Australian thoroughbred breeders have welcomed the news that import tariffs on racehorses into China will be removed as part of the Free Trade Agreement signed by the federal government.

Australian exporters can expect significant new opportunities following Australia’s signing of a historic free trade agreement (FTA) with China.

The Japanese Parliament has given the green light to a free trade agreement with Australia, paving the way for the trade pact to take effect early next year.

Australia and South Korea have formally signed off on a free trade agreement, which will open new doors for Australian exporters.

Australia has welcomed the official implementation of its seventh free trade agreement with Malaysia.

Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson heads to Malaysia to sign a new comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA), aimed to further integrate the Australian economy with the fast-growing Asian region.

Indonesia has entered into a regional trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand by joining the ASEAN-Australia and New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA).

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has appointed a new ambassador to the United Arab Emirates with a non-resident accreditation to the State of Qatar.

Gary Cronin of Exportise examines the relative benefits of bilateral and regional trade agreements compared with multilateral trade agreements, and asks why governments put so much effort into pursuing the wrong kind?