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Australian exporters have been slow to take advantage of the business benefits of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), according to new research.

Australia this week signed a historic Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) with Japan, our second-biggest trading partner with two-way trade worth over $70 billion.

The federal government is confident of finalising a free trade agreement with China before the end of the year.

Tasmania, an Australian state relatively free from most serious bee diseases, has opened up a niche export trade in live bees.

New trade agreements with Japan and South Korea will give Australian exporters unprecedented access to two of the world’s biggest markets.

The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) announced yesterday will add billions of dollars to Australia’s economic growth over the next 20 years.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says his government as a priority will pursue free trade agreements with key developed economies, including Australia.