Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA)
The Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA), in addition to tariff elimination, improves increased market access for Australian exporters of services, particularly education, environmental, telecommunications, and professional services. It also provides a more open and predictable business environment across a range of areas, including competition policy, government procurement, intellectual property, e-commerce, customs procedures and business travel.
SAFTA entered into force on 28 July 2003, subsequent amendments entered into force on 24 February 2006, 13 February 2007, 11 October 2007, 2 September 2011, 1 December 2017, and 8 December 2020.
Article 4 in Chapter 4 which is about Customs Procedures deals with Paperless Trading, whereas Chapter 14 deals with Electronic Commerce.