The AFA has been informed that the landmark Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) will enter into force on 15 January 2015, which will pave the way for our AFA Australian exporters to benefit from two rounds of tariff cuts in the first half of next year. 

Robb said Australia and Japan will exchange notes' in Canberra, to confirm that both countries have completed their domestic processes, and are ready to bring JAEPA into force. It is hoped that JAEPA will deliver substantial benefits for the Australian economy, and that the deal means that our exporters will benefit from an immediate round of tariff cuts by Japan on January 15, followed by a further round of cuts on the 1st of April 2015.

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