According to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia and Korea “have one of the strongest and most complementary trade relations in the Asia-Pacific region. The Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) reduces trade and investment barriers and allows Australians to do business with Korea, our fourth largest trading partner.  Austrade can help Australian companies become familiar with local market conditions and help develop export opportunities through a number of market and Australian services. The full text of the agreement as well as useful information on FTAs and fact sheets are available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) For any specific questions regarding the agreement, the E-Mail-KoreaFTA@dfat.gov.au or the DFAT phone on 02 6261 1111. Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb and Korean Trade Minister Yoon Sang-jick concluded negotiations on the agreement in early December 2013 and the text of the agreement, which was legally reviewed, was signed by chief negotiators on February 10, 2014.  In April 2014, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott led a trade delegation to Japan, South Korea and China. The three economies accounted for more than half of Australia`s two-way trade.  During the South Korean leg of the mission, Abbott signed the Australia-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) with the government of Park Geun-hye on April 8 in Seoul.  The agreement came into force on December 12, 2014.
 The Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (aka KAFTA) is a bilateral agreement to remove trade and investment barriers between Australia and South Korea. The agreement was reached and came into force in 2014. Australia and South Korea have a strong and complementary trade relationship. Kafta will enter into force once Korea and Australia have completed their domestic legal proceedings. Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb announced that Australia`s free trade agreement with South Korea will enter into force on December 12, 2014. The Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) was signed on April 8, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. A KAFTA certificate of origin completed by the Korean exporter or producer. The certificate of origin must contain the following data elements (as indicated in Appendix 3-C, Chapter 3 of the KAFTA): please first check the comprehensive information on activities in Korea. Before entering the Korean commercial market, there are a number of factors to consider, including culture, politics and business etiquette.
The full text of the KAFTA is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In order to apply for preferential tariffs under the KAFTA, the following codes should be used in the CSI: The Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) was signed on April 8, 2014 in Seoul by Australian Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb and his Korean counterpart, Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Yoon Sang-jick, and came into force on December 12, 2014. For more information, please read: On request, the department will check in writing if the goods are from Korea to request the KAFTA preference.