The Chinese Australia Free Trade Agreement

February 09, 2018

Shanghai China

The China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was ratified in December 2015 and offers a great opportunity for Australian manufacturers to export to P R China.

ChAFTA, will over 5 years result in the progressive reduction of import duties on various categories of products exported from Australia into P R China. Quilts, pillows and similar bedding products are a designated category under the ChAFTA agreement which were previously subjected to a 20% import duty payable on importation.

Under ChAFTA, the import duty rate for bedding categories reduces in stages and in 2018 the import duty is 4%  which is a reduction of 16% in the import duties since the agreement was ratified. This is a significant reduction of a cost impost and the import duty on bedding products will be zero from 1st January 2019. Under ChAFTA only certain categories of products are part of the agreement and bedding quilts, doonas, pillows, which are described under section 9404.90 of the International HS Tariff code protocol, are included in ChAFTA.

This creates a significant opportunity for a high quality Australian made home wares brand to be exported to the growing and more affluent middle class in China especially where locally made high quality exclusive luxury manufactured bedding products are not available.

We are excited by the rapidly changing demographics in China where discerning consumers are looking to buy high quality, imported products especially in the middle to high end segments of the homewares market. Our recent export market promotion plans for expansion into China are handled through our associate company, The Australian Alpaca Bedding Company. Please click here to go the AABC web site for further information.





Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in News

Alex the baby alpaca from KellyandWindsor Australia is at school helping children learn about alpaca fleece.
Alex the baby alpaca goes to school in Queensland for National Simultaneous Storytime!

May 19, 2019

Now in its 19th year, Wednesday the 22nd of May is National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) across Australia. The picture story book selected for 2019 is Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove. Alex the baby alpaca and his fleece flew to Queensland last week and will be helping children learn about alpacas.

View full article →

new web site photo of keyboard
Kelly & Windsor has a new web site

February 12, 2019

Kelly & Windsor has a new web site with a new fresh design and lots more features to make your shopping experience easier

View full article →

alpaca pillow mix & match twin pack
Alpaca pillows, twin pack Mix 'n Match

December 15, 2018

Do you want to buy two new pillows in different profiles, maybe a fuller pillow for reading in bed and then a lower profile for sleeping? We have you covered with our new Mix & Match twin pack alpaca pillow offer

View full article →