Singapore – Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA)

About this agreement

The Singapore – Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) eliminates tariffs for all of Singapore’s exports to Australia. It safeguards market access, ensures a more predictable operating environment for service suppliers, and provides protection for Singapore investors and investments in Australia. SAFTA also adopts a self-certification process and includes a full schedule of product-specific rules of origin in the Rules of Origin chapter. 
28 July 2003
Original Agreement
1 December 2017
Agreement to Amend the SAFTA


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
    Duties for all product lines are eliminated under the SAFTA.
  • 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
    Check if your product falls under the list of Product Specific Rules.


Under SAFTA, traders will be able to self-certify that goods meet the Rules of Origin. An importer, exporter or producer can self-certify that the good meets the applicable Rules of Origin criteria. The declaration of origin shall contain the Minimum Data Requirements as set out in Annex 3-A of Chapter 3 (Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures) of the legal text.


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