible exports

9am—5pm weekdays.

FTA workshops

Learn the details of our free trade agreements with country-specific workshops on exporting to China, Japan and South Korea. The workshops are taking place throughout metro and regional Victoria.

The full-day intensive program gives you in-depth knowledge of the FTAs and allows you to develop effective strategies to expand your market reach in the world’s largest consumer market. The half-day workshops take you through the key trends and opportunities in these markets and give you the information you need to start exporting your goods under the FTAs.

One-to-one coaching

If you’re ready to get started, one-to-one coaching with an export advisor is the best way to define your export strategy and position your business for success in any of these markets.

The first two hours of consulting are available at the discounted rate of $275/hour. Call the FTA Advice Line or email us at

FTA - Knowledge Centre

Our Country Starter Packs are a practical resource that give you a step-by-step guide to Free Trade Agreements between Australia and China, Japan and Korea (published by Asialink Business): 

ExportCheck Diagnostic Tool

The ExportCheck Diagnostic Tool gives you vital intelligence to help you prepare your business for export trade. It is free to use under the Austrade Free Trade Agreement Training Provider Grant Program. Find out more about the ExportCheck Diagnostic Tool.

This activity received funding from Austrade as part of the Free Trade Agreement Training Provider Grant Program.

Normal price for workshops: Half day $190, Full day $380.  The Australian Government’s subsidy reduces the fees by 50 per cent. 

The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.

This program is proudly sponsored by the Bank of Melbourne.

The Bank of Melbourne’s expert business banking team helps Victorians and their businesses grow locally and on the international stage. From established multinationals to micro-businesses doing their first offshore transaction, our market-leading trade team can help you plan for international growth and expansion. With an average of more than 20 years’ experience, our team has the local knowledge and global outlook to help you make the most of the international opportunities in today’s global marketplace.