Your guide to understanding Certificates of Origin

Why is origin so important?

Origin determines access for goods into a market and the right for importers to claim tax relief by way of reduced duties under Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

Chamber certified Certificates of Origin provide import authorities and your buyer with trusted assurance of origin. When the import country has a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with New Zealand, duty charges may be waived.

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What is a Certificate of Origin?

Certificates of Origin (CO) are an essential component of international trade. They confirm that the goods in a particular shipment have been wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country.

COs may be requested by importing countries’ Customs Departments, importers, freight forwarders or banks.

Download the September 2021 Auckland Business Chamber Certificate of Origin template:

Electronically Certified CO’s

We are the National Co-ordinating Body to the International Chamber of Commerce CO Accreditation Chain.

Our specialist documentation team simplify the complex world of export documentation for novices and seasoned exporters alike.

Contact us today for Chamber certified export documents including Certificates of Origin, Free Sale or Manufacture.

Free Trade Agreement (FTA) CO’s

AANZFTA and NZ China FTA CO’s are issued by us, as a New Zealand Customs Authorised Certification Body.

Our services also provide trust and assurance as 3rd party certifiers for other FTA self-declared CO’s.

How to apply for a Certificate of Origin

AANZFTA and NZ-China CO's

If you're an existing user and have an account with us, please login below. Please note; this is also where you pre-register your export goods.

Chamber CO's and Chamber verified Korea, Taiwan and CPTTP CO's

For existing users, please complete the relevant CO templates and log into your account below, to load them for certification. To create an account and begin applying for online document certification, please email our team at documents@chamber.co.nz.

Wet Stamp Certification

‘Wet-Stamped’ certification refers to the physical stamping of a document.

This service is available for:

  • Certificates of Free Sale or Manufacture
  • Certificates of Origin and related export documents for exports to: Algeria, Bahrain*, Cuba, Egypt*, Ethiopia*, Guatemala*, Iraq*, Jordan*, Kuwait*, Lebanon, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey*, Yemen and UAE*.

* These countries are known to accept electronically certified documents without issue, so it is worth checking if a wet-stamp is required.

For all other countries please apply online using the electronic certifying service.

Submit your completed forms to us by;

  1. Email
    Certified documents may be collected or, on request, returned by overnight courier
  2. Hand delivery
    Auckland Business Chamber, Level 9, 90 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010. We’re open from 9 am – 4.30 pm, Monday – Friday. Please supply us with a file copy of each page to be certified.

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