The China – Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was signed on 17 June 2015, during an official ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra.
The implementing legislation for the proposed ChAFTA was introduced into Parliament on 16 September 2015.
More information, including the text of the ChAFTA is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.
Entry into force
Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with China entered into force on 20 December 2015.
Practice Statement, Instructions and Guidelines and Notice
The Integrated Cargo System – claiming preference
To claim preferential tariff rates under ChAFTA, the following codes should be used in the ICS.
Preference Scheme Type
|Type||Description of Preference Scheme|
China – Australia Free Trade Agreement
Preference Rule Types (select the appropriate Rule Type
|Rule Type|| Description of Origin Criteria|
|WO||wholly obtained goods|
|WP||goods produced entirely from originating materials|
|PSR||goods produced from non-originating and/or originating materials and satisfy the applicable product specific rules of origin requirements as listed in the ChAFTA Regulations.|
For more information see Integrated Cargo System – Claiming Preferential Tariff Rates
Applying for an origin advice ruling
The Department will provide written advice, upon request, for determining whether a good originates from China for the purposes of claiming ChAFTA preference.
Certificate of Origin (COO)
Telephone number: 1300 805 876