New Delhi, Nov. 30 -- India and Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will come into force from December 29, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted on Wednesday.

"India & Australia consolidate their long-standing partnership. Economic Cooperation & Trade Agreement, realised under the guidance of leaders of both countries, comes into effect from December 29, 2022. It is the dawn of a whole new era for our businesses & people," he wrote.

The announcement comes almost nine months after the two countries signed an agreement.

In April, India and Australia signed an interim free trade deal-Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA), which was ratified by the Australian Parliament last week.

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