ChAFTA - Agriculture and Processed Foods


Key Outcomes

In agriculture and food, the Australian Government has secured:

  • removal of all tariffs on dairy products within 4 to 11 years;
  • removal of tariffs of 12% to 25% on beef over 9 years;
  • removal of tariffs on live animal exports of 10% within 4 years;
  • removal of tariffs on sheepmeat of 12% to 23% over 8 years;
  • removal of tariffs of 14% to 20% on wine over 4 years;
  • removal of tariffs on all horticulture products, most within 4 years;
  • immediate elimination of the 3% tariff on barley;
  • an Australia-only duty free quota for wool in addition to continued access to China's WTO wool quota;
  • removal of tariffs on seafood, including of 15% and 14% respectively on rock lobster and abalone, over 4 years;
  • removal of tariffs across a range of processed foods including fruit juice and honey;
  • removal of tariffs of 5% to 14% on hides, skins and leather over 2 to 7 years.


There are no changes to Australia's risk-based quarantine measures as a result of ChAFTA.


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