ASEAN – Australia – New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA)

About this agreement

The ASEAN – Australia – New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA), eliminates tariffs for 90% of the goods traded between ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand and covers 100% of Singapore’s trade volume with Australia and New Zealand. It is also ASEAN’s most comprehensive ASEAN-Plus FTA to date, encompassing areas such as intellectual property, competition and electronic commerce.

The Agreement establishing the AANZFTA was upgraded in Aug 2023, with novel provisions beyond Singapore’s and ASEAN’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). This includes areas such as such as supply chain resilience for essential goods, simplified rules of origin, a standalone Chapter on Trade and Sustainable Development. Enhancements were also made in areas such as e-commerce, investment, services, consumer protection and government procurement.

1 January 2010
Entry into force
August 2023
Upgrade of AANZFTA

Key benefits

  • Back-to-back shipment of goods within member countries
    Allows back-to-back shipment of goods within member countries. AANZFTA-originating goods that are brought into Singapore from member countries and re-exported within these countries, without any processing in Singapore, can enjoy tariff concessions. Originating products passing through Parties can also retain their originating status.
  • Third-party invoicing of goods
    Customs authorities in the importing countries may accept a Certificate of Origin when the sales invoice is issued from a different country or company exporting the originating goods in various sectors, provided that the good meets the necessary requirement. This invoice can come from countries that are not Parties to this Agreement.
  • ASEAN Cumulation
    Originating raw materials sourced from FTA Parties can be considered when assessing the origin criteria of the final product manufactured in Singapore.
  • Safeguards market access 
    Safeguards market access and ensures a more predictable operating environment for service suppliers. Singapore service suppliers seeking to provide their services in these markets can enjoy the same rules and regulations as the local companies in these countries.
  • Robust Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism
    This gives investors greater protection in the form of recourse to dispute settlement in the event of conflict or expropriation.


Use the Tariff Finder to see if your product is eligible to enjoy this FTA's tariff concessions.

Alternatively, you can explore the following steps to check your eligibility.

  • Your product’s preferential rate
    Check the preferential rates for your product based on your region:
  • Your product’s rule of origin

    Rules of origin are a set of criteria which determine a product's originating status in each respective FTA.

    It is put in place to ensure that only goods originating from the FTA partner countries will benefit from tariff concessions.

    Is your product obtained/produced entirely within Singapore?
    Your product is considered wholly obtained in Singapore
    Does your product fall under the list of Product Specific Rules?
    Your product may be considered as originating from ASEAN – Australia – New Zealand region
    40% of its contents must originate from the ASEAN – Australia – New Zealand region
    non-originating raw materials must have undergone a change in the first 4 digits of the HS code from the finished good


Singapore Customs is the authorised body in Singapore for FTA Preferential Certificate of Origin (PCO) application.

If your product is eligible, follow these application steps to enjoy tariff concessions:
  1. Register your factory with Singapore Customs using the Manufacturer’s Application Form
  2. Submit the Manufacturing Cost Statement
  3. Apply for a Preferential Certificate of Origin (PCO)

The process from registration to receiving the PCO typically takes less than one month.

Learn more about the rules of PCO

Submit your application
Apply for a PCO with export permit under the ASEAN – Australia – New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) via TradeNet.


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