• Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA)

    SAFTA entered into force on 28 July 2003, and has been amended several times since. The latest amendment entered into force on 1 December 2017 and substantially updated Chapter 6 of the Agreement. Chapter 6 of SAFTA now contains legally binding requirements relating to procurement activities conducted by government agencies, including Western Australian government agencies. These requirements, including the thresholds at which the SAFTA applies, are largely congruous with the Government Procurement requirements contained within the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement, the Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement and the Japan Australia Economic Participation Agreement.

    Further information about the SAFTA, along with the full text of the agreement, is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website at www.dfat.gov.au/fta/safta.

    The State Supply Commission’s Free Trade Agreement Guidelines provide government agencies with information on conducting government procurement in accordance with the Free Trade Agreements. The guidelines can be downloaded from the Free Trade Agreements web page.

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    Published date: 19 December 2017