ChaFTA – What does it all mean?

At Personalised Freight Solutions we strive to ensure our customers are being educated on process improvements and industry changes in relation to their freight movements internationally. When the government issued a media release 9th December announcing the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChaFTA) would set to start and flow as at 20th December (http://trademinister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2015/ar_mr_151209.aspx), we knew we had to act fast to gather comprehensive information and present it in an easy to follow way ensuring importers and exporters would have a complete understanding on how these changes would affect businesses on an individual basis. We have put this website together to take out all of the propaganda and give the facts in real terms.

  • FACT – Not all imports from China will be immediately eligible to claim 0% duty on their exports / imports to / from China.
  • FACT – A staging system will be used to start to implement this trade agreement. Rates for ‘Year 1’ will apply immediately from December 20, 2015, Rates for ‘Year 2’ will apply from January 1, 2016 and so on.

Our Lookup tool will provide this information on what stage your product will be eligible for 0% Duty on Import – http://www.chinaaustraliafta.com.au

Ensure you check the FAQ’s for documentation guidelines or feel free to contact us for further guidance!


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Personalised Freight Solutions is an international freight forwarding company, simplifying the movement of cargo globally. Our services include import and export, sea and air freight, border clearances, and on ground trucking at both origin and destination.
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